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Federal agency considers bolstering force in Chicago to fight crime | Reuters

(Reuters) - A U.S. law enforcement agency is considering transferring some federal agents to Chicago to combat violence in the nation’s third-largest city, where homicides last year reached a 20-year high, a spokesman for the agency said on Friday.<p>FILE PHOTO - A Chicago police officer collects …

Crime

Korean Air changes Taser policy one week after Richard Marx subdues passenger

<b>(CNN) —</b> Think twice before complaining on your next Korean Air flight -- flight crew can now use Tasers to deal with mid-air disturbances.<p>The airline has made the decision to loosen its Taser usage policy after a violent incident on a flight last week resulted in '80s' pop star Richard Marx having …

Korean Air

Obama's other DNC moment: His credit card got declined

<i>The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed by CNN and produced at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.</i><p><b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Four years before President Barack Obama grew to national prominence as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was …

Chloë Grace Moretz Reveals Her New Tattoos

Chloë Grace Moretz has got some new body ink!<p>The <i>Neighbors 2</i> star recently stopped by West 4 Tattoo in New York City where she got permanent designs …

Adele on breastfeeding: Pressure is 'f---ing ridiculous'

Adele’s tour and headline-making stage banter continued last week when she performed at London’s 02 Arena. While on stage, she spoke out against the …

By the Sea’s Costume Designer on ’70s French Glamour and Brad and Angelina’s “Raw” On-Set Passion

<i>By the Sea</i>, the third directorial feature from <i>Vogue</i> November cover star Angelina Jolie Pitt, isn’t a walk in the park any way you slice it. Pare away the dreamy, ’70s South of France backdrop and the almost tangible glamour of the film’s leads and you’re left with a turbulent portrait of a …

An Oral History of Langtang, the Valley Destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake

On April 25 of this year, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal at 11:56 a.m., local time. Half a million homes across the country were leveled and more than 8,500 people were killed, including 19 climbers and Sherpas who died in an avalanche that roared through Mount Everest Base Camp. While images …

Prosecutor: Worker discussed having inmates kill husband

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with helping two convicted murderers escape from a maximum-security facility where she worked had discussed …

MERS virus spreading across Asia, South Korea fails to contain outbreak

Hong Kong issued a red alert and advised against traveling to South Korea, where an epidemic of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is gaining …

Philips Lightning connector headphones review: not worth the hassle

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Lightning connector delivers digital music straight to the DAC in the headphones, but only works with the iPhone and iPad.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/9/1433858931606/98a4a657-3722-45de-b0a1-c4ce029d06f5-460x276.jpeg<p>…

China Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Burma's Democracy Icon Aung San Suu Kyi

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Red Carpet

They’re all still lying about Iraq: The real story about the biggest blunder in American history — and the right wing’s obsessive need to cover it up

Conservatives are trapped in an outdated and delusional worldview. Rubio, Jeb and media sycophants make it worse<p>Republicans’ verbal gyrations over the Iraq War should not be dismissed as the usual rhetorical jabberwocky of an election season. Their stumblings and justifications provide an important …

Crowds protest over death of black man arrested by Baltimore police

Hundreds gathered in Baltimore on Tuesday in protest over the death of a black man just days after he was held in police custody.<p>Freddie Gray, 27, slipped into a coma and died of a spinal injury on Sunday, a week after he was arrested carrying a switchblade knife in his pocket.<p>His sudden death has …

Russian fighter jet intercepts US Air Force reconnaissance flight

US files complaint over 'unsafe' and 'aggressive' interception over Poland<p>The US is protesting against the interception of an American reconnaissance plane by a Russian fighter jet last week, calling it "unsafe and unprofessional" amid what it views as increasingly aggressive air operations by …