December 2011 Current Events: U.S. News

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here are the key events in U. S. news for the month of December 2011.

  • Herman Cain Pulls Out of Presidential Race (Dec. 3): Herman Cain suspends his campaign for the U.S. presidency. Cain announces his decision after a new Des Moines Register poll showed a sharp drop of support for him and after a fifth woman, Ginger White, came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.

  • Penn State Child Molestation Scandal Continues (Dec. 7): Jerry Sandusky is arrested again after two more victims came forward. They testify in front of a grand jury that they were molested or raped by Sandusky over a period of years. Unable to post bail, Sandusky is taken to the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte, Pa. With the additional charges, Sandusky now faces more than 50 counts of child sexual abuse. Penn State is being investigated for its handling of the abuse allegations by the U.S. Department of Education.

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