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Ex-Auschwitz guard talks of shame during trial over mass killings

Former SS guard Reinhold Hanning, 94, breaks silence to ‘apologise wholeheartedly’ for role in Holocaust<p>A 94-year-old Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany has broken his silence to “apologise wholeheartedly” for playing a part in the mass killings at the concentration camp.<p>Speaking out for the first …

World History

History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard

On Friday, the Dean of Harvard Law School, Martha Minow, endorsed a recommendation to change the school's official shield. That's because the shield contains the crest of Isaac Royall, a plantation owner, slave trader and justice of the peace from Antigua whose endowment of land helped establish …

Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana Businesses

A law passed in the ’80s to prevent drug dealers from getting tax breaks is now taking a huge chomp out of legitimate outfits in Colorado and …

Bill Cosby's court defeat: How it happened, and what happens next

Bill Cosby suffered a defeat in court Wednesday evening.<p>Actually, he suffered two defeats.<p>In addition to rejecting a bid to dismiss the three counts of sexual assault against him, a Pennsylvania judge also turned down a request by Cosby's lawyers to remove newly elected Montgomery County Dist. …

Justice

Will Ex-DA's 'Deal' With Cosby Save Him From Sex Assault Trial?

Bill Cosby will be in a Pennsylvania courtroom Tuesday to find out if a criminal sexual-assault case against him will go to trial — and the answer could hinge on what an ex-prosecutor has to say.<p>Cosby's defense team claims the former Montgomery County district attorney made a deal with the comedian …

Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can't be prosecuted

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he …

ISIS militant ordered Jakarta attack from abroad, police chief says

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> A militant who police accuse of plotting Thursday's deadly terror attack in Jakarta instructed his cells in Indonesia to launch the attack, according to Jakarta Police Chief Tito Karnavian.<p>Karnavian spoke to CNN one day after the violence erupted midday, killing at least …

How 'Hijabis of New York' Is Shattering Stereotypes About Muslim Women

"The hijab is an empowering part of my identity and is my choice."<p>When Rana Abdelhamid was told by a friend, "You're pretty normal for a woman who wears the hijab, I thought you would be really quiet when I first met you," she realized how the head covering worn by many Muslim women fueled shallow …

Iraqi troops storm downtown Ramadi in bid to oust Islamic State occupiers

BAGHDAD — Iraqi forces broke into Ramadi’s city center on Tuesday, pushing closer to its main government buildings in what commanders hope will be a final thrust to recapture the key provincial capital from Islamic State militants.<p>Security forces erected a temporary bridge over a canal to gain …

What Our Reaction to the Planned Parenthood Shooting Says About Us

Friday’s shooting at Planned Parenthood is the ultimate political Rorscharch test. Was the shooter motivated by anti-abortion rhetoric or was he just …

Planned Parenthood

Minneapolis police arrest two in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters | Reuters

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man over the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by …

Law Enforcement

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of 'serious consequences' | Reuters

ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin said the …

Citing Terror Threats, State Dept Issues Worldwide Travel Alert

The State Department on Monday issued a worldwide alert three days ahead of Thanksgiving cautioning travelers of "increased terroristic threats" from ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and other groups.<p>The alert expires Feb. 24.<p>Such warnings are typically not based on credible intelligence regarding a …

Terrorism

Europe needs access to SWIFT payments data to combat militants - France | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - European authorities need to be able to tap into data from the SWIFT bank payments network under a push to clamp down on the financing of militant groups, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Monday.<p>French Finance Minister Michel Sapin attends a news conference on …

Online Privacy

Ansel Adams’s Subversive Images of Japanese Internment

The photographer was not supposed to capture the barbed wire surrounding the Manzanar War Relocation Center, but he found a way to show the truth.

Black Trans Woman Profiled By Iowa Hotel Files Civil Rights Complaint

The state's comprehensive nondiscrimination law made the complaint possible.<p>In 28 states, a hotel can refuse service to a transgender person, or discriminate against them in other ways, and face no legal repercussions. But this sort of discrimination is illegal under Iowa law, so a black trans …

A Six-Figure Settlement on Campus Free Speech

Trustees at the University of Illinois agreed to pay Steven Salaita $600,000 after the professor’s job offer was revoked for anti-Israel statements made on social media.<p>As debates roil over free speech on American college campuses and as mechanisms that critique Israeli policies continue to divide, …

Wall Street's brightest minds reveal the most important charts in the world

As many of the charts in our latest collection from some of Wall Street's top strategists show, questions right now center on what the future holds for the US economy, for emerging markets, and the Federal Reserve.<p>The last time we ran this feature back in February, the world looked different. The …

The Room Where the Internet Was Born

An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.<p>Starting a cross-country drive to New York in Los Angeles is pretty inconvenient, unless your cross-country drive is also a vision quest to see the Internet. More specifically, we'd been …

Jimmy John's Loosens Its Dress Code For Workers After Criticism

The chain has scrapped the tightest restrictions in its manual. That'll make it easier to work there.<p>For years, sandwich chain Jimmy John's has had an unusually strict dress code. The Huffington Post revealed in May that two pages' worth of guidelines stipulated all the rank-and-file do's and …

The Air Force's Future Starts Now

Late Tuesday afternoon, the Pentagon is expected to answer a question of vital importance to three big military contractors and of no small …

Market Capitalization

The Pre-Terrorists Among Us

Is it possible to stop terrorism before it happens?<p>Philip K. Dick’s <i>The Minority Report</i> is a short story about a dystopian future in which there are “no major crimes,” but a mass of imprisoned “would-be criminals.” This is thanks to “Precrime,” a criminal-justice agency whose preventive efforts are …

A brutal IMF assessment says most of the Middle East can sustain low oil prices for 'less than five years'

It's a brutal assessment of the slowing growth and the destabilising effect of low oil prices. Though the plunging costs of energy have been a positive thing for consumers in much of the world, that cash boost is effectively taken straight from the pockets of finance ministers in the Middle …

The Tribe That Won’t Stop Killing ISIS

Its members have been massacred on several occasions, but ‘The Family of the Tiger’ fights on.<p>ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan — Forces of the so-called …

Amazon QuickSight – Fast & Easy to Use Business Intelligence for Big Data at 1/10th the Cost of Traditional Solutions | Amazon Web Services

Over the last couple of years, the process of collecting, uploading, storing, and processing data on AWS has become faster, simpler, and increasingly …

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Defectors: ISIS is killing Muslims, not protecting them

<b>London (CNN) —</b> Much has been written about the young men and women who join the Islamic State. We are familiar with their biographies and pathways, backgrounds and motivations.<p>But virtually nothing is known about those who quit: the "defectors" who didn't like what they saw, abandoned their …

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