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Friday, December 5, 2014

Cheat Sheet - It Was Right to Question UVA Rape Story

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December 05, 2014
On Friday, Rolling Stone said it went too far in trusting a woman who claimed she was gang raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Those allegations that were not properly examined will undermine the fight against the scourge of campus sexual violence, writes Michael Moynihan.

The rookie NYPD officer who shot a man in a Brooklyn stairwell in November was texting his union representative while the victim lay dying. Peter Liang reportedly texted his rep instead of calling for help for Akai Gurley, 28. To make matters worse, the report claims, Liang and his partner weren't supposed to be patrolling those stairways that night.

The company that employs the infamous pickup artist Julien Blanc also attracted a dangerous subset of men to its forums—including a would-be shooter and an alleged kidnapper. Brandy Zadrozny reports on Real Social Dynamics, the company with a habit of responding to the alleged criminal behavior of its members with a particular damage-control tactic: delete and distance.

After a year of negotiations with the Obama administration, France has agreed to pay reparations to American Holocaust survivors who had been deported to Nazi death camps via French trains. The bilateral accord will be signed Monday and includes a $60 million lump sum payment to be given to survivors, spouses, or heirs. Some survivors could receive well over $100,000, while spouses could receive tens of thousands of dollars.

Claiming to be useful against Ebola, autism, and cancer, Young Living Essential Oils came under fire from the FDA. Now Honey Boo Boo's sister is the company's latest spokeswoman. Kent Sepkowitz reports on the FDA's bureaucratic fatwa against the company's bare-boned science.

321,000 Jobs Added in November
Strongest growth in years.
NASA's Orion Sticks the Landing
After it orbits Earth for first time.
White House Nominates Defense Secretary
Ashton Carter.
LAPD Would Investigate Cosby Claims
Regardless of statute of limitations.
Autistic Man Shackled to Bed for 14 Days
Sedated in Australian hospital.

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