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Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Peaceful protest on 1st night of Hanukkah

Some 100 people gathered in downtown Durham Wednesday evening for a peaceful protest on the first night of Hanukkah, part of a nationwide “Chanukah Action to End Police Violence” event.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

Tomlinson ends 25-year AP 1st team A-A drought for Duke

Laken Tomlinson spent the first nine years of life not knowing what it was like to be an American. On Tuesday, the Jamaican-born Tomlinson was named one of the country’s top college football players.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

Cisco workers offer time, cash to feed hungry

To close out its 12th annual Global Hunger Relief Campaign on Tuesday, Cisco presented the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina with enough money for 2.5 million meals.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Duke neuroscientist co-led bird genome sequencing, analysis project

A Duke neuroscientist has co-led an international effort to sequence and compare the entire genomes of 48 birds that has led to a range of discoveries, including about how birds, and their vocal abilities, evolved. 

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Cline loses public-records case on technicality

Former District Attorney Tracey Cline’s lawsuit to pry governmental emails of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts had the right idea, but the wrong target, a N.C. Court of Appeals panel says.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Judges again side with cops in Taser case

A N.C. Court of Appeals panel is standing by a 2013 decision that is keeping a Durham man Tasered by police from suing the city and the officer over alleged violations of his rights under the state constitution.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Scientists trace coal ash contaminants

Duke University scientists have collaborated to develop and test new tracers to identify coal ash contamination in water and to distinguish the coal ash from other contaminants.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Duke Lemur Center tackles extinction scenario

Using samples from bones and teeth of giant lemurs from the collections at the Duke Lemur Center and elsewhere, researchers have completed a DNA analysis that may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Ebola clinical trials involve Duke, UNC researchers

A clinical trial testing the use of survivors’ donated blood as a treatment for Ebola is underway in Liberia involving UNC Chapel Hill and Duke faculty members.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Police log, Dec. 17

Vandals caused $1,500 in damage Monday to a chain fence at a Durham dentist’s office in the 1100 block of Hillandale Road.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

Northern High student dies from gunshot wound

A 16-year-old Northern High School student who was shot in the head Monday died Tuesday, Durham police said. Police are treating the death as a homicide.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

‘Financial toxicity’ can lower cancer patients' quality of life

Doctors who treat cancer are vigilant when it comes to the physical side effects of the therapies they prescribe, but financial stress from accumulating medical bills can also weigh on patients’ health -- even those who have finished their treatments and are cancer-free.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Market Street Coffeehouse closes

The Market Street Coffeehouse on Ninth Street will be closing permanently.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 01:00 AM

Best Bet: Durham Community Concert Band

The Durham Community Concert Band will be performing its Christmas concert along with choral members from the Emerson Waldorf School. This free concert will be held at the Durham Armory Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Durham Community Concert Band will also perform a second concert at Northgate Mall in front of Macy’s Saturday at 3 p.m. This concert also is free.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 11:22 PM

2014 All-Conference Performers

These athletes in the Herald-Sun's distribution area were all-conference performers.