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Events in Ferguson, Mo, and New York reopened the debate on police tactics. In New York, a suspect accused of selling cigarettes, a violation of tax law, was killed in part because of a chokehold.
The Nobel Prize for literature is announced Thursday. This year, as the usual speculation about who might win heated up, a Nobel judge, known for his outspokenness, stirred up a little controversy.
One humanitarian group warned about the potential danger of Ebola back in June. The French organization Doctors Without Borders is known for bringing attention to the world's worst disasters.
The bronze box from 1914 was supposed to be opened in 1974. After turning up at the New York Historical Society, someone eventually got around to checking out the contents.
More than 50 years ago, Bernard Schermerhorn and his friend stole some newspaper dispensers that belonged to The Ledger in Florida. He recently sent a note and a check to the paper.
Robert Siegel talks with Elizabeth Arias, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. A new study finds that for a child born that year, life expectancy is 78 years and 9.5 months.