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Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges calls for leadership change

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, has acknowledged calls for new leadership in his archdiocese and says in a letter to local Catholic priests he plans to kick off a "season of healing" with a Mass on September 14.

Georgia police officer resigns over treatment of woman

A suburban Atlanta police officer resigned after his department said he used foul language and inappropriate tactics during the arrest of a 65-year-old grandmother during a traffic stop, recorded on a police dashboard camera.