May 23rd, 2005

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Police: Church sex abuse case may involve 24 children
Louisiana pastor arrested and charged with child rape

Police have arrested the pastor of a defunct church in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, his wife and six former congregants in a sexual abuse case involving as many as 24 children, authorities said.

Authorities said they have interviewed five possible victims in the case. Victims may range in age from toddlers to teens, authorities said.
Sex offenders get Viagra paid for by Medicaid

New York's comptroller urged the nation's top health official Sunday to ban high-risk sex offenders and convicted rapists from receiving Viagra paid for by Medicaid.
Florida girl found buried alive in landfill
Police: 17-year-old suspect confessed, will be charged as adult

Police found an 8-year-old Florida girl buried alive with minor injuries in an abandoned landfill Sunday morning, hours after she was reported abducted, according to officials in Lake Worth.
Tillman’s parents
lash out at Army

Handling of Ranger’s death called a ‘sign of disrespect’

The U.S. Army determined days after Army Ranger Pat Tillman's 2004 death in Afghanistan that the former NFL player had been killed by friendly fire, but kept it secret for weeks and even destroyed evidence, Army officials said this month.
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Same-sex marriage gets boost
Psychiatrists' proclamation is first for a medical association

The country's leading mental health organization voted Sunday in Atlanta to support marriage for same-sex couples, the first major medical association to do so in the polarizing debate.

Representatives from the American Psychiatric Association took up gay marriage as an issue at their 158th annual convention this week and approved a proclamation to support legalizing such marriage. Collapse )