Net Neutrality, Disney, ‘Star Wars’: Your Friday Briefing

A protest outside the Federal Communication Commission building in Washington on Thursday against the end of net neutrality rules. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: New uncertainty for tax bill. • Republicans expect to unveil the final version of their $1.5 trillion tax measure today. But Senator Marco Rubio, a …

Anglican church ‘rushed to judgment’ in George Bell child abuse case

The Church of England has been criticised for a “rush to judgment” in its handling of allegations of sexual abuse against one its most revered figures of the 20th century in a highly damaging independent inquiry. The report by Lord Carlile, released on Friday, said that although the church acted in good faith, its processes …

The Reckoning, part 2: David Marr on the appalling truth revealed at the child sexual abuse commission

David Marr and Melissa Davey follow the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse – from the hearings in Ballarat in Victoria, ground zero of Australia’s abuse scandal, to a powerful final gathering in Sydney. The story includes evidence from Australia’s most notorious child abuser, Gerald Ridsdale, and his victims. Warning: some of …

Here’s What Oil Drilling Looks Like in the Arctic Refuge, 30 Years Later

These satellite images of a small part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge show the site of what, so far, is the only oil well ever drilled in the refuge, an exploratory well known as KIC-1 that was completed in the mid-1980s. The well was plugged and abandoned, and the drilling equipment and a special …