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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 …

Justice

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 …

Turner Broadcasting

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

The North Carolina Senate candidate, who once called food stamps slavery, can see behind the curtain<p>Greg Brannon, a former doctor, current Tea Party candidate, and one-time recipient of a coveted endorsement from Sen. Rand Paul, has already been revealed to be rather out there, shall we say, in his …

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 …

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>In a blistering Wednesday letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid railed against the CIA, claiming that the spy agency had engaged in a "transparent attempt to …

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 …

Africa

Paris car ban stopped after one day

French ministers claim traffic experiment is a success after just 24 hours, saying pollution levels are within safe limit again<p>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 …

Republican Party wing creates 18 fake websites for Democrats

If you support Democratic Rep.<p>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 forCongress” logo, but that design belies its true agenda.<p>Funded and created by …

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!

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. …

Middle-class

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

'We the people of the US feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture,' writes the petition's creator in a bid for the singer to have his green card revoked<p>Almost 50,000 Americans have signed an online petition asking for Justin Bieber to be deported. With Bieber's …

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 …