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NYC Police Will Be Retrained, De Blasio Says At News Conference

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton announce plans to give new training to police officers.
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It Wasn't Pretty, But 76ers Manage To Win Their First Game Of The Season

The game got off to a bizarre start when the teams went for the wrong baskets. Still, the 76ers managed to avoid tying a record for the worst start to an NBA season.
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NASA Scrubs Launch Of Orion Spacecraft

After several issues, including high winds, stuck engine valves and a boat downrange of the launch site, the space agency said it would cancel today's planned launch of the new vehicle.
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Justice Department Plans New Cybercrime Team

The reorganization being announced today will "provide a central hub for expert advice and legal guidance" and improve coordination among law enforcement, businesses and elected officials.
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Chokeholds: The Difference Between Sleeper And Airway Holds

It's generally said that Eric Garner died as a result of a chokehold. But police trainers say there are two different maneuvers that can look like the same thing.
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Justice Department To Continue Investigating Eric Garner's Death

A Staten Island grand jury didn't charge a police officer in the death of Eric Garner. The unarmed black man died after police pulled him aside for selling loose cigarettes and put him in a chokehold.
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California Bans Coyote Killing Contests

California's Fish and Game Commission voted on Wednesday to ban coyote hunting derbies. Those are contests where hunters vie to kill the most coyotes, or the biggest, for prizes.
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Protests Begin After Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer

Demonstrations were mostly peaceful in New York Wednesday. Eric Garner died after he was held in a chokehold by Daniel Pantaleo, who was trying to arrest him for apparent illegal cigarette sales.
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Unlike Ferguson, Staten Island Grand Jury Testimony Isn't Made Public

Steve Inskeep examines the grand jury process that led to no charges against an NYPD officer with Roger Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor and now a law professor with George Washington University.
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Senators Try Again To Make Disclosure Process Electronic

The Senate still prefers paper instead of electronic filings for disclosures of donors and spending. The massive amounts of paper create all sorts of disclosure headaches.

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