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Wisconsin on tap: Clinton and Sanders brawl and Trump flip-flops on abortion - again

<b>Milwaukee (CNN) —</b> When the Badger State votes on Tuesday, it could give America something more like Groundhog Day: several more weeks of an intense primary campaign.<p>Republicans waged a two-front fight this weekend -- in Wisconsin, which holds an important Tuesday primary that will set the tone for …

Government

Study: Brain Variance Affects How Anxiety Sufferers See the World

<b>It’s just how you’re wired.</b>Anxiety isn’t something people choose to experience — it’s connected with how their brains see the world.A new study …

Humanity

4 creepy psychological tricks companies use to get you to buy things

The human brain is a powerful reasoning machine, but it has its Achilles' heels. These mental shortcuts help us navigate the enormous amount of information we're exposed to at any given time, without feeling paralyzed.<p>And companies are aware of these pitfalls.<p>Here are a few of the ways marketers …

Psychology

There's a big fight brewing tied to those stomach-turning images of decay in Detroit's public schools

The walk-out was also a sign of support for their teachers who participated in a mass "sick-out" that shut down nearly every school in the city last week.<p>Teachers launched the sick-out to call attention to the unsafe school conditions they say are widespread across the district. The mass closure …

Barack Obama

This Is What’s Wrong With Ben Carson’s Life Story

<i>Was he admitted to West Point? Was his childhood adversity and temperament precisely as he described them? Did he really try to stab someone in high</i> …

Ten of the most badass upcoming documentaries

A lot of great documentaries have come out this year. <i>Dior and I</i>, <i>Amy</i>, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i>. While they’ll undoubtedly go on to land award season nods or at least a Netflix playback, there are thousands more underdogs toiling to be seen. All of the documentaries mentioned below will be, rather …

Bill de Blasio

Photos of Gaza's Parkour Teens

"I don't know about the future, we live under siege. This is the only thing that makes us feel free."<p>Since they were kids, Fares and Fahed have used parkour as a way to cope with their lives in Gaza. Now in their teens, the friends spend the long summers days running across bombed out buildings …

Gaza

Beyond Lyme, new illnesses, more reason to watch for ticks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyme disease makes the headlines but there are plenty of additional reasons to avoid tick bites. New research highlights the latest in a growing list of tick-borne threats — a distant relative of Lyme that's easy to confuse with other illnesses.<p>Monday's study suggests a kind of …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Criminal Justice

Pope Francis Calls Pay Disparities Between Women and Men a 'Pure Scandal'

Women’s rights advocate Patricia Arquette will have to make some room for Pope Francis, the feminist.<p>The leader of the Roman Catholic church declared …

Feminism

Ten books to read in April

Literature

10 Short Stories I Loved in 2014

<i>Below is a guest post from Pravesh Bhardwaj, a filmmaker based in Mumbai who has been posting his favorite short stories all year.</i><p><i>I started posting</i> …

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to …

6 true things about living with an anxiety disorder

You may have seen this piece in today’s The Age, wherein we discover that, unsurprisingly, a large percentage of the population either doesn’t …

Viral

Fox News’ phony 1 percent populism: Megyn Kelly helps Scott Walker solve (one of) his college problem(s)

The governor and his Fox pal trash “Ivy Leaguers” Clinton and Obama, while Walker guts the public university system<p>Fox News host Megyn Kelly thinks she has the solution for one of Gov. Scott Walker’s two college problems – the fact that he left Marquette University mysteriously, in his senior year, …