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Ex-CIA director Hayden says millennials leak secrets because they are ‘culturally’ different

The latest massive leak of government secrets — a trove of apparent CIA documents posted online this week by WikiLeaks, an anti-secrecy organization — is still so new that federal officials say they are only in the early stages of investigating the breach.<p>Still, the former head of the CIA has a …

Surveillance

Dallas Prep School Denounces White Nationalist Alumni Richard Spencer

St. Mark’s School of Texas, the prep school attended by the white nationalist Richard Spencer, has denounced the former student’s racist …

Britain 'faces US legal claims' after America passes terror sponsors law

Britain faces a wave of claims from US lawyers and could even be sued by victims of Jihadi John, senior military and political figures warn, after Washington passed a controversial terrorism sponsorship law.<p>In a letter to the <i>Telegraph</i> on Monday, they warn that America’s new Justice Against Sponsors …

11-year-old girl's kidnapping and rape solved by DNA from a discarded water bottle, police say

The kidnapping and rape of an 11-year-old girl who was abducted as she walked home in Santa Ana in 1999 has been solved thanks to DNA evidence, police say.<p>Earlier this year, cold-case detectives submitted DNA samples that were collected during the initial investigation to the Orange County Crime …

Crime

It’s Time for Leaders to Stop Dragging Everyone to So Many Meetings

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Nobel Prize

Stephen Hawking warns that humanity should not respond to aliens in case they kill us all

If we actually end up discovering aliens then they’ll probably just wipe us all out, Stephen Hawking has said.<p>When we made contact with any aliens it …

New York bombing: Investigators search for suspects, motive

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> A day after a bombing injured 29 people in a New York City neighborhood, surveillance videos show the same man near the site of the explosion and another location where a pressure-cooker device was found four blocks away, multiple local and federal law enforcement sources told …

37 Years in Solitary Confinement and Even the State Can’t Explain Why

If there’s a reason why Arthur Johnson has spent nearly four decades in solitary, Pennsylvania hasn’t given it—and now the case has national …

Oakland police to fire 4 officers, suspend 7 others, in sexual misconduct scandal

Four Oakland police officers will be fired and seven others suspended without pay for their roles in a sexual misconduct scandal that sparked national outrage earlier this year, Mayor Libby Schaaf confirmed late Wednesday.<p>The officers, some of whom may have already resigned, were found guilty of …

Chicago Police Superintendent Says Put Criminals in Jail and Keep Them There

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson, announcing murder charges against two men on parole in the death of Nykea Aldridge, NBA star …

Planes hovering above Baltimore right now are recording every move people make

“Imagine Google Earth with TiVo capability.” That’s how the impressive, and very high-tech, one company’s real-time surveillance system is sold to …

Chicago police: Trump lied about ‘top’ cop telling him ‘tough tactics’ could end crime within a week

Donald Trump has real problems being truthful, as evidenced by the record number of “Pants on Fire” ratings he’s received from Politifact.<p>Now it …

Cops Framed Schizophrenic Woman as Killer Lesbian, Sending Her to Prison for 35 Years

Cathy Woods was jailed for 35 years in the slaying of Michelle Mitchell, who was last seen with a man. Now she’s suing, saying cops framed her as a …

Former prisoners held in Assad's Syrian jails reveal how guards made the men rape one another to avoid execution… and regularly tortured or beat them to death

Men ordered to rape each other to 'amuse' a sick guard. Women raped in front of family members to force confessions. And blood - rivers of blood from …

Middle East

WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.<p>Income inequality has surged near …

Income Inequality

What We Got Wrong About Nazis And Terrorists

<i>"Terrorism, the Skorzeny Syndrome, is flourishing in the modern world, a reminder that Hitler and Nazism are still taking their toll more than three decades after the Third Reich collapsed."</i><p>-- Glenn B. Infield, biographer of Nazi commander Otto Skorzeny<p>On November 28, 1941, Adolf Hitler and Arab …

Political Philosophy and the Problems of International Order: Machiavelli, Kant, and Aristotle

(2017). Political Philosophy and the Problems of International Order: Machiavelli, Kant, and Aristotle. Perspectives on Political Science: Vol. 46, …

Political Philosophy

As Adults Legally Smoke Pot In Colorado, More Minority Kids Arrested For It

Marijuana is legal in Colorado — as long as you're 21 or older. It's still illegal for kids to possess, so juveniles are coming to dominate the marijuana arrests in Colorado. But another startling trend also has developed: Arrest rates have risen dramatically for young blacks and Latinos.<p>Ricky …

After 40 years, 12 slayings and 45 rapes, the ‘Golden State Killer’ still eludes police

At first, they called him the East Area Rapist. Then he started killing.<p>The sexual assaults multiplied. So did the bodies. He evolved into the Original Night Stalker, then the Golden State Killer.<p>Over the course of a decade, he slayed 12 people and raped 45. He burglarized more than 120 California …

Crime

Female Veteran Fires Back At Angry Parking Note In The Best Way Possible (UPDATE)

Note to misogynists: Women serve in the military, too.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> June 21, 2016 -- Rebecca Landis Hayes, a female Navy veteran who found an angry note on her car after parking in a veterans-only parking spot, has since received a hand-written apology.<p>The note's author writes that they mistakenly …

Newly released CIA documents detail torture tactics after Sept. 11; Bush voiced unease about treatment of detainees

Nearly 900 pages of previously classified CIA emails, interrogation reports and internal investigations revealed disturbing new details about the CIA's use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks.<p>They include an internal CIA memo dated June 7, 2006, that says President George W. Bush expressed unease …

National Security

Sebastian Junger Says PTSD Is Our Fault

Journalist Sebastian Junger has a new book, titled <i>Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging</i>. The slender volume starts out by asking why colonial settlers …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Sebastian Junger: Over-Valorizing Vets Does More Harm Than Good

Few civilians can get away with talking about the military the way Sebastian Junger does. Among mainstream journalists, his commentary on the …

War

10 Great Breakfasts for Building Easy Muscle

Following on from last Thursday's column, which was all about developing muscle to get toned up for both summer and life. In keeping with my core …

Food

“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

<b>Sean Carroll on "The Colbert Report." (Comedy Central)</b><p>Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>Phil Torres<p>May 8, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely …

Stephen Colbert

How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East

In the Middle East, few men are pilloried these days as much as Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot. Sykes, a British diplomat, travelled the same turf as T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), served in the Boer War, inherited a baronetcy, and won a Conservative seat in Parliament. He died young, at …

Middle East

Research Links Heavy Facebook And Social Media Usage To Depression

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine recently conducted a study about the effects of social media habits on the moods of users. The research determined that the more time young adults use social media, the more likely they are to be depressed. The findings from this study …

Social Media

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

Quantum Mechanics