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Newspaper: Extreme measures being taken to guard 'El Chapo'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Motion sensors monitor his every move; dogs trained to detect his scent stand guard and prison floors have been reinforced with steel rods. These are just some of the security measures Mexican authorities have taken to make sure Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman doesn't break out for a third …

Traditionalists upset by ‘unprecedented expressions of openness’ including issuing statement on a common prayer<p>Pope Francis has come under fire from traditional Catholics who are growing alarmed that the Vatican is making too many concessions to Protestants – specifically, Lutherans – in the pope’s …

Pope Francis

Planned Parenthood president stands up to House GOP grilling

Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president, talks with Rachel Maddow about the five hours of testimony she gave in Congress …

Chinese state-run media warn Taiwan against independence

Tsai Ing-wen is the woman of the hour. The leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has become Taiwan’s first-ever female president.<p>But China, it seems, is less impressed. Following the announcement of the landslide victory, state-run media warned Taipei against any “poisonous” …

China

'Reclaim MLK' activists rally throughout Oakland

Activists around the Bay Area took to the streets over the Martin Luther King Day holiday weekend, participating in four days of protests to bring …

San Francisco

Taiwan elects its first female president; China warns of 'grave challenges'

<b>Taipei (CNN) —</b> Taiwan has elected its first female president in a landmark election that could unsettle relations with Beijing.<p>Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won the presidency with 56.1% of the vote, the official Central News Agency said, after eight …

Cameron wants Muslim women to learn English, or be deported with their kids if they fail

Cameron, who introduced his policy on Monday with a column in The Times and an interview on the BBC's Today Programme, said that anyone coming into Britain on a spousal visa will be tested after two and a half years to see if their English has improved. If it hasn't they could be kicked out along …

Syrian refugees welcomed on remote Scottish island | War & Conflict

<b>Isle of Bute, Scotland -</b> In his office in Edinburgh, Michael Russell, a member of the Scottish Parliament for the district of Argyll and Bute, reflects on Europe’s response to the "refugee crisis" of 2015.<p>"I don't think it's any surprise that Angela Merkel is Time's Person of the Year: a slightly …

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both …

People trust Google for their news more than the actual news

For the second year in a row, more people trust Google for their news than the news outlets whose articles Google aggregates.<p>Around the world, 63% of people say they trust “search engines” for news and information, according to a survey of 33,000 people across 28 countries by Edelman, a US public …

First lady, school meal directors may be headed for truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more …

Exclusive: Pentagon May Demote David Petraeus

The defense secretary is looking to clamp down on misbehaving generals. Pentagon insiders say Petraeus could be the next general to face the …

Lifestyle | Fox News

University of Cincinnati to pay $4.85 million to family of black man killed by white police officer

The University of Cincinnati announced Monday that it will pay $4.85 million to the family of a 43-year-old black man who was shot in the head and killed by a white university police officer last year during a routine traffic stop.<p>As part of the out-of-court settlement with the family, the …

Crime

Roly-poly manatees are making a comeback

Manatees — the gentle, roly-poly marine mammals once mistaken by sailors for mythic mermaids — have been classified as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1967. But that classification may soon change, and for the best possible reason: Manatees have been making a comeback.<p>Citing …

What would happen if someone paid you to lose weight?

Promising workers lower health insurance premiums for losing weight did nothing to help them take off the pounds, a recent study found. At the end of a year, obese workers had lost less than 1.5 pounds, on average, a change that was statistically no different than the minute average gain of a tenth …

On a frigid night, protesters stage a ‘die-in’ to push for Md. police reform

Dozens of bundled-up protesters, holding unlit candles in their gloved hands, walked to the center of Lawyer’s Mall in the bitter cold Monday night as the names of victims of police brutality in Maryland were read.<p>“Tom, Prince George’s County, white,” a woman read. “Eric, Baltimore City, black.”<p>One …