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  • European Bishops Examine Church's Wrongdoing
    Pope Benedict XVI has not mentioned the Catholic Church's child sex abuse scandals in his homilies this week, and top prelates are defending him from what is seen as a smear campaign. But across Europe, some bishops pledged cooperation with police and encouraged victims to consider filing criminal complaints, and some governments are stepping in.
  • New Clergy Abuse Scandal Hits Old Wounds In Boston
    Boston was the center of the U.S. clergy sexual abuse scandal that rocked the Roman Catholic Church in 2002. In the wake of a new scandal, this time in Europe, some abuse survivors in Boston say the church failed to follow through on efforts toward reform. Bernie McDaid is one of those survivors who wishes the Vatican would have done more to resolve the issue.
  • Chicago's Catholics Speak Out On Abuse Scandal
    Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral is the seat of the country's third largest diocese with 2.3 million Catholics. One parishioner says anyone involved in the sex abuse scandals should be held responsible. Others say many Catholics are staying away from the church because of the scandals.
  • Shanghai's Expo Is Chance For World To Court China
    Shanghai is counting down to the May 1 opening of the 2010 World Expo. And a sign of China's political importance is the millions of dollars countries are spending to tout their national brand to the expo's expected 70 million, mostly Chinese, visitors.
  • 3D Clashes With 'Titan's' Remake
    Sam Worthington battles monsters in the new movie Clash of the Titans. It's a remake of the 1981 flick. Film critic Kenneth Turan says the new version might be the first film to actually be made worse by being in 3D.
  • Move Over March Madness. Baseball Is Here
    It's spring and that can mean only one thing: baseball is back. The Major League opener is Sunday night and will feature World Series champions the New York Yankees against perennial rivals the Boston Red Sox. ESPN baseball reporter Pedro Gomez talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the new season.
  • Obama Visit Comes As Charlotte Tries To Rebound
    Pick an industry that is really struggling right now, and Charlotte has it: banking, commercial lending, law firms that support those industries, home construction, heavy manufacturing. But the president will touch on a bright spot during his visit Friday: a company that makes parts for electric cars.
  • Long-Term Care Program Debuts In New Health Law
    The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act will help Americans save for long-term assistance and will benefit senior citizens who have difficulty caring for themselves. The voluntary program will operate like Social Security and deduct monthly premiums from participants' paychecks.
  • Rising Factory Output Points To Economic Recovery
    Factories are humming again. A survey of leading manufacturers released Thursday showed that last month, factory output in the U.S. grew for the eighth straight month. That's the fastest pace in nearly six years.
  • Discounts Drive U.S. Car Sales In March
    U.S. auto sales soared, according to the latest figures from March. Ford saw strong demand for its new Fusion and Taurus models. General Motors posted big gains. And embattled Toyota saw a huge spike in sales with lots of buyer incentives aimed at overcoming the flood of bad news over safety.

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