Alana A. R. Brinker

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Saudi Arabia-Iran row spreads to other nations

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fallout of Saudi Arabia's execution of a Shiite cleric is spreading beyond a spat between the Saudis and Iranians, as other Middle East nations chose sides Monday and world powers Russia and China weighed in.<p>Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran -- two Middle Eastern powerhouses -- …

You’ll never drink again: Sex, race, science and the real story of Prohibition

The war on alcohol was waged disproportionately in black communities — and provided the start of the penal state<p>Between 1880 and 1920 over twenty million men and women immigrated to the United States, drawn by the voracious appetite of manufacturers large and small for their labor. The largest …

As a kid, he fled Nazi Germany. As an adult, he found Hitler's forgotten second book.

Hitler’s book <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been infamous since World War II. But just recently, it became controversial again, thanks to a new German edition that comes out this month.<p><i>Mein Kampf</i> wasn’t the only book Hitler wrote, however. In 1928, Hitler dictated a manuscript about Nazi foreign policy. It was …

Turkey faces big losses as Russia sanctions bite

<b>Russian sanctions are now affecting Turkish tourism, construction firms and food exports, amid a bitter dispute over the Syria conflict.</b><p>The Kremlin reacted with fury when a Turkish F-16 fighter shot down a Russian Su-24 bomber on the Syria-Turkey border in November.<p>Russia has banned:<p>The import of …

Why Chicago Cop Videos Are Missing Audio

Laquan McDonald and Ronald Johnson were both killed by cops, and neither recording of their deaths has any sound. Were all the mics broken?<p>CHICAGO — …

Here's Why You Ignore Everyone When You're Texting

Have you ever been ignored when trying to talk to someone playing a video game? Or missed your train stop because you didn't hear the announcer when you were checking your phone?<p>Scientists refer to this experience as inattentional deafness -- our natural tendency to fail to notice sounds when our …

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GOP Field Shrinks to Four as Jeb Fades

It's been a month since I last took a look at the Republican presidential horserace, and there have been a number of dramatic developments in the meantime. So it's time once again to cast an eye over the Republican field.<p>Before I begin, a few technical notes are in order. First, data comes from the</i> …