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'Blood on Many Hands': Police union president slams De Blasio after cops' killing

FOX News - 3 hours 18 min ago
The president of the NYPD union slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio in reaction to the deaths of two officers who were ambushed and gunned down in their patrol car in broad daylight Saturday in Brooklyn. 
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Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers; sends prayers to their families

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:02pm
The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers.
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Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 11:00pm
Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.






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Reaction to the fatal shootings of 2 New York City police officers

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 10:25pm
Reaction to the fatal shooting of two New York City police officers on Saturday by a gunman who, according to authorities, announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner.
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This Land: Police Killed Her Son; Afterward, Louisville Evolved

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:42pm
Several young black men in the city died in police shootings from 1999 to 2004. Interactions between the police and black residents have improved since then, but remain a work in progress.






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Political Memo: Role for Warren: To Push, if Not Supplant, Clinton

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:32pm
Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has denied plans to run for president, may challenge Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her own way, to focus on income inequality on the trail.






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Delivery of Helicopters Shows Mending of U.S.-Egypt Ties

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:00pm
The Americans had imposed a hold on the Apache helicopters last year after the Egyptian military toppled President Mohamed Morsi.






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Military Medicine: Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:41pm
Physicians, nurses and medical workers at military hospitals say they have been brushed off, transferred, investigated and passed over for promotion after they pointed out problems with care.
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Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:35pm
Hundreds of protesters in Miami excoriated the president for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, which they say will only shore up the Communist regime’s power.
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Obama Sounds Triumphal Note at Start of Hawaii Vacation

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:24pm
Unlike in previous years, the start of President Obama’s family vacation to the oceanfront enclave of Kailua, Hawaii, had the feel of a victory lap.






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Military Medicine: Military Hospital Care Is Questioned; Next, Reprisals

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 8:06pm
Physicians, nurses and medical workers at military hospitals say they have been brushed off, transferred, investigated, passed over for promotion after they pointed out problems with care.
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Chanting ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Protesters Shut Down Part of Mall of America

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:43pm
Organizers estimated that 3,000 people, demonstrating against the failure to indict or charge police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, filled the rotunda of the Minnesota shopping mall.






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2 dozen injured in southern Indiana bus crash

FOX News - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:42pm
A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people, authorities said.
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Lawsuit May Reshape Tourist Industry in History-Rich Savannah

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:40pm
The tour guide Michelle Freenor and three others are challenging a Savannah, Ga., ordinance that requires guides to have licenses and academic and medical examinations.
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In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:30pm
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of taking a job as a hired killer.
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Raúl Castro Thanks U.S., but Reaffirms Communist Rule in Cuba

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 7:28pm
In a speech on Saturday, President Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for “a new chapter” while also reaffirming that restored relations did not mean the end of Communist rule in Cuba.






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Week in Playback

POLITICO - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:50pm
The best of late-night television.
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For Cubans in Miami, the Gulf to Their Homeland Narrows

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 6:39pm
The re-establishment of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba brought widely different reactions in Miami, where first-generation exiles who remember Fidel Castro’s brutality mix with millennials for whom Cuba is more a cultural touchstone.






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Cuba: We'll stick with Communism

CNBC - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 5:15pm
Cuban president Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for“ a new chapter” but reaffirmed that restored relations did not mean the end of Communism.
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Motherlode Blog: Why We Don’t Do the Naughty List

The New York Times - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 5:07pm
I understand why the naughty list helps some parents. But for my anxious daughter, it’s the opposite of Christmas magic. Bless the mall Santa who understood that.






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