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Hillary Clinton ‘Went to Bat’ for Chevron

The Clinton Foundation’s corporate donors lobbied Hillary’s State Department to open Burma to American businesses. They got what they wanted.<p>On May …

How Two American Teens Became Assassins for a Mexican Cartel

'Wolf Boys,' a new book by Dan Slater, details the bloody rise and fall of two Texas teenagers who became contract killers for the Zetas, the most violent drug cartel in Mexico, killing dozens of people in the process.<p>When the state of Texas sentenced Gabriel Cardona and Rosalio "Bart" Reta—aka the …

Mexico

Why Democrats are anxious

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's reversal on the "birther" controversy is turning attention -- at least for the moment -- from a major shift in the presidential race.<p>The battle for the White House -- dominated by Hillary Clinton only weeks ago -- is tightening dramatically, a nerve-wracking turn for …

Government

10 Things to Watch on Netflix if You Love True Crime

Something to fill your Making a Murderer void.<p>Because honestly, who <i>doesn't</i> love true crime?<p>1. <i>Cropsey</i><p>What starts as an investigation into an urban legend about a boogeyman turns into a stunning investigation of Andre Rand, a Staten Island man convicted of kidnapping children. The shaky camera (à la</i> …

Gun Control Is a Misfire

The most fervent and polarized sides in the renewed debate on gun control share one piece of solid common ground: they both invest rather magical …

Guns

Marco Rubio: Poor Little Rich Boy Runs Into Real Estate Trouble

The Senator's three houses, various lady friends, assorted con artist pals and piles of unexplained income<p>When it comes to sheer brazen corruption, …

Corruption

Judge upholds Seattle 'gun violence tax' despite challenge from gun rights groups

A judge upheld Seattle's so-called gun violence tax Tuesday, rejecting a challenge from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups.<p>King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson dismissed arguments that Seattle's tax, adopted last summer, exceeded the city's authority under state …

17 biblical rules for marriage the Kim Davis set chooses to ignore

Evangelicals conveniently forget the Good Book encourages polygamy and prohibits unions between Gentiles and Jews<p>Some people believe that Kentucky—or even all of America—should be subject to biblical law rather than constitutional law. They believe public servants like celebrity clerk Kim Davis owe …

Theology

How passing the plate becomes the 'Sunday morning stickup'

<b>(CNN) —</b> David Lee had just opened his wallet for two successive offerings at a church one Sunday morning when a pastor walked onto the pulpit to pass on a request.<p>"You all going to think I'm crazy, but God says give again," the pastor said.<p>The congregation rose from their seats to march to the …

Christianity

Megachurch: Stay With Your Kiddie Porn-Watching Husband—or Face ‘Discipline’

When missionary Karen Hinkey found out her husband was attracted to children, she tried to separate from him. Her church elders told her to knock it …

Demented, Dying, but on Trial, the Last Nazis Reveal Their True Evil

The trial of the SS bookkeeper from Auschwitz exposes not only the banality but the bean-counting that was integral to the Holocaust.<p>As the trial of …

America lost the Cold War: Russia, China and the new autocratic world order

The fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to signal a paradigm shift. Twenty-six years later, democracy is flagging<p>Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolved into the United Soviet Socialist States. The conjoined entity, linked perhaps by a new Bering Straits …

Geopolitics