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‘I wasn’t crazy.’ A homeless woman’s long war to prove the feds owe her $100,000.

Washington Post – by Petula Dvorak If you’ve spent any time in downtown Washington, you’ve probably seen 80-year-old Wanda Witter. Shock white hair, a determined, unsmiling set to her mouth, jeans. She may have asked you for some change and … Continue reading

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Activists Fight Demolition Of East Village Tenement Buildings To Make Room For ‘Millennial-Focused’ Hotel

Gothamist – by Emma Whitford One of the largest real estate developers in the country has submitted plans to demolish a row of five Beaux Arts-style tenement buildings in the East Village to make way for a luxury hotel specifically branded … Continue reading

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Armed, Confederate flag-waving White Lives Matter protesters rally outside Houston NAACP

Washington Post – by Michael Miller White Lives Matter staged a rally outside the NAACP’s Houston headquarters on Sunday, sparking controversy and counterprotests in a city where racial tensions remain high after a string of recent incidents. Clutching Confederate flags, white supremacist signs and, in … Continue reading

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So Far No One Can Spot The Camouflaged Armed Soldier Hiding In Plain Sight In This Photo. Can You?

AWM A new video from YouTuber Brent0331 has stumped the internet after it was uploaded recently. Not only is this video a brain teaser, but it also demonstrates how adept the United States military is. Professionals learn how to adapt to … Continue reading

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Know English? For New York Cabdrivers, That’s No Longer Required

New York Times Hail a yellow taxi in New York City, and there is a good chance the driver is from another country. Passengers are regularly exposed to a range of languages that span the globe, from Spanish to Bengali … Continue reading

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People urged to stay out of Lake Tapps after dozen people sickened, toxic algae found

AOL TACOMA, Wash. (KCPQ) — The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department on Thursday urged people to stay out of Lake Tapps after about a dozen people became sick and officials found toxic algae in the water. People should not swim, wade … Continue reading

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The Surprising Origins of “Don’t Mess With Texas”

Priceonomics – by Alex Mayyasi As George W. Bush accepted the republican nomination for the presidency in 2000, he made an appeal for bipartisanship by honoring the former democratic Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Bob Bullock, who had recently passed away. … Continue reading

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Overreaction to False Reports of Gunfire at JFK Airport Reveals the Depths of America’s Fear Culture

AlterNet – by Sarah Lazare The NYPD’s “see something, say something” directive went awry Sunday night when the cheering and clapping of people watching the Olympics at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport was falsely reported as gunfire and … Continue reading

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Man Drowns in Louisiana Flooding; Evacuations and Rescues Ongoing as Rivers Rise Toward Record Crests

The Weather Channel Torrential rains have hit both Louisiana and southern Mississippi, flooding homes, forcing evacuations and water rescues, and sending area rivers rising quickly toward historic crests. More than 17 inches of rain have fallen in Livingston, Louisiana, according to … Continue reading

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Over the Next Few Nights: 10 Things to Know to Catch the Best View

The Weather Channel Each summer, millions of people around the world look to the night sky to watch thousands of “shooting stars” streak across the sky from the annual Perseid meteor shower. Aficionados of shooting stars are in for a treat … Continue reading

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NYPD officially fires cop who stomped on suspect’s head in Brooklyn following misdemeanor assault conviction

New York Daily News – by Thomas Tracy A NYPD cop who vowed to fight a court order to resign from the force for stomping on a suspect’s head has officially been given his walking papers, officials said Wednesday. The … Continue reading

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Elderly woman says she was ‘traumatized’ by rough cops

New York Post – by Lia Eustachewich An elderly Bedford-Stuyvesant woman with heart problems says she was left “traumatized” after being roughed up by NYPD cops who ransacked her apartment last year without a warrant, according to a new lawsuit. … Continue reading

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Donald supporter scales Trump Tower in Manhattan using suction cups, releases creepy message to mogul on YouTube

New York Daily News A backpack-wearing daredevil used suction cups to scale the glass facade of Trump Tower Wednesday afternoon, as police and onlookers watched from below. The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, is believed to have … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Technology Lets You See Your Body In A New Light

CBS New York NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Imagine seeing yourself like never before. With groundbreaking technology, you can now get an intricately detailed look at your body from every angle — all in the comfort of your home. “We can … Continue reading

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Russell Square attack: American woman stabbed to death in London rampage by ‘mentally ill’ Norwegian-Somalian knifeman as police find no link to terrorism

Telegraph An American woman in her 60s has been killed after being repeatedly stabbed in the back by a knifeman in a central London rampage as police rowed back on terrorism as a potential motive and said the attack was probably triggered by mental health … Continue reading

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New case of brain-eating amoeba reported in South Carolina

Charlotte Observer A South Carolina resident has contracted an infection from the brain-eating amoeba, naegleria fowleri, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. The state epidemiologist Linda Bell said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading

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Bloomberg, Murdoch-Led Immigration Group Has Eyes on 2017

Roll Call In its push to convince Congress to take up a comprehensive immigration overhaul in 2017, the advocacy group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NewsCorp chief executive Rupert Murdoch is betting on the old … Continue reading

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Cop busted for torching his cars for insurance payouts

New York Post Saving a bundle on car insurance wasn’t enough for one NYPD officer, who was busted by the feds for torching his Range Rover and two other cars to collect at least $34,000 in reimbursement checks from GEICO, … Continue reading

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I found out something last Thursday and the more I think about it the more it disturbs and pisses me off. After our PT sessions (my first, for my back) at the Manhattan New York Harbor VA Hospital, we sat … Continue reading

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Danbury Police Officer Brutally Attacked Near Jimmy’s Market

Patch – by Wendy Ann Mitchell DANBURY, CT — A Danbury police officer was brutally attacked on Saturday shortly after 11 p.m. near Jimmy’s Market on Germantown Road, according to a report. Danbury Police Dispatch received a 911 phone call … Continue reading

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