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'Ring of predatory priests' in Pittsburgh, Dow drops more than 250 points, California v nutria and more

• Aug 15, 2018 at 11:07 AM

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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Grand jury report describes a 'ring of predatory priests' in Pittsburgh in the 1970s

Included among 99 abusive Pittsburgh diocese priests identified in the grand jury report was a ring of them, operating in the 1970s and 1980s, who shared intelligence about their victims and sometimes even shared the victims themselves.

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POLITICO: Top takeaways from a groundbreaking election night for Democrats

A hodgepodge of states that voted in primaries on Tuesday revealed a surprising amount about the state of Democratic politics these days.

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CNBC: Dow drops more than 250 points as Turkey crisis weighs, tech drops

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as lingering concerns over Turkey's financial crisis weighed on investor sentiment. Declines in tech shares and banks also pressured the broader indexes.

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THE GUARDIAN: California v nutria: state seeks to eradicate scourge of giant rodents

The name “nutria” evokes something you’d find in a health food store, but in fact they are dog-sized invasive rodents with curved orange incisors that have decimated marshes and swamps worldwide and have, worryingly and mysteriously, appeared in California, perhaps 500 miles from the nearest known population in Oregon. Gerstenberg’s goal: total extermination.

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ONE COOL THING: Tattooing in Civil War was hedge against anonymous death

The Civil War helped tattooing begin a transition from the military to wider society, and ushered in the style of classic tattooing unique to America.

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