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Boy Scout councils under pressure to share sex abuse costs

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2020, file photo, Boy Scouts of America uniforms are displayed in the retail store at the headquarters for the French Creek Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Summit Township, Pa.   Nine sex-abuse lawsuits were filed Tuesday, May 19 2020, in upstate New York against three Boy Scout local councils, signaling an escalation of efforts to pressure councils nationwide to pay a big share of an eventual settlement in the Scouts’ bankruptcy proceedings. The lawsuits were filed shortly after an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules enabled courts in some parts of New York to resume the handling of civil cases.  (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP, File)

Nine sex abuse lawsuits were filed Tuesday in New York against three Boy Scout local councils, signaling an escalation of efforts to pressure councils nationwide to pay a big share of an eventual settlement in the Scouts’ bankruptcy proceedings.

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Epstein among targets as door opens to old sex abuse claims in NY

Brian Toale shows a photo of himself at 16. Toale, now 66, one of the leaders in the fight to pass New York’s Child Victims Act, says he was molested by an employee at a Catholic high school he attended on Long Island. Thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state will head to court this week to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions where they worked.  (AP Photo / Bebeto Matthews)

ALBANY, New York — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, and the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the ...

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Boy Scouts’ ‘perversion files’ show locals helped cover up

PORTLAND, Ore. — Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of ...

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Eagle Scouts fly high, study says

What do Edward Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, John C. Inglis, deputy director of the National Security Agency, and Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland State Lottery, have in common? They’re all Eagle Scouts – and your boss might ...

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