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Pope Benedict XVI conducts a Mass in 2008 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, where the prime minister now is calling for a federal investigation into child sex abuse by priests. A detective says the church destroyed evidence, silenced victims and shuffled priests. (Associated Press)

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Best combat rifles of all time

A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.