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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cheat Sheet - I Warned You About Bill Cosby

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November 20, 2014

In 2007, Mark Ebner wrote a book chapter identifying multiple women who claimed that Bill Cosby had raped them. However, when he pitched the story to hardened news editors, it went nowhere, as they were horrified at the prospect of taking down such a beloved star and civil-rights pioneer.


Maria Jose Alvarado saw her shot at the Miss World crown as a relief for her people from the crime-ridden headlines in Honduras. Romina Ruiz-Goiriena reports on how and why somebody with such a bright future was struck down in the world's most murderous country.

Gunman on Campus

Three students were shot in a library on the campus of Florida State University early Thursday by a gunman who was killed by campus police after he failed to comply with an order to drop his weapon and instead turned his gun toward officers. One victim reportedly was in critical condition. said the shooting occurred at around 12:30 a.m. local time Thursday on the first floor of the Strozier Library, a multistory building at the center of the campus. The site reported that at least four gunshots were heard and approximately 30 police officers responded to the scene. According to police, about 300 to 400 students were in the library at the time of the shooting. A nursing supervisor at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare told the Associated Press the hospital was treating two people for gunshot wounds early Thursday. The supervisor did not disclose the patients' conditions or whether they were students. The police said Thursday morning at a press conference there is no longer a safety threat on campus. The school will remain open, but the library will be closed.


Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols has died at the age  of 83, it was announced Wednesday. The director, who was married to Diane Sawyer (his fourth wife), is one of only 12 people to have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. He won his Oscar for The Graduate, and was also nominated for Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His final film was 2007's Charlie Wilson's War.


The drama at NBC's flagship Today show continues. On Wednesday, the network scrambled to deny reports that two anchors had been fired and news outlets dug into the spectacular firing of an executive brought in to turn things around. Lloyd Grove reports on everything from Matt Lauer's role in the chaos to a shocking "manifesto."

Armed Man Arrested Outside White House
Secret Service nailed it this time.
NSA Execs Objected to Phone Program
Well before Edward Snowden outed it.
Russians Hack Gym Cams, Baby Monitors
U.K. shutting down voyeur website.
Montana Gay-Marriage Ban Struck Down
Ruling takes effect immediately.
NBA Suspends Player for Domestic Abuse
Jeffrey Taylor is out 24 games without pay.

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