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Monday, October 20, 2014

Cheat Sheet - The Ugly Truth About Cory Booker

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October 20, 2014
America swoons over Cory Booker, but his actual constituents are not nearly as keen on the charming senator from New Jersey. As mayor of Newark, Booker cut the police force while homicides and violent crime spiked, reports Olivia Nuzzi. Now that Booker is in D.C., he may face bigger questions about alleged Jersey-style corruption.
Darren Deon Vann has been identified as the suspected killer of at least seven women found dead in northwest Indiana this weekend. Vann, 43, will be charged with murder by strangulation of 19-year-old Afrika Hardy at a Motel 6 in Hammond, Indiana. Vann is a convicted sex offender who moved from Austin, Texas to Gary, Indiana. Hammond Chief of Police John Doughty said Vann arranged to meet a prostitute at the Motel 6 on Friday. When the madam tried and failed to reach Hardy at the hotel, she called police. At the hotel, cops discovered Hardy's body and then executed a warrant on a home thanks to the phone number provided to the madam. Police said Vann immediately confessed to killing Hardy and then gave the locations of six homicide victims in Gary.

An elementary school in New Jersey forced transfer students from Rwanda not to attend classes over Ebola fears. Rwanda hasn't had one case of Ebola and it is 2,600 miles from the closest afflicted country in West Africa. No matter: Two students were supposed to start Monday at Howard Yocum Elementary School in Maple Shade, New Jersey, but will not be allowed to matriculate until Oct. 20. The students must complete a 21-day waiting period—the incubation period for Ebola—before they can enter the school. The school was also planning to take the students' temperatures three times a day. "I think for another couple weeks. I don't think it would hurt, I mean you have a lot of children that are involved, so I don't think it would hurt," said local parent Billy Dennison.

Two months after Michael Brown's death, a father of two was gunned down by accident. Now the cops who are seen as responsible for that first death have to try to solve the second. Justin Glawe reports on the case of Robin "Jerry" Poindexter, who took a bullet meant for someone else.
It's a novel premise: Take the moral ambiguity of the Vietnam movie canon and transplant it into the heart of Nazi Germany. But after two and a quarter long, brutal hours, the film resembles video game-level bloodshed. Nico Hines writes that despite Brad Pitt and buckets of blood, this isn't fun.

Obama: Gay Marriage Constitutional Right
Administration hasn't said that.
Russia Denies Sub Was Off Swedish Coast
Swedes saw "foreign underwater activity."
NHL Suspends Player for Domestic Abuse
Was arrested this morning.
Lewinsky: I Was 1st Cyberbullying Victim
"Patient zero" of online harassment.
Dr. Oz Green Coffee Bean Study Retracted
Doesn't help weight loss.

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