Sandusky Hearing, Slave Lake & Guantanamo Bay
It was billed as a dramatic confrontation. For the first time in years, alleged victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky were scheduled to face him and testify in court today. But Sandusky abruptly waived the hearing, delaying their testimony and prolonging what must be a very difficult and stressful period for the victims. A survivor of sexual abuse tells us his story of testifying against his abuser and the recovery process that sometimes leaves others behind.
Plus, the Alberta town destroyed by wildfires this spring receives a visit from the Stanley Cup today. The aim? To cheer up residents who still don't have homes. But it may be too late. Some people are fed up and saying goodbye their town for good. Slave Lake officials don't have specific figures, but reports say about 30 families have indicated they're leaving.
And, a new US bill seeks to prolong the use of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Four years after Barack Obama campaigned on closing the prison, it's still running with 171 prisoners behind bars there. Now, a group of retired Generals write an op-ed for the NY Times saying stop the insanity. But after years of tough talk on closing the site, what exactly will it take to close it forever?
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