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CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT


WASHINGTON - A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times.

Video seems to show football's Rice, future wife kiss after brawl

NEW YORK - Newly released video footage appears to show professional football's Ray Rice and his future wife kissing while handcuffed in a casino elevator following the couple's fight that cost Rice his job with the Baltimore Ravens.

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Obama says U.S. blacks better off overall than when he began presidency

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said on Friday that U.S. blacks are better off now than they were when he began his presidency in 2009, but that the gap between blacks and whites remains. | Video

19 Dec 2014

Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges

BOSTON - A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city.

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San Francisco prosecutor charges deputy in hospital assault: report

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco District Attorney's office charged a sheriff's deputy on Friday for allegedly attacking a hospital patient and covering it up with a false police report, according to officials and local media.

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Protesters from both sides of policing controversy face off in NYC

NEW YORK - Scores of protesters denouncing police violence against non-whites rallied alongside dozens of supporters of New York City police officers on Friday in a tense standoff outside City Hall that comes amid weeks of mostly peaceful protests. | Video

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Seventy-four arrested in Milwaukee during police shooting protest

MILWAUKEE - Dozens of protesters were arrested on Friday in Milwaukee when they blocked rush-hour traffic on a major highway to protest the killing of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer this year.

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American nurse exposed to Ebola released from hospital

- An American nurse who was exposed to Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone was released from the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Maryland on Friday without showing signs of the disease, NIH said.

Health 19 Dec 2014

Cuban relatives of U.S. spy in dark after news of release

WASHINGTON/MIAMI - His release from a Cuban prison has been as cloak-and-dagger as his spying career ever was.

World, Cuba, United Nations 19 Dec 2014

NY police officer suspended after new video shows brutality

NEW YORK - A New York City police officer who appears to punch a black youth during an arrest that was captured on video and widely circulated on the Internet has been suspended from duty, the department said on Friday.

19 Dec 2014

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