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VATICAN-SEX ABUSE

DUBLIN — The Vatican's retired ambassador to the United States has penned an 11-page letter accusing senior Vatican officials of knowing as early as 2000 that the disgraced former archbishop of Washington, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, regularly invited seminarians into his bed but they still promoted him to cardinal. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: About 910 words.

PRESCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR-KNIFE

PLAINFIELD — Prosecutors say they have agreed to recommend probation for a former New Jersey preschool director accused of using a knife to threaten two 4-year-olds.

EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-WWII AIRPLANES

WALL — First, there was a roar of propellers overhead. Then, a chorus of "oohs" from the hundred-plus spectators at Monmouth Executive Airport. In flew the B-24J Liberator, a World War II bomber with a 110-foot wingspan and 10 Browning machine guns. This was no replica. It actually saw combat in the South Pacific in 1944-45. The B-24 was the first of four rare World War II planes to land at the airport's Jet Center Wednesday. It was joined by a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber, a B-25 Mitchell bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter. The traveling exhibit, "Wings of Freedom Tour," was to be open to the public through Sunday before moving to Philadelphia, Cape May, Millville and Morristown. By Jerry Carino, Asbury Park Press. SENT: About 480 words.

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SPORTS:

GLF-NORTHERN TRUST

PARAMUS, N.J. — Bryson DeChambeau has a four-shot lead in The Northern Trust with a chance to lead the FedEx Cup and make a strong case as a Ryder Cup pick. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 7 p.m. EDT.

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