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NYPD Sgt. Alberto Randazzo (WCBS)

Feds: New York City cop plotted with woman to molest her baby — and they recorded it all on Skype

At least 11 Skype video files were recovered by investigators. It was not clear why the woman agreed to molest her child. Both face up to 15 years in jail if convicted.
High school students in classroom (Shutterstock)

Five science ‘facts’ you learned at school that are just plain wrong

Taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell don’t even begin to cover the ways we sense the world, and it is not just paperclips that are magnetic. Both tomatoes and humans interact with magnetic fields, too.
Kimberly Ashcraft (WAVY)

Teacher told class she’d kill all black people if given 10 days to live: student’s mom

The sheriff told the TV station that other students confirmed the details, and Ramsey was suspended without pay. But she was back on the job after a couple of days.
Bill Maher (screen capture)

Berkeley administration overrules students: Bill Maher still invited to speak at commencement

For a moment, the petition appeared to have succeeded, as the student body group responsible for the invitation, the “Californians,” voted in favor of rescinding it on Wednesday.
Westmoreland County Coroner Ken Bacha (WTAE)

Penn. coroner auctioning firearms from suicides: People pay more for ‘guns that took a life’

A Pennsylvania coroner said this week that the state’s law required him to auction off guns that were used in suicides and other accidental violent deaths, even though his county has not held a similar auction in 30 years.
Bryan Lee (Ohio State Police)

Former Ohio state trooper admits to coercing sex from handcuffed women

Lee, who served with the Ohio State Police from January 2006 to October 2013, also harassed and sent threatening electronic messages to a woman he pulled over twice in one month.
Pope Francis (AFP)

Only a scientist could fumble so badly the gift Pope Francis just handed science

I’m a huge fan of Why Evolution is True, the blog by University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne, who wrote a book by the same name. But he’s really blowing it when it comes to Pope Francis.
James Keady (foreground) confronts New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) at a public appearance on Oct. 29, 2014 [MSNBC]

Hurricane Sandy survivor: Chris Christie is sitting on $800 million meant for disaster relief

“Only 20 percent of those dollars have gotten to the people,” James Keady told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. “Of the $1.1 billion, $219 million has gone out."
Lindsey Graham speaks to NBC on July 20, 2014.

Lindsey Graham: White men in ‘male-only clubs’ will do great if I’m president

“I’ve tried to help you with your tax status,” Graham can be heard saying. “I’m sorry the government’s so f—ed up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.”