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Vatican Cardinal announces leave of absence, denounces sex assault charges

ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) -- Vatican Treasurer Cardinal George Pell said on Thursday that he will take a leave of absence from his post after Australian authorities charged him with multiple counts of sexual assault.Victoria state police summoned Pell, 76, to appear in Australian court in July to face what they are calling "historical sexual assault offenses."Pell, who serves as Pope Francis' chief financial adviser, denied the allegations in an appearance before reporters on Thursday, and said that the “matters have been under investigation now ...

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House Russia probe eyes longtime Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Congressional investigators now want to interview Keith Schiller, President Donald Trump’s longtime bodyguard-turned-White House aide, as part of their investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, sources familiar with the investigation told ABC News.Schiller, the former head of security for the Trump Organization who now serves as the White House director of Oval Office operations, is one of several Trump associates on the House Intelligence Committee’s witness list in its ongoing investigation into Russian election interference.The committee’s focus on ...

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'Healthy Living for Summer': Cooking with fresh, seasonal ingredients

Galia Sotomayor/ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Fresh produce, organic ingredients, and seasonal fruits and vegetables are all elements that contribute to a nutritious meal. For the first episode of ABC News' "Healthy Living for Summer" series, ABC spent an afternoon cooking with Chef Yasmina Ksikes.Ksikes, 41, is a chef with Cozymeal in Los Angeles, and has been cooking since she was 6 years old. Ksikes grew up in Morocco and said her favorite place to spend time as a child was in the kitchen."We went to ...

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Avoid travel at these times to skip out on July 4 holiday traffic jams

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The kickoff to the July 4 travel weekend is nearly here, and with fireworks, parades and beaches comes traffic.Traffic app Waze has shared with ABC News its predictions for traffic jams for the holiday.The takeaway: Don't attempt a car trip between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Waze predicts this will be worst window of time when it comes to traffic.If you can, travel on Monday, July 3. Waze predicts decreases in traffic jams of as much as 92 ...

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US favorability under Trump plummets in new international poll

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. is viewed less favorably on the world stage under U.S. President Donald Trump and there is less confidence in him than in his predecessor, according to a wide-ranging international survey published Monday.The Pew Research Center's survey spanned 37 countries and found that a median 22 percent of respondents expressed confidence in Trump to do the right thing in global affairs. That is down from 64 percent who had confidence in President Barack Obama during the final years of his ...

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At least 1 person injured in explosion at Kentucky's Murray State University

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Police are investigating the cause of an explosion on Wednesday at a dorm at Murray State University in Kentucky that injured at least one person, according to officials.Authorities identified the victim as 26-year-old Dakota Fields, a residential director at the university, who was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Fields was listed in stable condition as of late Wednesday.There were no students in the dorm at the time of the incident, and a preliminary investigation indicated that everyone had ...

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At least one person injured in explosion at Kentucky's Murray State University

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Police are investigating the cause of an explosion on Wednesday at a dorm at Murray State University in Kentucky that injured at least one person, according to officials.Authorities identified the victim as 26-year-old Dakota Fields, a residential director at the university, who was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Fields was listed in stable condition as of late Wednesday.There were no students in the dorm at the time of the incident, and a preliminary investigation indicated that everyone had ...

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YTMT Logo It’s time for Republicans to get on board.

For reasons that are becoming harder to understand with each passing week, the GOP majorities in both houses of Congress can’t bring themselves to act like the majority.

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UT Health Logo Adult ADHD: Is it Real?

We commonly associated ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – with children. But it’s a problem that can afflict adults as well. Adult sufferers of ADHD often find it difficult to perform in the workplace and to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.
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