Tag: Ethics and Official Misconduct

Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

BEIJING — A trip to the sauna. A golf club membership. Luxury watches. Neatly packed bricks of red Chinese bills worth $220,000. The bribes lined the pockets of health care officials across China. Their purpose: to get public hospitals to buy millions of dollars’ worth of sophisticated medical equipment made by foreign companies like General […]

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U.S. Catholic Bishops Vote to Hold Themselves Accountable for Abuse and Cover-Ups

America’s Roman Catholic bishops voted on Thursday to enact a new oversight system intended to hold them accountable for abuse and cover-ups, a move meant to restore faith in a church whose epidemic of misconduct has driven away parishioners and attracted the attention of state and federal law enforcement. The move was endorsed at a […]

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My Husband’s Will Pits Me Against Our Daughter. What Can I Do?

My husband and I have been together for many years and have a teenage daughter; he also has a daughter from a prior relationship, who is a grown woman. He is a wonderful father to both. He has covered all my stepdaughter’s expenses from childhood, and her education, including living expenses and vacations. We are […]

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House Backs Off Holding Barr in Contempt in New Resolution

WASHINGTON — After weeks of pledging to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II in contempt for defying subpoenas, House Democrats appear poised to pursue an alternative path to try to force them into sharing information. A resolution that the House Rules Committee unveiled on Thursday […]

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‘He’s a Good Man’: Jim Jordan Finds Support at Home in Ohio State Abuse Scandal

URBANA, Ohio — Voters in this small town, a camera-ready county seat cut from the mold of a 1960s-era television set, believe in their congressman. Representative Jim Jordan calls this home, and his fellow Urbanans believe he is a man of integrity. They believe his family, a dynasty of wrestling icons, has served the community […]

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Listen to What Doctors, in a Time of ‘Crisis,’ Said Behind Closed Doors

Cardiologists at North Carolina Children’s Hospital had worried for several years that children with complex conditions were dying at higher-than-expected rates. By 2016, it seemed that even patients undergoing lower-risk heart surgeries were suffering more complications. In meetings in 2016 and 2017, captured on secret recordings provided to The New York Times, doctors urged their […]

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Boris Johnson Is Summoned to Court Over Brexit Claims

LONDON — Boris Johnson, the front-runner to replace Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, was ordered on Wednesday to appear in court for a preliminary hearing over allegations that he lied to the public during the 2016 Brexit referendum. A judge ruled that Mr. Johnson, a former foreign secretary under Mrs. May, must appear on […]

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