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1. Maryland Court Of Appeals Rules In Favor Of Second Season Of 'Serial' Podcast

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals has finally caved to immense pressure from the online world to provide radio journalist Sarah Koenig with sufficient fodder for a second season of her popular podcast Serial. The court found yesterday that convicted murderer Adnan Syed must be given the opportunity to be tried in court again, and everybody in my "Let's Get Serial" Facebook group must be given another opportunity to pour endlessly over semi-coherent minutia.


2. Bill O'Reilly Claims He's Only Awful In The Ways We Already Know

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is denying allegations from his 16-year-old daughter that she watched him drag his ex-wife down the stairs by the neck, telling Politico that, "All allegations against me in these circumstances are 100% false." Personally, I'm inclined to accept his denial only because I already have so many things to dislike him for, I don't know if I can handle also disliking him for domestic abuse. My disliking Bill O'Reilly plate is pretty full at the moment. Can we cycle back to this in a year or two?