Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of sexual abuse allegations

The long-anticipated Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Tuesday will allow the Boy Scouts to keep operating as it reorganizes its finances and handles claims from hundreds of potential victims.

Federal judges reportedly call emergency meeting in wake of Stone case intervention

The extraordinary move follows President Trump’s tweets about the Roger Stone case and U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.
Biden honors seven U.S. Army soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009. (AP)
Biden honors seven U.S. Army soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009. (AP)
Obama, Biden and Holbrooke, left, attend a briefing in 2009 before meeting with the Afghan president. (Pete Souza/The White House)
Obama, Biden and Holbrooke, left, attend a briefing in 2009 before meeting with the Afghan president. (Pete Souza/The White House)
Biden attends a briefing on Afghanistan in the White House in 2009. (Pete Souza/The White House/Getty Images)
Biden attends a briefing on Afghanistan in the White House in 2009. (Pete Souza/The White House/Getty Images)

The war in Afghanistan shattered Joe Biden’s faith in American military power

"I am not sending my boy back there to risk his life on behalf of women’s rights!" the vice president shouted during a private meeting in 2010 with Richard Holbrooke, President Obama’s special envoy to Afghanistan.
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Mike Bloomberg’s formula is paying off big-time. Now comes the hard part.

He qualified for the Las Vegas debate scheduled for Wednesday thanks to a new national poll. But the signs of his momentum across the country — and especially in Super Tuesday states — have been evident.

Walmart employees brace for job cuts as retailer rolls out ‘Great Workplace’ program

The company is rethinking roles at 1,100 U.S. stores. “Terminations are part of the plan,” workers’ rights groups say.

The loves and scandals of President Warren G. Harding

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Denny Hamlin won the storied race for the third time in five years, but teams quickly turned their attention to Newman, whose car went airborne and caught fire just before the finish.
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Cardinal McCarrick secretly gave nearly $1 million to group led by cleric accused of sexual misconduct

He also supported leniency for its founder after the Vatican punished him for sexual wrongdoing, internal church documents show.
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She rose higher and higher. He sank lower and lower. With a new book, the actress tries to bridge the divide.
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Everyone loved George Washington, until he became president

The dissatisfaction got so bad during Washington’s second term that Congress voted down adjourning to celebrate his birthday.
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