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5:06pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Law

Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams

Thousands gathered on the National Mall last week to protest the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Some law students say their involvement in the protests means their exams should be postponed.
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"The dog ate my homework?" Try, "I was protesting a grand jury decision," instead.

Students at some top law schools want exam extensions for what they are calling the trauma of the Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions. But other law students are wondering what message that sends to future employers.

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5:03pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Movies

Sony Pictures CEO: 'We Did Not Capitulate' To Hackers

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4:49pm

Fri December 19, 2014
The Two-Way

Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You

Actor James Franco (left), seen here with The Interview co-star Seth Rogen, was called "James Flacco" by President Obama Friday. Afterward, the jokes poured in.
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It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama meant to talk about James Franco and instead said "James Flacco" — on a Friday marking the full-on start of the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received by people on Twitter and elsewhere.

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4:04pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Global Health

CDC Head: Key Interventions Have Slowed Ebola's Spread

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4:04pm

Fri December 19, 2014
Latin America

Cubans Eager For More Economic Investment

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 4:12 pm

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