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Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.<p>As difficult as …

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‘An embarrassment’: U.S. health care far from the top in global study

Americans grumble all the time about the quality of our health-care system, but when we're dealing with serious issues, such as injuries from an auto accident or cancer, we often count our blessings that we live in a wealthy country that has well-trained doctors with access to the latest medical …

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One nation, under cops: 3 reasons to believe America could become a police state under Trump

A civil rights attorney weighs in on “Big Picture” with Thom Hartmann<p>Trump has been in office for three weeks, but "Big Picture" host Thom Hartmann is already preparing for the awesome surveillance power his administration may use on its citizenry.<br>"What starts out as a small, necessary, temporary …

FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.<p>Of 28 examiners with the FBI …

After FBI admits overstating forensic hair matches, focus turns to cases

With federal officials’ acknowledgment that nearly an entire unit of FBI forensic examiners overstated testimony about hair matches for decades, legal analysts say the question now is how courts and prosecutors will respond to criminal convictions that may have relied on such evidence.<p>A sampling of …

Why We Can’t Just Read English Newspapers to Understand Terrorism

A few weeks ago, the White House convened the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), a three-day event intended to “discuss concrete steps” …