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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

Crime in America may be on the rise again. It's too early to talk about a national trend, but there have been troubling spikes in shootings and murders in big cities such as New York, Baltimore and Los Angeles.<p>Until recently, crime decreased steadily for two decades, and the national murder rate is …

The Islamic State One Year Later: Who's Winning the War?

Islamic State's Projection of Territory Under Its Control by 2020<p>June 29 marks the first anniversary of the proclamation of Islamic State (IS). It has been a busy year. After conquering an area covering over 80,000 square miles and including a population of approximately 10 million people, IS has …

Middle East

Chuck Blazer has been working with FBI since 2011

Chuck Blazer, the corrupt Fifa official who pleaded guilty to charges of bribery, money laundering and tax evasion, has been working undercover for US investigators since 2011.<p>The 70-year-old was a member of Fifa’s executive committee for 18 months while he was cooperating with authorities. The …

Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

What Saddam Gave ISIS

Newly unearthed documents shed light on the foundations of the terror group—and the crucial role Baathists played in organizing and directing a …

Why Obama Won't Talk About Islamic Terrorism

The president didn't label the Paris attacks "random" because he wished to avoid identifying the victims, but rather, because he wished to avoid identifying the motives of their perpetrators.<p>The Copenhagen gunman who took two lives this weekend knew exactly whom he wanted to kill. The free speech …

Religion

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Interior Design Tips & Furniture To Consider When Moving Into A New Home

There’s so much to think about before moving into a new home that it’s hard to even figure out where to start. Our advice is to be organized and to …

How Animal Planet Endangers Animals

A _Mother Jones _investigation shows how the channel's shows are fabricated--at the risk of harming animals.<p>If you thought <i>Animal Planet</i>'s worst sin was running shabby documentaries claiming to prove mermaids are real, you'd apparently be wrong. After a seven-month investigation into the channel's …

Animals

GM Looks To Plug Holes In Its Model Lineup

It’s been a busy year for General Motors, which has launched 13 models in quick-fire succession, including the tiny Chevrolet Spark, a revamped Chevy Impala sedan, the seventh generation of the iconic Corvette, a more athletic Cadillac and the brawny Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Even …

Walter White’s sickness mirrors America

<b>Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad" (AMC/Frank Ockenfels 3)</b><p>“Breaking Bad” strikes such a nerve because Walt’s ills of body and soul are also those of our country<p>David Sirota<p>September 28, 2013 4:00pm (UTC)<p>It is safe to say that as "Breaking Bad" comes to a close, Vince Gilligan's series …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …