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CNN analyst: Chicago cop not ‘in the wrong’ to shoot 16 times because Laquan kept ‘moving’

Gilliam said that McDonald was within a “lethal area that this person could lunge at you” because he was less than 21 feet away from the officer.
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‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli weasels out of promise to roll back insane cost increase of pills

Martin Shkreli, chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG, became known as “the most hated man on the Internet” after raising the price of the drug, which is used to treat parasitic infections.
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Records reveal Minnesota priests raped hundreds of kids for decades — and church buried the evidence

Personnel records made public on Tuesday revealed that Catholic priests at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota engaged in a sustained and coordinated campaign of child rape.

Broken treaties, cultural genocide and murder: Here are 5 ways the US has ‘given thanks’ to Native Americans

American historian David Stannard argued in his book American Holocaust that the annihilation of the Native Americans was by far the largest genocide in world history.
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An atheist Thanksgiving: Yes, the godless can ‘give thanks’ — and here is how they do it

I asked my atheist friends to share why, how, and to whom they’re grateful this year. Their responses are thoughtful and heartwarming.
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Lawyer for Chicago cop says Laquan McDonald video is unreliable because it is 2-dimensional

“Video by its nature is 2-dimensional. It distorts images. So what appears to be clear on a video sometimes is not always that clear,” Herbert said.

Here are the top 6 super weird under $30 holiday gifts you never knew you needed

Throughout the holiday season, we’ll be featuring “Raw Deals” to help you find fun gifts for friends and family members — and for yourself!
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REVEALED: Accused Minneapolis shooters fascinated with guns, militia groups and the Confederacy

A group of racist white men went looking for trouble at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis — and when they found it, they opened fire.

Here’s how delusional nostalgia is killing the white working class

Half of white Americans think the racial tables have turned against them.
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It’s not just racism: Why do American cops kill so many people compared to European cops?

Historic rates of fatal police shootings in Europe suggest that American police in 2014 were 18 times more lethal than Danish police and 100 times more lethal than Finnish police, plus they killed significantly more frequently than police in France, Sweden and other European countries.
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Here are 8 shitty things your ‘totally not racist’ aunt is going to gripe about on Thanksgiving

There’s no avoiding the fact that your racist aunt is going to not only show up, but also drink too much Prosecco.