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Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Eric Garner Death

On Staten Island, mixed reaction to Eric Garner grand jury decision

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Protesters have gathered across the country to express outrage after a grand jury decided against indicting Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, who died after the officer held an arm around his neck. Continue reading

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Grand jury decides against indictment in Eric Garner case

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A grand jury decided there would be no indictment for police officers in the choking death of Staten Island man Eric Garner. Continue reading

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Youth take control of neighborhood identity with everyday photos

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How do you tell the story of a community? That’s one question a group of students addressed in a photo project on Overtown, a neighborhood…read more

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Is making a threat on social media a crime?

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A Supreme Court case will soon decide whether making threats on social media is illegal. Continue reading

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Could Buddhist values help China curb pollution?

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In China, religious and environmental values are converging to address the pollution problems that affect millions of lives. Continue reading

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