Police arrest protesters   along FDR Drive in Manhattan in New York City as thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of New York demanding justice for the death of Eric Garner. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Protesters in New York and other cities rallied for a third night on Friday denouncing the use of deadly force by police against minorities.The protes(...)

Andrew Cuomo (centre), the Democratic governor of New York, signed the Compassionate Care Act into law on Monday. Photograph: Nathaniel Brooks/The New York Times

Buying marijuana in the United States for recreational (read: fun) purposes may be legal in two American states now but for some it is far from accept(...)