Top 5 Live-WURD Monday October 19 1. New rules for when Philadelphia police shoot Under the Police Department’s new rules on shootings by officers, the Police Advisory Commission’s director will have equal standing with four deputy commissioners in deciding whether or not police actions are justified. “It’s a dramatic change,” said commission director Kelvyn Anderson…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday October 12 1. Reports: Officer’s shooting of boy with pellet gun justified  A white Cleveland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun moments after pulling up beside him, according to two outside reviews conducted at the request of the prosecutor investigating the death.…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Tuesday August 4 1. Tremaine Wilbourn, Suspect in Killing of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton, Surrenders The man suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer was taken into custody Monday after a nearly-two day manhunt. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, who is suspected of killing Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton, 33, surrendered to the U.S.…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday July 22 1. U.S. hits top terror leader in strike  The leader of a terrorist group bent on attacking the United States and other western targets was killed in a targeted strike earlier this month, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Muhsin al Fadhli, a Kuwaiti-born jihadi with a $7 million bounty on his…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Monday July 20 1. Trump questions McCain’s bravery  Donald Trump ignited a political firestorm by questioning whether Sen. John McCain — who spent five years as a prisoner during the Vietnam War — is a war hero. Asked by ABC News whether he owes McCain an apology, Trump said: “No, not at…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Wednesday July 15 1. Whoopi Goldberg changes stance on Bill Cosby  “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg has been outspoken in her support of comedian Bill Cosby. On Tuesday, she said on the show that she can no longer say “innocent until proven guilty.” “If this is to be tried in the court of…

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Top 5 Live-WURD Thursday June 4 1. Boston shooting: Suspect plotted to behead Pamela Geller, sources say Usaamah Rahim, who was fatally shot after waving a military knife at law enforcement officers in Boston, was originally plotting to behead Pamela Geller, an activist and conservative blogger, law enforcement sources told CNN. But Rahim, a 26-year-old…

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“We’re coming at you with music and fun… And if you’re not careful, you may learn something before it’s done… So let’s get ready, okay? Hey, Hey Hey!” That is how Bill Cosby sent us into episodes of “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids,” one of the traditions of my childhood. I used to watch that…

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The Bill Cosby I know is a generous man who advised me as I sought to write a book of family humor, introduced me to an editor at a national magazine, and did similar things for many others. But that’s not the only reason I’ve had mixed emotions as I’ve watched the media train wreck…

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