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Donald Trump Says He's The Best Dealmaker. Negotiation Experts Say Otherwise.

His leaked calls with world leaders reveal more bullying than diplomacy. "It makes Trump look a little venal, a little weak."<p>WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump is the best at making deals. The best! He’ll tell you himself by tweeting unsolicited advice on how to win in a negotiation or bragging about his …

The Mysterious Power of Near-Death Experiences

Over the course of my life, I’ve had a few close calls, incidents that, had they taken place a second or a minute later, might have changed my life—or ended it. I’ve never had the classic near-death experience, the one that includes an out-of-body moment, when one’s spirit floats away from one’s …

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

April 15, 2013 by Laurie McNamara<p>You guys today I’ve got the most amazing from scratch, (non) Slow Cooker Refried Beans recipe to share with you . …

Karyn Parsons Is Telling The Stories Of Little-Known Black Icons

Hilary Banks is now a history buff, y'all.<p>“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actress Karyn Parsons has come quite a ways since she was pardoning herself for being so attractive as a self-obsessed Hilary Banks.<p>But these days, she has a thing or two to teach us about black history.<p>In 2005, Parsons founded …

Charges Dismissed Against Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old [UPDATE]

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday.<p>Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement that her office was moving to dismiss the case against Officer Joseph Weekley. He was originally charged with involuntary …

States seize cash, property from motorists

<i>Watch the third part of Gary Tuchman's special report Friday at 8 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) —</b> On a bright, clear morning in April 2013, two professional poker players from California were heading west on Interstate 80 in rural Iowa when they were stopped by two Iowa State Troopers.<p>Before that …

New police radars can 'see' inside homes

At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies quietly deployed radars that let them effectively see inside homes, with little notice to the courts or the public.<p>WASHINGTON — At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively …

Outrage after south Florida police use black mugshots as targets

By Zachary Fagenson<p>MIAMI, Fla. (Reuters) - A Miami-area police department responded on Friday to public outrage over its snipers using photos of …

DA says Pennsylvania man killed ex-wife and 5 in-laws - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Police in Pennsylvania mounted an intense search Monday in the Philadelphia suburbs for a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and five former in-laws, the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, said at a Monday night press conference.<p>Bradley William Stone of Pennsburg …

PunditFact fact-checks Dick Cheney on CIA torture remarks

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has had a relatively quiet couple of years since leaving the White House. But with the release of a Senate report …

Meet the Press

Sydney hostage-taker called himself a cleric -- and had a criminal record

The gunman who held hostages for more than 16 hours in a Sydney cafe was no stranger to police -- and was on bail for violent criminal offenses at the time of the siege.<p>Man Haron Monis, an Iranian-born refugee who was granted political asylum in Australia in 2001, had "a long history of violent …

Mark Wahlberg doesn't deserve pardon (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Jeff Yang is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal Online and can be heard frequently on radio as a contributor to shows such as PRI's "The Takeaway" and WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show." He is the author of "I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action" and editor of the graphic novel</i> …

Conn. shooter's dad: 'You can't get any more evil'

NEW YORK (AP) — In his most extensive comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza describes his struggle to …

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A Review Of The Turner Diaries: "The Neo-Nazi Bible"

A Review Of The Turner Diaries: “The Neo-Nazi Bible”<p>Jun, 2009<p>Print this article Font size -16+<p>There has been a lot of talk in the news of late about …

Police say Phoenix man shot neighbors, dogs, then himself

Police in Phoenix say a man fatally shot four of his neighbors and their two dogs at an apartment complex on Saturday before turning the gun on himself.<p>MyFox Phoenix, citing neighbors, reported that a grandfather, his daughter, the daughter's partner, and a teenage granddaughter, were killed in the …

Brooklyn mass stabbing leaves 5 dead

A woman and four children — the youngest an 18-month-old boy — were stabbed to death Saturday night in a rampage at a Brooklyn apartment, officials …

Fast Food, Poverty Wages: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Jobs in the Fast-Food Industry

About the Authors<p><b>Sylvia A. Allegretto</b>, Ph.D., is an economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the Institute for …

Income Inequality

In Plain Sight: News on Poverty & Inequality in the U.S. - NBC News

Wall Street Bills Clear Hurdle With Democrats Backing Deregulation

WASHINGTON -- Just one day after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter urging lawmakers to reject a slate of Wall Street deregulation measures, nearly two dozen Democrats joined Republicans to approve the package in the House Financial Services Committee.<p>The legislation would repeal several …