News Roundup 11/03/2017
1. Bowe Bergdahl Dishonorably Discharged:
Bowe Bergdahl was not sent to prison for abandoning his outpost in Afghanistan in 2009, but was dishonorably discharged from the Army for his actions. Bergdahl also had his rank reduced from sergeant to private, and was ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 from his salary over the course of the next 10 months. Although the sentencing is immediate, an appeal will be fought for by Bergdahl, according to Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell.
2. Case Being Built Against Harvey Weinstein:
Actress Paz de la Huerta's sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein are credible, the New York City police announced on Friday. The police stated that if the occurrence was more recent and Weinstein was in the state he would be arrested immediately. De la Huerta has accused Weinstein of raping her in her apartment twice in 2010 and reported the crimes on Oct. 26. Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said investigators interviewed her and found her claims to be believable, and had two people supporting parts of her story.
Source: AP News
3. Federal Report Claims Humans Caused Climate Change:
On Friday, 13 Federal agencies released a scientific report claiming humans are the main cause of the rising global temperature. The report was approved by the White House before release despite directly contrasting the Trump administration's current stance on climate change. The report called the annually increasing temperature "unambiguous" and said there is "no convincing alternative explanation" that the change has been caused by something other than humans. The report also lists cars, power plants and the destruction of forests as reasons why humans are responsible.
Source: New York Times
4. Details of Clinton Campaign and DNC Deal Revealed:
A memo revealing more details about the 2015 deal made between the DNC and Clinton campaign team was obtained by NBC News. According to NBC the memo provides context to some claims the former DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile made in an upcoming book. The document details the relationship of the two groups before Clinton won the party's nomination. The DNC agreed to that Hillary for America (HFA) "personnel will be consulted and have joint authority over strategic decisions over the staffing, budget, expenditures, and general election related communications, data, technology, analytics, and research," in exchange for HFA helping them raise money.
Source: NBC News
5. House of Cards Sexual Harassment:
Eight people who have either have worked or still work on the set of "House of Cards" told CNN about Kevin Spacey sexually harassing them, with one former production assistant claiming Spacey sexually assaulted him. All of the accusers spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity, out of fear of what professional consequences may come from speaking about Spacey's "predatory" behavior.