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  • NYPD chief says rift between police and mayor 'will go on for a while'

    New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says the rift between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio will continue for the foreseeable future.

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  • Ferguson officer placed on unpaid leave after calling Michael Brown memorial 'a pile of trash'

    The spokesman for the Ferguson, Mo., police department has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the makeshift memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown a "pile of trash in the middle of the street."

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    Greece ferry fire (14 photos)

    A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation. The Italian Navy said that the victim and an injured person were transported by helicopter to the…

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    #4 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Building collapse in NYC (79 photos)

    The blast shook the East Harlem neighborhood on Wednesday March 12, shortly after a resident complained to the Con Edison utility about a gas odor. Since then, authorities have parsed the smoking pile of bricks and twisted metal that at one point was three stories high in an effort to find any…

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  • Most popular Yahoo News photo galleries of 2014

    The countdown of photo galleries that our Yahoo readers liked the best this year!

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    AirAsia Flight QZ8501 disappears (22 photos)

    An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday, Dec. 28th while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore. The two countries immediately launched a search and rescue operation but there was no word on the…

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  • 49ers will regret letting go of Harbaugh

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  • Rihanna’s no-makeup grunge look

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    Photos of the day - December 27, 2014 (22 photos)

    Runners clear a fence in The Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow racecourse in Wales, a man walks past a cardboard cutout of Father Christmas and Snow Maiden at a Christmas market in St. Petersburg and the sun rises over the Glendale section of Queens where a NYPD officer walks toward Christ…

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    Funeral services for NYPD officer Rafael Ramos (26 photos)

    Hundreds of officers outside the church where a funeral was held for a policeman killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke during Saturday's service. The reaction from officers watching Officer Rafael Ramos' funeral on giant TV screens followed…

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    Time-lapsed landscapes (12 photos)

    These stunning photos act as postcards for one photographer, who has traveled all over the globe, braving freezing temperatures to create the ultimate time lapse video. Photographer Dustin Farrell, 36, spent four years perfecting his technique and traveling all over the world in his quest to…

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    #5 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: Ebola outbreak in West Africa (7 photos)

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, that it expected to have to confront an outbreak of the deadly virus Ebola in West Africa for the next two to four months. But the United Nations agency said it was not recommending any travel restrictions to Guinea, which has a…

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    Wake for New York Police Department officer Rafael Ramos (22 photos)

    The casket of Rafael Ramos arrives at Christ Tabernacle Church carried by a New York Police Department honor guard in the Queens borough of New York December 26, 2014. Hundreds of mourners were due to gather at a New York City church on Friday to pay their respects for Ramos, one of two NYPD…

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    Photos of the day - December 26, 2014 (25 photos)

    Photos of the day - December 26, 2014 A little girl pulls a sled through a snow-covered forest in a park in Berlin; U.S. soldiers fire a mortar during exercises in Afghanistan; police carry the casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos into church prior to his wake; a Palestinian…

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  • Comedian opens up about her battle with depression

    Ruby Wax is an American abroad. She’s a comedian and writer who found fame not in her native United States but in the United Kingdom. She’s known for her standup comedy and BBC shows especially “Ruby Wax Meets,” where she’s interviewed the likes of O.J. Simpson and Madonna. And she’s also well…

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    #6 of 10 Most Popular Galleries of 2014: The D-Day landings, 70 years later: Then and now (34 photos)

    On June 6, 1944, allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day - an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Today, as many around the world prepare to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the…

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  • The weirdest political stories of 2014

    From therapy chickens to the Palin brawl to a Seth Rogen movie causing an international incident, a look back at the year that was

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    Then and now: Devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, 10 years later (22 photos)

    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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    Photos of the day - December 25, 2014 (16 photos)

    A boy chooses a balloon from a vendor in Belarus, the sneakers of Iman Shumpert of the New York Knicks before a game, and Santa Sam and Uncle Sam Claus show their patriotic side outside of the Sony Pictures' "The Interview" opening on Christmas Day are some of the photos of the day.…

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    Christmas around the world (31 photos)

    People gathered with friends, family and strangers to celebrate Christmas around the world. At the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered the Catholic church's traditional "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for "to the city and to the world) Christmas message from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. Francis…

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