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Eric Garner, right, is pictured in a video clip posted on the New York Daily News website. The image shows Garner just before he was tackled to the ground by New York police officers when they attempted to take him into custody. (nydailynews.com screengrab)

NYC police being retrained after chokehold death

NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) - All New York City police officers are expected to undergo retraining in the wake of a man's death on a city sidewalk shortly after he was placed in a chokehold by officers, Bill Bratton, the police commissioner, said on Tuesday.

Oregon State photo of a fatal crash found Sunday, July 20, 2014, north of Cannon Beach. (Oregon State Police)

Rescued driver was trapped 12 hours with corpse

A driver who spent 12 hours trapped in the wreckage of her car with the corpse of a passenger who died after their vehicle tumbled down an embankment was rescued after a hitchhiker in Oregon heard her cries for help, authorities said on Tuesday.

Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States. (Library of Congress)

Letters reveal steamy side Warren G. Harding

On Christmas Eve 1910, future U.S. President Warren Harding wrote his mistress Carrie Phillips a letter that began: "There are no words, at my command, sufficient to say the full extent of my love for you ... mad, tender, devoted, ardent, eager, passion-wild."

Palestinians look at the remains of a mosque, which police said was hit in an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

Israel pounds Gaza despite peace efforts

Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives.