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Government

Misperceiving Bullshit as Profound Is Associated with Favorable Views of Cruz, Rubio, Trump and Conservatism

Abstract<p>The present research investigates the associations between holding favorable views of potential Democratic or Republican candidates for the …

Critical Thinking

Inside a burned-out Fort McMurray

On tour in Fort Mac to bear eyewitness to what the massive wildfire wrought<p>1 of 13<p>Previous<p>Next<p>Tweet<p>Share<p>Reddit<p>Email<p>A police officer guards the …

Fort McMurray
Canada

Proposed 'textalyzer' law for texting and driving raises privacy concerns

A proposed New York state law that would allow police to test technology to check if drivers had been texting and driving before a crash — without a …

New Jersey state troopers arrest woman for remaining silent during traffic stop

New Jersey state troopers arrested a woman on an obstruction charge after she refused to answer questions during a routine traffic stop, dashcam …

Louisiana May Stop Funneling Teenagers Into Adult Prisons

In 2007, after white students hung nooses on a tree the day after a black student sat beneath it, racial tensions boiled over at Jena High School in …

Crime

We have an Orwellian 'shadow government' and your liberty is at risk

Some outrageous police-friendly legislation has just wormed its way through New South Wales parliament, and the prospect of some heavy-handed policing is real<p>Washington insider Mike Lofgren earlier this year published a book called The Deep State - the Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a …

Crime

Frisco Five say hunger strike is over

A group of demonstrators known as the Frisco Five, who refused to eat until San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr steps down, announced Saturday night that they have ended their hunger strike.<p>A member of the group, who asked not to be identified, confirmed to The Chronicle that the hunger strike has …

Law Enforcement
Corruption

Police finding people who could not make it out of Fort McMurray

RCMP say they have found some residents still in Fort McMurray despite the massive evacuation of more than 80,000 people from the city and region due to a major forest fire, but have moved to get those individuals out.<p>Inspector Kevin Kunetzki told a briefing Saturday that police yesterday found a …

Canada

Police warn of dangers of citizen's arrests after suspected shoplifter left critical

NSW police have warned people of the dangers of making a citizen's arrest after a suspected shoplifter was left in a critical condition on the …

Police chase ends in Ontario with motorist jumping to his death

A 26-year-old Long Beach man jumped to his death after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase early Saturday that began in Claremont and ended in Ontario, authorities said.<p>The incident began about 12:50 a.m. when CHP officers attempted to pull over the man's 2008 Honda …

Spice: Americans turn to dangerous 'synthetic marijuana' to evade drug tests

Makers of ‘fake weed’ continually alter its chemical makeup to skirt laws, but users face serious dangers, from kidney failure to stroke<p>A man comes into the emergency room in Jackson, Mississippi. Six-foot-four, 240lbs. “Solid, brick muscle”, recalls Dr Robert Galli, a professor of emergency …

Cannabis

How 'The Craft' Realized the Power of Teen Girls and Made Witchcraft Cool

On its 20th anniversary, we look back at the 1996 cult classic that helped make witchcraft mainstream and inundated covens with curious teenage girls.<p><i>Ours is the magic, ours is the power – The Craft, 1996</i><p>The first thing you see is teenage girls, eyes shut, in a circle, chanting. Sitting among cards …

Paganism

Macedonia: A Colorful Revolution paint-bombs the regime

Students are the face of Macedonia's Colorful Revolution, protests against President Gjorge Ivanov and his decision to pardon dozens of politicians. …

Protest

10 Things You Didn't Know About Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen is one of those chains that's impossible to dislike. The chain that put not only soft-serve ice cream but also the legendary Blizzard on the map has thousands of locations across the globe, and new openings are still treated as special occasions. But even if you've got your perfect …

Dairy Queen