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Two New York City Police Officers Assassinated in Gunman's Ambush

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Two uniformed New York City police officers were gunned down Saturday afternoon while they sat in a marked police car by a gunman authorities say was seeking revenge. Officer Wenjian Liu, 32 and Rafael Ramos, 40, were fatally shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, who had announced online he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the death of Eric Garner, who died in a chokehold by police, according to AP reports. Brinsley approached the passenger window of the officers' police car, parked in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn and opened fire, striking both officers in the head, according to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. »

- Alicia C. Dennis, @aliciacdennis

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The Daily Treat: Homeless Kitten Born Without Eyelids Will Have Full Vision Thanks to Giving Doctor

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Phil the kitten can literally see the bright future ahead of him thanks to Dr. Martin Coster of Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. The adorable cat was found living on the streets without any front eyelids, reports Boston.com. His condition is known Agenesis. Agenesis makes it impossible for felines to blink. Without treatment it eventually cause the animal's eyes to dry out, leading to permanent blindness. Thankfully, Phil fell into the helping hands of Dr. Coster before it was too late. The homeless kitten was brought into the animal medical center, where Dr. Coster agreed to perform Phil's »

- Kelli Bender, @kbendernyc

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White House Private Party DJ Revealed: Surprise, It's President Obama

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The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the Potus dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview.When it comes to impromptu dance parties in the private White House residence, President Barack Obama is the master mixer. According to him. The President and First Lady Michelle Obama were quick to recall, in a wide-ranging interview with People on Dec. 10, the last time the two of them danced. "Friday night. In the Yellow Oval," the president said, referring to the central living room in the White House's upstairs residential quarters. »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, @sswestfall

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