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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • New York to no longer arrest for small amounts of marijuana

    New York to no longer arrest for small amounts of marijuana
    Possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana no longer will be grounds for arrest in New York City under a new policy aimed at ending the lifelong stigma that can follow pot users, city officials announced Monday. The new law, which takes effect Nov. 19,...
  • U.S. is now Ebola-free, and the panic is gone as well

    U.S. is now Ebola-free, and the panic is gone as well
    A few short weeks ago, Ebola was public enemy No. 1. About 1,000 people were being monitored by health officials. Several schools in Texas and Ohio shut down because of a single patient who boarded a plane. A cruise ship was refused permission to dock...
  • Fatal New York police shooting stokes new criticism

    It was what they call a "vertical patrol," the kind of police activity that generally falls to rookie cops assigned to scour the city's high-rise housing projects from rooftop to basement, including the often poorly lit stairwells. The patrol on...
  • The 2016 Democratic convention will be in one of these three cities

    The Democratic National Committee on Monday winnowed its list of potential 2016 convention sites from five cities to three:┬áColumbus, Ohio; New York and Philadelphia were selected as the finalists. “We are fortunate to have such a diverse and...
  • Philly, NYC, Columbus 2016 Demo convention finalists

    The Democratic National Committee on Monday winnowed its list of potential 2016 convention sites from five cities to three: Columbus, Ohio; New York and Philadelphia were selected as the finalists. "We are fortunate to have such a diverse and vibrant...
  • 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...