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As word spread of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of a Staten Island man, so did plans for protests. A key target: the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.
December 03, 2014
A grand jury's decision in the Eric Garner case sparked anger, protests, and a Twitter conversation about the idea that the police treat people differently based on their race.
December 03, 2014
"The Justice Department will proceed with a federal civil rights investigation of Mr. Garner's death," Attorney General Eric Holder said.
December 03, 2014
The new additions range from pop culture (xlnt; permadeath) to business-speak (algorithmic trading). We present a list selected by the editors.
December 03, 2014
The protests — at Grand Central Terminal and other places — follow the announcement that a New York police officer won't be indicted in the death of Eric Garner over the summer.
December 03, 2014
If you'd like to try pepper water (it's hot hot hot) or day-old rice (it tastes better than it sounds), we've got the scoop.
December 03, 2014
He was in the English rock bands Small Faces and Faces, and he also played keyboard for the Rolling Stones. McLagan died today in Austin, Texas. He was 69.
December 03, 2014
African musicians have recorded a fund-raising song to help fight Ebola. They say it truly reflects what's happening in their homeland — unlike the Brit pop Ebola song "Do They Know It's Christmas?"
December 03, 2014
Texas, which is leading the states, filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. State Attorney General Greg Abbott said the president's action "tramples" the Constitution.
December 03, 2014
In rural Alabama, HIV infection rates are among the highest in the nation, but talk of the virus is largely taboo. One researcher is hoping to break through the stigma with a video game.
December 03, 2014
Ebola isn't the first dangerous microbe to spur calls for quarantine in American cities. But as New York City's experience with drug-resistant tuberculosis suggests, isolation isn't always best.
December 03, 2014
A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rates.
December 03, 2014
Paul Smith's College, in upstate New York, is among a handful of higher ed institutions offering coursework in craft beer. Be forewarned: The classes are heavier on the science than the partying.
December 03, 2014
Those who already share Kim Jong Un's name must change it. That's according to South Korean media, which cited an official North Korean directive.
December 03, 2014
Manfred Karg's 19-year-old son, a convert to Islam, is one of at least 60 Germans killed fighting alongside ISIS militants. Karg says efforts to stop the flow to Syria and Iraq are taking too long.
December 03, 2014
Qatari officials had accused Matthew and Grace Huang of murdering their 8-year-old adopted daughter last year. The Huangs, who were acquitted on appeal, argued that their case had racial overtones.
December 03, 2014
The encounter between Eric Garner and officer Daniel Pantaleo caused an uproar after video footage was released. It showed Garner gasping, "I can't breathe."
December 03, 2014
Paul introduced the measure because he said President Obama does not have the authority to wage a war against the Islamic State.
December 03, 2014
In parts of southern Africa, HIV has picked up mutations that slow down its ability to grow inside a person's blood. That's a good sign. But will it be enough to make a difference in the epidemic?
December 03, 2014
The hospital in Liberia was erected this summer in a field. It has 250 beds. It was full as recently as October. Now it is nearly empty.
December 03, 2014

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