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NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

Pallbearers carry the casket of New York City police Officer Rafael Ramos after funeral services at Christ Tabernacle Church, in Queens. Ramos and his partner, Officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20.

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NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

Police officers turn their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos in the Glendale section of Queens, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York. Ramos and his partner, officer Wenjian Liu, were killed Dec. 20 as they sat in th…

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NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

NEW YORK — Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero.

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On racial issues, America is divided both black and white and red and blue

Blacks and whites live in different worlds when it comes to perceptions of the criminal justice system and the role that police play in society.

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2009 file photo shows actor Robin Williams in Los Angeles. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, acc…

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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

Notables who left the world in 2014 included political figures who catalyzed war and peace and scientists who changed our lives. We lost beloved entertainers, some who brought audiences decades of smiles and tears and others departed before their time.

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Farrow: Recognize enduring scars of slavery’s shackles

Farrow: Recognize enduring scars of slavery’s shackles

We need to understand history to understand today

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10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

A Sri Lankan Tsunami survivor travels with her son in the 591 train which was hit by 2004 tsunami during a commemorative ride in Peraliya, Sri Lanka, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. In Sri Lanka the train 591, which was tossed up by the waves and the charred images of which became an icon of the disa…

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10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

Indian women offer prayers on the Marina Beach at the Bay of Bengal to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Tsunami in Chennai, India, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of…

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10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

Thai military personnel and volunteers prepare for a memorial service to be held the next day, built around a police boat which was beached 10 years ago when the Asian tsunami struck, in Khao Lak, Thailand, Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014. Dec. 26 marks the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest n…

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10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

PERELIYA, Sri Lanka — A packed train in Sri Lanka was swept off its tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand’s shore was hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia were turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.

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10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

10th anniversary of tsunami is marked with tears

Sri Lankan tsunami survivors pay respects at a mass grave for 591 of the nearly 2,000 passengers who died on a coastal railway when waves swept away a train in Peraliya.

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2014 file photo shows Nowa Paye, 9, as she is taken to an ambulance after showing signs of Ebola infection in the village of Freeman Reserve, about 30 miles north of Monrovia, Liberia. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated P…

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Dec. 4, 2014, file photo shows protesters rallying against a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of Eric Garner gather in Foley Square, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-…

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AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

AP-Times Square poll: Feeling optimistic for 2015

FILE - This Dec. 31, 2013, file photo shows Veronica Boshen of Allentown, PA., in her 2014 glasses while waiting for the ball drop celebration to begin in Times Square on New Year's Eve, in New York. Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Ti…

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Poll: Nearly half think 2015 will be better

Poll: Nearly half think 2015 will be better

WASHINGTON — Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll.

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Democrats optimistic on 2016 presidential chances

ATLANTA — Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a “permanent governing majority” for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the “Obama coalition” to keep their party in the White House.

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Protesters didn’t cause slayings of NYC officers

Protesters didn’t cause slayings of NYC officers

The following editorial appeared in the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday:

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Westbrook carries Thunder over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO — Russell Westbrook smiled as he walked off the court in San Antonio, blowing a kiss to a spectator and waving at the few Oklahoma City Thunder fans in attendance.

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Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ is in serious need of repair

Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ is in serious need of repair

Suspense and pathos evade Angelina Jolie as she turns an unwieldy biography into a dull, perfunctory and truncated film.

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