Sep 18, 2018

Brooklyn Diocese agrees to $27.5 million settlement for 4 sex abuse cases

Members of the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Four men received a $27.5 million settlement from the Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday, after they previously came forward about being sexually abused as children by a religion teacher in that diocese, reports the New York Times.

Why it matters: This is one of the largest settlements ever in relation to victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church. In early September, the New York Attorney General subpoenaed eight Catholic diocese as a part of a state-wide investigation. Since the findings in Pennsylvania, attorneys general in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and New Jersey have also investigated or are beginning to look into sexual abuse allegations from the Catholic church.

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Warren sees bump in national poll following Nevada debate

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren surged to 19% and second place in a CBS News/YouGov national poll released Sunday, trailing front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders (28%) but edging out Joe Biden (17%) and Michael Bloomberg (13%).

Why it matters: The poll notes that only 42% of Democratic primary voters have made up their minds. While Warren underperformed in the first three states, her strong debate performance in Nevada last week may have given her campaign new life.

Buttigieg campaign claims Nevada caucuses were "plagued with errors"

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Pete Buttigieg's campaign wrote a letter on Sunday asking the Nevada State Democratic Party to release early vote and in-person vote totals by precinct and address certain caucus errors identified by campaigns, The Nevada Independent reports.

The big picture: The campaign alleges that the process of integrating early votes on caucus day was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies,” and says it received more than 200 incident reports from precincts around the state.