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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks during an NYPD swearing-in ceremony in New York on Jan. 7. He confirmed to NPR today that there had been a work slowdown by officers in the weeks since two police officers were shot dead. He said the matter was being corrected. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.

Outrage Soulive
Nuits de Saint Germain des Prés Django Reinhardt

Andraé Crouch in an undated press photo, circa 1970. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Andraé Crouch, Who Moved Gospel Into The 21st Century, Has Died

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Man In the Mirror Michael Jackson, Andraé Crouch Choir et. al.
Last Crusade Sam Roberts Band

Martin Pistorius sometime between 1990 and 1994, when he was unable to communicate. Courtesy of Martin Pistorius hide caption

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Trapped In His Body For 12 Years, A Man Breaks Free

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The Light The Album Leaf
Awake Tycho
Crime Scene Los Straitjackets

Cuban migrants in the waters south of Key West, Fla., on Jan. 1, before being repatriated. The number of Cubans trying to reach the U.S. illegally by sea has surged since the Obama administration announced plans to normalize relations with Cuba. AP/U.S. Coast Guard hide caption

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As Rumors Spread, More Cubans Try To Reach The U.S. By Sea

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Golden Sky Swimming
Coyote Bostich + Fussible
Don't Leave Me Dry Spanish Gold
Inchworm [Silent Servant Remix] Battles

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks during an NYPD swearing-in ceremony in New York on Jan. 7. He confirmed to NPR today that there had been a work slowdown by officers in the weeks since two police officers were shot dead. He said the matter was being corrected. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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New York Police Commissioner Confirms Work Slowdown By Officers

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Jessica Chastain says her grandmother has played a key role in her career. "I've taken her to the Oscars both years," Chastain says. "She's really a special lady and has helped me in more ways than I could ever explain." Rafa Rivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'I Was A Dramatic Kid': For Jessica Chastain, Acting Came Naturally

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KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS ERNEST RANGLIN & MONTY ALEXANDER

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