In one of the largest settlements in the Catholic church's sweeping sex abuse scandal, an order of priests agreed Friday to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who were abused at the order's schools around the Pacific Northwest.
The settlement between more than 450 victims and the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus also calls for a written apology to the victims and disclosure of documents to them, including their personal medical records.
"In one of the largest monetary payouts nationwide in the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis, and the largest one by a religious order, the Jesuit order in the Northwest has agreed to pay $166.1 million to about 500 abuse victims as part of its bankruptcy settlement," The Seattle Times writes.
Pink Floyd left an incredible footprint on the musical community. And at its core was George Roger Waters, who in 1968 became the primary songwriter and conceptual leader of the group. As a result of the songwriter's work, which includes the albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, Pink Floyd became a worldwide phenomenon.
He: can't win for losing; is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't; is stuck between Iraq and a hard ... you get the idea.
Take the Libya intervention, for example. On the right, Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham gripe that Obama didn't order airstrikes on Moammar Gadhafi's air defense system soon enough. On the left, Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich grouses that Obama should be impeached for calling the airstrike at all.