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Muhammad Ali’s road to history had unlikely starting point 50 years ago
All these years later, it is the setting that surprises most of all. Back in 1939, the Atlanta Municipal Auditorium had hosted one of the most glamorous events in the city’s history, a ball to celebrate the release of “Gone With the Wind,” the seminal Civil War-era film set mostly within its city limits. But...
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New bill would give loaded laptop to every NYC student
The city will have to give a laptop loaded with “culturally responsive” textbooks to every student under a bill to be introduced next week by Council Members Ben Kallos and Farah Louis. The measure was prompted by a Department of Education official’s stunning testimony at a recent City Council hearing that 77,000 students still lack...
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Jamison Crowder injury keeps Jets receivers from getting whole
The Jets were hoping to have their full set of starting wide receivers on the field for the first time on Sunday, but it looks like they will still be down one. Jamison Crowder was downgraded to doubtful on Saturday afternoon, meaning he almost certainly won’t play Sunday against the Bills. Crowder injured his groin...
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Bronx Zoo ‘Lion Queen’ threatens to leap from Brooklyn pier
The Lion Queen is back. A Brooklyn woman infamous for stepping into the lion’s den at the Bronx Zoo, dancing and waving at one of the beasts in a caught-on-camera moment that went viral, has resurfaced, sources said. Myah Autry was taken into custody by police Wednesday evening after she apparently threatened to jump from...
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Bill Maher Coins Donald Trump’s Airlift Hospital COVID Treatment “Weathcare” On HBO’s ‘Real Time’
The late night comedian/host also poked fun at CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating on a Zoom call.
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Party raises ‘superspreader’ fears after Bronx student tests positive for COVID-19
An 8th grader held a birthday party with four classmates from her Bronx school before testing positive for COVID-19 — raising fears of a “super-spreader” event, The Post has learned. The party, which took place inside a small apartment, featured a “cake fight” with girls smearing icing on each other’s faces, the kids told staffers...
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Man injured after sinkhole opens on NYC sidewalk
It wasn’t a case of sink or swim. A 33-year-old man escaped serious injury Saturday afternoon when the ground opened up on a Bronx sidewalk, causing him to plunge 15 feet, police said. The victim, whose name was not released by police, suffered minor lacerations to his head after being virtually swallowed up, an NYPD...
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FDNY chief doctor used ungloved hands to vaccinate department brass
Maybe the FDNY’s top doc should take a refresher course on how to properly administer a flu shot. The department posted photos on Twitter last week showing its esteemed Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Prezant, giving a flu shot to Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and two other department brass — with his bare hands. But...
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Richard Carranza’s grading policy aims to bar failing marks: NYC DOE memo
Chancellor Richard Carranza’s highly anticipated new grading policy for this school year will again ban failing marks, according to an internal memo obtained by The Post, riling educators and parents. The city Department of Education document, titled “Grading Policy 2020-2021,” says schools should use the same softer “considerations” adopted last May during the COVID-19 shutdown....
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Trump and Biden trade COVID-19 attacks on the campaign trail
President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden traded COVID-19 barbs on the campaign trail Saturday. As Trump hopscotched through three different battleground states — North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin – Biden trained his fire on Pennsylvania, which he aims to take back for the Democrats after Trump’s surprise 2016 win there. But at two...
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COVID-19 hospitalizations spike in New York while deaths stay low
COVID-19 deaths in New York remained low Friday, with 11 people in the state dying of the virus for the second consecutive day. Meanwhile, hospitalizations reached 1,045, an uptick of 22 from Thursday, according to new data released by the state Saturday. The number of hospitalizations is at its highest level since June 22 when...
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Yankees’ plans for MLB free agency are about to crystalize
With the World Series heading for completion, the answers to questions facing the Yankees will begin to crystalize. The organization began meeting this past week via Zoom and will continue this coming week. The biggest decisions facing the Yankees are whether to re-sign free agents DJ LeMahieu and Masahiro Tanaka, what to do with Zack...
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Murder hornets vacuumed from Washington hive by space-suited bug pros
That's one small step for man, one giant vacuum ride toward oblivion for hornet-kind.
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Justin Turner isn’t Mets’ most haunting castoff ever: Sherman
Like Halloween, Justin Turner shows up every October to haunt the Mets. It has been seven seasons since Sandy Alderson took him off the Mets’ 40-man roster, and this is Turner’s seventh straight postseason with the Dodgers since then. On Friday night, he tied Duke Snider for the franchise record of 11 postseason homers. Yes,...
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NJ woman’s murder investigation turns to suspected killers’ parents
Robbed of closure by the suicide of Parze’s suspected killer, John Ozbilgen, Parze’s family -- and Monmouth County prosecutors -- are now honing in on what Ozbilgen told his parents before he died.
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DOE gives peek at widely differing attendance data for NYC schools
The city Department of Education is playing peek-a-boo with its school attendance data — which is all over the map, The Post has learned. While Mayor de Blasio on Thursday told reporters he had no attendance data to report, the DOE quietly posted a total attendance rate of 87.8% for all 1,600 schools on that...
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9-year-old boy sits outside empty school to remote learn amid COVID-19
Jonathan Endecott wanted to be a normal kid again — to get back to class and his friends. But the 9-year-old New Mexico boy didn’t know quite how because of the darned coronavirus. His school in Roswell is closed and switched to remote learning, but his mother, Angel Endecott, couldn’t afford the internet bill after...
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Fuggedaboutit! New Jersey is the most-hated state in America
The polls are in and it turns out, New Yorkers were right all along: New Jersey is the most-hated state in America, according to calculations by BestLife magazine.
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PPE vendor sues NYC for canceling $8M COVID-19 deal: lawsuit
The about-face a month later on the deal cost Dart Seasonal Products millions of dollars, owner Barry Wachsler told The Post. He's now suing for at least $10 million for breach of contract.
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Shaq is sick of Dwight Howard celebrating Lakers title
From one Lakers championship big man to another, Shaquille O’Neal is throwing a flag for excessive celebration. O’Neal didn’t name names, but he appeared to be talking about Dwight Howard when he slammed certain Lakers for celebrating their recent NBA championship too much. “You know what I don’t like as a player though? There’s a...
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Bills are making Jets’ Sam Darnold failure even more damning
It could simply be that Sam Darnold will not be as good as Josh Allen. But we may also be witnessing further proof of an inalienable truth that if the franchise that begs you to be its long-lost franchise quarterback wraps you in a cocoon of competence, you will have a better chance to succeed...
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Drop in flu deaths may indicate that most at risk died from COVID-19
New federal estimates show no flu deaths for the week ending Oct. 17.
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NFL’s offensive surge fueled by few fans, gamesmanship
To play offense in the NFL in 2020, keep your playbook near a dictionary, a map of the United States and a list of baby names. COVID-19 restrictions mean no crowds at most games, no secrets on the field and no garbled quarterback pre-snap barking on the television. It’s not just defensive players who can...
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Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden buy $14.7M Beverly Hills compound
After expanding their family with the addition of 9-month-old daughter Raddix, Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden have followed suit with a bigger home.
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Best star snaps of the week: Emilia Clarke goes skydiving, Anne Hathaway transforms into a witch
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Danish word ‘samfundssind’ may become 2020’s hottest new term
Samfundssim is defined as “putting the concern of society higher than one’s own interests" by the Danish Language Council.
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Romeo Crennel, Ron Rivera’s daring NFL calls produce drama
Two NFL head coaches spiced up our lives last Sunday. Thank you, Ron Rivera and Romeo Crennel, for making Week 6 a little more interesting than it already was by taking risks with a couple of critical and controversial two-point conversion tries. Unfortunately for both Rivera and the Washington Football Team and Crennel (at least...
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Dodgers vs. Rays prediction: Take a shot on LA and Julio Urias
NFL insiders agree that the 2020 Jets may be the worst team ever constructed. New Yorkers know better. Try the team of Mayor de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and former Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot? It took Rays manager Kevin Cash until after Game 3 to name Ryan Yarbrough his Game...
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Medgar Evers College leaves adjunct professors dry with no checks
Medgar Evers College stiffed its adjunct professors, failing to pay them after classes resumed in September. The adjuncts at the Crown Heights college, which is part of the public City University of New York, were supposed to get checks on Sept. 10 and 24. But most of the school’s 205 adjuncts were not paid until...
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NHL lays out vision for 2021 season in private call
NHL general managers won’t be doing much, if any, talking about Friday’s conference call with the league on which the terrain for the 2020-21 season was discussed, because they were advised on the call not to comment. Alrighty, then. But no such gag order has been placed on The Post, so here is a review...
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