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Queens judge tosses shooting conviction as juror knew victim

A Queens judge on Thursday tossed the conviction of a man found guilty of shooting a high-school basketball standout because one of the jurors knew the defendant and victim. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Holder said the …

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N.J. cop says boss said she resembled porn star: lawsuit

A female police lieutenant claims her department’s director repeatedly harassed her with comments such as she “reminds him of a porn star” and “I won’t be responsible if you drag me in the …

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Bill introduced to help city drivers find towed cars

A Manhattan city councilman is looking to end the game of hide-and-seek that faces drivers whose cars are towed because of temporary parking restrictions. A bill introduced Thursday by Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Upper …

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TGI Fridays canned black waiters for Latino: lawsuit

They’re not thanking God for this Friday’s. Nearly all of the black waitstaff at a Manhattan TGI Friday’s were replaced with light-skinned workers — mostly Hispanics — when the chain closed a busy Midtown …

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West Virginia Considering Bill To Block Local Governments From Extending LGBT Protections

The West Virginia House of Delegates is considering a bill that would eliminate several LGBT anti-discrimination measures passed in the state. The legislation would prohibit local governments from enacting …

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Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In D.C.

After months of debate, threats and uncertainty, recreational marijuana became legal in Washington, D.C., Thursday — at least according to the city government. Adults 21 and over may now legally use marijuana, …

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3-year-old Brooklyn boy found dead with apparent belt marks

A 3-year-old boy found dead in his Brooklyn home Wednesday bore apparent belt marks and bruises on his tiny body, prompting cops to take his baby-sitting aunt into custody. Medics were called to the Brownsville …

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Brooklyn assistant district attorney fired after linked to drug dealer

A Brooklyn prosecutor was canned last week because a drug dealer offered dirt on him in a bid for leniency, the Daily News has learned. Assistant district attorney McCarthy Hawkins, 37, was shown the door after an …

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Brooklyn men who wanted to join ISIS had plans to shoot President Obama, bomb Coney Island

Three accused jihadists from Brooklyn who plotted to join the Islamic State were nabbed Wednesday — including one who declared himself ready to “execute” President Obama. “What I’m saying is to shoot Obama and …

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Judge: Chris Christie Broke His Own Law By Cutting Pension Contributions

A New Jersey judge on Monday ruled that Governor Chris Christie broke his own law when he decided to cut $1.6 billion of contributions from its public pension system, dealing a blow to the expected 2016 Republican …

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