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Carter to be honored during Mets-Jays series in Montreal

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:38
Sandy Carter mostly remembers the family time. She started out a young wife, sitting in the stands scoring her husband’s games. Her second daughter was born in Montreal. And she remembers the shock.
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Half-blind security guard at WTC fired

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:34
A half-blind guard hired to help protect the World Trade Center has been canned after getting caught sleeping on the job in the wake of startling security breaches at the site, officials said.
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Interns get equal protections as employees under new bill

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:32
The measure, passed unanimously, will also apply bans on discrimination based on race, religion and sexual orientation to the unpaid workers.
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Mets Insider: Gee throws six hitless

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:28
Dillon Gee threw six hitless innings Wednesday in his last Grapefruit League appearance before Monday’s Opening Day at Citi Field against the Nationals. “Outside one base on balls, he was about as on and ready location-wise and stuff-wise as you want to see,” Terry Collins said.
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De Blasio calls for task force on charter co-locations

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:19
In another peace offering to charter schools advocates, Mayor de Blasio Wednesday announced a new working group to try and resolve the thorny space issues at the center of battles about co-locating charters in district schools.
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St. John’s Hooper will use final season of eligibility elsewhere

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:15
St. John’s swingman Max Hooper is graduating and will use his final season of eligibility at another school, the Red Storm program announced Wednesday. The 6-6 Hooper arrived two years ago as a transfer from Harvard and sat out the 2012-13 season per NCAA transfer rules.
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Software glitch delays Russian spacecraft

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:14
A software glitch on a Russian spacecraft heading to the International Space Station has delayed the arrival of three astronauts, including an American.
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Zip it, Giuliani and Rumsfeld

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:09
Talk about jeers from the peanut gallery. I was amused this week to see that former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, two of the biggest hypocrites in modern politics, had the gall to surface from their holes to criticize President Obama and Mayor de Blasio.
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Vick's not done as starter: Eagles' Chip

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:05
Michael Vick isn’t the only one who thinks he can be a starter again. Less than a week after the Jets signed the four-time Pro Bowler, Vick’s former coach said he’s far from done.
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Families for Excellent Schools mount $1M attack against Mayor de Blasio

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 23:00
A well-funded charter school booster group has intensified its air war against Mayor de Blasio with a vast TV blitz blasting Hizzoner the rest of March.
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Feds urge new doors for trains

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:56
WASHINGTON — The government Tuesday proposed new safety standards for railroad train doors partly due to accidents in New York and New Jersey, one of them deadly.
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Mighty Quinn: March 27

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:55
Shipwreck (Kiss Of Death) Sharples called, but before his wish was granted, Mighty had to give him a little zinger.
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Houston construction worker recalls horror escape from licking flames

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:53
Trapped on a balcony by smoke and flames, construction supervisor Curtis Reissig knew he had to take action to stay ahead of the blaze that was quickly consuming the Houston apartment complex he had helped build. “The flames were getting closer and hotter."
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Taylor Swift seen shopping in NYC

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:48
Taylor Swift will never ever ever run out of places to shop in New York City. The 24-year-old singing sensation was stunning in bright red lipstick and black leggings as she picked up some goodies in the West Village.
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Spring's in swing: Jeter finally finding form at the plate

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:40
Derek Jeter’s final Opening Day is less than a week away. And as he finishes a spring filled with mostly frustrating at-bats, the Captain appears to be rounding into shape.
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Ex-Jonnie Polee helping out San Diego State

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:32
The jump shot is still feathery and launched with confidence. The leaping ability and length remain staggering. The smile is still bright and ever-present. Dwayne Polee II looks very much the same as he did three years ago when he was Steve Lavin’s first recruit at St. John’s.
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90 still missing in fatal Washington state mudslide; 16 bodies recovered

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 22:07
Washington authorities on Wednesday reduced the number of people missing from a community wiped out by a mudslide to 90, as the families and friends of those still unaccounted for begin to confront the reality that some may never be found.
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Ride The Cyclone! Kane carries Iowa State into MSG

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:52
Dribbling on the wing as the seconds ticked down against North Carolina Saturday, Iowa State’s undersized DeAndre Kane knew what he had to. It was a tie game and a trip to Madison Square Garden for the Sweet 16 was on the line. The 6-4 guard drove to the basket and put a shot high off the glass between two long, collapsing defenders.
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Cavalier Attitude: Virginia's Harris a rising star

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:42
There have been many pop stars and heartthrobs to play the Garden over the years, but few have been like Joe Harris. Who, you say? Well, if you are not from the state of Virginia, you may not know of his legend, but by the end of Sunday’s East Regional final, you probably will.
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California State Sen. charged with promising weapons for campaign donations

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 21:41
California State Sen. Leland Yee is accused of conspiracy and wire fraud charges. In Charlotte, Mayor Patrick Cannon was taken into custody on charges he accepted more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen.
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