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Protests planned across US on Presidents Day in response to Trump's national emergency for border wall

Protesters have planned demonstrations across the U.S. for Presidents Day in response to President Trump ’s decision to declare a national emergency for border wall funding. USA Today reports a wave of protests have been planned from New York to California and Texas to oppose the president’s nationa

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Dapper Dan Says Banning Gucci Ain’t It Chief: “If Anyone Should Be Boycotted, It’s The Brands That…”

New York fashion icon Dapper Dan isn’t ready to go all-out on a boycott against Gucci. The hip-hop designer stepped forward this weekend with a heartfelt message about why going anti the high-end apparel line might not be the answer.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Set To Receive No Jail Time & Witness Protection With Full Cooperation

New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine’s prison ordeal could be coming to an end sooner than anyone predicted. According to a newly unsealed plea deal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York has agreed “not to prosecute the defendant for the crimes set forth in Counts One through Ni

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Why Amazon’s huge plans for New York fell apart

Amazon’s plans for New York City were poised to become one of the largest economic-development projects in state history. Between 25,000 to 40,000 jobs in the Long Island City section of Queens. An estimated $27 billion in tax revenue, backed by $3 billion in state and local subsidies.

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Man robbed by two men and a woman on Jersey City street: police

A man was robbed of $300 cash by two men — who may have been wearing bullet-proof vests — and a woman on West Side Avenue in Jersey City, authorities said. The robbery occurred on the sidewalk in the area of West Side and Clarke avenues just before 8 p.m. Sunday, Jersey City spokeswoman Kimberly Wal

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Elderly couple found dead in Bergen County home; Family car found at ShopRite

ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police are investigating after an elderly couple was found dead with knife wounds in their Bergen County, New Jersey, officials said. Police arrived at the scene on Lafayette Place near Englewood Avenue in Englewood Saturday afternoon.

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Multiple manhole explosions in Manhattan lead to theater evacuation

NEW YORK — Flames shooting out from three manholes led to an evacuation from the New World Stages in Hells Kitchen Saturday night. The first manhole exploded near West 50th Street between 8th and 9th avenues shortly after 8 p.m. before two others followed.

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Will backlash against Amazon's NYC tax breaks kill other deals?

New York (CNN Business)Is the Amazon-New York City split up on Valentine's Day the start of a new trend?. Critics of the deal think so. They say it's the beginning of the end of state and local governments showering companies with billions of dollars in tax breaks and other incentives.

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LeBron James, Derek Jeter lead praise for retiring Yankees legend CC Sabathia

LeBron James and Derek Jeter led the tributes after veteran New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia confirmed that the 2019 MLB season will be his last. Sabathia, who will turn 39 in July, signed a one-year contract in November and made it clear he would be finishing his career this season, his 19th in

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Prosecutor: West New York jeweler arrested for distribution of child pornography

A West New York jeweler was arrested for the possession and distribution of child pornography “depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent children,” Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced.

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6ix9ine’s Ex Says He’s Coming Home For Snitching On Everybody W/ All Charges Dropped

New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine might have cut the deal of a lifetime. The jailed hip-hop artist’s ex-girlfriend Sara Molina has revealed his agreement to work with the feds could have him home free.

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Pope Expels Top NJ Priest Days After Child Sex Abuse List Release

Pope Francis expelled a top New Jersey Catholic church leader from the ministry on Saturday, just three days after a list was released showing nearly 200 priests who were credibly accused of child sex abuse.

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Photo of rat with Hennessy bottle in NYC goes viral

NEW YORK (WTNH) - Rodents roaming the streets of New York City are no strangers to becoming internet sensations - like "Pizza Rat", the rat known for dragging an entire slice of pizza down a flight of stairs in a subway train station.

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Manhattan ATMs are absolutely riddled with bacteria

According to a recent report, the typical Manhattan ATM is more bacteria-ridden than a wide range of other heavily used objects, including a subway pole, an NYC Wi-Fi hub and the handle of a public toilet at Penn Station.

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A Brooklyn bagel shop is stealing N.J. breakfast sandwiches. We had to investigate.

New Jersey’s most beloved breakfast meat is called Taylor ham in North Jersey and pork roll in South Jersey. But what do you call it when it’s served in Brooklyn?. Yes, you can get these salty meat discs outside the Garden State, including a new menu item at Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels in New York. Th

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Fugitive wanted for murder of Brooklyn rapper arrested in Pennsylvania

Cops tracked down and arrested a Brooklyn man Friday who allegedly shot a rapper to death back in December 2017. Fugitive James Oliver, 40, was picked up for drunken driving on Jan. 1 in Upper Saucon Township near Allentown, Pa. Pennsylvania cops notified the NYPD when they saw he was wanted for mur

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Lee Radziwill, princess, fashion icon and Jackie Kennedy's sister, dies

(CNN)Lee Radziwill, younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a former princess, died peacefully Friday night in her New York home, her family said in a statement to CNN. She was 85.

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Commissioner O'Neill: Second suspect arrested in connection with robbery that led to death of NYPD detective

RICHMOND HILL, Queens (WABC) -- A second suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the the robbery of a T-Mobile store that led to the friendly-fire death of NYPD detective Brian Simonsen, Police Commissioner James O'Neill confirmed Saturday.

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Man who pimped out sixth-grader gets 12 years in prison

A cruel Brooklyn pimp was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison for luring a Manhattan sixth-grader into his clutches with the promise of a babysitting gig — then sexually assaulting her and forcing her into prostitution.

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Watch: Diddy Goes In-In On His Staff In Cringe-Worthy Rant – “I Don’t Want To Do S**t!”

New York rap mogul Diddy isn’t afraid to show fans why his mind, body and soul are all priceless. The hip-hop veteran has shared footage of himself talking to his staff about not fulfilling their paid duties.

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