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Battle of the Bunion: Mejia tiptoeing around Mets' fifth spot

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:04
The bottom line could be a bunion. While the Mets’ battle for the starting first base job fizzled and the shortstop got his job by default, the battle for the fifth starting spot has come down to the wire.
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‘King Lear’: Theater review

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:00
As the addled monarch in “King Lear,” Michael Pennington wears a fur-collared coat that’s rich in texture and plummy in tone — just like his voice.
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Help on Nets defense would be Kevin-sent

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:55
The Nets didn’t seem to miss Kevin Garnett all that much at first, winning 10 of the first dozen games he’s missed since he was sidelined with back spasms one month ago.
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Brooklyn's population is up 3.5% over three years: Census

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:52
The Census Bureau on Thursday confirmed what riders of the F and L trains already know: Brooklyn is smokin’ hot. Its population surged nearly 1% last year and 3.5% over three years, making Kings County the fastest-growing borough in the city and one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.
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Raissman: Summer of Jeter at JES, er, YES

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:48
Is it YES or JES? Considering the amount of time the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network has devoted to promoting “The Captain’s Final Quest,” renaming the outlet the Jeter Entertainment & Sports Network would be totally appropriate, something we fully endorse.
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Dad kills son over refusal to get cable: cops

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:47
An elderly Minnesota father fatally shot his son during a dispute over installing cable in the family home, then held a SWAT team at bay during an hours-long standoff, police said.
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Congress approves Ukraine aid bills

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:45
The Senate approved a bill that would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine and give President Obama power to impose more sanctions on Russia and Vladimir Putin’s inner circle. The House has approved a similar bill.
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Yankees Insider: As usual, Nunez in battle for infield spot

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:35
The Yankees have two games left on the spring schedule, but the players competing for the final spots on the roster have already rested their cases. Joe Girardi, his coaching staff and members of the front office will meet Friday to finalize the roster, likely announcing their decisions after that night’s game.
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CC says start me up! Ace set for Opening Day

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:24
If this is indeed the next chapter of CC Sabathia’s career, the previews have been quite encouraging.Sabathia wrapped up an impressive spring Thursday, tossing four scoreless innings in a 4-2 win over the Pirates at McKechnie Field.
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Cop returns to uniform for last day on job

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:21
Detective Edward Murray spent his final day on the job Thursday — after a 30-year-career — back in an NYPD uniform as a tribute to his brothers in blue.
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Beagle missing from Ky. home found 400 miles away in Penn.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 22:02
The 7-year-old pooch named 'Sassy' was discovered Saturday living a kind of double-life in Brentwood, Pa. under the name of 'Jenny' when a trip to the vet discovered her microchip.
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Aborted, miscarried babies in U.K. incinerated as ‘clinical waste’ and fuel: report

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:57
Ten of Britain's National Health Service trusts have admitted to lumping together the remains with other hospital waste in incinerators over the last two years, the Telegraph reported.
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Obama's first audience with Pope Francis

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:57
Overriding theme of the Pope and the U.S. President's conversation was a belief in the quality of empathy. Vatican trip was the high point of Obama's three-country trip to Europe.
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Mighty Quinn: March 28

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:54
This gal is living proof that 60 is the new 32. She proud, she’s happy, she looks great and she’s 60! “March 28. Happy 60th birthday to Lovely Laura. She’s the daytime bartender at Sonny O’s in Valley Stream. Friday is Laura's day off, but she’ll be celebrating on the weekend. Saturday afternoon, Maggie and Wayne bringing food, cake, decorations and hats. Big birthday party. Sunday afternoon, Sue, Bill, Bob, Brucie and me. Just a Carvel Cake. Small birthday party. Happy 60th birthday, Laura. All your customers/friends love you. Poor JR.”
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Calif. man accused of sexually groping, propositioning girl on Delta flight

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:50
Hans Loudermilk, 66, allegedly told the 15-year-old girl flying solo next to him that he could 'teach her things sexually that boys her age could not' while they were flying from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City Tuesday.
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Mayor de Blasio appoints 5 to city rent board

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:29
He cut it close — again. Mayor de Blasio on Thursday named five people to the city Rent Guidelines Board, less than two hours before the panel convened its first meeting of the year.
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No love lost for coaches Pitino and Calipari

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:25
Antoine Walker, the former Kentucky star, won a national championship with the Wildcats in 1996, and went on to play for his coach Rick Pitino with the Boston Celtics as well.
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Longer 911 response times stir City Council

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:16
New timing method shows longer 911 response times for ambulances, according to new city data. Politicians express dismay from response times that are over nine minutes long.
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Dozens of baggage handlers likely involved in LAX theft ring: police

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:04
Police say as many as 25 baggage handlers at Los Angeles International Airport could be detained by the end of an investigation into the theft of thousands of dollars in valuables from luggage. Airport police Chief Pat Gannon told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that the probe began when police noticed a surge in thefts from two terminals.
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British Airways ad encourages flyers to 'discover the Indian Ocean'

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 21:00
This British Airways advertisement is way off course. A London man Thursday spotted a BA promotion in the city’s tube system that encourages straphangers to “escape the commute and discover the Indian Ocean.”
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