"Sickened by these barbaric acts, which sadly are a predictable outcome of divisive anti-cop rhetoric of #ericholder & #mayordeblasio. #NYPD"
A Georgia police officer won't be charged in the fatal shooting of a (white)teenager holding a video game controller -- even though a previous grand jury found the use of force was not authorized.
Across the country, other Democratic Senate candidates distanced themselves from President Obama and the Democratic Party platform. ... [Sen. Al] Franken took the opposite approach. Instead of running away from the progressive accomplishments of the Obama era, he embraced them, railing against bankers, advocating for student loan reform -- even defending the Affordable Care Act. Franken ran as an Elizabeth Warren-style Democrat, running a populist campaign that didn't shirk discussion of the specific policies Democrats could pursue to help the middle class. And voters rewarded him. "This wasn't a safe seat," Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, said in an e-mail. "He earned his victory by being a proud populist Democrat for six years and inspiring voters."
Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.
Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease. Later Friday, President Barack Obama met Pham in the Oval Office and gave her a big hug. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," she said. "Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team."