Catholic Church apologizes for century of abuses in Canada's residential schools

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The Catholic Church apologized "unequivocally" on Friday to Canada's indigenous peoples for a century of abuses at church-run residential schools set up by the government to assimilate children into the mainstream.But indigenous leaders are still awaiting a mea culpa from the pope himself."We, the C...
"The conspiracy theorists who want to come up with all these ways or reasons why this election wasn't right — they might very well find something else [to doubt]," said Republican Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley. "It's time to move on."

Whitley and officials in Harris also said they have not been told what the audits entail or what prompted them. They said they learned about them from a late Thursday press release sent by a spokesperson in the secretary of state's office. Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee said an audit can have many forms, but Harris County elections administrator Isabel Longoria said her office hadn't heard any details of what the state's plans are as of noon Friday. Longoria said the county has already confirmed the results of the elections several times.

"If people want to hear it again and again and again and again, that nothing's wrong — great," she said. "But at what point are you going to be willing to hear the truth, that nothing was wrong with the November 2020 elections?"

The secretary of state announced the "full forensic audit" in the counties hours after former President Donald Trump requested that Republican Gov. Greg Abbott add an election audit bill to this year's third special session of the Texas Legislature. Trump's request came even though he won the state's vote. Since his reelection loss last year, Trump has pushed baseless claims of voting fraud, including at a rally with supporters that preceded the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Tarrant County has traditionally been Republican, but Democratic President Joe Biden narrowly beat Trump there last year. Still, the secretary of state's office appeared to identify it as a Republican county Thursday.

Menefee said the timing of the audits' announcement just after Trump pressured the governor shows the audit is being done in "bad faith."

Abbott's office and the secretary of state's office have remained silent since the Thursday night press release…
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