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STEM is the future: Students see where their genes fit

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:36
City College student Thomas Hurt pointed at a computer screen showing a breakdown of his own DNA and said, “That right here, this is me.” Hurt, 26, and dozens of other City College undergraduate students are reconstructing their own ancient family histories as part of coursework for biology professor Michael Hickerson’s Anthropological Genomics class.
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Thomas Galante should take leave from Queens Library says Melinda Katz

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:32
Embattled Queens Library boss Thomas Galante should take a leave and stay out of circulation while the latest chapter of his spending and payment scandal plays out, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said Monday.
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Raissman: Sterling should give Suzyn shot at Yanks play-by-play

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:05
Suzyn (Ma Pinstripe) Waldman has spent nine seasons cleaning up after the messes John (Pa Pinstripe) Sterling has made in the Yankees radio booth. So as she begins her 10th season Tuesday night in Houston, Ma deserves a chance to make a few of her own, so to speak.
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Teen accepted at each Ivy League school

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:01
Kwasi Enin, a 17-year-old senior at William Floyd High School in Mastic, has been accepted into each of the eight elite Ivy colleges and universities.
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‘Heathers: The Musical,’ theater review

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 23:00
“Heathers: The Musical” is such a fun and satisfying Off-Broadway treat, you might be tempted to express amazement by quoting the show.
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Opposite results for Vigneault, Tortorella

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:58
Neither Alain Vigneault nor John Tortorella wanted to, or could afford to, reminisce about their former teams at Rogers Arena on Monday afternoon, one day before facing each other in a late-season battle of the benches on — what else?
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Dead man found stuffed in suitcase in L.A. ditch: police

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:58
A fully-clothed man was found dead, stuffed in a suitcase and dumped into a concrete flood control channel in Los Angeles County on Monday, police said. A county public works employee was clearing the Verdugo Wash under the Glorietta Avenue bridge in Glendale, Calif. around 9 a.m. when he came across the very large suitcase, became suspicious and called cops.
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New car cameras will give rear-view look

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:54
Drivers will leave the hazard of the blind spot behind them under new federal safety measures. Automakers will have to include rear-view cameras in every new car by 2018, the Department of Transportation said Monday.
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Harper: Here's the pitch: Yankees are a 90-plus win team

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:36
After $491 million worth of winter spending in the Bronx, you could see the grand possibilities for the 2014 Yankees as surely as you could the potential for age- and injury-related mediocrity.
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Identical twins lay dead in home since 2011: police

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:32
They were born together — and likely died together. Two identical twin brothers were found dead in their Chattanooga, Tenn., house over the weekend — and police believe the men had been decomposing inside the well-kept home since 2011.
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Massive fire destroys Long Island pool supply store

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:23
A pool supply store in Long Island went up in a massive fire Monday afternoon, forcing evacuations as firefighters battled the blaze. No one inside the store was reported injured after the smoky fire was reported at Island Recreational, a pool and spa store on Hicksville Road in Seaford.
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As Yankees prep for opener, CC plenty upbeat

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:17
The Yankees’ rotation was the subject of much concern this winter, one of the reasons the team went out and spent $175 million to sign Masahiro Tanaka.
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Yankees Insider: A year later, lineup gets face lift

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:08
What a difference a year makes. The Yankees will debut their new and improved lineup when they open the season Tuesday night against the Astros, sending out only one of the nine players who started in last year’s opener.
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Mighty Quinn: April 1

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:56
Pat LaFontaine, NHL Hall of Famer and a former Buffalo Sabres executive, also has a soft spot for kids.
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Jeter eyes last title as Yanks start new season with altered cast

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:55
The Yankees worked out at Minute Maid Park Monday, stepping on the same field where their disappointing 2013 campaign ended. The faces are much different, and so is the attitude.
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Mets Insider: Kiner gets Korner as Mets honor late broadcasting legend

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:44
David Wright called it "a fitting tribute" and the ceremony honoring Ralph Kiner before the Mets' opener Monday was at least one thing the club got right on a day the game went awry. The Mets unveiled a Kiner commemorative logo beyond the left-field wall during the pregame ceremony, which features Kiner's name, the span of his life (1922-2014) and a microphone.
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Cheap plastic surgery kills Bronx woman

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:42
A Bronx beauty who traveled to the Dominican Republic for affordable plastic surgery died on the operating table — and now her family wants answers.
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Police searching for missing Hoboken man last seen early Sunday

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:38
Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was last seen around 2 a.m. after meeting up with friends at the West Five Supper Club on Madison Street, according to police.
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EXCLUSIVE: Melissa Mark-Viverito's campaign consulting firm now lobbies her

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:21
A consulting firm that aided Melissa Mark-Viverito in her successful races for City Council and Council speaker has since lobbied her on behalf of four clients, the Daily News has learned.
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Chicago co-ed sexually assaulted in dorm shower: police

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:59
A University of Illinois at Chicago student was sexually assaulted by a man who snuck into her co-ed dorm, the university said Monday. The screaming woman startled other Common South residents, who came to her aid and helped apprehend the suspect, described as a man in his 20s, around 10 a.m.
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