U.S. top headlines 10/15/2011

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U.S. Catholic bishop charged in alleged porn cover-up

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) – Kansas City’s Roman Catholic bishop has been charged with failing to promptly report pornography on a priest’s computer, prosecutors said, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. church official charged in long-running clergy abuse scandals

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  • Members of the United Auto Workers march around the Oshkosh convention centre in protest against their employer Oshkosh Corp., in Oshkosh
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  • Occupy Wall Street protesters get dressed as executives before taking part in a march in Zuccotti Park, near Wall Street in New York
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