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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.

Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior

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The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.

Idaho Game Commissioner Criticized For Killing 'Family Of Baboons' In Africa

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Blake Fischer is under pressure to resign after sharing photos from a hunting trip to Africa showing him posing with baboons that he said he killed.

To Prevent Wildfires, PG&E Pre-Emptively Cuts Power To Thousands In California

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The temporary outages could hit some 87,000 customers in Northern California. The impacted areas are forecast to have risky weather conditions, including low humidity and gusty winds.