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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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January 22, 2015
A Mother's Anguish

Lyn Ulbricht was like any other mother, worrying about her son Ross, what he wore at trial. But she couldn't look at him as testimony laid bare his life as an alleged drug kingpin. Michael Daly reports from the trial of the Eagle Scout with a double life.


The speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested by the FBI on corruption charges Thursday. Authorities have been investigating Silver, a Democrat who's served as speaker for more than two decades, for payments he received from a small New York law firm that focuses on real-estate tax reductions for residential and commercial properties. Silver failed to list the payments from the firm, Goldberg & Iryami, on his annual financial-disclosure filings with the state. Details of the specific charges were unclear Wednesday night, but The New York Times reported they are in connection with payments from the firm. Silver's lawyer declined to comment.

Red Notice

It's said that dead men tell no tales, but the more information that surfaces about crusading Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's supposed suicide, the murkier the picture becomes. Christopher Dickey and Romina Ruiz-Goiriena report on his indictment of Iran for mass murder.

New Jersey Drive

A victim with a history of shooting at cops. A prosecutor accused of being compromised. An officer who may've known his target. Jacob Siegel digs into the new police slaying case and finds it's anything but black and white.


The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Thursday that more than half of the ISIS leadership has been killed by American and coalition airstrikes. According to Stuart Jones, the total casualty count is more than 6,000 ISIS fighters, and more than a thousand vehicles belonging to the group. "They show ISIS's inability to supply forces inside Iraq," he said of the numbers. On Wednesday, Kurdish forces said they broke an important ISIS supply line between Iraq and Syria with the help of airstrikes.

U.S. Military Deploying to Ukraine
To train National Guard.
House GOP Abandons Abortion Bill Debate
Ahead of March for Life.
Saudi Arabia Postpones Flogging Again
Blogger is too badly injured.
Jeb Bush, Romney to Meet in Utah
This week.
42 Killed in Congo Protests
Government calls them "looters."

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