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An investigation by the Illinois attorney general found that at least 500 more Catholic clergy members have been accused of child sexual abuse than the state's six archdioceses have publicly identified.

The big picture: Attorney General Lisa Madigan said the state's archdioceses publicly identified 185 clergy members as having been "credibly" accused of child sexual abuse, and said the Catholic Church failed in its "moral obligation" to provide "a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois." According to the report, there have been "approximately 690 clergy" accused of sexual abuse in Illinois. Madigan's findings are the latest in a slew of national investigations surrounding child sex abuse in the Church.

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N.Y., N.J. and Conn. to require travelers from 35 states to quarantine

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Travelers from 35 states are now required to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, per New York state's health department.

What's new: New York City will set up bridge and tunnel checkpoints to enforce the quarantine order, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, per the Wall Street Journal.

When U.S. politicians exploit foreign disinformation

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U.S. political actors will keep weaponizing the impact of widespread foreign disinformation campaigns on American elections, making these operations that much more effective and attractive to Russia, China, Iran or other countries backing them.

Why it matters: Hostile powers’ disinformation campaigns aim to destabilize the U.S., and each time a domestic politician embraces them, it demonstrates that they work.

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Samsung debuts Note 20, new foldable smartphone

The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Photo: Samsung

Samsung unveiled its crop of new mobile devices Wednesday, including two versions of the Note 20 smartphone, an updated foldable device, two tablets and a watch.

Why it matters: The new devices aim to give Samsung an early start in the second half of the year, with products aimed at parents buying fresh gear for the back-to-(home)school season.