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Danny Trejo On Acting, Addiction And Playing 'The Mean Chicano Dude'

Actor Danny Trejo came of age in the California prison system, doing time in a juvenile detention center as well as in San Quentin, Folsom and Soledad, on charges relating to drugs. He says that background prepared him well for acting.<p>"Standing on the yard in San Quentin, knowing that there's a …

TV shows

Arizona farm accused of abusing Mexican migrant workers

The<p>U.S. Department of Laboris accusing an Arizona farm of housing about 70 Mexican farmworkers in dangerous and unsanitary conditions and paying them illegally low wages, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court last week.<p>Santiago Gonzalez, the owner of G Farms in El Mirage, Ariz., housed …

Dragnets, Dirty Harrys and Dying Hard: A syllabus for 100 years of the police in pop culture

Setting out to watch and read your way through the entire canon of American cop stories, as I did for a five-part series on depictions of the police in American pop culture, is a daunting, possibly foolhardy task. In assembling an initial list, I generally excluded stories about law enforcement …

Die Hard

How police censorship shaped Hollywood, and how pop culture changed policing | The Washington Post

At right, Andre Braugher, Andy Samberg and Stephanie Beatriz in a scene from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Braugher’s character, openly gay Capt. Raymond Holt, was the product of conversation between series co-creator Dan Goor and consultant Jon Murad. (John P. Fleenor/FOX)

Policing

Distrust and empty desks could stunt Trump’s government

Trump’s progress readying the federal agencies critical to his ambitious agenda has been rocky.<p>Just days before he ascends to the presidency, there are lingering questions about whether President-elect Donald Trump’s team is fully prepared to take over the sprawling federal government, according to …

Donald Trump

Lanny Davis: Farewell, President Obama: Your legacy as one of the best presidents is secure

Historians usually look to various factors when they rate U.S. presidents.<p>The consensus top tier-rated, Mt. Rushmore-type recognition as nation’s …

'He Is Going to Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested'

Why Nixon's former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever—and get away with it<p>Sometime early last fall, John Dean says he began having nightmares about a Trump presidency. He would wake in the middle of the night, agitated and alarmed, struggling to calm his …

Donald Trump

Alternative Treatments for Arthritis: What Works, What Doesn't

More than 91 million adults in the U.S. may have arthritis, according to a recent estimate—most commonly osteoarthritis, which causes joint damage …

Pain

Acer made a Chromebook even your kid can't kill

Designed for classroom or lab use, the 11.6-inch Chromebook 11 N7 C731 announced at CES 2017 is built for abuse.<p>The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731 announced at CES 2017 is two things others in the category aren't: inexpensive and tough.<p>Meeting the US MIL-STD 810G military standard, the 11.6-inch Google …

Consumer Tech

Why Trump’s Presidency Is So Terrifying for Climate Change

“Trump has filled his cabinet with corporate billionaires and oil tycoons — many of whom are charged with running federal agencies they don't believe in.”<p><i>In this op-ed, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez explores why Donald Trump's presidency and cabinet picks are worrying to environmental activists.</i><p>My name is …

NAACP protesters were just arrested during a sit-in to oppose one of Trump’s major Cabinet nominees

The civil rights group has a good reason for its protests against Jeff Sessions, Trump’s attorney general nominee: He’s consistently opposed voting rights protections.<p>NAACP protesters prepared for the worst: Either Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions withdrew from consideration as Donald Trump’s attorney …

The 17 Most Anticipated TV Shows Of 2017

The time has come to put 2016 in the rearviewmirror, once and for all. Today is Tuesday, January 3, and we could all use some POSITIVE VIBES to …

Black America Steels Itself for Obama’s Departure and a Future Under Trump

It’s going to be painful for African Americans to watch Obama leave the White House only to be replaced by that man. And that’s just for …

North Carolina judge temporarily blocks elections board revamp

<b>(CNN) —</b> The political battle between North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic Governor-elect Roy Cooper has moved into the courtroom.<p>Friday, Cooper asked a judge to block a new law that would have disbanded the state elections board. If that law goes into effect, the …

North Carolina

Netanyahu makes Trump his chump

For those of you confused over the latest fight between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel, let me make it simple: …

Israel

Israel risks sliding toward apartheid

<b>(CNN) —</b> Israel, and by extension the United States, are poised at the entrance to a dangerous path. The model democracy of the Middle East risks transforming into a global pariah on the scale of South Africa when it was in the depths of its apartheid nightmare.<p>After decades of Arab-Israeli …

Israel

Fight Donald Trump With Normal Politics, Not Crazy Electoral College Schemes

Donald Trump’s surprising (though not unforeseeable) election has provoked a wave of fear and anger among his opponents. But much of it has been …

The Latest ‘Repeal and Delay’ Idea for Obamacare: Grandfathering!

Ever since the November election results, GOPers have been trying to figure out how to follow through on their many, many promises to repeal …

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte denies throwing person off a helicopter

<b>Manila, Philippines (CNN) —</b> Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte denied throwing a person off a helicopter in an interview with CNN Philippines Thursday, contradicting a statement he made on live television earlier this week.<p>"We had no helicopter. We don't use that," he said. He described the …

Asia

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two weeks after officials in two dozen states asked Republican President-elect Donald Trump to kill one of Democratic President Barack Obama's signature plans to curb global warming, another group of state officials is urging Trump to save it.<p>Democratic attorneys general in 15 …

Clean Technology

Israeli TV: Netanyahu probe expected within days

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli TV channel reported Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of receiving valuable gifts from two businessmen.<p>The Channel 2 segment was the latest in a series of reports in Israeli media saying that police are close to opening a criminal investigation …

Israel

Exclusive: Britain will demand a leading role in Europol after Brexit

Britain will demand a leading role in Europol after Brexit as ministers draw up plans to retain US-style membership of the international police force, the Telegraph can reveal.<p>The UK will push for a central role in the intelligence sharing agency but outside the jurisdiction of the European Court …

United Kingdom

Tribes get say in land management but worry about Trump

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native Americans who have long bemoaned their lack of participation in federal land decisions scored a major victory when President Barack Obama designated a new national monument in Utah that gives five tribes an opportunity to weigh in on the management of their ancestral …

Forests

Philippines' Duterte calls U.S. envoys 'spies' over alleged ouster plot

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte derided U.S. ambassadors as “spies” on Thursday, responding to a media report of an alleged American plot to destabilize his government, a job he said some envoys were appointed solely to do.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks upon his …

Asia

U.S. expels 35 Russian diplomats, closes two compounds: official

PALM BEACH, Fla./ MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for refraining from retaliation in a dispute over spying and cyber attacks, in another sign that the Republican plans to patch up badly frayed relations with Moscow.<p>Putin …

Russia

Weekly jobless claims fall to 265,000

WASHINGTON — Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, continuing a nearly two-year trend that suggests a solid job market.<p>Weekly requests for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The less volatile four-week moving average …

Jobless Claims

More Americans admire Barack Obama than Donald Trump: poll

Trump may be taking potshots at Obama, but more Americans look up to the sitting president than the incoming one<p>President-elect Donald Trump has taken a few potshots at President Barack Obama lately (although he seems to be backing off), but as of right now, it seems more Americans admire Obama …

Donald Trump

Exercise Keeps the Brain Young: Study

Exercise can combat cognitive decline, according to the results of a new study. Older adults who did high amounts of moderate-to-vigorous physical …

Exercise

7 Things To Know About Israeli Settlements

When Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War, no Israeli citizens had lived in the territory for nearly two decades, since an earlier war. But in 1968, a small group of religious Jews rented rooms at the Park Hotel in Hebron for Passover, saying they wanted to be near the Tomb of the …

Israel

Prince Charles Warns Of The Return To Dark Days Of 1930's

We asked, <i>what will our generation do to fight extremism</i> here, and now Prince Charles is positing the same theory: are we going to fight this fascist …