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Gov. Christie calls aides behind Bridgegate ‘inexplicably stupid’

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:13
Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday his former top aides who stand accused of orchestrating the George Washington Bridge lane closures were "inexplicably stupid" and claims the entire ordeal has been hard on him.
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Jury begins deliberations against David Tarloff

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:11
This is prosecutor's third attempt to convict Tarloff of the gruesome 2008 slaying of psychologist Kathryn Faughey in her Upper East Side office.
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SEE IT: ‘Ronald McDonald’ endorses Taco Bell breakfast

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 18:04
Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu — Ronald McDonald.
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Navy official identifies man who shot sailor at base as convicted felon

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:58
A Navy official familiar with the investigation says the civilian who shot and killed a sailor aboard a guided-missile destroyer is a 35-year-old man who records show is a convicted felon.
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Texas couple with hearing issues furious over Amercan Airlines note calling them 'deaf and dumb'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:56
First, American Airlines lost their luggage. Then the deaf couple received a note they consider deeply insulting. "Please text, deaf and dumb," read the handwritten words on an airline form that accompanied the delivery of their lost suitcases.
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SEE IT: French ‘Spiderman’ scales 500-foot tower

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:53
Serial urban climber Alain Robert stunned onlookers in a Parisian suburb by scaling up the 500-foot Ariane Tower on Thursday.
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Fourth victim dies after South by Southwest crash

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:50
A fourth person has died two weeks after an alleged drunken driver left a path of devastation in his wake when he plowed a sedan through a crowd of revelers at Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival, police said.
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Action Movie Kid: DreamWorks animator turns son into superhero

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:48
Daniel Hashimoto, a DreamWorks animator based in L.A., used his skills to turn his son into a superhero with unfathomably cool powers and gadgets in a series of videos called "Action Movie Kid."
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Wash. woman rescues dog, is charged with theft 

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:40
A pudgy, nearly blind dog chained to a rural Washington state property captured the pity of Judy Camp — and sent her to court after she was accused of stealing the pup.
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Naked singles look for love on 'Adam and Eve' dating show

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:34
A hit Dutch dating show that takes place in a Pacific paradise has all kinds of forbidden fruit.
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'Noah': movie review

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:24
Darren Aronofsky’s "Noah" is most powerful when its title character rages and suffers through what seems to be a suicide mission. Those scenes keep this ambitious Old Testament epic from being a washout.
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Guardianship hearing for Paul Walker’s daughter postponed

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:21
Paul Walker’s mom and former girlfriend reportedly reached a tentative deal this week in their battle over the “Fast & Furious” star’s teen daughter.
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Soldier convicted of killing pregnant wife for benefit money

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:19
Pvt. Isaac Aguigui, 22, of Cashmere, Wash., was convicted Thursday of murdering his 24-year-old wife Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui in 2011 and causing the death of her unborn child. The charges carry an automatic life sentence.
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Movement against standardized testing growing

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 17:03
They are just saying no — to state testing. The revolt against the education overlords in Albany was gathering steam Thursday as parent organizers at Public School 368 in Harlem said they will not subject their kids to the annual English Language Arts (ELA) and math exams that begin next week.
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US couple sentenced for starving adopted daughter

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:50
An American couple charged with starving their 8-year-old adopted daughter to death in the Gulf Arab county of Qatar was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison, a verdict that stunned and shocked the family, according to the couple’s defense lawyer.
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McFadden to NBC, Chang to anchor 'Nightliine'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:45
Cynthia McFadden, who was instrumental in relaunching the high-rated "Nightline" in 2005, has been named NBC’s new as senior legal and investigative correspondent. Juju Chang takes over as "Nightline" co-anchor.
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Miley Cyrus class to be taught at Skidmore College

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:43
A college in upstate New York is offering a summer course on Miley Cyrus and won’t even make students do any class twerk. The Saratogian newspaper reports the course will be offered by Skidmore College, a private liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs.
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Robber asks undercover cop for a ride

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:39
A dopey Florida car thief is behind bars after he tried to hitch a ride with police officer after stealing a car and robbing a house.
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Snooki planning a ‘Gatsby’-themed wedding in New Jersey

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:35
Officials in a northern New Jersey town are discussing whether to allow taping of an MTV show featuring Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s wedding.
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Geraldo Rivera doesn’t owe his former talent agency money in contract dispute

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 16:32
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment had sued the TV newsman last September, saying he failed to pay the 10% of his contract with Fox News. Rivera successfully argued that his deal was with his agent, Jim Griffin, not the agency.
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