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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Cheat Sheet - Mass Murder in the Holy City

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November 18, 2014
This morning in Jerusalem, Palestinian terrorists killed four rabbis, three of them American, in a synagogue. Now, the one and indivisible capital of Israel has become bitterly divided for the first time since 1967. Michael Tomasky reports from the city.

Following Tuesday's terrorist attack by Palestinians at a Jerusalem synagogue that killed four rabbis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Hamas and the Palestinian Authority for "disseminating blood libel." He called on the globe to take a strong stand against the gruesome attack, which used guns, meat cleavers, and axes. "The world watches this massacre but does not demand that Palestinians stop their incitement against Israel, which is the root of this violence," he said. "I expect to hear that very same uncompromising condemnation." He said the homes of the two morning assailants had been demolished and other punishments would be taken against Palestinian terrorists. However, Netanyahu stressed law and order. "Nobody, nobody must take the law into their own hands," he said.

Verifying Twitter's constant stream of information can be a daunting task for even the savviest user. So, Wellesley College's computer science department has developed the ultimate tool for busting the falsehoods in social media. Brandy Zadrozny reports on how "TRAILS" is targeting the lies.

Rev. Al Sharpton has become a political ally of New York City's mayor and President Obama, but he and his charity owe the government millions in taxes. A New York Times investigation shows that he owes more than $4.5 million in current state and federal taxes on his personal income and his for-profit companies, Raw Talent and Revals Communications. Sharpton has more than $3 million in personal federal tax liens and state tax liens of $777,657. Raw Talent owes a combined $717,329 on state and federal tax liens. His nonprofit National Action Network also failed to pay federal payroll taxes. NAN's tax liability grew from $900,000 in 2003 to nearly $1.9 million by 2006. It also took on a questionable role during Sharpton's 2004 run for the presidency, which may have violated FEC regulations. Among the other financial issues in Sharpton's past, he has a very questionable history of paying rent, often evading payment for personal housing and professional office spaces.

In the video that showed the decapitated head of American hostage Peter Kassig and the murder of 18 Syrian soldiers, the real message was the faces of the killers. Tracy McNicoll retraces the life of Maxime Hauchard, a 22-year-old French convert to Islam, who aided in the Islamic State's latest execution video.

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Experts fear it's a weapon.
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Family licenses his name and face.
Indonesia Uses Banned Virginity Tests
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