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Rachel Lindsay deletes Instagram due to harassment from Bachelor Nation
Her "Higher Learning" podcast co-host Van Lathan announced why she left.
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Less than half of FDNY has been fully vaccinated for COVID-19
Fewer than half of the city’s firefighters, EMTs and medics have been fully vaccinated. As of Thursday, 6,879 — or 42 percent of the FDNY’s approximately 16,000 non-retired personnel — had received both doses of the Moderna vaccine in the department-run program, according to a Thursday report by FDNY Incident Management. About 7,800, or 49...
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MLB must stop punishing top prospects: Sherman
Imagine you finish at the top of your class at Harvard law or Johns Hopkins medical and you are told at graduation that you are will not be hired for six months — not because you are unqualified, but because it is a way for an institution to maintain control over your services for an...
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How I discovered my babysitter Tony Costa was a serial killer
Liza Rodman hadn’t thought about Tony Costa in three decades when, in 2005, she had a nightmare about him.  Tony had been her favorite babysitter when she was a kid in Cape Cod in the 1960s — handsome, charming, fun. But in her dream, he pushed her up against the wall of a long hallway...
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Some NYC movie theaters say they can’t reopen March 5
When New Yorkers return to the city’s big screens Friday, many of the Big Apple’s beloved indie theaters will remain shuttered, according to operators who say they weren’t given enough notice to prepare and that the 25-percent capacity limit is too restrictive to make money. Gov. Cuomo announced Monday that NYC movie theaters could reopen...
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Food critics who rip NYC indoor dining are sabotaging their own industry
Among all the curious responses to the COVID-19 crisis, the weirdest might be the reaction of most New York City restaurant critics and reporters to the return of low-capacity indoor dining. They are opposed to it — fiercely. We’re all going to die! Those who disagree are “—holes!”  Bizarrely, a whole class of journalists is...
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At least five wounded in NYC shootings overnight
At least five people were hurt in four shootings across New York City overnight, police said. The bloodshed occurred over a two-hour span in the Bronx, Queens, and on Staten Island, where in the latest incident, a woman was shot twice in the left foot near Bay and Wave streets in the Stapleton section at...
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Actor Nolan Gould, AKA Luke from ‘Modern Family,’ shows off his new abs
His weight loss moment of clarity came after a trip to Taco Bell that almost broke the bank.
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The real reason why Bill Gates is now the US’ biggest farmland owner
The real reason billionaire Gates just became the biggest owner of farmland in America.
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Is ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Based on a True Story?
The film is adapted from Johann Hari's bestselling book about the war on drugs.
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‘Gorilla Glue girl’ Tessica Brown finds breast lumps before plastic surgery
Tessica Brown thought the worst was behind her after she finally got the Gorilla Glue removed from her hair. But now doctors have found lumps in her breasts. Brown’s manager, Gina Rodriguez, told TMZ that Dr. Michael Obeng, the same plastic surgeon that took the glue out of her hair, found evidence of lumps in...
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Trump prepares to reassert dominance over Republicans at CPAC
ORLANDO, Fla. — The American people fired him, but he’s still the boss of CPAC. Former President Trump will take centerstage at the influential Conservative Political Action Conference Sunday afternoon in what is expected to be nothing less than a naked show of force. His keynote address at 3:40 p.m. at the annual gathering, held...
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Iran claims US bombing in Syria will strengthen ISIS
Iran’s top security official said that the US is encouraging ISIS by dropping bombs on paramilitary fighters along the Iraqi border. “America’s recent action strengthens and expands the activities of the terrorist Daesh (Islamic State) in the region,” said Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, during a visit with Iraqi Foreign...
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‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ Makeup Artist Tells All About Andra Day’s Stunning Transformation
Take home this stunning icon's red lip look.
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Rudy Crew abruptly quits as Medgar Evers College president
Rudy Crew is making a hasty departure as president of Medgar Evers College, announcing just days ago that he was leaving this weekend instead of at the end of the academic year in June. Crew, 70, was set to quit last year after he was named the front runner to head the DeKalb County Schools...
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CPAC debuts 2024 presidential contenders, but divisions remain
ORLANDO, Fla. — A parade of presidential aspirants, led by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, are trying to prove their conservative bona fides for 2024 to the nation’s top right-wing leaders this weekend. First out of the gate at CPAC Friday was close Trump ally DeSantis, who kicked off proceedings by...
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NY COVID vaccine rollout so bad people are finding appointments for strangers
“Can you talk about something else besides vaccines?” my friend Jeff said on the phone.  I guess he could think about something else because he lives in California, where the vaccine rollout is smooth and he can simply wait for his doctor to call him when it’s his turn.  But I can’t talk about anything...
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Myanmar police deploy early to crank up pressure on anti-coup protests
YANGON, Myanmar — Police in Myanmar escalated their crackdown on demonstrators against this month’s military takeover, deploying early and in force on Saturday as protesters sought to assemble in the country’s two biggest cities and elsewhere. Security forces in some areas appeared to become more aggressive in using force and making arrests, utilizing more plainclothes...
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Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the permission of its users. U.S. District Judge James Donato approved the deal in a class-action lawsuit that was filed in Illlinois in 2015. Nearly 1.6...
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Save over 60 percent on this pocket thermometer that connects to your phone
We’ve all been through a tough time in New York, which has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we’re getting through it – and there is light at the end of the tunnel. But, it turns out it’s possible that symptom-monitoring may remain an important part of our lives going forward, and it...
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Bill Maher sounds off ahead of Trumps CPAC speech
“Real Time” host Bill Maher sounded the alarm ahead of former President Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he is expected to tease another presidential run in 2024.  Toward the end of this panel discussion on Friday night, Maher brought up a subject he “didn’t want to talk about,” which was the 45th president,...
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California cannot enforce indoor church ban amid pandemic: Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is telling California’s Santa Clara County that it can’t enforce a ban on indoor religious worship services put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The high court issued an order Friday evening in a case brought by a handful of churches.  The justices, in early February, told the state of California that...
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Woman killed by a drunk driver in NYC
A 47-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with DWI and manslaughter after fatally mowing down a woman pedestrian in Brooklyn Friday afternoon, police said. Lakierdra Thomas, 32, was crossing Graham Avenue and Broadway in Bushwick when drunken Uri Hochberg slammed his gray 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee into her after 12:30 p.m., according to police....
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Woman dies while climbing to her apartment during NYC power outage
An ailing 73-year-old woman died while climbing the stairs to her 19th-floor apartment during a massive power outage at her Co-Op City complex in the Bronx on Friday, a law enforcement source said. The woman, whose name was not released, had reached the 18th floor of her De Kruif Place building and had just one...
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Memphis officials take over a county’s troubled COVID-19 vaccination program
The city of Memphis, Tennessee took over COVID-19 vaccination efforts in one county after reports of widespread mismanagement — including precious vials being stolen, wasted or diverted for unauthorized use. Investigators with the Tennessee Department of Health were in Shelby County looking into mismanagement of the vaccine when they learned a volunteer allegedly stole multiple...
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Coaches insist they haven’t forgotten about Miguel Andujar
TAMPA — With Gio Urshela firing lasers from third to first on a daily basis, it’s hard to imagine he won’t be ready in plenty of time for Opening Day after offseason elbow surgery. So where does that leave Miguel Andujar, whom Urshela replaced when Andujar suffered a shoulder injury two years ago? While it...
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House passes $1.9T Biden COVID-19 bill decried by some as bloated
House Democrats early Saturday narrowly approved President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill, overcoming Republican opposition and accusations of waste in the “emergency” package. The American Rescue Plan Act passed 219 to 212 just before 2 a.m., garnering not one Republican vote. Two Democrats, Jared Golden of Maine and Kurt Schrader of Oregon, voted against...
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Lakers snap skid thanks to Dennis Schröder’s return: ‘gives us a spark’
LOS ANGELES — LeBron James had 28 points, Dennis Schröder added 22 in his return to the Lakers’ lineup, and Los Angeles snapped its four-game losing streak with a 102-93 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night. Montrezl Harrell had 17 points, while James added 11 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and three...
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Mets’ Pete Alonso on why he quit social media: ‘I want to live in real life’
PORT ST. LUCIE — Pete Alonso wasn’t the only big voice in the Mets organization to deactivate his social media accounts over the offseason. But the first baseman going dark on Twitter and Instagram had nothing to do with the aftermath of a stock market saga, which was the reason owner Steve Cohen ditched Twitter,...
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Virginia cop fatally shot during traffic stop, suspect arrested
A Virginia police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop Friday afternoon, cops said. Officer Nick Winum, 48, had stopped the car of suspect Dakota Richards in the town of Stanley at around 3:30 p.m., according to the Daily News-Record. But the suspect got out of his car and opened fire on Winum...
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