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Immigration protest cancelled over 'death threats from Mexican cartels'

Conservative activists who planned to protest against illegal immigration and President Obama’s immigration policies on Saturday said they had canceled all events after receiving death threats from Mexican drug cartels.<p>Activists had planned to use vehicles as barricades to shut down border …

This is your brain on narcissism: The truth about a disorder that nobody really understands

<b>Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" (Universal Studios)</b><p>The term “narcissist” gets thrown around more and more often these days. But almost everyone’s getting it wrong<p>Sarah Gray<p>September 20, 2014 10:00pm (UTC)<p>In Greco-Roman myth, Narcissus, a beautiful young man, catches sight of …

'It's Vegas, Baby!' Is The Ultimate Las Vegas Movie Supercut

Our good friend Robert Jones is back with yet another of his amazing supercuts, as you may remember him from his dance scene mashup or especially his incredible “Breaking the Facts of Life” opening credits sequence. This time Robert is taking on Las Vegas as the ultimate movie setting with this …

David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'

The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact. This is an edited extract<p>• Lanre Bakare: Go home, David Simon. Without justice …

Why did Healthcare.gov's source code mysteriously vanish from public view?

The site's front-end code is no longer available at Github<p>One of the few trouble-free areas on Healthcare.gov is the site's front end — the information pages where visitors can learn about health plans available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In contrast to the glitchy backend systems that …

Greed destroyed us all: George W. Bush and the real story of the Great Recession

<b>George W. Bush (AP/Lm Otero)</b><p>Faulty monetary policy and insufficient regulation helped — but old-fashioned avarice really tanked the economy<p>Richard S. Grossman<p>October 14, 2013 11:43am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “WRONG: Nine Economic Policy Disasters and What We Can Learn From Them”<p>If financial crises came …

Denver police arrest 4 suspects in light rail beating

5 suspects wanted in beating at light rail station at 30th and Downing in Denver. Courtesy: Metro Denver Crime Stoppers<p>×<p>Denver police arrest 4 …

Elayne Boosler: Life doesn't begin at conception because … chicken dinner?

We bet all of you pro-lifers feel foolish now for not having considered Elayne Boosler’s brilliant chicken/egg metaphor. If life begins at …

American Bible scholar claims ancient 'confessions' prove story of Jesus Christ was entirely fabricated by Roman aristocrats

• <b>Joseph Atwill says Romans 'used Christ as propaganda to pacify subjects'</b>• <b><br>Made 'discovery' while reading only surviving account of 1st-century</b> …

Malcolm Gladwell Interview Addresses His Return To Religion And New Book 'David and Goliath'

(RNS) Author Malcolm Gladwell may not be known for writing on religion. His New York Times best-selling books “The Tipping Point,” “Outliers,” “Blink” and “What the Dog Saw” deal with the unexpected twists in social science research. But his newest book, “David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and …

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Shirley Sherrod seeks Breitbart's widow as substitute in defamation lawsuit

A year and a half after the death of Andrew Breitbart, Shirley Sherrod is taking legal action to have the conservative journalist's widow substitute as defendant in the Sherrod vs. Breitbart defamation lawsuit.<p>The motion, which Sherrod filed in Washington's U.S. District Court last month, seeks to …

With Fewer Competitive Districts Comes Less Incentive To Compromise

Melissa Block speaks with David Wasserman, House editor for <i>The Cook Political Report</i>, about the leanings of congressional districts in the U.S., polarized districts and roots in the shutdown.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>For those who were hoping to find a way to end the government shutdown and …