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New York Mayor de Blasio and wife Chirlane walk past a sea of policemen while arriving for the funeral services of NYPD officer Ramos in the Queens borough of New YorkHundreds of cops outside services for Rafael Ramos take a dramatic stance.


2014-12-27 15:32:07 -0700

Hadi Bahra, the head of the Syrian National Coalition, the country's main political opposition group, leaves a meeting with Arab League's Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby at the league's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)DAMASCUS (AP) — Syrian state-run TV said Saturday that the government is prepared to take part in peace talks hosted by Russia next month, but the unnamed foreign ministry official it cited suggested the scope of the negotiations would be limited to "preliminary" talks meant to pave the way for a conference in Syria itself.


2014-12-27 10:21:34 -0700

ADVANCE FOR DEC. 28, 2014 - FILE - This Nov. 14, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama boarding Air Force One at Yangon International Airport, in Yangon, Myanmar. It was supposed to be a joke. “Are you still president?” comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. But the question seemed to speak to growing weariness with the president and skepticism that anything will change in Washington during his final two years in office. Democrats already are checking out Obama’s potential successors. Emboldened Republicans are trying to push aside his agenda in favor of their own.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.


2014-12-27 14:24:15 -0700