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Making Mental Health 101 Training For Cops A Priority

The intersection of law enforcement and mental health has been an issue in Connecticut since the Newtown shootings. One city is training its officers to better decipher delicate situations.

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The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution

Most of the country became aware of issues with the state's capital punishment protocols last week after Clayton Lockett's bungled execution, but his lawyers had been worried for months.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame takes part in a conference on the role of women at the nation's Parliament in the capital, Kigali, in 2010. Women in Rwanda account for 64 percent of the lower house of Parliament — a higher percentage than in any other country. Jason Straziuso/AP hide caption

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The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ...

In Rwanda, nearly two-thirds of Parliament consists of women, a trend that developed after the country's genocide. Cuba is third, with women making up 50 percent of its legislators. The U.S. is 99th.

Showtime's new psychological thriller re-imagines classic Victorian boogeymen like Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula all lurking in London's darkest corners, discussing romantic poetry. Reeve Carney and Eva Green star as Dorian Gray and Vanessa Ives. Pat Redmond/Showtime hide caption

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Lurid Meets Literary In 'Penny Dreadful,' An All-Star Gothic Revue

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So Obvious Legs
Jive Jive Jive Mocean Worker

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Mental Health 101: Program Helps Police Intervene In Crises

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Households Sleeping At Last
Jon's Jump Jon Sholle
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The Nation That Elects The Most Women Is ...

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Black Pearl African Music Machine

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Let's Be Careful Out There: The Legacy Of 'Hill Street Blues'

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I Love to Laugh Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke et. al.
Bring Back Pluto Aesop Rock

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The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution

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Community Gold Panda
Celestation Kinobe
Funky Fanfare
You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby Ray Conniff & Billy Butterfield
Minuit Sur la Plage Kenny Vaughan

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Baffling, Boy-Swallowing Holes Close An Indiana Dune

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Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

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