Cardinal George Pell at the County Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, on Tuesday. He was convicted of child sex abuse, but journalists who reported on the case could face jail time for disobeying a gag order.
The House passed a background check bill that would allow federal authorities more time to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers. The bill faces long odds of being adopted in the Senate.
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Sen. Ted Cruz announced their proposal for Education Freedom Scholarships on Thursday. The scholarships would allow students to attend private schools or take part in apprenticeships, among other things.
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