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Our twits in Havana

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:05
The story of how the U.S. government secretly set up a free bootleg Twitter in Cuba with dreams of using the text-messaging service to help overthrow the Castro regime would be a comedy, if the stakes weren’t so high.
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David is Goliath

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:00
Dave, we hardly knew ya. Just kidding. We knew you really damn well. You can be irritating, awkward, repetitive, acerbic and repetitive. And we love you. Which is why it’ll be awfully hard to see you go.
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Hero vet died saving others from Ft. Hood gunman Ivan Lopez

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 03:06
Sgt. First Class Danny Ferguson, who sacrificed his life to save his fellow soldiers during the Fort Hood rampage, sent a silent smooch to his fiancée when the smitten couple last said goodbye, relatives said.
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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: What were Fort Hood gunman Lopez’s motives?

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 03:02
A startling photo obtained by the Daily News shows the Fort Hood shooter — on his back in a parking lot and dressed in Army fatigues — just after blasting himself in the head. Minutes before gunman Ivan Lopez ended Wednesday’s carnage by killing himself, he asked his sergeant for a leave pass, a source told The News.
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Treacherous UWS intersection getting safety upgrades

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 03:00
West 96th St., the treacherous thoroughfare on the Upper West Side where two pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents days apart in January, is getting a safety overhaul at its intersection with Broadway.
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Afghan election chief casts ballot, launching elections for new president

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:58
The Afghan election chief has cast his ballot, launching nationwide elections for a new president and provincial councils that is taking place amid heavy security. Men and women lined up more than an hour before the polls opened, defying fears of violence as the Taliban have threatened to disrupt the vote.
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Livingston helps Nets breeze by Pistons, win 15th straight home game

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:51
The Nets are eating up opponents like a good home-cooked meal. Brooklyn won its 15th straight at Barclays Center on Friday night, pounding the Pistons, 116-104, behind hot shooting from the bench and 23 points from Most Improved Player candidate Shaun Livingston.
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Aching Melo has lame game as Knicks can't beat the Wiz, fall out of playoff spot

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:49
Throughout Friday’s gut-wrenching 90-89 loss to Washington at the Garden, Carmelo Anthony played as if he were depleted of energy. His passes had little thrust. His moves to the basket lacked aggression. He turned the ball over a season-high nine times and scored just 10 points on 5-for-14 shooting.
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Duda blasts two HRs as Mets top Reds for first win of season

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:47
Not since Abbott and Costello had there been so much confusion about the first baseman of such a comical team. But perhaps Lucas Duda began to answer one of baseball’s age-old questions Friday night.
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Rangers a point away from clinching playoff berth

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:43
The Rangers can clinch a fourth consecutive playoff berth on Saturday night by earning a point against the Ottawa Senators at the Garden. Forget any other scenarios. It’s as simple as that.
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Man, 20, arrested for second time near Selena Gomez's home

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:36
Authorities say they have rearrested a man who was ordered to stay away from the home of Selena Gomez. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested 20-year-old Che Cruz on Friday after he was spotted near the home in suburban Calabasas.
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When it comes to women, J.R. Smith will have his 'pick of the litter'

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:31
Just call it J.R. Smith’s guide to the ladies. Never averse to going unfiltered on Twitter, the Knicks’ flighty guard tweeted Thursday his four “rules” in regards to women.
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Brooklyn woman falls to death trying to get into boyfriend's apartment

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:15
An aspiring fashion designer desperate to see her boyfriend following a fight fell to her death after she tried to climb into his apartment window, sources said Friday.
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No quit in former Bills QB Kelly

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:12
Jim Kelly, looking determined despite a battle with cancer, attended Friday’s Knicks game. The Hall of Fame quarterback waved to the crowd and smiled when his image was shown on the giant digital display.
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Feinsand: Tanakamania an instant hit as Masahiro delivers in first start

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:03
Masahiro Tanaka had one chance to make a first impression. He made the most of it. Friday was Opening Day here in Toronto, but the buzz throughout Rogers Centre had very little to do with the hometown Blue Jays.
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Carnival operator gets probation in corruptian trial

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:03
An ailing carnival operator got a slap on the wrist Friday for lying to the FBI about alleged payoffs he made to former Queens state Sen. Hiram Monserrate.
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‘Granite Flats,’ TV review

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:00
“Granite Flats,” whose second season launches Sunday, mashes together several elements that work better together than you’d think.
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Kiss says to hall with playing at Rock and Roll induction

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:00
After 41 years of rock ’n’ rolling all night and partying every day, pioneering New Yorkers Kiss are riding high — and telling the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation to Kiss their ass.
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Wingsuit flyer Ogwyn seeks peak thrill on Everest

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:00
Most TV shows have a set airdate, allowing the family plenty of notice to gather in front of the tube (or at least to set the DVR).
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'Silicon Valley': Television review

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 02:00
“SILICON Valley” racks up plenty of hits as it deflates the pomposity and lampoons the neuroses of computer geek culture.
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