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PTSD Massage-therapist uses tigers, bears to treat PTSD

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:50
Abandoned bears, tigers and cougars could soon be helping combat veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. That's the hope of a Florida massage therapist who's convinced that some of the world's deadliest predators can teach people how to manage their stress levels.
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Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush sharing the stage

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:48
Their presidential plans may be uncertain but one thing is clear: Jeb Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton keep bumping into each other. Bush and Clinton were taking the podium Monday at a higher education conference in suburban Dallas organized by Bush, the former Florida governor who is the brother and son of Republican presidents.
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Chinese man busted for stalking ex while wearing 'human skin' mask

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:17
A Chinese weirdo has been busted stalking his ex-wife while wearing a terrifying 'human skin' mask, police said. The suspect, named only by his surname Cheng, was detained by cops in the Xiaoshan district of Hangzhou early last Tuesday morning.
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VIDEO: Cops gun down homeless man for illegal camping

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:55
Shocking footage from a cop's helmet cam shows the moment a homeless man was shot dead in New Mexico after police tried to detain him for illegal camping. James Boyd was reportedly gunned down in the Sandia Foothills outside Albuquerque at 7:30 p.m. last Sunday after being confronted by officers for sleeping in an unauthorized area.
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West Virginia teacher gets suspended after posting anti-gay rant

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:48
A West Virginia high school science teacher has sparked outrage by posting an angry anti-gay rant on Facebook. David Foggin has been suspended from Parkersburg South High School for the spelling error-laden diabtribe poking fun at an upcoming meeting of its Gay-Straight Alliance student club.
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California high school teacher announces shocking gender transformation

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:43
A long-time high school teacher shocked students and faculty when he recently announced that he was returning from spring break a new man. Gary Sconce was coming back to school a woman.
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Aretha Franklin celebrates 72nd birthday with Denzel Washington

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:38
The fellas love Aretha Franklin: Denzel Washington helped the Queen of Soul celebrate her 72nd birthday in style, and Andre 3000 and Babyface are working on new music for the icon.
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Two women arrested after three children found starving, chained inside California home

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:24
Two California women were arrested after authorities said they rescued three starving children — ages 3, 5 and 8 — who were found chained inside the couple’s home.
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Taiwanese riot cops crack down on protest against Chinese trade pact

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:11
Baton-wielding riot police on Monday cleared Taiwan’s Cabinet offices of scores of angry protesters opposed to a trade pact with China, escalating tensions over the island’s rapidly developing ties with the communist mainland.
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Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: potential debris spotted

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 05:48
In the latest potential lead in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, crew members from a Chinese plane spotted a white, square-shaped object in a part of the Indian Ocean where satellite imagery has shown other potential debris.
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March 24: Noise, hunger and the FDNY

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:25
Manhattan: I grew up in a small town in West Virginia near the nightly stock car racetrack. The constant raa-raa-raaa of the souped-up jalopies drove everyone crazy for miles. I’d like to tell you about a situation near my current home in New York City that is making me physical ill. For 44 years, I’ve lived on W. 72nd St., near the intersection with Riverside Dr. For a month now, there have been two huge planks on 72nd — one on each side of the street. Twenty-four hours a day, 7 days a week, vehicles drive over these steel planks and, every time, make a loud noise. It’s a variation on Chinese water torture. To say the least, both my work and my sleep have been affected. I now find myself extremely nervous, physically ill, and unable to work. I have reported this: three times to 311; twice online to the mayor’s office; three times to Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal’s office; and finally, to the police station on West 82nd St. Please help. James A. Fragale
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Boycott the bikes

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:10
Citi Bikers of New York, unite: In two months, the bicycle-sharing program’s first annual memberships come up for renewal. Now is the time for riders to make clear that they will not sign up again unless service improves.
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Private money, public gain

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:05
Public and private schools alike would get a much-needed shot in the arm under an education tax credit being proposed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and a growing coalition of religious, labor and community leaders.
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Rebuild NYC, create good jobs

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:00
Bowles & Foreman: To succeed in tackling income inequality, Mayor de Blasio will need to go beyond his admirable efforts to expand pre-K programs and devise a practical and ambitious strategy to boost the number of middle-income jobs — particularly those that are accessible to New Yorkers without a college degree.
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Build a better future

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:00
Mayor de Blasio is zeroing in on choosing a chair of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the agency that safeguards from development parts of the city that are deemed historic. The mayor is also preparing a plan to build affordable housing.
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Hitting Putin where he’ll really feel it

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:00
Meier: "What we see here are distinctly 19th and 20th century decisions made by President Putin,” a White House official told reporters this month, speaking anonymously. “But what he needs to understand is that in terms of his economy, he lives in the 21st century world, an interdependent world."
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LOVETT: Third-party leftist candidate bad for Cuomo — poll

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:00
A wealthy Democratic activist commissioned a poll that shows a third-party leftist candidate could eat into what Gov. Cuomo is hoping will be a commanding victory this year. The fact the poll was even commissioned is another sign that Cuomo’s biggest troubles in his reelection year could come from the progressive base of his own Democratic party.
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Child abandoned in stroller in Harlem

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 02:56
A baby was found abandoned in a stroller inside a park in Harlem Sunday night. The child, a boy believed to be less than a year old, was ditched inside Renaissance Playground on W. 144th St. near the corner of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., officials said.
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Johnson comes through in OT as rallying Nets best Mavericks

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 02:34
The nickname "Joe Jesus" was given to Joe Johnson with the following explanation from Kevin Garnett: "He may not be there when you call him, but he’s there when you need him." In Garnett’s different manner of speaking, this means Johnson hits the big shots.
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Millions still uninsured as Obamacare deadline looms

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 02:31
Millions of people in the U.S. will remain uninsured despite this week’s final, frenzied push to sign them up under the health law.
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