Obama's final speech to the public will continue a tradition set in 1796 when George Washington addressed the American people for the last time as president. It will be followed by a "family reunion" for alumni of Obama's former campaigns, according to a save-the-date sent to alumni.
Police Detain Man for Walking With Hands in Pockets
A man from Pontiac, MI was stopped on the street and interrogated by an Oakland County Sheriff on Thanksgiving for walking with his hands in his pockets while it was snowing.The man, Brandon B Waxx McKean, pulled his hands out of his pockets to record this abuse of power.
Remains of 14 presumed slaves will soon be reburied near the Hudson River, 11 years after construction workers uncovered the unmarked grave site. They will be publicly memorialized and buried in personalized boxes in Albany, New York. (Associated Press)
The Los Angeles jury that found Lonnie David Franklin Jr. guilty of killing nine young women and a teenage girl over three decades recommended a death sentence for the serial killer dubbed the "Grim Sleeper." (CNN)
Vice President Joe Biden is telling family members of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School that he's surprised about the lack of progress on "rational gun safety" laws three years after the mass shooting of students and teachers. (Associated Press)
Associated Press wrote: State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is defending the prosecution of six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case and says she still blames police for the young black man's death. (July 27)
Texas Police Violently Slam Teacher To The Ground Twice & Say Black People Have Violent Tendencies
Patrol car video publicly released Thursday shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have "violent tendencies" and whites are justifiably afraid.
Omarosa Manigault, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," and Bill Stepien, a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie who was fired in the wake of the Bridgegate scandal, are among President-elect Donald Trump's new hires. CNN's Jim Acosta reports. (CNN)
The FBI released video of the shooting death of a spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge. It appears to show Robert LaVoy Finicum reaching into his jacket before he fell. The FBI said the man had a loaded gun in his pocket. (Associated Press)