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Methods That Police Use on the Mentally Ill Are Madness

Why do so many American cops believe that shooting a schizophrenic man dead for failing to drop a screwdriver is an acceptable outcome?<p>When <i>This American Life</i> dedicated twoepisodes to law enforcement in the United States, they titled them, "Cops See It Differently." Citing examples like the NYPD …

Law Enforcement

School shuts down SAE chapter after video

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even with the national chapter shutting the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house at the University of Oklahoma, the school president said the university's affiliation with the fraternity is permanently done as a campus group called for the expulsion of fraternity members.<p>The members have until …

14-year-old girl killed after Facebook spat, planned videotaped fight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The fatal feud started with a squabble on Facebook, devolved into a planned brawl at a park, and ended with a 14-year-old girl dead.<p>Police in Alabama say a group of girls who quarreled on Facebook decided to take their grievances to a Birmingham park, where their fight was going to be …

Hillary Clinton tells liberals to focus on women

Hillary Clinton said Thursday that obtaining economic equality for women should become a "political movement" that is the "lifeblood of this election and any election."<p>Flanked by other high-profile female lawmakers and a former aide, Clinton ramped up her usual message on gender equality by making …

Deaths in attack on Nigeria teachers' college

At least 15 people killed in Kano city as suspected Boko Haram fighters set off explosions and open fire on students.<p><b>Kano, Nigeria -</b> Suspected Boko Haram fighters have stormed a teacher training college in the north of the country, killing at least 15 people in a shoot-out and explosions.<p>Two …

Obama’s Incredibly Underwhelming Executive Orders

Pres­id­ent Obama tried to boost the for­tunes of the as­pir­ing middle class late last week by is­su­ing an ex­ec­ut­ive or­der to re­write …

Tea Party candidate Greg Brannon: Obamacare is part of a global conspiracy

<b>(Screen shot, NCTeaPartyTV)</b><p>The North Carolina Senate candidate, who once called food stamps slavery, can see behind the curtain<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 20, 2014 7:40pm (UTC)<p>Greg Brannon, a former doctor, current Tea Party candidate, and one-time recipient of a coveted endorsement from Sen. Rand Paul, has …

Obama enlists DeGeneres, other celebrities in final healthcare push

WASHINGTON -- President<p>ObamateasedEllen DeGeneresabout the selfie she took at the Oscars and confessed to leaving his socks and shoes lying around while the first lady is out of town, but before the end of his Thursday appearance on the talk show he got to put in a plug for theAffordable Care …

Obama pledges to address gender pay gap

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - President Barack Obama used a speech at a community college on Thursday to begin a series of events highlighting economic issues affecting women such as the gender pay gap in which women earn three-quarters as much as their male counterparts.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …

Harry Reid slams CIA for “transparent attempt to intimidate” Senate

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, the Senate majority leader warns that the CIA may “run amok”<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 20, 2014 8:20pm (UTC)<p>In a blistering Wednesday letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid railed against the CIA, claiming that the spy agency …

Central African Republic: 'Massive scale ethnic cleansing'

The Central African Republic is ravaged by what some human rights groups are calling ethnic cleansing.<p>Mainly Muslim rebels seized power last year but after their leader was forced to stand down in January, Christian militias have been targeting Muslim civilians.<p>Newsnight's Tim Whewell has been in …

Paris car ban stopped after one day

The French government has halted a controversial scheme to ban half of the traffic from Paris streets after a single day, claiming that the experiment aimed at curbing harmful pollution had been successful and that the vast majority of Parisians had co-operated.<p>"Bravo, and thank you," the ecology …

Christie to skip dinner with Obama

Chris Christie won’t dine at the White House on his swing through Washington this weekend.<p>The New Jersey governor is set to leave town Sunday morning, his office confirmed, before a Sunday night White House dinner traditionally attended by governors of both parties during the annual National …

Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for Democrats

If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick's bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming "Kirkpatrick for Congress" logo, but that design belies its true agenda.<p>Funded and created by the …

Trenton's Mayor Mack Found Guilty Of Bribery, Fraud Charges

A federal jury has found Mayor Tony F. Mack of Trenton, N.J., guilty of six charges ranging from extortion and bribery to fraud. Mack's brother was also convicted of conspiracy and bribery charges in the case, which involved plans for a parking garage.<p>The Justice Department announced the jury's …

Obama spars with Fox News host in testy pre-Super Bowl interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama accused Fox News on Sunday of keeping alive controversies the White House believes have been settled in a testy interview that aired before the NFL’s Super Bowl, the most-viewed sports event in the United States.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he …

Deadly blasts hit Pakistan cinema

A cinema in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar has been struck by two blasts, killing at least five people and injuring at least 20 others.<p>The explosions took place on Sunday in the Picture House, as it is known locally, in Qissa Khawani Bazaar.<p>Faisal Mukhtar, a senior police official, …

Democratic women push President Obama's increase in minimum wage

WASHINGTON-- PresidentObama’s pitch to women in hisState of the Unionaddress Tuesday night was, without question, an opening shot in the 2014 contests. At a time when Republicans have struggled to build support among women, Obama's pledge to do away with the workplace policies of the “Mad Men” era …

Jimmy Kimmel Asked People How The State Of The Union Was Even Though It Hadn't Happened Yet

Apparently everyone in Hollywood is a big fat liar!

Jimmy Kimmel

The First Excerpts From Obama's State Of The Union Are Out

According to the prepared remarks, Obama will say that "upward mobility has stalled" and "inequality has deepened." He will vow to act "whenever and wherever" he can.<p>Here are the excerpts:<p>"In the coming months, let's see where else we can make progress together. Let's make this a year of action. …

Thousands of Americans sign petition asking for Justin Bieber to be deported

Almost 50,000 Americans have signed an online petition asking for Justin Bieber to be deported. With Bieber's increasing controversies and his recent drag-race arrest, signatories are asking the White House for the California denizen to be sent back to Canada.<p>"We the people of the United States …

'Boss Hog' of 'Duck Dynasty' TV show to attend big Obama speech

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - “Duck Dynasty” reality television star Willie “Boss Hog” Robertson is on the invitation list to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night, compliments of a congressman from his home state of Louisiana.<p>Willie Robertson of the reality television …

La La Anthony believes Carmelo Anthony will re-sign with Knicks

La La Anthony, wife of Carmelo Anthony, believes her husband will re-sign with the New York Knicks this summer.<p>Carmelo Anthony has a tough decision …