Photos: Twin Cities protests highlight racism, brutality

Mario Cruz holds up a sign among protesters 

Protests at the University of Minnesota, at a police station in south Minneapolis and marching down University Avenue in St. Paul all focused on racism and police brutality in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Photos: Pomp and chainsaws for the cutting of the US Capitol Christmas tree

The Capitol Christmas Tree cutting ceremony began with securing lines to the crane. 

An 88-feet tall white spruce is on its way to the nation's capital today after a ceremony and cutting on Thursday in northern Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest. Photographer Matthew McLaughlin was there to capture the scene.

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The Survivors: Portraits of Liberians who recovered

Nancy Paye, 20, who sells dry goods in an outdoor market, said she likely contracted Ebola from a friend, who died in her care. 

The Ebola virus has a 70 percent mortality rate, according to the World Health Organization. However, survivors develop immunity to the strain that sickened them.

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Photos: Skateboard art highlights the macabre and mysterious

Jenny Bookler and Lindsay Nohl 

At Light Grey Art Lab, gallery shows are often collaborative group projects. The four-member team develops a show concept, then invites designers from around the world to submit their artistic interpretations. Their upcoming show, Skate or Die, is inspired by the dark aesthetic of the skateboard subculture.

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Ebola: Photos of the response in Liberia, the US and beyond

In Liberia: Workers ready a new Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Ebola treatment center near Monrovia, Liberia. The facility initially had 120 beds. 

While Liberia remains at the heart of the Ebola crisis, media coverage increasingly includes other parts of the world. See what some of the response looks like.

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