10 things you need to know today: December 23, 2014

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The Fifth Column

Tensions between the mayor and the NYPD are running high. Tensions between the mayor and the NYPD are running high. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The Week

De Blasio urges a halt to protests after police officers’ murders, North Korea gets knocked offline, and more

1. De Blasio calls for a halt to protests out of respect for slain officers
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday urged New Yorkers to “put aside protests” against police tactics until after the funerals of two officers murdered in an ambush on Saturday. The killings of officers Rafel Ramos and Wenjian Liu deepened tensions between police and de Blasio, who had said that it was “painful” when a grand jury decided not to charge an officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man. Protest organizers said they would go ahead with a march already planned for Tuesday evening. [New York Observer, Fox News]


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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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