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At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Jackpot Becomes Largest In Lottery History

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| After no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night, the winnings surpassed the record $1.586 billion for the Powerball prize in January 2016. The next drawing will be on Tuesday night.

USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Allegations

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The tentative deal would compensate current and former female students who were patients of former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. He has been accused by about 500 women of sexual misconduct.

New York Hospital Says It Knew Of Sexual Misconduct By Pediatric Doctor

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The Rockefeller University Hospital says it was aware for several years that Dr. Reginald Archibald, who died in 2007, engaged in misconduct with one or more of his minor patients.

What's Scarier Than Zombies And Ghosts? Government Corruption And Running Out Of Cash

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The Survey of American Fears reveals most Americans are preoccupied with the fear of corrupt government officials, for the fourth year running. Other anxieties include pollution and global warming.

U.N. Syria Envoy Staffan De Mistura Is Stepping Down

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De Mistura told the U.N. Security Council he was leaving for "purely personal reasons." In his final month, he plans to make a major push to try to lay the groundwork for a new constitution in Syria.

Former USA Gymnastics President Arrested For Tampering With Nassar Evidence

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Steve Penny was arrested in Tennessee on a warrant from Texas alleging that he destroyed or hid documents related to Larry Nassar's conduct. Penny's is the first arrest of an alleged Nassar enabler.

New York City Had Its First Weekend Without A Shooting In 25 Years

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"A city of 8.6 million people — not a single shooting for three days," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. The NYPD says it's been focusing on preventing retaliatory violence.

#MeToo Movement Gathers Force In India

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A year after sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein catapulted #MeToo into a national movement in the U.S., women in India are using Facebook and Twitter to tell their stories.

Washington Catholic Archdiocese Names 31 Priests 'Credibly Accused' Of Sexual Abuse

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The list, which includes allegations dating back as far as 1948 and as recently as 1996, was released days after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Cardinal Donald Wuerl.