• US envoy says North Koreans face 'living nightmare'

    The United States on Monday slammed North Korea as a "living nightmare" for its citizens at the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on Pyongyang's dismal rights record. The unprecedented talks at the 15-member council opened after China, Pyongyang's ally, failed to block the meeting held as…

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  • Convict in 1964 civil-rights deaths won't confess

    PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. He has a muscular build even as he maneuvers in his wheelchair. Time has not softened his views and he remains an…

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  • Florida police officer dies on duty after getting shot, run over

    By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A veteran Florida police officer died on Sunday after being gunned down and run over with a car by a felon who said he "felt like a caged rat" because he faced likely arrest and more prison time, a law enforcement official said. Officer Charles Kondek, a…

    Reuters
  • NYT to Obama: Appoint prosecutor to investigate Cheney for torture

    The New York Times is calling for a criminal investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other members of the Bush administration for conspiring to commit torture against prisoners after 9/11.

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  • That One Guy Who Got A Court To Starve His Wife To Death Won’t Be Voting For Jeb Bush

    Last week, Republican Jeb Bush announced that his looming 2016 presidential bid is closer to becoming reality. Naturally, then, the activist nonpartisan journalists at ThinkProgress immediately set out to find out how Michael Schiavo feels about Bush’s candidacy.

    The Daily Caller
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    Truck crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow

    Police say some people died when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in the city center of Glasgow in Scotland. Police said the incident Monday led to "a number of casualties and fatalities," but couldn't give more precise details. They said there was no indication that the crash,…

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  • Watch the Moment When NYPD Officers Turn Their Backs on the Mayor

    Video has been released of the moment when a group of uniformed police officers turn their backs towards Mayor Bill de Blasio after two police officers were shot.

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  • China fails in bid to block UN meeting on N. Korea

    China failed on Monday to block the first-ever UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's dismal rights record after a strong majority of members voted in favor of the measure. China, Pyongyang's ally, said the Security Council was not the forum to discuss human rights issues, triggering the…

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  • Nigeria child bride confessed to killing husband: police

    A packed Nigerian court heard testimony on Monday that a 14-year-old girl admitted to killing her 35-year-old husband with rat poison, and signed a police confession with a thumbprint because she cannot write. Wasila Tasi'u, from a poor and deeply conservative Muslim family, has been charged with…

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  • Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby

    HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now.

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  • Georgia man killed after firing at police, neighbors

    By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A man with a high-powered rifle was killed by police near Atlanta early on Monday after a tense four-hour standoff during which he fired at officers and neighbors, a police spokesman said. Police were called to a home in DeKalb County near Decatur on Sunday…

    Reuters
  • The New Fast-Food Danger That Makes Obesity Look Like Child’s Play

    By now most American parents know the super-size effects of fast food on their kids’ bodies (just ask McDonald’s how its Happy Meals are doing). A new study suggests that obesity might be just one facet of unhealthy eating. Turns out, those processed meals might also be hurting children’s brains. 

    Takepart.com
  • Obama's popularity falls to record low among US troops. Why?

    If President Obama's approval ratings have slipped with the general population, they have plummeted to record lows within one segment of the population: the US military.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 13-year-old son of slain NYPD officer mourns father on Facebook

    In a pair of a heart-wrenching Facebook posts, the son of one of the two NYPD officers killed in Saturday's apparent ambush paid tribute to his slain father.

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    #10 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Calling a Boeing home

    Bruce Campbell, a former electrical engineer, has transformed a retired Boeing 727 into a living space in Portland, OR. Campbell is one of a small number of people worldwide who have transformed retired aircraft into a living space or other creative projects, although a spokesman for the Aircraft…

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  • Spain hands out $3B in planet's biggest lottery

    MADRID (AP) — Spaniards and Latin American immigrants who bought lottery tickets in an upper middle class Madrid neighborhood hit the jackpot on Monday, cracking open bottles of champagne on the streets as they celebrated winning 400,000-euro ($490,000) payoffs from a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion)…

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