In the wake of its own scandal almost a decade ago, the Catholic Church in the U.S. says it has reformed its policies for handling sexual abuse allegations and will remove from ministry every priest who is credibly accused of abuse.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (left) announced the changes to "don't ask, don't tell" Thursday during a Pentagon news conference with Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Inmates sit in crowded conditions at California State Prison in Los Angeles. Like many California prisons, L.A. County jails are releasing prisoners early — before serving their entire sentences — because of budget constraints.