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12:33 PM, July 24th, 2012

Yes, jaw-dropped Penn State students, Penn State got what it deserved, according to Buzz Bissinger

Photo: Gene J. Puskar / AP Photos

10:20 AM, June 22nd, 2012

Frontpage: Friday, June 22nd

1. 20 Dead in Taliban Attack: Taliban militants stormed the popular resort destination of Qargha Lake on the outskirts of Kabul on Friday, killing at least 20 civilians while all seven of the gunmen, a police officer, and three private guards were shot dead.

2. Mexican Kingpin’s Son Captured: Mexican Marines said they have captured one of the sons of Mexico’s most-wanted drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leader of the Sinaloa cartel.

3. Sandusky Deliberations Enter Day 2: Jurors continue deliberations Friday in the sex-abuse trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky in Bellefonte, Pa.

4. Two Service Outrages Rock Twitter: It was a rough day for Twitter, which had not one but two service outages within a few hours of each other. The service first went down between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Pacific time on Thursday morning.

5. LeBron James Gets First NBA Ring: LeBron James won his first NBA championship at the age of 27 when the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night 121-106 in one of the most lopsided Game 5 of victories in basketball history.

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Fifteen-year-old Jack Andraka wins the top award at Intel ISEF 2012 for his creation of a new, non-invasive method to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer.

4:52 PM, June 20th, 2012

“You work out with Mr. Sandusky?” McGettigan asked.

“Yes, in the weight room,” the witness said.

“You ever take a shower with Mr. Sandusky?”

“Not once,” was the terse reply.

Jerry Sandusky’s trial is winding down. Here’s our recap of the defense’s last day of arguments
10:37 AM, June 15th, 2012

Frontpage: Friday, June 15th

1. More Accusers at Sandusky Trial: Three more accusers testified in the sex-abuse trial against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky on Thursday, bringing to eight the number of accusers to take the stand in the trial’s first four days.

2. Egyptians to Protest Elections: Egyptians are calling for protests Friday after the country’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled the Islamist-led Parliament invalid and to allow Ahmed Shafik, the last prime minister to serve under former dictator Hosni Mubarak, to run in a presidential-runoff election.

3. Russia Denies Giving Syria Choppers: Russia responded Friday to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s charges that Moscow was sending new attack helicopters to Syria, denying that any arms deal goes beyond “defensive” technology.

4. EPA Proposes Stricter Air Standards: The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing on Friday new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air.

5. Obama Visits World Trade Center: President Obama visited the new 1 World Trade tower Thursday, hailing the rebuilding and signing one of the final steel beams that will be added to the building.

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In keeping with our streak of animals-doing-cute-things videos, here’s a parrot that has a better taste in music than most kids these days and knows how to rock to the beat. Happy Friday!

10:23 AM, June 11th, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, June 11th

1. European Stocks Rise: European stocks took a turn for the better early Monday as markets breathed a sigh of relief after Spain accepted a bailout offer over the weekend.

2. GOP Hammers Obama on Leaks: Republican leaders had their sights trained on the Obama administration Sunday as the White House went into crisis mode over a series of media leaks.

3. Sandusky Sex-Abuse Trial Begins: Controversy is sure to return to Happy Valley as former Nittany Lions football coach Jerry Sandusky goes on trial Monday on 52 charges of sexual abuse.

4. 'Porgy' Wins Best Musical Revival: There was no acting on stage for the cast and production team of Porgy and Bess as the show won the Tony Award Sunday night for best musical revival.

5. Hundreds Evacuated in Colorado, NM: Communities in New Mexico and Colorado continued evacuations Monday as wildfires spread through forested areas of the states.

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Syria’s Grief

Over the past two weeks, four massacres of civilians have been reported—most recently, at al-Qubeir, in the Homs district, where U.N. observers arrived on June 8 to investigate the deaths of 78 people. The monitors were greeted by the smell of rotting flesh and charred bodies. “I have not seen anything like this since Bosnia,” said one monitor. (The regime denied responsibility for the attack.)

-Katie Becker

10:08 AM, December 13th, 2011

Frontpage: Tuesday, Dec. 13

Photo: In Lyme Regis, England, waves break over the seawall behind houses as stormy conditions continue across the United Kingdom. (Tim Ireland, Press Association / Landov)

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3:56 PM, December 7th, 2011

msnbc:

Jerry Sandusky has been re-arrested at his home in State College, Pa. on new sexual abuse charges involving boys, with bail set at $250,000.

The testimony in the latest charges is gut-wrenching: A young man told a grand jury that Sandusky’s wife ignored his screams for help while Sandusky raped him in the basement of their home.

Sadly, more and more it’s sounding like we could have taken the question mark out of the headline: The Wives of Sex Offenders: Was Dottie Sandusky Complicit?

Reblogged from MSNBC - Lean Forward
5:29 PM, December 6th, 2011
In the aftermath of the Penn State sex-abuse scandal—and newer allegations at Syracuse—some of the most perplexing questions to arise have been about the women who shared the alleged molesters’ beds while it was all happening. How on earth could they not have known? Does it take a certain kind of woman to live this kind of lie?
Reblogged from Newsweek
3:00 PM, November 15th, 2011
…many folks are conjuring up different kinds of retributive punishments for him to suffer—punishments dished out at the hands of his future fellow prisoners; preferably by a huge dude named Bubba.
Mansfield Frazer on what will happen to Sandusky in prison, if convicted (hint: no one named Bubba will be involved, probably). 
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