5 things for August 15: Politics, clergy sex abuse, bridge collapse, Turkey, ICE

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Posted: Aug 15, 2018 12:48 PM
Updated: Aug 15, 2018 12:48 PM

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1. Politics

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Elections and campaigns

Government and public administration

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Politics

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US federal government

White House

Continents and regions

Donald Trump

Middle East

Middle East and North Africa

Political Figures - US

Turkey

Immigration

Immigration, citizenship and displacement

International relations and national security

Accidents

Accidents, disasters and safety

Belief, religion and spirituality

Building and structure collapses

Crime, law enforcement and corrections

Crimes against persons

Criminal offenses

Religious leaders and clergy

Sex and gender issues

Sex crimes

Sexual assault

Society

Government organizations - US

US Department of Homeland Security

US federal departments and agencies

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

So much happened yesterday. Let's do a lightning round:

Primaries: Diversity ruled as voters hit the polls in four statesChristine Hallquist, winner of Vermont's Democratic gubernatorial primary, is a step closer to becoming that nation's first transgender governor. And Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American woman, won the Democratic nod for a House seat in Minnesota. That state's ex-governor, Tim Pawlenty, won't be getting his old job back, though, after he lost the GOP primary.

White House: Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says she "can't guarantee" there's not a tape out there with President Trump using the N-word (!!!), but she said she's never heard him say it.

Paul Manafort: Closing arguments start this morning in the trial of President Trump's ex-campaign chairman after the defense rested its case without calling a single witness.

West Virginia: Lawmakers in the Mountain State did something that might be a first in US history: impeach an entire state Supreme Court.

(Only in) Florida politics: Melissa Howard, a state House candidate who faked a college diploma, is getting out of the race.

2. Clergy sex abuse

This one is very disturbing, and you may not want to read it first thing in the morning. But it's incredibly important. A new grand jury report out of Pennsylvania says more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. The report shines light on abuses dating back to the 1940s in Catholic dioceses in Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton. The details are horrific and paint a picture of church officials far more interested in protecting themselves and the Catholic Church's image than helpless children.

The cases in the report will sicken and anger you: A Harrisburg priest raped a 7-year-old girl in the hospital after her tonsils were taken out. A priest in Allentown got a recommendation to work at Disney World, even after it was discovered he'd abused several boys. Most cases are too old to be prosecuted, though charges have been filed against a few priests. The most infuriating part? We'll never really know just how many children were hurt by this. "We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands," the report says.

3. Italy bridge collapse

Rescue operations continued through the night in Genoa, Italy, as authorities try to figure out why a bridge collapsed there during a violent storm. At least 36 people died when the Morandi Bridge, which links the south of France with Italy, came down. The death toll is expected to rise as teams comb through the carnage. An entire family is believed to have been killed in the collapse. No new survivors were found overnight, and rescuers aren't hearing or seeing any signs of life. Italy's President promised a "serious and severe examination" of what caused this disaster.

4. Turkey

Turkey's fighting back against planned US tariffs with new tariffs of its own. Turkey has doubled retaliatory tariffs on US cars to 120% and on alcoholic drinks to 140%. Products such as rice, paper, fruit and coal will also be hit. Tensions between the US and Turkey ramped up over Turkey's detention of an American pastor and President Trump's plans to increase tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum. All this squabbling has smacked the lira, Turkey's currency, which has plummeted against the US dollar.

5. Immigration

A US Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Boston appears to have been working with ICE officials to arrest undocumented immigrant spouses married to US citizens when they showed up at government offices to interview for legal status. Internal emails show the two agencies discussed scheduling interview times with immigrants that would be convenient for ICE agents so they could be there to arrest them. The emails are part of a court filing in an immigration case brought by the ACLU, which calls the practice a "trap." The agencies wouldn't comment on the allegations, citing the pending litigation.

TODAY'S QUOTES

"The university owes you an apology. You entrusted Jordan to our care, and he is never returning home."

University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh, apologizing to the family of football player Jordan McNair, 19, who died of heatstroke after a workout this summer. A preliminary review indicates McNair didn't get proper medical care and the training staff made mistakes, like not taking his temperature or giving him a cold-water immersion treatment. Loh said the school "accepts legal and moral responsibility" for the errors that led to his death.

"Duck boats are death traps. Nobody else should have to go through that."

Tia Coleman, who lost nine family members last month in the Branson, Missouri, duck boat tragedy. She wants the amphibious vehicles banned.

BREAKFAST BROWSE

State of grace

The Carr Fire started at their trailer. The community that was devastated by the blaze had a message for them: It's not your fault.

Maybe Elway or Manning will come back

Man, Denver Broncos fans are harsh. They've started a crowdfunding page to help the team nix QB Paxton Lynch.

Come together

It's not quite a Beatles reunion, but we'll take it: the sons of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, teaming up for a selfie.

Life lesson

The Florida teacher, battling cancer, ran out of sick days. So, his fellow school employees gave him theirs.

'Green Spine'

It's been a minute since we've had wacky skyscrapers to talk about. Here's a twisting "garden in the sky" planned for Melbourne, Australia.

HAPPENING LATER

A new beginning

Today's the first day of the school year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but it's hardly back to normal at the site of one of the deadliest school shootings in history.

TODAY'S NUMBERS

51%

The portion of Republicans who agree with President Trump's assessment that the news media is the "enemy of the people." And yes, that makes those of us in this newsroom very sad.

AND FINALLY

Challenge accepted

For better or worse, Drake's "In My Feelings" seems to be the song of the summer. So, go ahead and listen to it being peformed in 15 different musical styles. (Click to view.)

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 24190

Reported Deaths: 1036
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Ramsey2863122
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Nobles15125
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Dakota126354
Washington61731
Olmsted60810
Kandiyohi4901
Rice4522
Clay42426
Scott4082
Todd3130
Wright3051
Mower3031
Sherburne2372
Carver2062
Benton1753
Steele1590
Blue Earth1380
Martin1295
St. Louis11814
Freeborn1150
Pine890
Nicollet8610
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Winona7915
Carlton730
Watonwan710
Cottonwood700
Crow Wing682
Goodhue663
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Polk612
Itasca5410
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Chippewa491
Lyon490
Morrison450
Meeker450
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Douglas410
Becker390
Jackson390
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Waseca260
Rock220
Mille Lacs191
Faribault180
Swift180
Wabasha180
Fillmore171
Pennington170
Sibley160
Brown152
Beltrami140
Cass132
Norman130
Pipestone120
Kanabec111
Wilkin113
Marshall100
Pope90
Wadena90
Aitkin80
Koochiching70
Yellow Medicine60
Mahnomen61
Lincoln50
Renville50
Big Stone40
Grant40
Red Lake40
Redwood40
Clearwater30
Hubbard30
Traverse30
Lac qui Parle30
Roseau30
Houston20
Lake10
Kittson10
Stevens10

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 19217

Reported Deaths: 531
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Polk4160125
Woodbury274034
Black Hawk173944
Linn94976
Dallas89220
Marshall89216
Buena Vista7350
Johnson6149
Wapello5589
Muscatine55641
Crawford5142
Tama40227
Scott35810
Dubuque34518
Louisa34311
Jasper26116
Pottawattamie2578
Sioux2190
Washington1888
Wright1670
Plymouth1292
Warren1260
Allamakee1204
Story1091
Mahaska9310
Poweshiek908
Henry711
Bremer696
Des Moines621
Clinton611
Boone610
Taylor540
Clarke530
Guthrie503
Cedar461
Benton411
Webster391
Monroe385
Shelby370
Jones360
Hamilton350
Clayton343
Iowa330
Buchanan330
Osceola330
Marion320
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Cherokee280
Madison282
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Lee250
Winneshiek240
Monona240
Jefferson230
Harrison220
Davis210
Lyon210
Dickinson200
Grundy200
Mills190
Floyd191
Sac180
Humboldt170
Lucas170
Hardin160
Hancock160
Delaware150
Keokuk150
Clay150
Appanoose153
Butler151
Emmet140
Ida140
Page130
Greene130
Franklin130
Cass120
Howard120
Audubon121
Jackson120
Winnebago110
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Chickasaw100
Carroll90
Van Buren90
Adair90
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