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Extreme’s ‘More Than Words’: The Oral History of 1991’s Iconic Ballad

In the spring of 1991, the radio landscape was bursting with high-energy dance-pop and heavily emotional ballads. “More Than Words,” a comparatively …

Music

Rich People Are Less Sad—But They Aren't Any Happier Than The Rest Of Us

Life is a little less miserable when you can throw money at your problems.<p>There is a lot of research to suggest that richer people are more satisfied with their lives than poorer people, at least up to a certain point when their most important needs are met. But life satisfaction is different from …

NYC to Pay $3.9 Million to Family of Unarmed Teen Killed by Cop

The family of Ramarley Graham, the unarmed teenager shot and killed in his grandmother's bathroom by an NYPD officer in February 2012, has agreed to …

Guns will soon top cars as the leading killer of Americans under 25

Which do you think is responsible for killing more Americans under the age of 25: guns or cars? If you answered cars, you're right – but you won't be for long.<p>Citing the latest statistics from the federal government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Center for American Progress …

People Who Become Cops Tend to Have Authoritarian Personality Characteristics

There are many important questions about police brutality in America that are not being asked by the mainstream media.<p>What sort of police officers …

Psychology

U.S. police organizations criticize response to alleged brutality | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. police are being unfairly targeted in response to allegations of police brutality, leaders from three police organizations said at the first public meeting of U.S. President Barack Obama’s policing task force on Tuesday.<p>A memorial to Antonio Martin, an armed man fatally …

For the First Time Ever APD Cops Will Be Charged with Murder for Killing Someone

<b>This marks the FIRST time in the history of one of the most violent police forces in the US, in which any officer has faced criminal charges for</b> …

After Disappearances, Locals Take Power

International<p>After Guerrero’s disappeared, locals are taking power in Tecoanapa<p>‘If we don’t get involved, we could be the next people to die’<p>12:33PM ET<p>On Sept. 26, 2014, municipal police attacked a group of students from Ayotzinapa school in Mexico’s Guerrero state. Of the 43 disappeared students, …

Suspensions to Oregon players bring NCAA marijuana policy into question

DALLAS -- Oregon opened as a touchdown favorite over Ohio State in the national title game, its blur of an offense the most oppressive force in …

George Zimmerman arrested for aggravated assault

George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted in 2013 of the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin, was arrested in Florida late Friday night on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon.<p>According to Seminole County booking documents, Zimmerman, 31, was arrested by the Lake Mary …

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Summing Up White Supremacist Ties as ‘Saying Nice Things About an Old Man’

<b>Extra!</b>‘s March/April 1999 cover story, by Steve Rendall, on Trent Lott’s ties to white supremacism.<p>On <b>Meet the Press</b> (1/4/15), host Chuck Todd tried …

It's Critics of 'Selma' Who Are Distorting Civil Rights History

<i>Selma</i> is not a documentary–but it’s also not partisan propaganda, like this <b>Politico</b> op-ed.<p>Even before it was released on Christmas Day, <i>Selma</i> was …

Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead

Politicians worldwide are enacting a slew of laws to impinge on free speech, but are the first to defend it when there’s a body count<p>On Wednesday, 12 …

Santa Barbara newspaper's headline draws protests

A provocative headline about immigrants being permitted to obtain driver's licenses has put a Santa Barbara newspaper in the middle of a community controversy.<p>Scores of protesters marched outside the Santa Barbara News Press offices after the paper's Thursday edition carried the headline "Illegals …

USA Today Makes Sure Rich Don’t Get Blamed for Middle-Class Stagnation

<b>USA Today</b>‘s depiction of the household income story.<p>The “Nation’s Newspaper” boasts that most of its “editorials are coupled with an opposing view–a …

Economics

Remembering Victims of Terror–and Forgetting Some Others

From the <b>CBS News</b> website, at least seven hours after it had been pointed out that the Charlie Hebdo massacre was not the worst terror attack in …

'Use of Force' Training Videos of Phoenix Activist Exposed as Police Propaganda

Phoenix, AZ – A Phoenix, Arizona activist who has been an outspoken critic of police abuse of force, Reverend Jarrett Maupin, recently underwent a …

If Civilians Beat an Innocent Man like these Cops Did, They'd Be In Jail. Instead the Cops Stay Cops

“All three of them started beating me on the head….they beat me like a bunch of thugs”<p>San Antonio, TX — A violent trio of San Antonio cops won’t miss …

Cop Threatens to Arrest Woman's Family to Force Her to Have an Abortion, Beats Her Afterwards

North Charleston, SC — A North Charleston police officer is on unpaid administrative leave after allegedly beating his girlfriend for making him late …

The NYPD is Actually Proving that they Exist Mainly for Revenue Generation

“It definitely is a revenue driver for the city, this mass regime of handing out tickets. It does strike the ear a little bit funny when you hear …

School Activity Praising Police Outrages Mother Whose Son's Father Was Murdered by 15 Cops

Bakersfield, CA– North Beardsley Elementary in Bakersfield, California, is facing backlash after the principal, Aimee Williamson, who happens to be …

Crooked Cop Outed As Gang Member After Driving A Ferrari To Work

You know that scene in <i>Goodfellas</i> after the airport heist where Robert DeNiro tells his guys not to buy anything with the money, lest they be …

Strip Clubs

The U.S. has more jails than colleges. Here’s a map of where those prisoners live.

There were 2.3 million prisoners in the U.S. as of the 2010 Census. It's often been remarked that our national incarceration rate of 707 adults per every 100,000 residents is the highest in the world, by a huge margin.<p>We tend to focus less on <i>where</i> we're putting all those people. But the 2010 Census …

Why the NYPD Turned Its Back on the City

Does believing the police are constantly under fire serve a productive function for society?<p>On Sunday, a relatively large group of New York police officers, sworn to protect and serve the public, turned their back on the public's elected executive, Mayor Bill de Blasio:<p>The show of disrespect came …

LAPD to get Tasers that activate body cameras when used

Los Angeles police on Tuesday ordered Tasers that, when used, automatically activate cameras on officers' uniforms, which will create visual records of incidents at a time of heightened awareness about police officers' use of force.<p>The 3,000 new digital Taser X26P weapons record the date, time and …

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