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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cheat Sheet - The Radicals Who Slaughtered a Synagogue

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November 19, 2014
The two suspects in an attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem that left four rabbis and a police officer dead were from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, an almost-forgotten terrorist group that was infamous for hijacking planes in the '70s. Creede Newton reports they've returned with a bang.
The fight to rein in the NSA has become less about the agency and more about the presidential aspirations of Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Tim Mak and Olivia Nuzzi report on how Paul, the libertarian icon, helped sink the bill, and how Cruz's push to reform the agency from within the system failed.

A 46-year-old man has been found dead in a car buried in Alden, New York, bringing the total number of deaths due to the latest snowstorm to five. According to the National Weather Service, a year's worth of snow is expected to hit the upstate New York region over the course of the next few days. Three people died from heart attacks, two of whom were shoveling snow. The third was an 81-year-old man who went into cardiac arrest, but an ambulance was unable to reach him due to the weather. Authorities have asked everyone to check on elderly neighbors.


Janice Dickinson, self-proclaimed "world's first supermodel," joined two other women in claiming Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her. During a 1982 meeting near Lake Tahoe, Dickinson claimed, Cosby gave her "wine and a pill" after dinner. "The next morning I woke up and I wasn't wearing my pajamas," she told Entertainment Tonight. "And I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man." The last thing she remembered was Cosby "in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me." Dickinson's account matches closely with the other two accusers, Jan Tarshis—who went public over the weekend—and Barbara Bowman, who both published firsthand accounts that included being drugged. Meanwhile, Netflix announced it is postponing Cosby's upcoming standup comedy special, scheduled for next week.


Senate Democrats blocked a bill Tuesday night clearing the way for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport petroleum from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The 59-41 vote was spurred in large part by Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana who is facing a runoff election against a Republican next month. Landrieu seemed to hope that she and enough Republicans would approve the Keystone addition in the Senate (the House has approved it) and convince conservatives to vote for her. Even if it had, President Obama has said repeatedly he would veto it.

Whatever, Obama
Burma Nixes Suu Kyi Presidential Bid
No pre-election changes to constitution.
Second Frenchman Seen in ISIS Video
Of Abdul-Rahman Kassig's murder.
Cubans, India Report New Ebola Cases
Both men were in West Africa.
Thai 'Hunger Games' Protesters Arrested
For making iconic salute in protest of military.
Mighty Thor
Chris Hemsworth Is Sexiest Man Alive
Aussie is 2014 'People' pick.

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