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Harry Roberts to be freed within days

Police representatives have condemned as “a slap in the face” the imminent release of Harry Roberts, an armed robber jailed 45 years ago for murdering three unarmed police officers in a crime that shocked 1960s Britain.<p>The Metropolitan Police Federation said the decision to approve Roberts’s …

Six officials 'disappear' in latest Pyongyang purges

Reports that Kim Jong-un is linked to disappearance of senior members of the North Korean government and military<p>As many as six senior members of the North Korean regime have apparently been purged in the latest bout of blood-letting in Pyongyang.<p>South Korean media reported that six officials - …

Reza Aslan shatters GOP beliefs: Jesus from history was “the nightmare of Bill O’Reilly”

<b>Reza Aslan, Bill O'Reilly (AP/Fox News)</b><p>At an event, the scholar ponders the way the GOP has made Jesus into their icon<p>Sarah Gray<p>November 13, 2014 4:06pm (UTC)<p>Professor and author Reza Aslan has some bad news for Fox News host Bill O'Reilly: Historical Jesus is the "exact opposite of everything Bill …

Does Our Military Know Something We Don't About Global Warming?

Every branch of the United States Military is worried about climate change. They have been since well before it became controversial. In the wake of an historic climate change agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in China this week (Brookings), the military’s perspective is …

6 Things You Should Be Cleaning WAY More Often

Unless, you know, you LIKE getting sick<p>Staying cold- and flu-free this season comes down to a few simple tactics: First, get a flu shot. Second, steer clear of co-workers who hit the office sniffling and coughing. And third, know the places where viruses and bacteria tend to hang out and how to …

'Starry Night' bike path inspired by Van Gogh now open | CNN Travel

Ted Cruz’s nutty Senate takeover: Why GOP’s “amnesty” freakout is a horrifying omen

<b>(Jeffrey Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>The Tea Party’s talking shutdown before the president announces his immigration plan. Here’s why it’s so troubling<p>Elias Isquith<p>November 14, 2014 11:59am (UTC)<p>At certain moments during the past year’s long and often tedious march to November, the political class, …

Ears of Ancient Chinese Terra-Cotta Warriors Offer Clues to Their Creation

Technology yields new insight into how a Chinese emperor produced an army for eternity within his tomb.<p>China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, was a man haunted by death.<p>In 246 B.C. the adolescent ruler commissioned a massive tomb furnished with everything he'd need for the next life, including an …

Banff National Park

This Canadian park boasts some of the world's finest unspoiled ecosystems.<p><b>Location:</b> Alberta <b><br>Date Established:</b> 1885 <b><br>Size:</b> 1,641,027 acres<p>Simplicity marks the origin of Banff—Canada’s first national park. In 1883, on the slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, three railway workers discovered a natural …

Nebraska hospital prepares for new Ebola patient

A surgeon infected with Ebola will be transported from Sierra Leone to The Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, a U.S. government official familiar with the situation said.<p>The doctor, a Sierra Leone national and legal permanent resident of the United States, is expected to arrive this weekend, …

5 things to know about income inequality

The top 1% is still doing better than everyone else.<p>Between 1979 and 2011, Americans at the top of the income scale saw their incomes grow 200%, while incomes for those further down rose between 40% and 67%.<p>That's one finding in a new report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office about …

From Reagan to Obama: How America has created an infrastructure for permanent war

<b>Ronald Reagan (AP)</b><p>The U.S. has military bases across the Middle East. Is it any wonder we ricochet from one conflict to another?<p>David Vine<p>November 14, 2014 12:15pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>With the launch of a new U.S.-led war in Iraq and Syria against the Islamic State …

When Legislative Leaders Fail In Other Countries, They Lose Their Jobs

Last week, you may have heard, the Democrats took a historic drubbing in the midterm elections for Congress. They lost their majority in the Senate and saw their numbers in the House fall to their lowest point in nearly seven decades.<p>Yet they could hardly wait to get back to Washington and reelect …

The Death of Nell Gwynne

The preeminent Restoration actress and infamous Royal mistress died in 1687 at the age of 37. Jane Hoare describes how Charles II had left her well …

8 Things Every Tiny Apartment Needs

We typically list-off "10 Things", but let's get real, you're seriously short on space.<p><b>1.</b> A bed on risers, storage bins below, and a long-enough bedskirt to conceal it.<p><b>2.</b> No space for bedside tables? Night lights that hang on the wall will keep you out of the dark.<p><b>3.</b> For additional counter space in …

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

Surgeon tied to India sterilization deaths arrested

A surgeon has been arrested on charges of negligence and attempted culpable homicide in the deaths of a dozen women who had undergone sterilization operations at a mobile clinic in one of India's poorest states.<p>Dr. R. K. Gupta, assisted by a team of fellow medical professionals, operated on 83 …

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

We've all heard the song, but these seven gorgeous properties imbue it with new meaning. Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey <i>together</i> -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy …

Defiant Obama: I will use my power

YANGON, Myanmar — President Barack Obama on Friday defended his plans to use executive power to bypass Congress, signaling that he’s determined to move on issues like immigration and climate change, especially when lawmakers have failed to act.<p>“They have the ability to fix the system. What they …

Obamacare advisor thinks voters are 'stupid' (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: S.E. Cupp is the author of "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity," co-author of "Why You're Wrong About the Right," a columnist at the New York Daily News and a political commentator for Glenn Beck's The Blaze.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- With a fourth video released, …

Sweden confirms submarine violation

Sweden has confirmed that a small foreign submarine illegally entered its waters last month, though it remains unclear which country was behind the intrusion.<p>In unusually stark language for the non-aligned country, the prime minister, Stefan Löfven, warned that such incursions presented “enormous …

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14 Things Girls Who Work Out Do But Will Never Admit To

Raise your hands if you've done these. It's okay, we can't see you.<p>You might think it's only you. But trust us, it's not. Pretty much ever girl who works out has done these 14 things—they just don't want to 'fess up.<p><b>1. Sniff-Checking Your Pits</b>During lat pulldowns, downdog, you name it.<p><b>2.</b> …

The Dark Knight: my most overrated film

You certainly can’t fault Christopher Nolan for his ambition. He’s put together sequences of snow-suited espionage within a character’s multi-tiered subconscious. He’s dispatched heroes back and forth through time-dilating intergalactic wormholes. He’s even coaxed Al Pacino through an entire movie …

More Kardashian controversy: from butts to the 'KKK' - CNN.com

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs

After Ashton Kutcher took on the Apple giant, Batman star Christian Bale will play Steve Jobs<p>Years after screenwriter Aaron Sorkin announced plans to make a biopic of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, casting details have been revealed about who will play the iconic inventor.<p>British actor Christian Bale, known …

Popular Mexican musician shot dead in cartel-riddled northwest

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A member of Banda el Recodo, a traditional Mexican band also popular in the United States, was found dead from a gunshot to the neck on Wednesday in the northwestern Mexican resort city of Mazatlan, the group and local authorities said.<p>Banda el Recodo performs during the …

Make-Ahead Chicken Enchiladas

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 15-ounce can enchilada sauce<br>• 8 packaged flour tortillas<br>• 4 cups (about 1 pound) chopped rotisserie or other cooked chicken<br>• 1 small red or green bell pepper, cored and diced<br>• 1 6-ounce bag shredded Mexican blend, Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese<br>• Optional: sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa for …