Done: Herman Cain has ended his campaign for president, The Washington Post reports. The Republican was dogged by allegations of an extramarital affair and sexual harassment.
His Side: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky speaks with The New York Times for an interview that extends over two days -- the longest conversation he has had with the media since his indictment on sexual abuse charges last month. He denies allegations that he sexually abused children, but he confirms some of the incidents that prosecutors have identified in the case against him.
Pardons: White criminals and felons who receive letters of support for clemency from members of Congress are more apt to get presidential pardons, ProPublica reports in a two-part series.
Legal Jobs Report: The number of jobs in the legal sector increased by 100 in November, The Am Law Daily reports. But there is still a net loss of 1,000 legal jobs in 2011.
Fast and Furious: The U.S. Justice Department on Friday released more than 1,000 pages of e-mails related to the controversial Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives gun trafficking investigation called Operation Fast and Furious, CBS News reports. The e-mails show disagreement between DOJ officials over how much they should defend the ATF.
Raid: FBI and IRS agents on Friday looked through the house of D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. as part of an investigation of District officials, The Washington Post reports. He was not taken into custody or charged, but authorities seized a motorcycle and sport-utility vehicle.