National

8:08am

Mon May 16, 2011
Religion

Vatican Issues Guidance For Sex Abuse Cases

The Vatican sent a letter to bishops around the world Monday offering guidance on dealing with reports of clerical sexual abuse.

But the suggestions in the letter from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith are vague and nonbinding and fall far short of recommending the tough U.S.-style norms that bar a credibly accused priest from ministry while his case is investigated.

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4:00am

Mon May 16, 2011
Law

IMF Head Strauss-Kahn To Be Arraigned In New York

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was arrested over the weekend in New York on suspicion of attempted rape. The charges relate to an assault on a chamber maid at a New York hotel. Strauss-Kahn, who denies all the charges, had been expected to run for president of France.

4:37pm

Thu May 12, 2011
Religion

Divining Doomsday: An Old Practice With New Tricks

Originally published on Tue May 17, 2011 1:27 pm

On the National Mall in Washington, D.C. last week, David Liquori (right) talks with passersby about May 21.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Margaret Pease stands on a corner in downtown Pittsburgh, handing out doomsday pamphlets.

"JUDGMENT DAY FOLKS!" she yells with a volume that would make a drill sergeant proud. "May 21, 2011!"

For the past seven months, Pease has been crisscrossing the country in a caravan with eight others, warning anyone who will listen that God's wrath is near.

"I might be a little loud, but I want people to get the message," she says. "I don't want anybody's blood on my hands. ... JUDGMENT DAY FOLKS!"

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2:48pm

Tue May 10, 2011
The Two-Way

Secret Service Starts To Share (A Little) On Twitter

We were hoping (but not really expecting) to go there and find something like this:

#VPOTUS cracks us up. But one more Amtrak story and we're putting in for overtime. Special Agent training doesn't prepare you for that!

Alas, the new U.S. Secret Service Twitter page is focusing on serious subjects.

It went live on Monday with tweets such as these:

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1:18pm

Tue May 10, 2011

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