RT America -- December 26, 2014

Hundreds gathered in Queens, New York on Friday, paying respect to Officer Raphael Ramos, who was executed by a gunman on Saturday. The incident added to already present tensions between anti-police brutality protesters and the city’s police force, which has accused demonstrators of instigating the tragedy. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has more details.

On Christmas Eve, the National Security Agency released a trove of documents detailing 12 years’ worth of illegal activity by the spy agency. Included in the files are stories of employees using electronic surveillance tools to snoop on spouses, the collection of American citizens’ communications and other widespread abuses. RT’s Lindsay France breaks down the documents.