Bergdorf Goodman’s Swanky Black Friday Sale Is Nothing Like The Usual Frenzy Elsewhere


While millions of shoppers battle their way through hysterical crowds to save a buck at stores like Walmart and Target on Black Friday, some who have more cash to spend are enjoying the more refined side of the annual weekend of shopping mania. They’re partaking in Bergdorf Goodman’s Black Friday sale. Yes, Fifth Avenue’s storied monument of luxury holds a ...

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New 15-minute Ebola test to undergo trials in Guinea


A new test designed to rapidly diagnose Ebola virus infection is to be tried out at a treatment center for the disease in Guinea, international health charity The Wellcome Trust said on Friday. Researchers developing the 15-minute Ebola test say it is six times faster than similar ones currently in use and, if it proves successful, could help medical staff ...

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Colorado honors axed Arizona professor with $2M grant nomination to study pot’s effects on PTSD


After an uncertain few months, Colorado has welcomed a once-shunned marijuana researcher with open arms. Dr. Sue Sisley, who was controversially fired from her teaching position at the University of Arizona in July, has been nominated for a $2 million grant from the Rocky Mountain state to continue her medical research. The pot pioneer — who has expressed suspicion that ...

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Immigrants’ Chances Depend On Their State’s Polices

Barack Obama

If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver’s license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago. But Avila lives in Phoenix, and the 24-year-old immigrant who was brought here from Mexico by his ...

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UN Report Criticizes U.S. Record On Police Brutality

Activists Rally At White House To Protest Guantanamo Bay Prison

Police brutality, military interrogations and prisons were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel’s report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty. The report by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, its first such review of the U.S. record since 2006, expressed concerns about allegations of police brutality and ...

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Ferguson Protesters Celebrate Thanksgiving In A Church, Actively Boycott Black Friday

Ferguson Celebrates Thanksgiving Amongst Turmoil

Ferguson protesters gathered in a church basement to celebrate Thanksgiving with one another on the eve of Black Friday, before beginning active boycotts of Walmart and Target stores. A little over 100 protesters, churchgoers and volunteers celebrated Thanksgiving at St. Luke’s African Methodist Episcopal Church on Thursday night. The basement room was filled with joy as people chatted, ate and ...

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Sharpton: Public Outrage Was Exacerbated by Prosecutor’s ‘Frontal Attack’ on Michael Brown’s Character


Two days after a grand jury refused to indict Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Brown’s parents appeared with the Rev. Al Sharpton at the Harlem headquarters of National Action Network, the civil rights organization founded by Sharpton in 1991. They remain determined to keep the legacy of their son alive. Sharpton, ...

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Obamacare Returns To SCOTUS: Will John Roberts Crush It This Time?

John Roberts, Antonin Scalia

Chief Justice John Roberts may be feeling a flash of déjà vu. For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case aimed at toppling Obamacare. Roberts again finds himself caught between the wishes of a movement that made him America’s most powerful judge, and the reputation of his institution which is being asked ...

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Donors give nearly $500,000 so far to support Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson’s legal fight, says anonymous organizer of effort


The anonymous woman behind an online campaign supporting Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson said donors kicked in more than $500,000 to support his legal fight. The money raised on behalf of the officer since the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown Jr. could possibly swell to double that amount, the woman told the The woman who helped ...

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Pregnant Woman Loses Eye After St. Louis Police Shoot At Her

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Dornnella Conners, a pregnant St. Louis woman, and her boyfriend Deangelis Lee drove into Ferguson after the announcement of the grand jury’s decision to not indict police officer Darren Wilson for gunning down unarmed teenager Michael Brown.  Conners and her boyfriend had pulled into a BP parking lot at New Halls Ferry Road when police moved in to clear the ...

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