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Oregon tribe: Armed group 'desecrating' their land

In a surprise, Oscar season is suddenly welcoming all kinds of movies

One of the hallmarks of modern award-season cinema — or one of its great failings, depending on your point of view — is how narrow its range of genres has become.<p>For much of the 20th century, contenders spanned a wide gamut. All the way back in 1954, to take a representative but by no means …

Mad Max

This Company Is Selling Jeans That You Don't Have to Wash for Months

They even have a no-stink guarantee.<p>Call it the denimhead's dilemma: You live in your favorite pair of jeans, but eventually, they start smelling like it. Well, one company says they've solved the problem by inventing jeans that never stink or stain, no matter how often you wear them.<p>ODO Denim has …

Ford CEO Responds to Donald Trump's Attacks

Is Donald Trump really a “big customer” of Ford Motor Company, the U.S. automaker he keeps insulting from the campaign trail?<p>That’s what he told Ford …

Saudi-Iranian Rift Guarantees Oil Overproduction Will Continue; Crisis Possible In Strait Of Hormuz

On Sunday, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer and OPEC’s de facto leader, severed diplomatic ties with fellow OPEC member Iran in a geopolitical rift that has ramifications not only for Middle Eastern regional security but for global oil markets as well. The kingdom cut ties after the …

Tribe Member: 'We Would Have Been Dead By Now' If We Acted Like Oregon Militants

The Paiute tribe says the protesters need to leave.<p>BURNS, Ore. -- The armed protesters who seized remote federal property in Oregon should leave, the Burns Paiute Tribal Council urged Wednesday. The occupiers claim the federal land rightfully belongs to the mostly white population of eastern …

Burns

Five Questions To Ask Before You Accept A Job Offer

It is a harsh reality for job-seekers that our judgment is most impaired at exactly the point when we need our senses most — the moment when we’re evaluating a job offer.<p>We fall into the vortex very easily on a job search, as soon as a company is interested in us. We see the finish line to a …

Why a Demagogue Is More Dangerous Today

"I think it's dangerous,'' Hillary Clinton said in October. "[Donald Trump's] demagoguery is no longer amusing.''<p>Demagogues like Trump are nothing new in American politics. We've had plenty of them -- Huey Long, Joe McCarthy, George Wallace. But they've never gotten very far. Certainly not far …

What I Learned From Pro-Gun Twitter

Yesterday, I posted a single sentence to Twitter:<p><b>My child is more important than your gun.</b><p>I tweeted this to the tag #StopGunViolence.<p>Now, you'd assume that the above statement isn't controversial, right? The life and rights of a human child should always be valued above the existence or ownership …

Gun Rights