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Woman awarded $1.5 million over claim she was seriously injured riding Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island

A Brooklyn jury has awarded $1.5 million to a woman who claimed she was seriously injured riding the iconic Cyclone roller coaster in Coney Island, the Daily New has learned. The jury gave the seven-figure payout last …

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Gay Passion of Christ Envisioned and Attacked

Jesus arrives as a gay man of today in a modern city with “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision,” a controversial series of paintings that are newly available as a book. The paintings and the new book that I …

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Tim Cook: Pro-discrimination ‘religious freedom’ laws are dangerous

There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the …

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Ex-city attorney sues Law Department, claiming she was fired over her postpartum depression

The litigators have become the litigated. A former city attorney has sued the city Law Department for wrongful termination and discrimination. Susan Eisner charged in a suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court this week …

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Texas Prisons Load Up On Execution Drug

Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation’s most active death penalty …

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Judge Rules Triple Killer Intellectually Disabled, Not Eligible For Death Penalty

A man convicted of the 2002 slayings of a Pennsylvania couple and their pregnant 17-year-old daughter has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible for the death penalty, a judge said Wednesday in throwing …

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Nevada Inmates Were Handcuffed When Guard Shot Them, Lawyer Says

A Nevada prison inmate was handcuffed when was shot and killed by a guard last November, according to a lawyer who said Wednesday that her client was wounded in the same shooting but survived. Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. …

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Arizona Lawmakers Approve Controversial Abortion Bill

Arizona lawmakers on Wednesday passed a controversial measure blocking women from buying insurance that includes abortion coverage through the federal health care exchange. The fiercely-debated bill also requires …

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Jessica Lacey McCarty Charged With Murdering Her 3 Children

Jessica Lacey McCarty strangled her 5-month-old infant son and his 6-year-old brother, and drowned and strangled her 7-year-old daughter before calling police to report what she had done, Palm Bay Police Chief Mark …

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City pays $1M to man held on Rikers Island for 2 years to ensure he would testify against gang members who robbed him

The city has paid a $1 million settlement to a Bronx man held on Rikers Island for more than two years without ever being charged with a crime in order to force him to testify against two gang members who had robbed …

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