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Trump expresses ‘profound thanks’ to troops on final presidential Thanksgiving
President Trump offered his appreciation to military members stationed abroad during his annual Thanksgiving salute to the troops via video teleconference Thursday evening. “As president I want to extend my profound thanks to each and every one of you for your devoted service to our nation. Our nation is doing very well. It’s the highest...
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$100K raised for namesake of Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving classic ‘Alice’s Restaurant’
Well-wishers have donated more than $100,000 to help Alice Brock -- the artist and former cook immortalized by folk singer Arlo Guthrie in his classic Thanksgiving Day tune "Alice’s Restaurant Massacree."
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Dwight Howard’s lonely free agency leads to 76ers
Dwight Howard’s list of NBA free agency suitors was a short one — very short. The former All-Star center said the Philadelphia 76ers were the only team to reach out to him, leading to him eventually signing a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the team. “The reason why I was super locked-in on being here...
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Sam Darnold looks like a go for Jets’ matchup with Dolphins
Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is on track to start Sunday against the Dolphins after missing the team’s past two games with a shoulder injury. Darnold practiced fully on Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Darnold has not played since Nov. 1 when he re-injured his right shoulder sprain. Right tackle George Fant did not practice again...
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Giants not taking favored status vs. Bengals for granted
Of all the phrases Joe Judge rinses and repeats with his team, “supposed to’’ is not one of his favorites. Oh, there is plenty the Giants are supposed to know and do. Be on time. Be attentive. Be respectful and alert. And, in this most unusual year, be ever-mindful of the COVID-19 restrictions and protocols...
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Ex-NYPD employee arrested for wearing cop uniform to hijack bus: police
A former NYPD civilian employee was arrested on Thursday for allegedly trying to hijack an MTA bus while dressed up as a cop, police sources and the department said. Joseph McGreevy, 61, allegedly got on the bus at Sixth Avenue and Canal Street in Manhattan around 12:50 p.m. while wearing an NYPD uniform — and...
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‘Dollar Store Gator’ removed after residents began throwing glass, rocks at it
An alligator dubbed the “Dollar Store Gator” was removed and relocated from a city in Texas after residents started throwing glass and rocks at the reptile. Residents gave the 400-pound gator the nickname because it spent most of its time hanging around a creek near a dollar store in Port Aransas, MySanAntonio.com reported. Officials believe...
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The City Council’s latest idea for screwing up housing
As if the record vacancies and ever-rising property taxes weren’t enough, the City Council is looking to add a pricey sprinkler mandate on all apartment buildings taller than 40 feet. The Community Housing Improvement Program, a collection of over 4,000 housing providers, estimates that the bill would require $20,000 in work on every apartment, plus...
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Sweet deal! Drinking hot chocolate makes you smarter, study shows
In a study of 18 men, researchers at the University of Birmingham found that drinking cocoa improved participants' ability to quickly solve a series of complex mental tests.
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The system didn’t help accused NYC subway-shover Michael Medlock — and keeps failing
It’s a heartbreaking story that’s grown all too common in this city: The grandma of the homeless man charged with shoving a straphanger onto Brooklyn subway tracks says she tried for years to get him help — but the system failed at every turn. Police say the victim, 29, was on a 4 train with...
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Trump’s leaving Biden a Christmas gift of Middle East peace — will Joe throw it in the trash?
Will Joe Biden and his foreign-policy team accept the extraordinary gift Team Trump is leaving for them under the Christmas tree — or is their hatred for the president so all-consuming that they will toss it in the garbage? I’m talking about the Abraham Accords, peace deals between Israel and various Arab states — the...
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How to fight back against legalized theft by cops
Six months after the Drug Enforcement Administration stole $43,000 from Stacy Jones at a North Carolina airport, her lawyer, Dan Alban, received a letter from the aptly named Douglas Kash, a senior attorney in the DEA’s Asset Forfeiture Section. “I am writing to inform you of the decision to return the above-referenced property,” Kash said....
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Good riddance to NYC transportation boss Polly Trottenberg
New York City’s streets are a barely navigable mess. Vehicular and pedestrian fatalities rose over the past two years. People in droves abandoned buses, which moved ever slower despite dedicated lanes and multiple-door entry. So what’s been the reaction to Department of Transportation Commissioner’s announcement this week that she is quitting? Mainly that it’s a...
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Stream It Or Skip It: ‘1917’ on Showtime, a World War I Saga That’s Breathless in its Visual Artistry
An gruelingly intense story told in two (or so) crazy-long shots.
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Diego Maradona’s lawyer calls for probe into his death over slow ambulance
A lawyer for Diego Maradona is calling for an investigation into the Argentinian soccer legend’s death, claiming it took too long for an ambulance to arrive. Matias Morla said it was “criminal idiocy” for it to have taken “more than half an hour” for an ambulance to arrive at Maradona’s home in Buenos Aires, where...
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NYC soup kitchen sees shorter lines this Thanksgiving amid COVID-19
Organizers at the Bowery Rescue Mission in the Lower East Side chalked up the lower Turkey Day turnout to people being coronavirus-cautious.
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DeShaun Watson, Texans steamroll Lions in Thanksgiving matinee
DETROIT — Deshaun Watson had a pair of go-ahead touchdown passes in the first half and threw for two more scores in the fourth quarter to help the Houston Texans pull away and beat the Detroit Lions 41-25 Thursday. Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt had an early pick-6 and Will Fuller had six receptions...
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Obama’s former NYC college apartment on sale for nearly $1.5M
The former commander in chief lived in the three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 622 West 114th St. while studying political science at Columbia in the 1980s.
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St. John’s dominates La Salle with full-floor effort
Depth and balance were the two key phrases of the offseason. It’s the first thing Mike Anderson says when asked about this team. It was tested earlier than anyone could have expected, playing less than 24 hours after it’s last-second victory over St. Peter’s without two starters. That depth and balance was apparent in a...
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Rep. James Clyburn pushing for Biden to name black Agriculture Secretary
South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn — one of Joe Biden’s most important political backers — is pushing the president-elect to name an African-American to head the Department of Agriculture. “I’m sick and tired of people saying that rural America is only Nebraska and Iowa,” Clyburn told The Post on Thanksgiving, referring to two farm states...
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More than 1 million Americans traveled via plane the day before Thanksgiving
More than a million Americans traveled via plane on the day before Thanksgiving — the highest number since the COVID-19 pandemic exploded in March, new statistics show. Figures released by the Transportation Security Administration show that 1,070,967 travelers went through US screening checkpoints Wednesday, down from 2,624,250 in 2019. The one-day total is the highest...
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Danish PM breaks down after visiting mink farmer whose animals were culled
Denmark’s prime minister broke down in tears Thursday while visiting a mink farmer whose herd was killed on government orders meant to curb the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen met with a father and son at their farm near Kolding in Western Denmark, telling reporters that the family has “had their life’s work...
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Is ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ on Tonight? When the Next Season 17 Episode Will Air
Is Grey's Anatomy serving up a Thanksgiving episode?
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Data breach impacts patient information at one of the largest US fertility networks
US Fertility, one of the largest networks for fertility clinics in the country, said hackers gained patient information — including names, addresses and Social Security numbers — through a malware attack. The breach was discovered on Sept. 14 when some of US Fertility’s computer systems were inaccessible, the company said in a statement Wednesday. A...
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Gordon Hayward’s turkey is a Thanksgiving disaster
Gordon Hayward’s free agency went much better than cooking his turkey on Thanksgiving. The new Hornets star, who landed a four-year, $120 million contract from Charlotte last weekend, might need to put some of that money toward a cooking class after his Thanksgiving turkey came out looking worse for wear. “Is this how it’s supposed...
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Washington deputies fired 34 rounds in fatal shooting that sparked protests: report
Washington deputies fired 34 rounds in the fatal shooting of an armed suspect that sparked violent protests last month — so many that they mistakenly thought he was firing back at them, according to reports. An investigation showed three Clark County deputies shot 21-year-old Kevin Peterson Jr. when he fled a drug-dealing sting in Hazel...
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Manhattan cat owner says sitter refuses to return pet: suit
The owner of a Manhattan plant store claims a cat-sitter won’t return his kitty — the star attraction of his shop — after she offered to take care of it while his business temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, new court papers show. “She stole my cat,” said Zivadin “Chris” Krstic the owner of Chelsea...
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Instagram’s ‘hottest doctor’ called out for partying maskless on boat
Mikhail Varshavski — aka  Dr. Mike — was photographed rubbing elbows with a group of bikini-clad women in Sunset Harbor during his 31st birthday bash, despite also urging the public to social distance.
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Denzel Mims’ standout Jets season only plagued by ‘what-if’ question
Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims has shown enough in the last four games to have his coach wondering about what might have been. What if Mims had been healthy and not had injuries to both hamstrings that cost him all of training camp and the first six games of the season? “You play the...
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Army-funded study developing tech that could allow ‘telepathic’ soldiers
The Army is said to be spending millions on neuroscience that could lead to ‘telepathic’ soldiers. The goal is to build a system that would allow soldiers to communicate via their brain signals. So far, ARO neuroscientists have reportedly been able to decode and put back together behavioral signals from the brain. They focused on...
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