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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.

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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A police officer stands outside the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 15, 2012. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Mental Health 101: Program Helps Police Intervene In Crises

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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 ...

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Michael Conrad as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus does the cop roll call, concluding with his signature line: "Let's be careful out there." NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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

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Republican Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, here with Michael C. Thompson, state secretary of safety and security, charged that the state Supreme Court had exceeded its jurisdiction when it called for a stay of execution in the Clayton Lockett case in March. Alonzo Adams/AP hide caption

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

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Rescue gear sits on the sand on Mount Baldy in the Indiana Dunes in July 2013 after a 6-year-old boy was rescued from a mysterious hole that buried him for three hours. Lake Michigan is in the background. AP hide caption

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Baffling, Boy-Swallowing Holes Close An Indiana Dune

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Klotho (right) is one of the three Greek Fates depicted in this Flemish tapestry at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

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