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Supreme Court Rejects North Dakota Appeal on Abortion Restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an appeal from North Dakota to revive its proposed restriction on abortions, which would be the strictest in the nation.<p>By declining to take up the case, the justices left lower court rulings standing that found the restriction unconstitutional and blocked the …

North Dakota

Storing Body Cam Data is the Next Big Challenge for Police

There are nearly 18,000 state and local police departments in the United States, and almost one-third of them are now putting body-cameras on their …

New Orleans

Genetically modified monkeys created to help scientists study autism

Monkeys that develop autism-like symptoms could be used to identify brain circuits involved in common autistic behaviours and test new treatments<p>Genetically modified (GM) monkeys that develop symptoms of autism have been created to help scientists discover treatments for the condition.<p>The macaques …

Autism

Mizzou Professor Who Blocked Reporters From Protest Charged With Assault

University of Missouri communications professor Melissa Click has been charged with third-degree assault -- a misdemeanor -- over an altercation with reporters on campus in November, the city prosecutor’s office has confirmed. The prosecutor’s office filed the charge Monday morning, after which the …

Justice

Two Palestinians shot dead after stabbing two Israelis in West Bank: police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Two Palestinians were shot dead after stabbing two Israeli women on Monday in the West Bank, police said, in an emerging pattern of assaults inside Jewish settlements in the occupied territory.<p>One of the women was in critical condition and the other sustained moderate wounds …

Israel

Ex-cop pleads guilty to murdering Oregon woman found in suitcase | Reuters

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A former Wisconsin police officer accused of killing two women, stuffing their bodies into suitcases and dumping them on a rural road pleaded guilty on Monday to murder in one of the cases, online court records showed.<p>Steven Zelich, 54, entered guilty pleas in Kenosha County …

Crime

Ex-drug CEO Shkreli gets green light to appear before Congress | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday gave Martin Shkreli, a former pharmaceuticals executive facing securities fraud charges, permission to appear at a Congressional hearing on drug pricing.<p>Martin Shkreli (C), chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals and KaloBios Pharmaceuticals …

Martin Shkreli

Clinton allies try to discredit Sanders on women’s issues. Will it stick?

CLINTON, IOWA — Democratic groups that support Hillary Clinton and focus on women’s issues have taken the gloves off against Sen. Bernie Sanders, a move aimed at undercutting his support among liberal voters, particularly younger women, days before the Iowa caucuses.<p>The groups, including NARAL …

Feminism

Inside the government’s racial bias case against Donald Trump’s company, and how he fought it

NEW YORK — When a black woman asked to rent an apartment in a Brooklyn complex managed by Donald Trump’s real estate company, she said she was told that nothing was available. A short time later, a white woman who made the same request was invited to choose between two available apartments.<p>The two …

Donald Trump

Sanders says the flak he’s getting from Clinton reminds him of what Obama got in 2008

CLINTON, Iowa -- Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, who’s faced a barrage of attacks in recent days from Hillary Clinton’s camp, on Saturday compared his plight to that of Barack Obama eight years ago.<p>In the 2008 election, Clinton started as the Democratic front-runner, only to see her …

Middle-class

One Iowa city, two messages for Clinton and Sanders

<b>Clinton, Iowa (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton boiled down her closing message to Iowa voters into three words on Saturday: "We can't wait."<p>But just across this Mississippi River city, to a far larger crowd, Bernie Sanders had a message of his own: "It's time for a political revolution."<p>The dueling …

Middle-class

Bernie Sanders' feisty final weeks before Iowa

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders is getting feistier.<p>He's sharpening his attacks on Hillary Clinton -- and whacking Wall Street and the rich. He's boasting about his soaring poll numbers in New Hampshire and the tightening race in Iowa. And he's pushing policies that are big on vision and smaller on the …

Middle-class

How 'The Donald' is shaping the 2016 Democratic race

<b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> The Donald Trump factor in Iowa, Hillary Clinton's long-term view and a giant test for Rand Paul -- those are just a few of tomorrow's headlines today that fill our "Inside Politics" forecast.<p>We're joining you from the road, just over a week out from the first official vote …

Government

Obama on Iowa, Clinton, Sanders and 2016

In an Oval Office interview for POLITICO's Off Message podcast, the president offers his most expansive comments yet on the race to succeed him in the White House.<p>Barack Obama, that prematurely gray elder statesman, is laboring mightily to remain neutral during Hillary Clinton’s battle with Bernie …

Government

Ted Cruz's Revolution

The Texas senator has convinced Washington to hate him; can he use that to convince America to love him?<p>BARNSTEAD, New Hampshire—They hate Ted Cruz so much.<p>His fellow senators publicly denounce him and call him names. They yell at him behind closed doors and complain about him to their lobbyist …

Government

Trump’s closing Iowa message: ‘I get along with people’

Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p>Businessman Donald Trump officially became the Republican nominee at the party’s convention in Cleveland.<p>SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — In the final minutes of a campaign rally here, after an hour-long …

Government

Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teenagers

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 prison inmates, some behind bars more than 50 years for murders they committed as teenagers, will get a chance to seek their freedom under a Supreme Court decision announced Monday.<p>The justices voted 6-3 to extend an earlier ruling from 2012 that struck down …

Baton Rouge

Two Palestinians killed after alleged stabbing

Two Palestinians have been shot dead after an alleged stabbing in an illegal Israeli settlement southwest of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said.<p>Israeli authorities alleged the pair stabbed two women in the settlement of Beit Horon before the unidentified men …

Israel

More people under 50 getting colon cancer, analysis finds

Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows.<p>One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely to have advanced stage cancer, but they live slightly longer without a cancer …

Rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania could be ‘target’ for poachers

A white giraffe with a genetic skin condition has been photographed at a national park in Tanzania, with experts fearing she could become a target for poachers<p>A rare white giraffe with a genetic condition which means many of her body surface cells are incapable of making pigment has been …

Five years after the Egyptian revolution, police brutality persists

<b>Cairo (CNN) —</b> Thousands gathered in Tahrir Square in January 2011 to protest police brutality. The chants quickly turned against the regime as demonstrators clashed with security forces across Egypt.<p>Eighteen days later, Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office after 30 years in power. The Arab Spring …

Human Rights

With Sanctions Lifted, Iran's President Heads Straight To Europe

With financial sanctions against Iran falling away, President Hassan Rouhani is wasting no time in seeking new business opportunities for a country that's long been isolated.<p>The Iranian leader was in Italy on Monday, a stopover that may also include a meeting with Pope Francis, according to media …

South Asia

Islamic State releases video of Paris attackers

LONDON — The Islamic State released a video purporting to show nine Paris attackers before they launched their assaults on the French capital.<p>The video was released Sunday by the extremist group’s media center and shows militants training, beheading and shooting captives in its territory.<p>The group, …

Terrorism

President Obama boosts Clinton's pitch to Democratic voters

WAUKEE, Iowa (Reuters) - President Barack Obama praised Hillary Clinton’s political experience, a boost to her campaign as she battles an insurgent Bernie Sanders a week before the Democratic presidential nominating process kicks off.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks to members of the …

Government

Manhunt Expands For 'Dangerous' Trio After Daring Jailbreak

One of the escapees is accused of torturing and mutilating the owner of a marijuana dispensary. Another was awaiting trial for a gang-related murder. The third was charged with shooting into a house full of people.<p>Now the three, who made a daring escape from the Orange County Men's Jail on Friday, …

Crime

Chipotle Honey-Butter Potato Chips Recipe

An undeniable indulgence, these salted potato chips are coated in honey butter with a smoky kick of chipotle chili powder.<p>Why It Works<p>Honey-butter marries with salted potato chips to create an over-the-top sweet-savory snack experience.<br>• Smoky chipotle powder adds a layer of complexity, and helps …

Chili Powder

What to Eat, Whether You're Rooting for Denver or Carolina

Last night, the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots and solidified their spot playing against the Carolina Panthers (who beat the Arizona Cardinals) in Santa Clara in two weeks (did you get all that?). And while we have your game day snacks covered—have you <i>seen</i> this vegetarian …