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Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. In the raw hours following the killing of the officers, police union officials and politicians accused those who have protested the deaths of Garner and Brown of fanning anti-police fervour. Comment?
The eyes of the world will follow the Duchess of Cambridge on her first visit to New York when she tours a children's development centre in Harlem next week. And for much of that global audience, that moment will be their introduction to the duchess' companion: Chirlane McCray, New York City's most powerful and divisive first lady in generations. Comment?
Angelique Kidjo, Vernice White, Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, and Ray Parker Jr. take a bow at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is musician Herbie Hancock. Comment?
A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from Guinea a week ago. Comment?
An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's Ebola diagnosis, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling. Comment?
Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and the White House. The three-hour celebration of Lee's life was held at the cavernous Riverside Church in New York on Saturday. Comment?
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