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Sean Salai

Sean Salai

Sean Salai is the general assignment/culture reporter for The Washington Times. A former National desk intern and Metro clerk at The Washington Times, he also has served as a City Hall reporter at the Boca Raton News and as a special contributor at America Media. He can be reached at

Articles by Sean Salai

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson discusses the findings of a statewide Catholic church sex abuse investigation on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at a Nebraska Department of Justice office in Lincoln, Neb. The investigation identified 258 victims who made credible allegations of sexual abuse against 57 Catholic church officials in the state going back decades. (AP Photo/Grant Schulte) **FILE**

Nebraska AG report on clergy abuse rocks Catholics

A report released last week by the Nebraska attorney general's office has rocked the U.S. Catholic church, documenting credible allegations by 258 victims against 57 church officials dating back to 1978. Published November 9, 2021

In this May 18, 2021, photo, a teacher, center, and her third grade students wear face masks and are seated at proper social distancing spacing during as she conducts her class in Rye, N.Y. In response to a push for culturally responsive teaching that gained steam following last year's police killing of George Floyd, Republican lawmakers and governors have championed legislation to limit the teaching of material that explores how race and racism influence American politics, culture and law. The measures have become law in Tennessee, Idaho and Oklahoma and bills have been introduced in over a dozen other states. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) **FILE**

Report sparks debate over bans on critical race theory

A report by a free speech advocacy group has sparked debate over whether state laws banning critical race theory from classrooms are chilling free speech or simply letting parents protect their children from politics. Published November 9, 2021

In this file photo, a high school student bags candy at the Richland Township Police Department in Johnstown, Pa., Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, for their Trick or Treat night to be held the next day.  (John Rucosky/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)  **FILE**

Report: Halloween treats came with trick of higher prices

One-third of U.S. parents reported finding Halloween candy more expensive than expected this year, dampening an otherwise festive return to the holiday with reminders of rampant inflation, a new survey shows. Published November 3, 2021