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  • A former prisoner Trump praised at the State of the Union has a radical idea to give every inmate a 2nd chance at freedom after 15 years

    The first prisoner released under the criminal-justice reforms President Donald Trump signed in December has proposed a unique idea to ensure other prisoners can get second chances, too. Matthew Charles, whom Trump honored at the State of the Union on Tuesday, suggested in a Washington Post op-ed that federal prisoners be given the opportunity to be re-sentenced after serving 15 years. "People would not be guaranteed release, but they would be given an opportunity to be resentenced by a judge,"...

    Business Insider
  • Give Trump a Chance on North Korea

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Asia For the first time since former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright jetted to Pyongyang to meet Kim Jong-il 18 years ago, there is a chance - however slim - for the United States and North Korea to establish a relationship that is categorized as something other than hostile and adversarial. We should give the administration the freedom to prove many of us wrong.  With every passing day that ticks off the calendar, the world is that much closer to a summit in...

    The National Interest
  • On This Valentine's Day, Give 'Lover' a Chance

    If you are unmarried but otherwise taken, what do you call your significant other? If you are like me, you call your boyfriend your boyfriend, and if your life is like mine, this is silly because it’s been years (okay decades) since he could reasonably be labeled a boy and he is so much more than a mere friend. Read more

    Jezebel
  • Boy, 15, shot in Homan Square

    The boy was shot in his left leg about 5:15 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Lexington, according to preliminary information from Chicago police.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • 15 Irrefutable Reasons Why We Might Be Living in a Simulation

    Are we, like Neo, living in a Matrix-like computer simulation of reality created by more advanced, possibly post-human beings? Almost certainly, at least according to the following evidence — ranging from the plausible, to the semi-plausible, to the maybe-not-so-plausible — under discussion at the endlessly delightful Are We Living in

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  • Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance

    A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder to keep the iconic business going.

    Mail Online
  • Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance

    A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie Lampert to keep the iconic business going. The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved. Lampert's bid through his ESL hedge fund overcame opposition from a

    ABC News