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
France is reeling from the news that one of its most revered politicians and economists, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been accused of attacking a chamber maid as she was cleaning his New York City hotel room.On Monday morning, French news channels showed footage of a grim-faced Strauss-Kahn — who is
CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon is many things: A 45-year-old African-American native of Baton Rouge, La., he was raised Southern Baptist, attended Catholic schools and graduated from Brooklyn College in New York, and subsequently prospered in the competitive world of television news.One more facet of
President Obama's speechwriters have been working on their latest message to the Arab and Muslim world. The administration has been struggling to come up with a consistent response to the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.
NPR has been profiling some of the Republicans who are considering a presidential run in 2012, to find out what first sparked their interest in politics. Read more of those profiles.Go to any Ron Paul event and it strikes you immediately.
Engineers probing the ruined nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant are finding yet more damage. Not only did fuel melt in three reactors, they've just discovered a hole in one reactor vessel. And radioactive water continues to leak at the site.