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Michael Balsamo

Michael Balsamo is an author at Religion News Service.

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FBI warns of ‘broad’ threat to synagogues in New Jersey

By Michael Balsamo and Ryan Kryska — November 4, 2022
(RNS) — The FBI’s Newark office released a statement urging synagogues to “take all security precautions to protect your community and facility," but wouldn't say anything about who made the threat or why.

Chaplain who sexually abused inmates gets 7 years in prison

By Michael R. Sisak and Michael Balsamo — September 1, 2022
(AP) – A chaplain at a California federal women's prison was sentenced to seven years in jail for "egregious" sexual abuse against inmates. He is one of the five workers at the prison charged in the last 14 months for the same crime.

Judge tosses most claims over clearing protesters in DC park

By Michael Balsamo — June 22, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a 51-page decision, the judge did allow the claims against the Metropolitan Police Department and the Arlington Police Department — their officers were involved in clearing the park — to proceed.
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