No quit for the ‘Queen of Carbon’
MIT professor Mildred Dresselhaus was among the 18 Americans honored by President Obama with the Medal of Freedom this week. The 84-year-old goes to work every single day of the week and is showing no signs of stopping. Julianna Goldman reports.

Boy shot seconds after police arrive
Video released shows a Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice shortly after arriving on a 911 call. Rice later died of his wounds.

'Not raped, not murdered': Shock at Indian report
Police conclude two cousins thought to have been gang raped and murdered climbed a mango tree and killed themselves -- claims their relatives say are "all about caste."

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

United States Senator Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference in MobileWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions could provide a boost to him and other conservatives who are pushing for a December budget confrontation with Obama to try to stop his executive order overhauling the U.S. immigration system. ...


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.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray ends speculation, announcing he is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears.

Seven arrested in New York in Ferguson protest

People watch the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2014 in New YorkPolice in New York on Thursday arrested seven protesters who tried to disrupt the massive Thanksgiving Day parade over the decision not to charge a Ferguson cop who shot dead an unarmed black teen. The demonstrators -- angry over this week's decision by a Missouri grand jury not to indict the white officer over the August death of Michael Brown -- were detained for "disorderly conduct," a police spokeswoman told AFP. Activists had used the #stoptheparade hashtag on Twitter to gather support for Thursday's protest. In New York, 10 people had been arrested Tuesday during demonstrations that blocked bridges and tunnels in the Big Apple.


'Tough on crime' California softens its stance
The passing of Proposition 47 is giving thousands of California convicts a second chance

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