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Why The 'Redskins' Name Can't Be Separated From The Bigger Issues Native Americans Face

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2014 | 7:30 AM

Earlier this year, the on-field humiliation of the Washington football team was briefly overshadowed by increasingly vocal disapproval of the team name and Native American imagery associated with it, even among the team's faithful. But as the NFL season winds down and the organization...

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パキスタンの学校は襲撃や誘拐が繰り返されて悲惨なことがわかる12の数字

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 12:52 AM

なぜパキスタンでの学校襲撃が起こったのかを理解するためには、パキスタンとアフガニスタンの国境地域の現状、特に学校に通う子供たちが直面している厳しい現状を知る必要がある。それを理解するための数字を挙げていこう。

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12 Numbers That Show The Larger Tragedy Behind Pakistan's Devastating School Attack

(7) Comments | Posted December 16, 2014 | 7:21 PM

A group of Pakistani Taliban militants infiltrated a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday and opened fire on students and faculty. The resulting massacre killed at least 141 people, at least 132 of whom were students, and injured more than 100 others.

The attack in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber...

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With Just 40 Gun Murders In Australia In 2012, Sydney Hostage Crisis Looms Large

(236) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 8:13 PM

Australia was rocked by a rare episode of gun violence on Tuesday, when a tense hostage siege in Sydney came to an end after police pushed into a downtown cafe and exchanged gunfire with the suspect. The gunman, reportedly armed with a pump-action shotgun, was killed by...

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Torture à la CIA: les passages les plus terrifiants du rapport du Sénat américain

(19) Comments | Posted December 11, 2014 | 6:14 AM

Ce mardi, le Sénat américain a dévoilé la version abrégée de son rapport très attendu sur les pratiques de la CIA qui ont suivi les attentats du 11 septembre. Ce document, qui fait l'effet d'une bombe outre-Atlantique, révèle des détails effrayants sur les techniques de détention...

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肛門への栄養注入、家族への性的暴行を脅迫......CIAの拷問の実態とは

(7) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 10:56 PM

アメリカの上院情報特別委員会が公表したCIAの拷問の実態に関する調査報告書要旨は、生々しく、嫌悪を誘う。その中から忌まわしい内容の一部を抜粋し、オリジナルの文書のコピー画像とともにまとめた。

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Torture à la CIA: les passages les plus terrifiants du rapport du Sénat américain

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 7:53 PM

ETATS- UNIS - Ce mardi, le Sénat américain a dévoilé la version abrégée de son rapport très attendu sur les pratiques de la CIA qui ont suivi les attentats du 11 septembre. Ce document, qui fait l'effet d'une bombe outre-Atlantique, révèle des détails effrayants sur les...

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Torture à la CIA: Les passages les plus terrifiants du rapport du Sénat américain

(1) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 1:48 PM

Ce mardi, le Sénat américain a dévoilé la version abrégée de son rapport très attendu sur les pratiques de la CIA qui ont suivi les attentats du 11 septembre. Ce document, qui fait l'effet d'une bombe outre-Atlantique, révèle des détails effrayants sur les techniques de détention...

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Here Are The Most Horrific Details From The Senate Torture Report

(351) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 3:11 PM

On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited summary of its torture report, revealing horrific details about the CIA's post-9/11 detention and interrogation program.

Many of the details in the report are sickening and graphic. They are perhaps made only more disturbing by the overarching conclusion that...

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What The Justice Department Finds When It Investigates City Police Is Truly Disturbing

(116) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 1:42 PM

On Thursday, the Justice Department released the results of a 20-month investigation into the use of force by Cleveland police. The review was unequivocally damning, finding the department responsible for an alarming pattern of excessive and sometimes deadly force, as well as other forms of misconduct and a...

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A Grand Jury Did Indict One Person Involved In Eric Garner's Killing -- The Man Who Filmed It

(944) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 6:51 PM

On Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to return an indictment for the police officer who put Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a chokehold shortly before his death. A different Staten Island grand jury was less sympathetic to Ramsey Orta, however, the...

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Obama Wants To Help Buy 50,000 Body Cameras For The Nation's 630,000 Police Officers

(151) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 7:28 PM

The White House announced Monday that President Barack Obama will sign an executive order meant to improve training for local law enforcement agencies that receive equipment through federal grant programs. Among the proposed initiatives is a 3-year, $263 million investment package, of which $75 million would go toward...

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Police Gunned Down A 12-Year-Old And Somehow Local News Decided To Run This Story

(690) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 4:47 PM

Last weekend, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by a Cleveland police officer responding to a 911 call. The caller was concerned about the young black boy who appeared to be handling a gun at a park. The firearm, it turned out, was only an Airsoft pellet gun --...

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You Better Believe We're Running Another Story On Sarah Palin's Notorious Turkey Massacre

(150) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 11:52 AM

This story was first published in 2012 and again in 2013.

For one day each year, the turkey gets its time to shine. While most of that shining is done quite literally, as the glazed centerpiece of Thanksgiving feasts around the nation, a few fortunate fowl...

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Ferguson Grand Jury Evidence Reveals Mistakes, Holes In Investigation

(1425) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 6:09 PM

Soon after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, law enforcement’s handling of the case was already being criticized as callous and sloppy. Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, looked on in horror as police officials failed to cover and later to remove Brown’s body from the street...

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Here's A Much-Needed Reminder About Civil Unrest In Light Of The Ferguson Decision

(72) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 8:53 PM

As the nation braces for protests following a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury's decision on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, leaders around the nation, including President Barack Obama, have urged calm. But regardless...

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27 Police Officers Were Slain In The Line Of Duty In 2013, The Fewest In More Than 50 Years

(63) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 6:37 PM

A total of 76 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2013, the FBI reported Monday. Of those, 49 died in accidents and 27 were killed as a result of felonious acts -- the lowest such figure in more than 50 years of...

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Networks Confident Americans Care More About 'Big Bang Theory' Than Fate Of 5 Million Immigrants

(119) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 2:42 PM

Major network execs at ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX decided this week that they will not be airing President Barack Obama's major immigration speech on Thursday night. Their regularly scheduled programming for the 8 p.m. hour includes popular programs like "The Big Bang Theory," and the...

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Just Half Of Americans Think Calling Police Helps Resolve Disputes Peacefully

(7) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 4:25 PM

As issues of police brutality and accountability continue to receive national attention, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll shows about half of Americans aren't convinced calling law enforcement is an effective way to peacefully resolve a dispute.

In the poll, just 49 percent of respondents said they believe police officers responding to a situation are most likely to help resolve it peacefully. Twenty-seven percent of respondents said law enforcement is most likely to make the situation more volatile, while 24 percent said they weren't sure.

White respondents were more likely than any other race polled to say they thought police would resolve a situation peacefully, while black respondents were the most likely to say police would make it more volatile.

The poll also showed that 28 percent of respondents had called the police to resolve a dispute in the past, while 72 percent never had. These findings were relatively uniform across racial demographics.

The survey comes as the nation waits to hear if a grand jury will indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who Wilson shot in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident has led to increased scrutiny of the tactics employed by law enforcement, and the violence that sometimes comes as a result of police involvement.

Just two weeks after Brown's death, for example, St. Louis police responded to a call that 25-year-old Kajieme Powell had shoplifted drinks and donuts from a shop. The video of the ensuing confrontation, released by St. Louis police shortly after the incident, shows just how quickly things escalated. Powell can be heard yelling "shoot me" at the officers, before advancing in their direction. He was armed with a knife, but details of how close he got to the officers or how he was holding the weapon remain in dispute. Just 15 seconds after officers arrived at the scene, Powell was killed by a barrage of bullets.

In another fatal incident in 2013, officers were called to help resolve a family dispute. After an argument over a pack of cigarettes, Tyler Comstock, an unarmed 19-year-old, took off in his father's car, and his father called the police to intervene. A short time later, Comstock was killed by officers after leading them on a chase and refusing their orders to turn off the vehicle's engine.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll found large demographic disparities regarding the belief that police brutality takes place locally. Of total respondents, 29 percent said the problem existed around them, while 43 percent said it didn't and 27 percent said they weren't sure. Among white respondents, 25 percent said police brutality was an issue in their local law enforcement. But among black respondents, 58 percent said police brutality existed in their area, while 22 percent said it didn't and 20 percent weren't sure.

Previous HuffPost/YouGov polls conducted in the wake of Brown's death have tracked issues around how race plays into perceptions of law enforcement and police treatment of suspects. A survey released in August found that a 53 percent majority of all Americans thought police in most big cities are tougher on blacks than on whites. That number rose to 86 percent among black respondents.

The HuffPost/YouGov poll was conducted Nov. 12-14 among 1,000 U.S. adults using a sample selected from YouGov's opt-in online panel to match the demographics and other characteristics of the adult U.S. population. Factors considered include age, race, gender, education, employment, income, marital status, number of children, voter registration, time and location of Internet access, interest in politics, religion and church attendance.

The Huffington Post has teamed up with YouGov to conduct daily opinion polls. You can learn more about this project and take part in YouGov's nationally representative opinion polling. Data from all HuffPost/YouGov polls can be found

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What We Really Know About Psychedelic Mushrooms

(100) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 7:32 AM

huffyi For centuries, "magic" mushrooms have been both celebrated and reviled for their mind-expanding properties.

Research and popular use of psychedelic drugs like mushrooms and LSD surged in the 1960s, when the substances first entered the American cultural consciousness on a large scale,...

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