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In brief: UVa fraternity plans suit over Rolling Stone article

Charlottesville, Va. – The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia announced Monday that it will “pursue all available legal action” against Rolling Stone, saying a Columbia Journalism School review shows the magazine acted recklessly and defamed its members by publishing an article that falsely accused them of gang rape.

Rolling Stone’s “shock narrative” about sex assaults at the University of Virginia was rife with bad journalism, and the magazine has nobody but its own staff to blame, Columbia Journalism School Dean Steve Coll said Monday, discussing the review he led.

The magazine pledged to review its practices and removed “A Rape on Campus” from its website, but publisher Jann Wenner said he won’t fire anyone despite the blistering review.

Bishop urges parishioners to keep guns out of church

Altoona, Pa. – The bishop of a Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania is discouraging people from carrying guns into churches after a weapon legally carried by a man accidentally discharged during a weekend Easter vigil Mass.

Altoona police said the man was grazed by the bullet when the weapon snagged on his pants and fired about 11 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament.

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