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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Wednesday, May 15

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    • A Hofstra frat has been suspended from hosting campus events after officials viewed a video showing a small dog being forced to drink beer

    • The sexiest -- and least sexy -- accents in the United States have been ranked, and some accents from the tri-state have come in dead last

    • After the GOT episode aired, the actors behind some of these fan-favorite and fan-hated characters took to social media to bid farewell

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019 

    Happy Wednesday! It finally dries out today for a great day with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 60s. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. NY Frat Suspended After Video Shows Dog Forced to Drink Beer

    A fraternity in New York has been suspended from hosting events on campus after officials viewed a video showing a small dog being held upside down and sprayed in the mouth with a liquid from what appears to be a beer keg.

    Newsday reports Alpha Epsilon Pi sanctioned its Hempstead chapter at Hofstra University on Long Island with a "cease and desist" order on Sunday following the Saturday incident.

    The university called the behavior "unacceptable" and said the chapter has been "placed on interim suspension pending an investigation." A fraternity spokesman says they hope to use the incident as a teaching moment.

    Read more here.

    2. Long Island Accent Ranked Least Sexy in America, Survey Says

    The sexiest -- and least sexy -- accents in the United States have been ranked, and some accents from the tri-state have come in dead last.

    In a survey run by travel company Big 7 across its 1.5 million social media followers, the Long Island accent was ranked the least sexy in the United States.

    Celebrities hailing from the region include Mariah Carey, Lindsay Lohan, Jerry Seinfeld and Alec Baldwin.

    Read more here.

    3. 'I Loved Her': How GoT's Lena Headey Bid Farewell to Cersei

    In the penultimate episode of the series, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) destroyed King's Landing atop her dragon--and a lot of people died!

    But not all of them died at the hands and fire of Dany and Drogon. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) died in each other's arms, but first Jaime took out Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbk).

    After the episode aired, the actors behind some of these fan-favorite and fan-hated characters took to social media to bid farewell.

    Read more here.

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