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*Early Voting Plagued By Long Lines:
The final day of early voting in cities across the U.S. on Friday saw voters angered by long lines and what they described as poorly organized work at polling stations. Voters in Phoenix, Boston, D.C. and other cities were forced to wait in lines that wrapped around city blocks on Friday. Many people said they had to wait hours just to get inside polling places. The long waits reportedly discouraged some voters from taking advantage of early voting, with some residents walking away from the lines and vowing to vote on Election Day instead. In Massachusetts, as of mid-day on Friday, authorities said 1 million residents had cast their votes early, while those still hoping to vote complained of ridiculously long lines. In D.C., authorities said there was a marked increase in early voting this year compared to 2012, with voters reporting a wait time of at least an hour and a half. In Phoenix, voters at various polling stations complained of a three-hour wait to vote, with many turned away after the polls closed. Voters in Phoenix complained of poorly organized work at polling stations and an insufficient number of workers to handle voter turnout. As of Friday, more than 33 million voters had already cast their ballots.
*Rolling Stone Loses Defamation Case Over False Rape Story:
Rolling Stone magazine paid the legal price on Friday for its journalistic failings in a 2014 article about a supposed gang rape at the University of Virginia that it had already retracted in the face of widespread criticism. A federal jury in Charlottesville, Va., found that the magazine; its parent company, Wenner Media
; and Sabrina Rubin Erdely,
the author of the article, are all liable in a defamation suit filed by Nicole P. Eramo
, a former associate dean of students at the university, who said the article depicted her as the “chief villain” of the story.
*Chelsea Manning Tried Committing Suicide a Second Time in October:
tried to commit suicide last month as she was starting a week of solitary confinement at the prison barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., her punishment for a previous attempt to end her life in July. Ms. Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who is serving a 35-year sentence for leaking archives of secret documents to WikiLeaks, disclosed the attempted suicide, which took place Oct. 4, in a statement she dictated over the phone to a member of her volunteer support network. She asked that it be sent this week to The New York Times, according to members of the network who want to keep their identities private.
*Donald Trump Teen Rape Accuser Drops Suit:
The woman who accused Donald Trump
of raping her at age 13 has dropped her civil suit against the GOP presidential nominee. The suit alleged that the victim, known only as Jane Doe, was raped at a party thrown by sex offender billionaire Jeffrey Epstein
. The suit also alleged that Epstein raped her. Earlier this week, Trump’s accuser was scheduled to give a press conference alongside attorney Lisa Bloom
, but canceled the event at the last minute. Bloom says the woman was fearful for her life. In a statement Brandy Zadrozny
, Trump attorney Alan Garten
responded to the news saying, “We are disturbed by the behavior of the attorneys involved and are evaluating our options.”
*Christie Allies Convicted on All Bridgegate Charges:
Bridget Anne Kelly
and Bill Baroni, Jr.
were found guilty Friday of all charges related to the 2013 orchestrated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Kelly and Baroni were indicted in 2015 on nine counts of conspiracy, fraud, and other charges. Both of them pleaded not guilty. Baroni became involved in the scandal when, as a Chris Christie
appointee to the Port Authority, he told the New Jersey Assembly that the lane closures were for a traffic study. Kelly, as deputy chief of staff to Christie, is the person who infamously sent an email to senior Port Authority official David Wildstein
, “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee,” to which he replied in the affirmative. Wildstein pleaded guilty to two federal counts of conspiracy and became a witness for the prosecution. The most serious charges for Kelly and Baroni can carry a maximum up to 20 years in prison. The court will move to the sentencing phase next week.
*Megyn Kelly: Clinton ‘Too Chicken’ to Come On My Show:
Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly
says Hillary Clinton
is afraid to face tough questions from her. In an interview on Friday with former Bill Clinton
advisor Lanny Davis
, Kelly called the Clinton campaign a “bunch of dopes” for rejecting Davis’ advice to have Hillary appear on Kelly’s program. While Davis said he believed Clinton would have “done great” on “The Kelly File,” Kelly slammed the first female presidential nominee for what she described as cowardice. “The bottom line is, honestly, she was too chicken to come on — that’s the truth. No, I asked her for months and months and months through everybody possible. Why else wouldn’t she be here?” She went on to call Clinton out for ignoring her as a female broadcaster. “She’s trying to paint herself as some champion of women, and what does she do? She doesn’t even sit down with one of the top female journalists in the country,” Kelly said.
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*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Rick Steiner, a Broadway producer who compiled a remarkable string of box-office hits that included “The Producers,” “Hairspray” and “Jersey Boys,” died on Thursday at his home in Cincinnati. He was 69. Corky Steiner, his brother, said the cause had not yet been determined. Mr. Steiner had recently undergone open-heart surgery.
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has filed his response to Angelina Jolie
’s divorce filing — and he is fighting her for shared custody of the kids. Jolie slapped Pitt with her bombshell divorce filing in September following an alleged incident on a private jet between Pitt and their eldest son Maddox. The actress is demanding sole custody of their children Maddox
, 15, Pax
, 12, Zahara
, 11, Shiloh
, 10, and 8-year-old twins Knox
, and wants to only allow Pitt to have visitation rights.
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