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  • NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

    NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops
    What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to outlaw...
  • NYC police union launches campaign to keep mayor away from funerals

    New York's police union is showing its displeasure with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the head of the city council by starting a campaign to keep the two politicians away from funerals of fallen officers. The campaign follows harsh criticism of de Blasio...
  • Chicago proposes chokehold ban in wake of U.S. protests

    Chicago city council members have proposed a ban on the use of chokeholds by police officers working within city limits in an expansive proposal coming in the wake of the chokehold death of an unarmed black man being arrested in New York. The proposal,...
  • Are racial differences really worse under Obama?

    Are racial differences really worse under Obama?
    Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio found his voice in a profoundly moving way when he responded not as a mayor but as a parent. His...
  • Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal on 'Fox News Sunday'

    Rush Limbaugh, Bobby Jindal on 'Fox News Sunday'
    UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list this weekend: Radio host Rush Limbaugh and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., visit "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Fox News says it is Limbaugh's first appearance in more than five years on the show....
  • Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'

    Police killings prompt activists to seek 'new civil rights movement'
    The chants are angry, but simple: "I can't breathe!" "Hands up, don't shoot!" "Black lives matter!" They have echoed from the American heartland to the coasts in the wake of two recent grand jury decisions that cleared white policemen in the deaths of...
  • Hundreds of people arrested at Eric Garner protests in N.Y.

    For the second night, thousands of demonstrators in New York gathered to protest a grand jury decision to not indict a white police officer in the death of an unarmed black man on Staten Island. More than 5,000 people gathered in New York's Foley Square...
  • Growing protests raise questions about race and police; what's going on?

    Growing protests raise questions about race and police; what's going on?
    Tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets across the nation and hundreds of arrests were reported in the aftermath of recent decisions not to charge white police officers involved in the deaths of African Americans. It may not be the biggest mass...
  • Judge releases limited details about NYC chokehold grand jury

    Judge releases limited details about NYC chokehold grand jury
    The New York grand jury that decided not to charge a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man heard testimony from 50 witnesses and considered 60 exhibits including four videos, a state judge said on Thursday. The details...
  • O'Malley hires campaign manager with expertise in long-shots

    O'Malley hires campaign manager with expertise in long-shots
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has hired a campaign manager renown for delivering long-shot victories. As Maryland's two-term governor continues to weigh a presidential bid, his political action committee hired Bill Hyers as senior adviser. Most recently, Hyers...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Should President Obama make climate deals on his own?

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference convenes in Lima, Peru, this week and next, in anticipation of an even more important gathering in Paris next year. President Barack Obama last month inked a deal with China to limit carbon emissions with the...