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Thursday, November 6, 2014

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November 06, 2014
Philanthropist Molly Shattuck was once described in Sports Illustrated as "Martha Stewart on fast-forward" and cheered for the Baltimore Ravens when she was pushing 40 years old. Then, this week, the mother of three was charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old. Brandy Zadrozny reports on the downfall of the aspiring nutrition and lifestyle guru.

In an attempt to find common ground against ISIS and push for a nuclear deal, President Barack Obama secretly wrote to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the middle of October. Obama reportedly wrote that U.S. cooperation with Iran on ISIS was contingent on Iran working out a deal with global powers on its nuclear program by the Nov. 24 deadline. This would be the fourth time Obama has written to Iran's religious leader since he took office.

The U.S. general in charge of fighting ISIS pegged their core members at 9,000 during a Thursday briefing, Tim Mak reports. Recently the CIA said there may be 30,000 men at the core of ISIS. "Without having the human intelligence on the ground to confirm or deny, it's very difficult," Gen. Lloyd Austin said.
Belgian Prince Emmanuel de Merode is fighting rebel armies and a powerful oil company to protect the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Virunga Park, its animals, and its people. His allies are Prince William and Leonardo DiCaprio, but his enemies may be stronger. Nina Strochlic on the prince who's made it his mission to protect Africa's most diverse selection of wildlife on the continent.

In a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, President Obama posthumously awarded a veteran of the Civil War the Congressional Medal of Honor. Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg. During his speech, Obama noted that Cushing famously declared that he would "fight it out or die in the attack" as Confederates advanced on him and his men. Normally, recommendations of the medal must be made within two years of an act of heroism, but in Cushing's case Congress granted an exemption. Cushing was wounded in the stomach, right shoulder, and burned his fingers to the bone using his gun before being shot and killed. His small unit held its ground under heavy artillery fire and in the face of 13,000 advancing Confederate infantrymen.

Bin Laden SEAL: Lawyers Ruined Me
Sues them for malpractice.
Amanda Bynes's Parents Let Her Go
Relinquish conservatorship.
Chicago Diocese Releases Sex Abuse Files
Sixty-three priests abused 352 kids since 1950.
GPS Led Police to Abducted Philly Woman
Caught kidnapper in a parking lot.
Astronomers Capture Birth of Planets
Some 450 light years away.

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