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Frats are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior

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Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities around the country seem to be coming under fire as never before over behavior that would shock the frat boys of “Animal House.” Despite a major national push to reduce drinking and sexual assault on campus and increase diversity, some fraternity chapters have failed to clean up their act. Universities — and the fraternities’ national offices — are quickly punishing the offenders amid yet more promises of…

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Carl Hiaasen: Now you don’t trust BP, but it’s too late

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From Carl Hiaasen: Every time a BP executive appears on television, I think of the garage scene from the movie Animal House. An expensive car belonging to Flounder’s brother has just been trashed on a drunken road trip, and the smooth-talking Otter comforts the distraught Delta pledge with these cheery words: “You f—– up! You trusted us! Hey, make the best of it.” If only the BP guys were half as honest. Incredibly, almost eight weeks after the Deepwater Horizon oil…

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Carl Hiaasen: Now you don’t trust BP, but it’s too late

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From Carl Hiaasen: Every time a BP executive appears on television, I think of the garage scene from the movie Animal House. An expensive car belonging to Flounder’s brother has just been trashed on a drunken road trip, and the smooth-talking Otter comforts the distraught Delta pledge with these cheery words: “You f—– up! You trusted us! Hey, make the best of it.” If only the BP guys were half as honest. Incredibly, almost eight weeks after the Deepwater Horizon oil…

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