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Morning Express with Robin Meade

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Daily speed feed: Friday, December 5, 2014

Daily speed feed: Friday, December 5, 2014

Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

NASA will try Orion rocket launch again (NASA)
- Thursday launch was scrubbed after several delays

#CrimingWhileWhite begins to trend in wake of Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury decision

#CrimingWhileWhite: Tweets twist profiling tales

Two recent grand jury decisions to NOT indict two police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have highlighted what many perceive to be a police bias against people of color.

It appears to have started yesterday with Twitter user @jasonjross who initially tweeted this experience:

'Stolen valor!' Shopper's Army uniform fake?

'Stolen valor!' Shopper's Army uniform fake?

A Purple Heart recipient confronted a suspected Army impersonator and video of the confrontation has gone viral.

Former Army Sgt. Ryan Berk was at a mall in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, last month when he saw a guy in fatigues and took a closer look.

Cat survives for a month in a moving box with no food or water

Cat survives a month in a moving box

A family's cat survived for more than a month in a moving box without food or water!

The Barths moved from Virginia to Hawaii, and their cat ‘Mee Moowe’ disappeared after movers started packing up their stuff.

American held by al Qaeda group begs for his life

American held by al Qaeda group begs for his life

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has threatened to kill American hostage Luke Somers if the U.S. government doesn't meet its demands.

Somers was kidnapped in Yemen in September 2013. In the video purportedly released Thursday, Somers asks for help, “My name is Luke Somers. I'm 33 years old. I was born in England, but I carry American citizenship and have lived in America for most of my life.” 

An American woman was stabbed in the women's restroom at a high-end mall in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. This image shows the suspect, dressed in a burqua, in the mall.

'Ghost' sought in mystery UAE attack on U.S. woman

An American woman has died after being stabbed by an unknown attacker in the restroom of a high-end mall in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, police said.

Ibolya Ryan, 47, was taken to the hospital after the attack Monday on Reem Island but died of her injuries.

No indictment in NYPD chokehold death

No indictment in NYPD chokehold death

Crowds in the streets of New York chanted "I can't breathe" in protest over a grand jury's decision Wednesday not to indict a police officer in the death of an unarmed, black man he put in a chokehold.

The hashtag #ICantBreathe began trending on social media immediately after the grand jury’s decision was announced. Those were last words of Eric Garner who was killed in July while 29-year-old Officer Daniel Pantaleo and others tried to arrest him for illegally selling cigarettes.

Daily speed feed: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Daily speed feed: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Today's must-see, must-share stories as seen on Morning Express with Robin Meade:

Grand jury does not indict NYPD cop in chokehold death (CNN)
- Eric Garner suspected of selling cigarettes illegally, verbally resisted

Janice Dickinson breaks down during an interview with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield about alleged sexual misconduct at the hands of Bill Cosby

Janice Dickinson breaks down during Cosby interview

Bill Cosby is stepping down from the board of trustees at Temple University after 32 years.

Cosby attended Temple in the 60s and had a close relationship with the university.

Rice: Elevator punch part of 'one bad night'

Rice: Elevator punch part of 'one bad night'

Former Ravens’ running back Ray Rice is asking football fans to give him another chance.

He spoke with NBC's Matt Lauer.

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