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  1. The former archbishop of Sydney and high-ranking Vatican official was sentenced in March to six years in prison for abusing two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s.
  2. The president said he would postpone a planned trip to the Scandinavian country after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea of buying the island "absurd."
  3. An aide to Philadelphia's mayor said Ross failed to act on allegations of sexual, racial and gender harassment and discrimination in his department.
  4. A former pathologist was under scrutiny after being found drunk on the job. A review of his work found more than 3,000 misdiagnoses of patients.
  5. The Dominican attorney general said Tuesday that the former professional baseball players supported a drug running and money laundering network led by César Emilio Peralta.
  6. In a scathing speech to the Senate, Giuseppe Conte railed against his right-wing coalition partner Matteo Salvini, who wanted to hold a vote of no-confidence against him.
  7. Scientists are getting closer to developing a wearable patch that can measure hydration and other health markers — in sweat. The hope is it could give athletes more data to boost their performance.
  8. China is no longer taking the world's waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can't keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn't bode well for our plastic waste problem.
  9. "The ceiling heights were 4.5 feet to 6 feet tall on each level, depending on where you were standing," says a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Buildings.
  10. Evelyn Beatriz Hernández was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison in El Salvador, which has one of the strictest abortion laws in the world.