Does Obama’s New York trip offer a glimpse into his post-White House life?

THE WASHINGTON POST He still has almost two years left in office, but the outlines of President Obama’s post-White House life might be starting to take shape. On Monday, the president will speak at the New York City launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a nonprofit that is spinning off a White House initiative… More Does Obama’s New York trip offer a glimpse into his post-White House life?

10 things you need to know today: February 18, 2015

The Week 1.Ukraine pulls out of key town claimed by pro-Russian rebels Ukrainian soldiers began withdrawing from the strategically important town of Debaltseve, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko saidWednesday. Street-to-street fighting there had continued despite a new cease-fire. Pro-Russian separatists had declared that the rail hub linking two rebel-contolled areas is on their turf, not the front… More 10 things you need to know today: February 18, 2015

10 things you need to know today – 1/26/2015

 The Week (Via my email.  There is no longer access to the online version without a subscription.) 1. Radical Greek anti-austerity party wins parliamentary election Greece’s radical left Syriza party, which is vowing to end the country’s tough austerity program, moved quickly to form a government Monday, a day after winning a decisive victory in… More 10 things you need to know today – 1/26/2015

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

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

Police killings of unarmed blacks top story of 2014, poll shows

The Boston Globe NEW YORK — The police killings of unarmed blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, and elsewhere — and the investigations and tumultuous protests they inspired — was the top news story of 2014, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. In a year crowded with dramatic and often… More Police killings of unarmed blacks top story of 2014, poll shows

10 things you need to know today: December 22, 2014

The Week New York increases precautions for patrols after officers’ murder, gas prices hit their lowest level since 2009, and more 1. New York steps up precautions for patrols after police killings New York City police leaders ordered new precautions for the city’s patrol force after two officers — Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos,… More 10 things you need to know today: December 22, 2014

10 things you need to know today: December 4, 2014

The Week Protests erupt after officer cleared in Eric Garner’s death, 17 states sue Obama over immigration, and more 1. New Yorkers protest decision not to charge officer for chokehold death Protests broke out in New York City on Wednesday after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in… More 10 things you need to know today: December 4, 2014

10 things you need to know today: November 28, 2014

The Week Oil prices dive, millions shop for deals on Thanksgiving to beat Black Friday crowds, and more 1. OPEC rejects pressure to reduce production, sending oil prices plummeting Oil prices dropped by 7 percent to $69 per barrel on Thursday, the lowest level since May 2010. The dive came after OPEC announced that it… More 10 things you need to know today: November 28, 2014

10 things you need to know today: November 26, 2014

The Week Ferguson protests spread across America, Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy leaders, and more 1. Ferguson protests spread across the U.S. Mostly peaceful protests spread from Ferguson, Missouri, across the country on Tuesday following the announcement that a grand jury had decided not to charge Darren Wilson, a white police officer, with the August… More 10 things you need to know today: November 26, 2014