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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First Drip (6/24/14): Charges could be dropped against former head of scandalized UNC department, more

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Citing the defendant's cooperation in the investigation, the Orange County DA is considering dropping felony criminal charges against the former head of UNC's African and Afro-American Studies department. Julius Nyang'oro led the department, which a public records request showed essentially fabricated classes to pass some of the school's football players.

Tragedy struck Miami early this morning when a gunman or gunmen - investigators still aren't sure what happened - opened fire in a neighborhood, killing two and injuring at least 10. "The sidewalk was littered with dozens of spent shell casings marked by blue police cones and shattered glass by mid-morning Tuesday. Some relatives standing nearby said they were afraid to talk about the shootings."

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in Britain, has been found not guilty on charges that included hacking the phones of tabloid subjects. Other defendants, including Brooks' husband and her former assistant, were also found not guilty. Andy Coulson, a former tabloid editor and one-time head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty of at least one charge. Murdoch closed his tabloid, The News of the World, after reports surfaced in 2011 that investigators hired by the paper had hacked the voice mail of an abducted teenager.

Apparently the story of the girl who got kicked out of a KFC because of her facial scars was totally made up by her family. You stay classy, Mississippi.

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