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Ireland apologizes to women of Catholic laundries

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DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland ignored the mistreatment of thousands of women who were incarcerated within Catholic nun-operated laundries and must pay the survivors compensation, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Tuesday in an emotional state apology for the decades of abuses in the so-called Magdalene Laundries. "By any standards it was a cruel, pitiless Ireland, distinctly lacking in a quality of...