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Nas: America 'Fell Asleep at the Wheel' on Racial Equality

"America has spent so much time, money & resources fighting wars abroad and completely fell asleep at the wheel of the war brewing within our cities, …

South Carolina

Shooting suspect in custody after Charleston church massacre

<b>Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Before he allegedly opened fire on members of a Bible study group at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, Dylann Roof sat with them. He might have prayed with them.<p>A Snapchat video from Wednesday night at the historic African-American church shows Roof at a …

Charleston Church Shooting

8 Luxury Camping Trips That Are Worth It

Camping is great...except for the bug bites, sleeping on the ground and the constant fear of wild animals. The alternative? Glamping. These luxurious vacations allow you to experience nature and gorgeous scenery but without the tent-pitching and fire building. Here, eight amazing glamping trips …

The Wire Creator David Simon Calls for End to Violence in Baltimore as Celebs React on Social Media

<i>The Wire</i> creator David Simon is urging for peace in Baltimore in the wake of Monday night’s violence.<p>Riots broke out across the city following the …

Justice

Paying Respect to Freddie Gray

Spinal Cords

The game some people are paying to help finish

<i>Woolfe The Red Hood Diaries</i> owes a lot to its early players.<p>Fans of the stylized reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood as action platformer, are the game's official testing department and translators. And the group doesn't just work for free, they're actually paying for the right to both own the …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

2014 in review: How the Xbox One learned to love games and a low price

The Xbox One had a rough first year, and no other console has had to change its failing strategy so rapidly after launch. One could argue that Nintendo is struggling a bit more in the current market, but Microsoft has shown a willingness to listen to its customers and adapt its product in a way …