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Vatican, China Make Breakthrough Deal

September 23, 2018 |

The Vatican and China said Saturday they had signed a “provisional agreement” over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades and aggravated a split among Chinese Catholics, the AP reports. The deal resolved one of the major sticking points in recent years,…
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Vatican and China Sign Deal Over Bishops, Allowing Pope a Veto

September 22, 2018 |

The Vatican and the Chinese government signed an agreement on the appointment of bishops in China, ending a decadeslong struggle over the issue, but leaving major controversies in their relationship unresolved.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Man Who Attacked Woman Gets ‘Breathtaking’ Deal

September 22, 2018 |

An Alaska man ducked prison time Wednesday in a deal the presiding judge called “breathtaking.” Justin Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to assaulting a woman who says he strangled her unconscious and masturbated on her prone body, CNN reports. Charged with four felonies including assault and kidnapping, Schneider cut a plea…
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Game Theory Part of the Art of the Sky Deal

September 22, 2018 |

The same type of blind auction used to pick players in fantasy football leagues could decide the fate of Sky, a media company that employs 30,000 people and has a stock-market value of $ 36 billion.
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Suge Knight Gets 28 Years in Plea Deal

September 21, 2018 |

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight won’t be going to death row—but it’s going to be a long time before he sees the outside of a prison. Under a plea deal with prosecutors in Los Angeles County, the 53-year-old rap mogul will serve 28 years in state prison for…
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Korean Deal Offers New Life to Nuclear Talks—But Old Doubts Persist

September 20, 2018 |

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s offer to decommission a plant that makes fissile material for nuclear weapons—if the U.S. agrees to unspecified concessions—puts the focus on how Washington responds.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

N. Korea Signs ‘Very Exciting Deal’

September 19, 2018 |

The leaders of the two Korea have signed what President Trump calls a “very exciting” agreement on the second day of a three-day summit in Pyongyang . South Korean president Moon Jae-in announced in a joint press conference with Kim Jong Un that they had agreed to turn the peninsula into…
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Mary Kay Letourneau’s Husband Must Cut Back on Weed, Booze Under Terms Of Plea Deal

September 17, 2018 |

Mary Kay Letourneau’s husband is being forced to cut back on the partying … ’cause the plea deal in his DUI case calls for him to tone down his alcohol and cannabis consumption. Vili Fualaau pled guilty to reckless driving and, as…

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Greeting Card Sting Ends in Postal Worker Plea Deal

September 16, 2018 |

A Wisconsin postal worker has pleaded guilty to charges she stole over 6,000 greeting cards from residents on her route in the city of Wauwatosa. As part of a plea deal, Ebony Smith of Milwaukee admitted to taking the cards and pocketing between $ 50 and $ 100 per week. Per…
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Manafort Cuts a Deal With Prosecutors

September 14, 2018 |

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has cut a “cooperation agreement” with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian consulting work, the AP reports. The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington. Manafort was…
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