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120 Are Charged in Gang Takedown in the Bronx - The New York Times

120 Are Charged in Gang Takedown in the Bronx - The New York Times

The leaders of the Big Money Bosses, the indictment said, called themselves Big Suits, while other gang members, to signify their rank, were placed in categories like Burberry Suits, Gucci Suits, Ferragamo Suits and Sean John Suits, the indictment said. The defendants were being arrested and expected to be arraigned in Federal District Court in Manhattan throughout the day. The indictments also charged that the gang members trafficked drugs near schools and playgrounds. 2Fly YGz, more commonl...

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‘Please don’t shoot me': Man pleads for life moments before being killed by police officer

‘Please don’t shoot me': Man pleads for life moments before being killed by police officer

In Daniel Shaver’s final moments, he was heard pleading for his life — sobbing and saying to police officers, “Please don’t shoot me.” In January, authorities said former officer Philip “Mitch” Brailsford fatally shot Shaver after responding to a call about a suspect with a gun. He has been charged with second-degree murder and fired from the force. Authorities said Brailsford then fired five shots. Late at night on Jan. 18, an employee at a Mesa La Quinta Inn & Suites phoned police to report...

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Celebrity

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Man Sucker-Punched On LES "Because You Look Like Shia LaBeouf"

Man Sucker-Punched On LES "Because You Look Like Shia LaBeouf"

"I was walking up the stairs," he remembers. "I had my head down—there were people in front of me—just to make sure I wasn't going to fall." He continued: Licato says he lost consciousness when he landed at the foot of the stairs, and when he came to his face was covered in blood, his glasses broken in half. A couple rushed to his aid and asked, "Did you know that guy?" The couple, according to Licato, described the attacker as in his mid-20s, 6 foot to 6-foot-3, and muscular, like a frat bo...

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Taylor Swift, Lorde, Jennifer Lawrence, And More Are Best Dressed At Oscars After-Parties

Taylor Swift, Lorde, Jennifer Lawrence, And More Are Best Dressed At Oscars After-Parties

Here are our faves from the partay — enjoy!

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  • steve 1 month ago
    Taylor Swift is single handedly bring back style, grace and poise to Hollywood and Music. She epitomozes the grace of Audrey Hepburn and Maureen O'Hara and show quaility in her appearance, interviews and how she appears in public. She will be a forever kind of star we have been missing.
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Politics

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Donald Trump Foreign Policy Speech: Highlights

Donald Trump Foreign Policy Speech: Highlights

Donald J. Trump called for an “America First” foreign policy in his address in Washington on Wednesday. Mr. Trump ends with a Reagan-like bit of optimism: that the United States can enter a new era of prosperity and power. That’s an appealing theme at the end of a populist and nationalist speech — but he left questions on the table. Many questions. Mr., Trump said that the U.S. would do no nation-building but that it would build stability around the world. Hard to know how you do one withou...

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Technology

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Billion-dollar tech startup had to tell employees to stop having sex in inappropriate places

Billion-dollar tech startup had to tell employees to stop having sex in inappropriate places

The report sheds light on the unruly behavior of a high-flying startup fueled by hundreds of millions in private venture financing and a history of playing fast and loose with the rules in order to foster its relentless and often reckless growth. Barely two years after it launched, Zenefits received a lofty $4.5 billion valuation in early 2015 at the peak of the frothy venture capital market. Investors bought in to Zenefits' pitch that it could streamline managing HR benefits and disrupt an o...

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FBI: Attacker's phone possibly accessible without Apple help

FBI: Attacker's phone possibly accessible without Apple help

Here's everything you need to know about the fight between Apple and the FBI in two minutes. (Los Angeles Times) Here's everything you need to know about the fight between Apple and the FBI in two minutes. (Los Angeles Times) The government has been adamant for weeks: FBI investigators need to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, and Apple Inc. was the only one that could do it. In a stunning reversal on Monday, federal prosecutors asked a judge to halt a mu...

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Sports

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Ex-Browns GM explains who's to blame for drafting Johnny Manziel

Ex-Browns GM explains who's to blame for drafting Johnny Manziel

One of the downsides of being an NFL GM is you get tied to the players taken by your team, even if you weren't really thrilled about those players being taken. Put another way: different general managers have different levels of power and sometimes don't get final say. Speaking to CBS Sports Radio's Damon Amendolara on Monday night, Farmer made it clear that in many cases there is not one person absolutely responsible for drafting any given player. "There are very few decisions made in anybod...

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ESPN fires Curt Schilling after latest controversy

ESPN fires Curt Schilling after latest controversy

Curt Schilling, a former All-Star and World Series champion pitcher who transitioned into one of ESPN's highest-profile baseball analysts, was fired Wednesday, just two days after commenting on and promoting a controversial anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page. “ESPN is an inclusive company. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.” “To be in a place where people actually believe I’m a racist or I’m transphobic ...

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Entertainment

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Scott Weiland's Family: 'Don't Glorify This Tragedy'

Scott Weiland's Family: 'Don't Glorify This Tragedy'

By Wallace Morgan Coldplay team with Beyoncé, Blue Ivy, Gwyneth... By Jesse Berney Contributor By Matt Taibbi By Matt Taibbi By Amanda Marcotte By Rolling Stone By John Knefel By Rob Sheffield Contributor By Rob Sheffield By Rob Sheffield By Rob Sheffield By David Ehrlich By Sean Collins By David Ehrlich By David Ehrlich By David Ehrlich By Bilge Ebiri By Benoit Denizet-Lewis The worst predicted impacts of climate change... By Rolling Stone By Jennifer Wood By Stayton Bonner A Sunday in the b...

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  • Chery Rozar 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Interesting article. He may not have been the best father, husband and he certainly had a serious drug problem but he was amazingly talented and will be deeply missed. Rest in peace Scott Weiland.
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    • Margareta Durkin 3 months, 4 weeks ago
      What an amazing talent. So sad to see him go way too soon. RIP and best to his family and friends.
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  • MstCoffee Sweetness 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Looking for community chat.
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World News

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Protests as Venezuela embraces 2-day workweek to save power

Protests as Venezuela embraces 2-day workweek to save power

Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests Wednesday as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts. The socialist administration began imposing a four-hour daily blackout around the country this week to save power. Then on Tuesday, President Nicolas Maduro announced that millions of officials will now work only Monday and Tuesday. Angry residents in darkened towns around t...

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Mexico Runs Away From the Truth

Mexico Runs Away From the Truth

That version, delivered by Jesús Murillo Karam, then the attorney general, said the students had been incinerated at a garbage dump after being abducted by local police officers working in concert with the Guerreros Unidos drug cartel. However, this past September, the international experts released a report saying that witnesses reported having seen federal police officials and military personnel at the site of the abduction. Their investigation also ruled out that there had been a fire larg...

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Health

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A brain link to Autism

A brain link to Autism

This is the first time, in humans, that a neurotransmitter in the brain has been linked to autistic behavior — full stop,” said Caroline Robertson, a junior fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. “This is the first time, in humans, that a neurotransmitter in the brain has been linked to autistic behavior — full stop,” Robertson said. “This theory that the GABA signaling pathway plays a role in autism has been shown in animal models, but until now we never had evidence for it actually causi...

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  • Kathleen Hennessy 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    This is very exciting! Thank you for sharing this.
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  • dorothy iltis cooper 2 months, 3 weeks ago
    What a great start! Parents can begin to see this as a neurological issue that is a medical issue, not a stigma or flaw in parenting. This needs to communicated to docs, teachers. and the autism community! There are so many people exploiting the fear and guilt in parents. I am a school psychologist, retired. My son is on the spectrum and he is 19. Now a whole new world has begun, I need to share this with him. Thank You!
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  • Del Cody 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Thank you for sharing!!
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UN: Stopping Zika May Require Genetically Modified Insects - ABC News

WHO said its advisory group has recommended further field trials of genetically modified mosquitoes, which have previously been tested in small trials in countries including the Cayman Islands and Malaysia. Meanwhile, the European Union on Tuesday pledged 10 million euros ($11.2 million) to fund research on the mosquito and the Zika virus in Brazil — the epicenter of the outbreak. The pledge came as Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro met with representatives of 24 European nations in t...

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Business

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US Manufacturing Jobs Will Not Be "Reshored" Any Time Soon.

"Presidential campaigns are aptly referred to as 'the silly season' and this year surely lives up to that moniker. Outlandish claims and unfounded accusations fly like fur in a dumpster catfight. "This year, nearly all the candidates are making references to U.S. jobs having been “stolen” by China, Vietnam, Mexico and others, paired with angry promises to bring the jobs back, or else. *** "These are not solutions. These are fearful and uninformed reactions."

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Theranos Elizabeth Holmes May Be Banned by Regulators & Forced Out

Theranos Elizabeth Holmes May Be Banned by Regulators & Forced Out

Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes may be forced out of her company after federal regulators proposed banning her for at least two years after she didn’t fix major problems at its California laboratory. Theranos could appeal to an administrative law judge and then a departmental appeals board, which could delay the effective date of some of the sanctions. If Theranos were to appeal, the lab would keep its license pending the outcome of the appeals process. The proposed ban on Ms. Holme...

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Society

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PayPal axes North Carolina expansion over transgender law

PayPal axes North Carolina expansion over transgender law

By losing PayPal, North Carolina might have just suffered the most palpable financial consequence of having a law that many consider discriminatory against transgender people. The California-based online payment company announced Tuesday that it is abandoning its plan to set up a new $3.6 million global operations center in Charlotte, N.C., which it said would have employed more than 400 people in skilled jobs. Dan Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal, said House Bill 2 (HB2) invalidates pro...

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Science

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China plans to land on Mars by 2020

China plans to land on Mars by 2020

Work is proceeding quickly on China's planned mission to land a rover on Mars by 2020, the chief administrator of the country's ambitious space program said Friday. Formally announced in January, China's Mars voyage will attempt to recreate the success of the U.S. Viking 1 mission that landed a rover on the planet four decades ago. "What we would like to do is to orbit Mars, make a landing, and rove around for reconnaissance in one mission, which is quite a challenge," China National Space Ad...

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Supersonic Plane Sends Shock Waves Rippling Across the Sun

Supersonic Plane Sends Shock Waves Rippling Across the Sun

A supersonic plane recently zoomed past the sun, and its light-bending shock waves were captured in a stunning new image. The plane, a T-38C manned by a pilot for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, was photographed using an updated version of a 150-year-old technique called Schlieren photography. Old technique, new spin NASA has been working on the project in an effort to design quieter supersonic jets. The Federal Aviation Administration has banned the ear-splitting jets from flying over ...

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Travel

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Tiny house rentals for your mini vacation

Sure, living in a tiny house full-time may sound daunting, but renting a wee retreat for a couple of days is an easy way to get a taste of the downsized life. The movement around tiny houses emphasizes small homes -- usually less than 400 square feet -- that facilitate simple, economical living. While the concept is geared toward primary residences, there's a subset of very small homes catering to travelers looking for unique alternatives to hotels. Many of the tiny house rentals popping up o...

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  • Kindra Foster 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    I've lived in my Jeep for months at a time as I travel and write. It takes some getting used to, but you get a routine going--as you would with any style of living. Now, I feel like I live in a mansion. I have a two-room studio apartment. Lol! I think the tiny house is a great way for people to make extra money with the same amount of land. Especially possible when you live in a beautiful location.
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