The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 24, 2014.
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In Case You Missed It: 5 must-read stories to dig into


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The ‘appalling’ measure hidden on page 1,599
by Alex Seitz-Wald

Tucked onto page 1,599 of a 1,603 page bill to fund the government comes some pretty dry language riddled with semi-colons and sentences about segregated bank accounts. But according to campaign finance watchdogs, the measure, attached to the larger bill that is expected to pass Congress before Thursday night in order to avert a government shutdown, represents a devastating secret assault on what’s left of the country’s campaign finance laws.

Torture report sheds truth on a flawed version of history
by Dafna Linzer

For years, former CIA and White House officials told the public a version of events. The truth paints a far different portrait

Busting the myth of the ‘perfect’ rape victim
by Irin Carmon

The flawed Rolling Stone story about sexual assault at UVA was so compelling because it hinged on the myth that victims have to be “perfect.”

5 of the most shocking Sony hack revelations
by Adam Howard

The Internet is buzzing over recent revelations from Sony’s unearthed content, some of which paint movie stars and producers in an unflattering light.

Parents of Sandy Hook kids file notices of wrongful death claims
by Michele Richinick

Some of the families of the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary school in 2012 are taking action.



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In Case You Missed It: 5 must-read stories to dig into