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Prince - One Song (very rare!)

Kindred The Family Soul "Far Away"

A thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I came so that my sheep will have life and so that they will have everything they need..

Martin Luther King Jr. "Why Jesus Called a Man a Fool" August 27, 1967

Sam Cooke Crossing Over Documentary

Special Ed School Vouchers May Come With Hidden Costs

For many parents with disabled children in public school systems, the lure of the private school voucher is strong.<p>Vouchers for special needs students have been endorsed by the Trump administration, and they are often heavily promoted by state education departments and by private schools, which …

Tillerson in Moscow: Pushing on Syria where Obama failed

MOSCOW (AP) — The Trump administration veered toward deeper conflict with Russia Tuesday as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Moscow, gambling that an unpredictable new president armed with the willingness to threaten military action gives the U.S. much-needed leverage to end Syria's …

Teacher, 8-year-old student killed after husband opens fire in San Bernardino classroom, officials say

Three people, including a teacher and an 8-year-old boy, died Monday in an apparent­ murder-suicide at an elementary school in San Bernardino, Calif., police said, dealing another shock to a community still reeling from a terrorist attack two years ago that claimed the lives of 14 people.<p>Police say …

San Bernardino

Ford unveils a new hybrid police car for high-speed chases

Police departments across the country will now be able to chase fleeing perps in a car that gets an EPA-estimated 38 miles per gallon.<p>The new Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan will be the first pursuit-rated hybrid police car offered in America, according to Ford.<p>You may have seen police in your …

Trump officials tell Russia to drop its support for Syria’s Assad

Officials in the Trump administration on Sunday demanded that Russia stop supporting the Syrian government or face a further deterioration in its relations with the United States.<p>Signaling the focus of talks that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to have in Moscow this week, officials said …

Russia

ISIS kills 33 execution-style in Syria; 22 people in Iraq attack

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS killed 33 people execution-style in eastern Syria on Wednesday, according to a monitoring group.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the terror organization carried out the mass killing in the the al-Mayadin desert near the strategic city of Deir Ezzor on Wednesday …

Middle East

McConnell: ‘Nuclear option’ helps Senate. McCain: ‘Whoever says that is a stupid idiot.’

The “nuclear” showdown in the Senate has split the chamber’s most senior Republicans over how bad the fallout will be.<p>On one side is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who says that once Democrats filibuster Judge Neil Gorsuch, the GOP’s unilateral response to confirm him on a simple …

How to Be Mindful When You Are Angry

“Anger is a natural, life-affirming emotion. It lets us know when a boundary has been crossed, when our needs are not being met, or when someone we care about is in danger. But when misdirected, anger can harm our physical health and our relationships. Being mindful of anger means not suppressing, …

Mindfulness

One week, three more Trump-Russia connections

<b>(CNN) —</b> In December, Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser met privately with the head of a Russian bank under U.S. sanctions.<p>In January, a major Trump donor with ties to his administration flew to a remote island and conferred with a confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>And four …

Donald Trump

Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying from cancer, study shows

Long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including colorectal, lung, breast and prostate cancer, according to a study presented at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting on Monday.<p>The longitudinal study analyzed the …

Biomedicine

Markets pull back as Fed fears trump good jobs news

More Americans are finding work. That's great news, and stocks soared Wednesday morning, thanks to it. But the Federal Reserve threw some cold water on the bulls by the end of the day.<p>The Dow surged nearly 200 points Wednesday after payroll processor ADP issued a strong jobs report about the …

The only 4 things you need to know about Trump and Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's Russia problem is getting worse -- and more complicated.<p>Questions about his campaign's alleged ties to Moscow seem to proliferate by the hour. The mushroom cloud surrounding his baseless allegations that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower is spreading faster. The …

GE CEO on disagreeing with Trump: 'We're cowards if we don't'

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt says he tries to stay out of politics -- but he's found it necessary to speak out against some of President Trump's policies.<p>"I think we're cowards if we don't take a position occasionally on those things that are really consistent with what our mission is and where …

General Electric

Senator opens investigation into opioid manufacturers

<b>(CNN) —</b> Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has launched an investigation into some of the country's leading prescription drug manufacturers, demanding documents and records dating back the past five years which indicate just what the companies knew of the drugs' risk for abuse as well as documents …

Fed official: U.S. economy finally back to normal

Congratulations, America. The economy is finally back to normal.<p>That's what John Williams, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, declared Wednesday.<p>"The data have spoken, and the message is clear: We've largely attained the hard-sought recovery we've been after for the past nine …

E.U. Blocks Merger of London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse

LONDON — The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse have tried to merge three times since 2000, hoping to create a European stock market heavyweight. And now, after a ruling from European regulators on Wednesday, all three efforts have failed.<p>The $30 billion merger, announced more than a year …

Russian banker who met with Jared Kushner has ties to Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russian bank chairman who met with Jared Kushner in December isn't your ordinary banker.<p>His state-run bank has been under US sanctions for nearly three years.<p>He was appointed to his job by Russian President Vladimir Putin after eight years at Russia's biggest state-owned commercial bank.<p>…

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record

President Trump on Tuesday took the most significant step yet in obliterating his predecessor’s environmental record, instructing federal regulators to rewrite key rules curbing U.S. carbon emissions.<p>The sweeping executive order — which the president signed with great fanfare in the Environmental …

Fossil Fuels

Women go on strike in US to show their economic clout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Many American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red Wednesday to demonstrate how vital they are to the U.S. economy, as International Women's Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world.<p>The Day Without a Woman protest in the U.S. was put …

Federal judge to hear first lawsuit against new travel ban

<b>(CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Hawaii has agreed to hear the first legal challenge to President Donald Trump's new travel ban on March 15 -- just hours before it is slated to go into effect.<p>Attorneys for the state filed a new 40-page request just before midnight on Tuesday, asking a federal judge to …

G.O.P. Health Bill Faces Revolt From Conservative Forces

WASHINGTON — After seven years of waiting longingly to annul President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Republican leaders on Tuesday faced a sudden revolt from the right that threatened their proposal to remake the American health care system.<p>The much-anticipated House plan to repeal the …

Women charged with North Korean's murder leave court in bullet-proof vests

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia on Wednesday charged two women, an Indonesian and a Vietnamese, with murdering the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader in a bizarre airport assassination using a super-toxic nerve agent that killed in minutes.<p>Siti Aishah, a 25-year-old mother of one from …

North Korea

Trump delays new travel ban after well-reviewed speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has delayed plans to sign a reworked travel ban in the wake of positive reaction to his first address to Congress, a senior administration official told CNN.<p>The decision came late Tuesday night as positive reviews flooded in for Trump's speech, which struck …