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'Regressive attitudes' hold up stop and search changes

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The doctor won’t see you? Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid

Those signing up for private health care coverage on the ObamaCare exchanges may be in for an unpleasant surprise -- they'll have insurance, but they might have trouble getting the doctor to see them.<p>As hundreds of thousands enroll for coverage beginning Jan. 1, analysts are warning that the plans …

Clinton, Christie on top in 2016 preference test

Is it WAY too early to talk about the 2016 presidential primaries? Yes. Are we going to do it anyway? Yes!<p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- at the moment -- are the top picks among party faithful to receive their respective party’s presidential …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Funeral held for 'little angel' killed on Isle of Bute<p>Mourners dress in pink to …

Obama signs two-year cross-party budget bill

<b>US President Barack Obama has signed a two-year bipartisan federal budget bill, averting the risk of a government shutdown in January.</b><p>The hard-fought legislation was passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives earlier this month.<p>The bill had been drafted by a cross-party budget …

6 reasons it’s better to be single than in a relationship at Christmas

Dreading Christmas because you’re unattached? Here’s why you should enjoy your Yuletide solitude…<p><b>1. You can kiss whoever you like under the …

And they said romance is dead: Dad asks for 1million Facebook likes as a dowry

If you thought Elrond was being unreasonable in asking Aragorn to reunite the distant thrones of men and defeat the dark lord Sauron in order to …

India's Supreme Court has upheld a law which criminalises gay sex, in a ruling seen as a major blow to gay rights. http://bbc.in/18lpSxF Gay rights activists had hoped the court would back an earlier high court ruling that decriminalised homosexual acts. But after a challenge to that judgement by some political, social and religious groups, the Supreme Court decided it was up to parliament to legislate on the issue.

Police crime figures are meaningless. Ban them

Awesome scenes in the Commons on Tuesday. MPs declared themselves dazed and horrified. Committee chairman Bernard Jenkin cried that he was "shocked". Liberal democrat Greg Mulholland was "amazed and appalled". Even the Home Office minister Damian Green was said to be furious, burbling that "thick …

Metropolitan police issue cautions for crimes including rape, figures reveal

Nearly 29,000 cautions were handed to criminals by the Metropolitan police in the year to March for offences including robbery, drug-trafficking and rape.<p>According to figures obtained through a freedom of information request by a Conservative London assembly member, Tony Arbour, the UK's biggest …

“Will Nick Griffin be given the Nobel Peace Prize?” asks BNP website

The above image shows an an <b>actual article from the BNP’s official website</b> asking whether fascist buffoon Nick Griffin <b>will be given the Nobel Peace</b> …

US shutdown: a guide for non-Americans

Please explain what just happened<p>The US government has begun shutting its non-essential services. Hundreds of thousands of workers are waking up to the news that they are on unpaid leave, and they don't know how long it will last. The shutdown, triggered at midnight Washington time, will bring a …

Where is it compulsory to vote?

VOTER turnout has declined over the past few decades in many Western countries. In America it has been below 60% in every presidential election since …

Obama promises NSA spy probe, says Mexican leader Pena Nieto

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Meet Sarah, Chris, Charlie and Tom. Charlie is married to Tom, who is in a relationship with Sarah, who is engaged to Chris. Here's how they all live together: http://bbc.in/12hXBD1 Are you in a polyamorous relationship? Does it work?

Be a sociopath—or just act like one

WHAT is a sociopath? Diagnostically speaking, it is someone who possesses a mixture of the following characteristics: charm, grandiosity, bloodless …

How has organised crime adapted to globalisation?

“THEY were my partners in crime. They were my best friends. They were my children’s godfathers.” So said John Martorano, a former hitman known as …

Republicans vow to boycott CNN and NBC over Clinton films

<b>The US Republican Party has voted to boycott debates on two US broadcasters if they air planned shows about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.</b><p>Mrs Clinton, a Democrat, would be a favourite in the 2016 presidential race should she decide to run.<p>Republican National Committee Chairman Reince …

Muslim Jewish Conference Meets In Sarajevo To Combat Islamophobia And Anti-Semitism

Students and young professionals from around the world have gathered in Sarajevo, Bosnia to exchange experiences and fight prejudice and hatred. They represent different cultures and races and speak dozens of languages, but they share either one of two identities: they are all Muslims or Jews.<p>As …

More than 125m girls and women alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation of some kind in the 29 Middle Eastern and African countries where it is most common. Today's Daily chart shows there is a gap between the number of women who have been cut and those who think the practice should continue http://econ.st/147ZMfJ

On the whole, the American criminal-justice system is racially unjust because it's too easy for prosecutors, not because it's too hard. A legal system making it harder for the likes of George Zimmerman, the neighbourhood-watch volunteer, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, to get away with it would be a system of even more outrageous racial inequity http://econ.st/16FaRzD

All out, brothers

WHEN people believe they are ultimately working for God, do they have a right (like any other sort of worker) to organise themselves and demand …

Woman in YouTube racist rant on tram given community sentence

A mother whose tirade of racist abuse at fellow passengers on a tram received millions of viewings on YouTube has been bound over to keep the …

Is Channel 4 right to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer during Ramadan? Opportunity to learn or a media gimmick? http://bit.ly/162bnXZ Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

'Distressing' attack on Muslim gravestones in Newport

<b>Racist graffiti including swastikas has been daubed on Muslim gravestones in Newport.</b><p>Gwent Police are investigating the vandalism to four stones at Christchurch cemetery.<p>Councillor Ken Critchley said: "Hopefully, it's an isolated incident but nevertheless it's a very distressing one and it's …

Jimmy Savile: Recorded sex crimes up 9% since scandal

<b>The number of sexual offences recorded by police rose by more than 9% after revelations about Jimmy Savile emerged, figures obtained by the BBC show.</b><p>The statistics were provided to BBC Radio 5 live following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.<p>Separate research for the BBC suggests a …

Ian Brady in public plea for transfer from hospital and death in prison

The Moors murderer Ian Brady has appeared in public for the first time in 26 years as he begins his legal attempt to be released from psychiatric …

Ian Brady will not necessarily kill himself if moved to jail, tribunal hears

The Moors murderer Ian Brady does not necessarily plan to kill himself if he is moved to a high-security prison from his psychiatric hospital, he …

It's extremist Muslims, not Islamic extremism | Canada

The former British Prime Minister Tony Blair made a pointing remark in his article in the <i>Daily Mail</i> when he wrote, "There is a problem within Islam - from the adherents of an ideology which is a strain within Islam." Mr Blair missed the mark about where the problem lies. It's not a problem within …

New Controversial First-of-Its-Kind Ammo Claims to Offer ‘Peaceful and Natural Deterrent to Radical Islam’

New “Jihawg” ammunition claims to offer gun owners a “peaceful and natural deterrent” to the growing threat of radical Islam.<p>How? By putting pork in its ammo to make it “unclean” for radical Islamists.<p>“Jihadists fear being defiled by pork, especially during Jihad,” the company’s website says. …