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New York Mayor de Blasio and wife Chirlane walk past a sea of policemen while arriving for the funeral services of NYPD officer Ramos in the Queens borough of New YorkHundreds of cops outside services for Rafael Ramos take a dramatic stance.


2014-12-27 15:32:07 -0700

ADVANCE FOR DEC. 28, 2014 - FILE - This Nov. 14, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama boarding Air Force One at Yangon International Airport, in Yangon, Myanmar. It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president and skepticism that anything will change in Washington during his final two years in office. Democrats already are checking out Obama’s potential successors. Emboldened Republicans are trying to push aside his agenda in favor of their own.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.


2014-12-27 14:24:15 -0700

Obama fanning anti-police discord?A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police killings of unarmed black men after a school was disinvited because of concerns its players would wear T-shirts printed with the words "I Can't Breathe" during warmups.


2014-12-27 17:48:29 -0700