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Friday, January 23, 2015

Cheat Sheet - Exclusive: CIA’s Top Spy Steps Down

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January 23, 2015
The secretive head of the agency's National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service, Shane Harris reports. Spies say the shakeup is the greatest threat to their independence since the CIA's founding.

Early evidence has concluded that the New England Patriots used under-inflated footballs during Sunday's AFC championship victory, though it's still unclear whether the balls were intentionally deflated (or if the Pats knew). "While the evidence thus far supports the conclusion that footballs that were under-inflated were used by the Patriots in the first half," the NFL said in a statement Friday, "the footballs were properly inflated for the second half and confirmed at the conclusion of the game to have remained properly inflated." The NFL said the goal of its "investigation will be to determine … whether any noncompliance was the result of deliberate action." The league said at least 40 interviews have been conducted and video evidence collected.

Paper Trail
The billionaire ex-mayor of New York reportedly approached the owner of the Gray Lady about buying the newspaper two years ago. Lloyd Grove spoke to Arthur Sulzberger Jr. about the then-rumor. "The Times," he said, slapping his palm on the table, "is Not. For. Sale."

A measles outbreak has sickened 70 people at Disneyland, and could be the spark that brings the once-eradicated disease back in force. Russell Saunders writes anti-vaxxers have ruined the Magic Kingdom.


College sexual assault is a very real problem—but news organizations and government bureaucrats do victims no favors when they exaggerate its prevalence. Christina Hoff Summers traces the panic to one left-leaning publication's dubious 2010 study.

IMF Head: Saudi King 'Advocate of Women'
Christine Lagarde under fire.
SkyMall Crashes and Burns
Filed for bankruptcy.
Black Man Lawfully Carrying Gun Tackled
By wannabe hero in Wal-Mart.
LiLo Faces More Jail Time
Blames mosquitos.

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