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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shooting

Former press secretary shares heartbreaking memory of how Obama broke down over Sandy Hook shootingOn the fifth anniversary of the deadly massacre that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School, former President Barack Obama's press secretary took to social media to remember the aftermath of the attack.


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Omarosa's exit raises questions about White House diversity

Omarosa's exit raises questions about White House diversityThe announcement that the controversial aide was leaving her White House post has brought with it new questions about diversity — or lack of it — in the Trump White House.


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Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality Check

Right-Wing Conspiracy Theory About Alabama Election Gets A Brutal Reality CheckHours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state:   I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.


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Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraft

Scientists to investigate if cigar-shaped asteroid could be an alien spacecraftA team of researchers, including Stephen Hawking, is investigating whether the first known object from outside the solar system contains the first sign of life beyond our planet.


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Suspect in Virginia car attack faces upgraded charge

Suspect in Virginia car attack faces upgraded chargeCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him.


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Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials Say

Firefighter Killed Battling Thomas Fire In Southern California, Officials SayA firefighter was killed battling the monstrous Thomas Fire in Southern California, officials said on Thursday.


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With Rubio a 'no' vote, where does the GOP tax bill stand?

With Rubio a 'no' vote, where does the GOP tax bill stand?Marco Rubio’s spokesperson confirms the Senator will vote “no” unless certain changes are made to the Republican tax bill. NBC’s Garrett Haake reports on the implications.


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Trump Benefited From The ‘Chain Migration’ He Blamed For Attempted New York Terror Attack

Trump Benefited From The ‘Chain Migration’ He Blamed For Attempted New York Terror AttackPresident Donald Trump used the attempted New York terrorist attack this week to renew his call to end “chain migration.”


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8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicide

8-year-old Imani McCray may have hung herself after seeing report of another girl's suicideAn 8-year-old girl from New Jersey committed suicide over the weekend, and sources close to the investigation are reportedly saying she may have been inspired by a story she saw on social media.


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Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her Honeymoon

Shark Viciously Attacks Woman On Her HoneymoonSarah Illig’s dream honeymoon in the Bahamas turned out to be a nightmare after she was bitten by a shark.


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How to Watch NASA's Major Kepler Announcement Today

How to Watch NASA's Major Kepler Announcement TodayThis has us at the edge of our seats.


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Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicide

Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicideFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky lawmaker's resume included enough material for an award-winning memoir: He was a peacekeeper at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a White House chaplain to three presidents and a 9/11 first responder who gave last rites to hundreds of people at Ground Zero.


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2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity Pageant

2-Year-Old Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Nativity PageantOne eager Tennessee 2-year-old took matters into her own hands during her church’s recent Nativity pageant


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Trump Speaks At FBI Graduation After Trashing Bureau's 'Worst In History' Reputation

Trump Speaks At FBI Graduation After Trashing Bureau's 'Worst In History' ReputationPresident Donald Trump on Friday told graduates of an FBI training program in Quantico, Virginia, he’s a “loyal champion” of police, days after he attacked the bureau and claimed its “reputation is in tatters.”


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Family of 5-year-old boy shot in Texas church massacre ask public to send him Christmas cards

Family of 5-year-old boy shot in Texas church massacre ask public to send him Christmas cardsThe family of a five-year-old boy who was injured last month in a bloody Texas church shooting is appealing to the public to help them bring a bit of holiday cheer to the boy this Christmas. Ryland Ward, who was shot five times in the First Baptist Church last month, is still in the hospital after the shooting. “You got so many nice people that are sending a card and a dollar to Ryland,” Sandy Ward, his grandmother, told local news.


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Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leaders

Recognise East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital: Islamic leadersIstanbul (AFP) - 'Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged world powers to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of the "State of Palestine", as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned that the United States no longer had a role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in Istanbul, seeking a tough response to the recognition by US President Donald Trump of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


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North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weapons

North Korea's Kim Jong Un fetes rocket scientists, promises more weaponsNorth Korea's leader Kim Jong Un vowed to develop more nuclear weapons on Tuesday while personally decorating scientists and officials who contributed to the development of Pyongyang's most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, the Hwasong-15. Hwasong-15, which was test-launched on Nov. 29, has been largely perceived by analysts and government officials to have a range that can reach all of the mainland United States. Kim Jong Un said on Tuesday the scientists and workers would continue manufacturing "more latest weapons and equipment" to "bolster up the nuclear force in quality and quantity", the North's central news agency reported on Wednesday.


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Images from Newtown

Images from NewtownA collection of photos taken in the weeks that followed the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


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Chef Mario Batali Fired From ABC's 'The Chew'

Chef Mario Batali Fired From ABC's 'The Chew'It’s not looking good for celebrity chef Mario Batali, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by eight women.


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The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire dies

The Latest: Firefighter working huge California fire diesLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


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Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer Ever

Goat Cheese And Roasted Garlic Beehive, The Best Appetizer EverYou know a dish is a hit when guests come back after the party to ask if there’s any left over.


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Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday Tradition

Epic Gingerbread House Fails Are Your New Favorite Holiday TraditionPeople around the world are getting into the festive spirit by attempting to create their own gingerbread houses.


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US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flares

US jets intercept Russian planes over Syria and fire warning flaresAmerican F-22 fighter jets have fired warning flares in Syrian airspace after Russian Su-25 jets entered an agreed upon deconfliction area, according to a US official. The official told Reuters that the Russian jets left the area, which was above the Euphrates river, after the two US jets sent the warnings. One official said that the aerial encounter lasted "several minutes", as the Russian jets crossed the de-confliction line several times.


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China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beating

China sidesteps blame over S. Korean journalist's beatingChina sidestepped blame Friday for the beating of a South Korean photojournalist by Chinese security, an incident that has marred a visit by the South Korean president to mend frayed ties with Beijing. The incident has sparked outrage in South Korea, with the opposition calling on Moon to cancel the rest of his four-day state visit, his first in China since taking office in May. A photographer was thrown to the floor and kicked, reportedly suffering fractured facial bones and ruptured vessels in an eye, as Chinese security personnel stopped South Korean photographers following Moon's delegation at a trade show on Thursday.


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Hamas will reverse Trump's Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rally

Hamas will reverse Trump's Jerusalem move, leader tells Gaza rallyBy Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Palestinians including hundreds of gunmen rallied in Gaza on Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of Hamas's founding and its chief vowed to reverse U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Earlier in the day, Israel shut its border crossings with Gaza in response to daily rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled enclave since Trump's announcement on Dec. 6, which stirred anger across the Arab and Muslim world and concern among Washington's European allies as well as Russia.


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The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek life

The Latest: Penn State says it promotes safety in Greek lifeBELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury report on excessive drinking in Penn State's fraternity system (all times local):


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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Three Women: Report

Russell Simmons Accused of Rape by Three Women: ReportEntrepreneur and music producer Russell Simmons has been accused of rape by three women, according to the New York Times.


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Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.

Legionnaires' Disease Is Rising At An Alarming Rate In The U.S.Health officials are increasingly concerned about the continuous uptick of Legionnaires’ disease cases, which have risen steadily since 2000.


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8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships Differently

8 Ways Divorce Attorneys Approach Relationships DifferentlyMarried divorce lawyers have an interesting perspective on relationships.


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Bake News! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Delivers Pie in Response to Skepticism Over Her Cooking Skills

Bake News! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Delivers Pie in Response to Skepticism Over Her Cooking SkillsThose in the White House Press Corps have cast doubt on the fact that she cooked the picture-perfect pies herself.


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Americans Don't Really Understand Gun Violence

Americans Don't Really Understand Gun ViolenceThe massacre in Las Vegas this October earned a macabre superlative: the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, with 58 innocents killed and more than 500 injured. The outpouring of attention and support was swift and far-reaching. CNN published portraits of all 58 victims. A man from Chicago made 58 crosses to honor the fallen. Zappos offered to help pay for the 58 funerals. An anonymous man even paid for 58 strangers’ dinners in memory of those who died.


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Republicans strike deal on tax plan as they rush to pass it before arrival of Alabama's new Democratic senator

Republicans strike deal on tax plan as they rush to pass it before arrival of Alabama's new Democratic senatorSenate and House Republicans have struck a tentative deal on a tax plan as they race to get a final measure on President Donald Trump’s desk by Christmas. At the same time, Democrats are urging Republicans to delay the process until a newly-elected Democratic senator from Alabama, Doug Jones, is seated - currently expected not to be until after the Senate wraps up its work for the year. In a stunning upset on Tuesday, Mr Jones defeated his Republican opponent Roy Moore in a special election, flipping control of the seat and reducing the Republican Senate margin to 51-49.


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Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia jets in Syria

Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia jets in SyriaThe Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap -- or even the nightmare scenario of a US jet shooting down a Russian warplane. Defense officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with Russian planes, including one Wednesday where a pair of US F-22s intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria the Pentagon says they are not meant to be operating in. The uptick in incidents comes as remaining operations by the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria have shrunk down to an area of only about 15 square miles (39 square kilometers) around Albu Kamal in eastern Syria, by the Iraq border.


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Trump's Statement On Redundancy Is Hilariously Redundant

Trump's Statement On Redundancy Is Hilariously RedundantPresident Donald Trump’s statement on deregulation on Thursday is getting plenty of attention, but not just for his claim of killing off 22 regulations for every new one implemented.


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China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula

China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsulaBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - The crisis over North Korea's weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into conflict. Xi made his comments to visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in after U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tillerson's offer of direct contacts with North Korea was "a very good signal" while warning that any U.S. strike on the country would have catastrophic consequences.


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Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorial

Royals join bereaved families in London tower fire memorialLONDON (AP) — Britain's royals and Prime Minister Theresa May joined survivors and families of those who died in London's Grenfell Tower fire for a memorial service Thursday for the 71 people killed in the June blaze.


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Amy Smart's Husband & HGTV Star Carter Oosterhouse Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Makeup Artist

Amy Smart's Husband & HGTV Star Carter Oosterhouse Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Makeup ArtistCarter Oosterhouse, the star of HGTV’s Trading Places, has been accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee.


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Native American Activists Create Spoof Website To Call For Redskins Name Change

Native American Activists Create Spoof Website To Call For Redskins Name ChangeFor a few hours on Wednesday morning, a small group of Native American activists convinced the internet that Washington’s professional football franchise had finally decided to change its racist “Redskins” team name.


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Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV

Three-man crew returns from space station: NASA TV(Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a five-month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The spacecraft brought back Randy Bresnik from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sergey Ryazanskiy from Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Italy's Paolo Nespoli with the European Space Agency. The capsule landed in the windswept and snow-covered steppe in Kazakhstan's central Karaganda region at 2.37 p.m. (0837 GMT). ...


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Man acquitted in pier shooting seeks new trial on gun charge

Man acquitted in pier shooting seeks new trial on gun chargeSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Mexican man acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a San Francisco woman that sparked a national immigration debate on Thursday sought a new trial for his conviction on illegal gun possession.


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Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO says

Marijuana compound is harmless and should be available, WHO saysA compound derived from marijuana has health benefits and should not be subject to government restrictions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. “Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions and that it “is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids,” it added. The decision was not an endorsement of medical marijuana.


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Weakened and divided, S.Africa's ANC to elect a new leader

Weakened and divided, S.Africa's ANC to elect a new leaderSouth Africa's ruling ANC party holds a conference starting Saturday to elect its new leader in a hotly contested two-way race seen as a pivotal moment in the country's post-apartheid history. The winner will be well-placed to be the next president, but the ANC has lost much popularity since Nelson Mandela led it to power in the euphoric 1994 election that marked the end of white-minority rule. President Jacob Zuma, whose reign has been marred by graft scandals, will step down as ANC chief but remain national leader ahead of general elections in 2019.


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Even Sean Spicer Isn't Sure Why Donald Trump Hired Omarosa Manigault Newman

Even Sean Spicer Isn't Sure Why Donald Trump Hired Omarosa Manigault NewmanFormer White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday he doesn’t know why President Donald Trump hired Omarosa Manigault Newman.


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'Bad news for our enemies': EU launches defense pact

'Bad news for our enemies': EU launches defense pactBy Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union nations, now unfettered by Britain's decision to quit, achieved a 70-year-old ambition on Thursday to integrate their defenses, launching a pact between 25 EU governments to fund, develop and deploy armed forces together. European Council President Donald Tusk deemed the move "bad news for our enemies". First blocked by the French parliament in the 1950s and later by Britain, which feared creation of an EU army, the pact aims to end the squandering of billions of euros by splintered defense policies.


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Teen and His Classmates Go Crazy as They Learn He Got Accepted Into Harvard

Teen and His Classmates Go Crazy as They Learn He Got Accepted Into HarvardMore than three million people have watched the joyous moment on YouTube.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail.

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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian Crisis

Nikki Haley Slams Iran’s Role In Yemen War, Neglects To Mention U.S. Part In Humanitarian CrisisThe U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, stood before missile remnants that she claimed were covered in Iranian “fingerprints” on Thursday while laying out what she called “irrefutable evidence” that Tehran has violated its international obligations by militarily supporting rebels in Yemen.


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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
THERE'S so much wrong about the Eddie McGuire-James-Brayshaw-Danny Frawley pack mentality attack of Caroline Wilson. As was the AFL's insipid response on Monday.

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Secret tape not the only talking point
THE reasons behind a decision to release a secret expletive-laden recording of former Chief Justice Tim Carmody are almost as juicy as the tape is expected to be.

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How Steven Seagal Became A Useful Puppet For Post-Soviet Dictators
Understanding Seagal’s strange pivot towards politics begins by understanding the various benefits world leaders have to gain by associating with him.

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Special Report: At a hotel near you - Cadavers in the banquet room
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida (Reuters) - Just outside the operating theater, the organizers of a medical conference wore Minnie Mouse ears.

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This Trump Judicial Nominee Awkwardly Admitted He Doesn't Know A Lot Of Basic Legal Terms


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Grand Jury Slams Penn State for ‘Rampant and Pervasive’ Fraternity Hazing After Tim Piazza’s Death
"No fraternity’s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza"

A new grand jury report faulted Penn State University for enabling a fraternity culture that led to the hazing death of 19-year-old sophomore Tim Piazza in February.

The report — released by Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller on Friday — condemned hazing within the Greek community at Penn State as “rampant and pervasive,” and accused Penn State of demonstrating apathy to drinking culture and turning a blind eye to problems within fraternities.

“If it takes eliminating these dens of depravity that won’t reform their ways, then do it,” Parks Miller said at a press conference. “No fraternity’s existence is worth more than the life of Tim Piazza.”

Piazza died in February following an alleged hazing ritual in which he was forced to drink a toxic amount of alcohol — at least 18 drinks in less than 90 minutes, according to surveillance video. He sustained traumatic injuries in a head-first fall down a set of stairs, and fraternity members waited hours before seeking medical help, prosecutors say.

The now-defunct Beta Theta Pi chapter and 26 fraternity members are facing charges in Piazza’s death, ranging from involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault to furnishing alcohol to minors. Defense attorneys representing fraternity members have argued that Piazza’s death was a tragic accident and have fought for the dismissal of the most serious charges.

After Piazza’s death, Penn State permanently banned Beta Theta Pi and rolled out a set of new reforms, ending the system of Greek self-governance, imposing a zero-tolerance policy against chapters that participate in hazing and delaying the recruitment period until the second semester of freshman year for students.

But on Friday, Parks Miller argued those reforms did not go far enough. “It’s the same system,” she said. “It’s still broken. It’s not aggressive enough, and it won’t save lives.”

The grand jury recommended that Penn State establish a pledge’s bill of rights, create a hazing hotline and enforce a “mandatory and unequivocal” punishment of expulsion for any student found to have participated in hazing. The report also called for a stronger state hazing law.

“There is no justice in a fine and maybe probation for the death of a 19 year old who will never graduate from college; never marry; never serve as his brother’s best man; never introduce his parents to their grandchildren,” the report said. “When young men recklessly leverage someone’s desire for friendship against him and direct him to guzzle enough alcohol to endanger his life so he can aspire to be ‘one of them,’ and it results in his death or seriously (sic) bodily injury, the crime they face in court should reflect the seriousness of the offense and not the lowest grade misdemeanor Pennsylvania has in its crimes code.”

In a formal response to the report, at attorney representing Penn State denied that the school was to blame for Piazza’s death, arguing that binge drinking and hazing are problems at many universities.

“It cannot be fairly stated that the cause of Timothy Piazza’s death was unique to Penn State’s ‘culture.’ There is neither a factual nor a legal basis for the critiques and allegations in the Report that the University is somehow responsible for this tragic loss,” the university said in its response.

“Alcohol abuse and hazing, the governance of private fraternities, and the relationship between law enforcement and the internal disciplinary process confront academic institutions across the country,” the response said. “The University is prepared to be a leader, but not a scapegoat.”

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