• Protesters set off explosives, throw bricks after police officer shoots, kills 18-year-old in Missouri

    Violent protests broke out at a Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Mo., where an officer fatally shot an armed man who pointed a handgun at him, police said. Four people were arrested for assaulting police officers and at least two officers were treated for injuries.

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  • Expats eyeing the exits after Russian ruble plunges

    The plunge of the ruble hasn't left only Russians shell shocked -- foreign workers from traders to maids are considering bailing out as Moscow turns from an El Dorado into a financial black hole. The phenomenon is not quantifiable nor is there anything to indicate an exodus of expatriates is under…

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  • Jordan jet was not shot down by IS group: US military

    The United States dismissed Wednesday a claim by the Islamic State jihadist group that it had shot down a Jordanian F-16 fighter flying with US-led coalition forces, which crashed in eastern Syria. "Evidence clearly indicates that ISIL did not down the aircraft as the terrorist organization is…

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  • Grisly finds in Iraqi Yazidi village wrested from militants

    HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — After he fled from this tiny northern Iraqi hamlet four months ago, Hayder Khalef got panicked phone calls from his relatives who had remained behind. They were at that moment being led by Islamic State group gunmen toward a checkpoint on the edge of town.

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  • Watch the Inspiring Reality Check Eric Garner's Daughter Gave on the Slain NYPD Officers

    Protesters took to the streets of New York City on Tuesday night, despite appeals from Mayor Bill de Blasio for a few days of silence after a mentally ill man shot and killed two NYPD officers. 

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  • Pennsylvania police find head on rural road, seeking body to match

    By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - An aerial search for the embalmed body of a woman whose head was recovered this month along a lonely rural road was due to begin on Tuesday, police in western Pennsylvania said. Police in the borough of Economy, 22 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, said they…

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    Judge Releases Gang Member Accused Of Threatening Cops Online

    Prosecutors were baffled and outraged Wednesday over a Brooklyn judge`s decision to free a gang member who allegedly posted online threats against cops.

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  • Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers

    Two New York police officers were ambushed Saturday by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including a vow to put "wings on pigs" and references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men. After shooting the officers, Brinsley ran into a…

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  • Nigerian girl, 14, recounts would-be suicide bombing

    A 14-year-old Nigerian girl who was arrested with explosives strapped to her body told journalists Wednesday that her parents volunteered her to take part in a suicide attack. The girl, who was identified as Zahra'u Babangida, was arrested in Kano on December 10 following a double suicide bombing…

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  • US Navy investigating soldier who claimed to have shot Bin Laden

    The former US Navy Seal who claims to be the soldier who fired the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden is being investigated for possibly leaking classified information, the US military confirmed. US Navy spokesman Ryan Perry said investigators were probing claims that Rob O'Neill had broken the law…

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  • Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

    If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was during Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s 2010 confirmation hearing. During an otherwise tense…

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    Then and now: Devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, 10 years later

    On the morning of Dec. 26, 2004, a magnitude-9.1 earthquake tore open a vast stretch of sea bed off Indonesia's Sumatra coast. It displaced billions of tons of water, sending waves roaring across the Indian Ocean, in some places at jetliner speeds. It killed about 230,000 people in 14 countries.…

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  • Lakers stun Warriors 115-105 without Kobe

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant wasn't anywhere in sight when the Los Angeles Lakers pulled off one of the most stunning upsets of the NBA season so far.

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  • When a deaf 15-year-old boy finally learns to speak, what does he say?

    Born without hearing, Patrick Otema has spent his life in silence. 

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  • Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier shot

    Israel launched an air strike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said. It was only the second time Israel had struck Gaza since a 50-day war ended with a truce on August 26, after witnesses…

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  • Police officer kills armed black man near Ferguson, Missouri

    By Ian Simpson and Eric M. Johnson (Reuters) - A white policeman shot dead a black man brandishing a gun at a suburban St. Louis gasoline station overnight, police said on Wednesday, igniting violence reminiscent of riots over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in nearby Ferguson.…

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    Photos of the day - December 23, 2014

    A three-month-old female lion named Dominjoon wears a Christmas hat during a Christmas event at the Everland amusement park in South Korea, a woman crosses a street decorated with New Year and Christmas illumination in the center of Moscow and a Brazilian nun pilgrims prays in the Church of the…

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