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Writer of Rolling Stone article on alleged rape apologizes

Sabrina Rubin ErdelySabrina Rubin Erdely, the author of Rolling Stone's discredited story about an alleged gang rape at a UVA fraternity house, apologized for reporting mistakes that have tarnished the magazine's reputation.

The apology from Erdely, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, represents her first public comments in months.

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O'Reilly cameraman disputes Falklands account

Bill O'ReilllyBill O'Reilly's cameraman during a 1982 Buenos Aires protest says the Fox News host was nowhere near him during the riot, casting further doubt on O'Reilly's already dubious claims about his experience as a reporter during the Falklands War.

"I never fell nor was I bleeding out my ear at any time during my Buenos Aires assignment," Ignacio Medrano-Carbo, who claims to have shot 99 percent of O'Reilly's footage that night, told Mother Jones on Monday. "I do not even recall Mr. O'Reilly being near me when I shot all that footage nor after I left the unrest at Plaza de Mayo that evening. But it is not uncommon to be separated from your reporter during a disturbance such as that one."

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Private investigator reportedly tracks NYT investigative reporter

Ariel kaminerFormer New York Times reporter Ariel Kaminer has found herself tangled up in a mysterious private investigation involving New York University and Abu Dhabi.

On Friday, the Times reported that Loren Berger, a New York-based private investigator, has been making inquiries about NYU professor Andrew Ross, who has publicly criticized the exploitation of migrant workers building the university’s campus in Abu Dhabi. The investigator has also sought information on Kaminer, according to the Times report.

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'60 Minutes' under fire for Africa coverage

60 minutesJournalist and author Howard W. French and more than 150 other writers and professors sent a letter to 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager on Wednesday faulting the CBS News program for its "frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent."

"In a series of recent segments from the continent, 60 Minutes has managed, quite extraordinarily, to render people of black African ancestry voiceless and all but invisible," French, a former New York Times foreign correspondent, wrote in the letter, which was signed by college professors and writers from across America.

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ABC Anchor, Lisa Colagrossi, Dies on Assignment

ABC anchor diesWe have some sad news to share with you about our Eyewitness News family.

Lisa Colagrossi, Eyewitness News reporter, anchor, wife and mother, has died at age 49.  Lisa suffered a brain hemorrhage while returning from covering a story Thursday morning.

Thursday seemed like just another morning, with Lisa Colagrossi doing what she did so well, reporting live from the scene. She was an amazing reporter, committed to Eyewitness News. She was dedicated to telling a story with honesty, a working woman, a hockey mom, she was gutsy and fearless.

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Another Washington Post Secret Service report comes under scrutiny

US Secret serviceCarol Leonnig's recent Washington Post story about two U.S. Secret Service agents drunkenly running a car into White House barricades and over a suspicious package may not be as dramatic as was initially reported.

Surveillance video of the Secret Service’s latest scandal shows that on March 4 the two agents were driving “at a very low rate of speed onto the White House complex," according to testimony from new Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy. One source told The Huffington Post the speed was “perhaps just 1 to 2 mph."

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Military restrictions hinder Gitmo coverage, media say

GitmoOnly a handful of news organizations were represented at the latest installment in the trial of the alleged co-conspirators of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

A major factor in the lack of robust coverage is the location — Guantanamo Bay, the controversial detention center where journalists are often hindered by the military's media restrictions and limitations.

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