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Chicago Police Plan To Listen After Officer Acquitted In Death Of Unarmed Woman

Hoping to mend the tattered relationship between the police department and Chicago's minority communities, the city's top cop announced plans Tuesday for a "neighborhood outreach" tour.<p>The police department will hold a series of meetings across the city to hear from residents, ministers and …

Law Enforcement
Tea Party

Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover

Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, <i>Maus</i>, has some very memorable cover art. It pictures a pair of mice — representing Jews — huddling beneath a cat-like caricature of Adolf Hitler. Behind the feline Hitler is a large swastika.<p>That last element has become a …

Graphic Novels

Teacher Brady Olson Who Tackled Shooter Comforted Gunman

The Washington state high school teacher who tackled an armed student who fired two shots in the air Monday morning said Tuesday that he consoled the 16-year-old and told him, "it’s not the end of the world."<p>"I had a conversation with him as I was laying on top of him and I was trying to reassure …

Law Enforcement
Water

Why it’s easier for affluent women to find Mr. Right

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Islamic State claims to have downed Jordanian plane, captured pilot

A Jordanian F-16 jet crashed Wednesday in an area of northeastern Syria under the control of Islamic State militants, who quickly captured the pilot, according to statements from both sides.<p>Jordan is part of a U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against Islamic State since …

Germany's divisive road toll plan could make a loss: magazine | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - A plan to introduce toll roads in Germany aimed mainly at foreigners, which has already divided the ruling coalition, is flawed and even loss-making, according to internal government documents published in Der Spiegel magazine on Sunday.<p>The proposal has caused a row within …