Car strikes horse drawn buggy in Pennsylvania
The Dutch country accident injured seven people when it collided with an SUV

University cuts ties with Cosby
The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bill Cosby have split ways amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.

UN watchdog slams police shootings of blacks in US

Protesters gather outside the Ferguson Police Department on November 26, 2014 in Missouri after a decision not to charge a white policeman who shot dead black teenager Michael BrownA UN watchdog on Friday slammed police shootings of blacks in the United States, days after a decision not to prosecute a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teen sparked nationwide protests. With tensions still running high after Monday's decision by a Missouri grand jury not to charge a white policeman who shot dead 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, the UN Committee Against Torture published conclusions from its review earlier this month of the US record. Brown's parents had been present at the hearing on November 12 and 13 in Geneva to discuss their son's case with the committee members. "The committee is concerned about numerous reports of police brutality and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, in particular against persons belonging to certain racial and ethnic groups," the 10-member committee said in its report.


New threat: 'Racism without racists'
Here's why a "national conversation on race" after Ferguson may not work: Whites and people of color speak a different language about racism. We translate.

Country where half the people don't work
The deadly Ebola virus which has ripped through three West African countries has had the biggest impact in Liberia. As of last week, the country has had over 7,000 cases of the disease and nearly 3,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

Discovered: Funny, rude medieval doodles
My personal favorite is this. At the top of a page of angular medieval text -- full of theological extrapolations and religious devotion -- is a cartoon of a deadpan dog.

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