Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner in Manhattan, New York City, on Dec. 5, 2014.
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Hard news makes for a tough quiz


Protests erupted across the nation this week in the wake of another grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for the shooting of an unarmed black man. Were you focused on the demonstrations, or did you have an eye on what else was happening? Find out what you missed by taking this quiz:

Peaceful protests erupted on the streets of New York City, Washington, D.C., Ferguson, Missouri and other major cities across America on Wednesday.

The Fifth Circuit will hear an oral argument on whether the mentally ill man is competent enough to be executed.

“It happens every day and it’s really scary and it’s sad and you know … it didn’t affect me as much right after as it did about four or five years later,” Gaga said on the show.

Experts are warning that the GOP’s bill could threaten immigrants with deportation in cases where they’d normally gain protection under existing law.

At least 200 people, including elected officials and dozens of pastors, attended the hour-long service for Tamir Rice.

The mayor also announced that Ferguson will create a citizen review board to provide oversight of the police force.

Huth’s lawsuit contends that she became aware of the serious effect the abuse had on her within the past three years

The Supreme Court could soon rule on whether or not an employer can fire a pregnant employee if they feel she cannot complete her job duties.

“If we are to honor Michael Brown’s memory, we need to work together to make rebuilding happen,” Head said in an apology for the incident. “I plan to remain here and do my part in earnest and in truth.”

Lauten has since apologized for her post and resigned.

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