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US, Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran

The U.S. and Israel said they are exploring a "Plan B" for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal. (Oct 13)     
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Manhattan’s East Village is back after being hit hard by Covid lockdowns
The East Village is back: Just look at the hundreds of 20-somethings spilling out of the area’s bars and restaurants on any weekend night. It’s a far cry from the ghost town the neighborhood had become during the height of the coronavirus: East Village dining and drinking spots were harder-hit by the pandemic than any...
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Federal deficits are soaring — purely because of insane spending growth
Back in 2017, before the Trump tax cuts passed, the Congressional Budget Office projected that federal tax collections would total $4.011 trillion in Fiscal Year 2021, which just ended. The actual take: $4.047 trillion.
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Autumn Royal, a Dark, Witty Comedy, Marks Irish Rep's Return to Live Theater
After the 19-month shutdown, the Irish Repertory Theatre, a gem of New York's off-Broadway scene, sparkles in its return to live theater with "Autumn Royal."
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Microsoft warned Bill Gates over 'inappropriate' emails to female staffer in 2008, report says
Microsoft executives warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee in 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.     
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Two senior House Democrats announce retirements
Democratic Reps Mike Doyle and David Price have announced they will not seek reelection on Monday after serving more than two decades in the House.
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Apple Music Voice Plan: Did Your Music Subscription Cost Just Get Cut in Half?
Apple has a new voice-only music subscription plan that costs $4.99 a month and is powered by Siri. Can the cost savings make up for only using Siri?
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Nick Rolovich fired as coach at Washington State after refusing vaccine under state mandate
Washington State football coach Nick Rolovich declined to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under a state mandate and had sought a religious exemption.      
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TikTok falls in love with 13-year-old adopted dog for his lazy disposition
A 13-year-old adopted pug has over 1.7 million followers on TikTok for his hilarious forecasts of the future. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
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Across California some parents protest student COVID-19 vaccine mandate, keep kids home
On Monday, parents kept their children home from school to protest the statewide student vaccination mandate.
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18-month-old boy sitting in stroller killed in North Hills hit-and-run crash
A collision at an intersection sent one car careening onto the sidewalk, fatally striking the child and seriously injuring a woman.
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Paulina Porizkova poses nude in bedsheet for return to Instagram after hiatus: 'I'm back'
Paulina Porizkova posed nude in a bedsheet for her first Instagram post in nearly three weeks after jetting off on a "top secret" adventure.
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Conservative pundit Dan Bongino threatens to quit radio giant over vaccination mandate
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NYPD cops facing discipline over BLM protests nearly doubles; dozens off the hook
The Civilian Complain Review Board has recommended charges against 26 more police officers — bringing the tally to 65 facing punishment.
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Illinois man pleads guilty to funding Brooklyn residents’ trips to Syria to join ISIS, al-Nusra Front
An Uzbekistan-born Illinois man pleaded guilty Thursday to helping fund overseas trips for people joining the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Nusra Front (ANF).
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Derek Chauvin's New Lawyer From Firm That Represented Group Who Challenged Biden's 2020 Win
One lawyer from the group challenged the election in Wisconsin, claiming that there were "integrity issues."
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Live updates: Bills face the Titans on ‘Monday Night Football’
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Committee investigating January 6 releases criminal contempt report detailing how Steve Bannon evaded subpoena
The committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill riot has released the contempt report on President Donald Trump's ally Steve Bannon, a document that outlines the efforts the committee took to get Bannon to comply with its subpoena -- and the failure by him to do so.
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Trump grilled for over four hours in Tower protesters’ lawsuit
Donald Trump was questioned for over four hours in a video deposition in the lawsuit alleging that his staff assaulted protesters outside of Trump Tower in 2015.
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Aidan Quinn pivots from Teddy Roosevelt to 500th episode of ‘SVU’
Teddy Roosevelt was known for so many indelible traits — including his toothy smile. So Aidan Quinn, who plays him in “The American Guest,” made Roosevelt’s choppers a priority when getting into character for the HBO Max series, shot on location in Brazil and in the Amazon jungle. “One of the first things I was...
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Edie Falco says ‘Sopranos’ co-star James Gandolfini was her ‘real soul mate’
"I remember, when we got picked up for the second season, he said to me, 'Yeah, well, I just have no idea what the hell we did, but we've got to try to do it again.' And I said, 'I hear you. I don't know. We'll figure something out.'" 
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SEC GameStop report debunks conspiracies, backs commission chief's plan
Wall Street's top regulator has issued its report on the extraordinary episode that saw retail traders taking on hedge funds, sending shares of GameStop and other meme stocks into the stratosphere.
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Supreme Court reaffirms police protection by qualified immunity, a legal doctrine targeted in protests
The court’s rulings in favor of police in two cases suggest new political battles to come over the doctrine, advocates said
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Americans remember Colin Powell, China's space program advances, a company develops an electric flying taxi, and pro artists carve an amazing pumpkin display.
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Anti-Mandate Lawsuits Decry 'Satanic Ritual,' Forced Political Speech, Illegal Medical Practice
Vaccine mandates have generally survived a first wave of lawsuits, but the number of new legal challenges is soaring.
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Fantasy football stock watch: Kirk Cousins, Leonard Fournette back on upswing
Leonard Fournette doing it all once again as Buccaneers offense is clicking on all cylinders; Vikings' passing game explodes vs. Carolina.       
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Inside an abandoned asylum where electroshock therapy hell still haunts the halls
In this abandoned asylum, the hellish memories are hard to escape — since they're all around you.
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The top issues for NYC’s next mayor ahead of the candidates’ first debate
When mayoral candidates Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa face off in their first debate Wednesday, the pair will confront issues ranging from soaring subway crime to the fate of the schools’ gifted-and-talented program. Adams, a Democrat, is the heavy favorite to win the Nov. 2 general election, given his party’s 7-to-1 voter-registration advantage across the...
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Coliseum officials looking for ways to host high school sporting events
Manual Arts-Jefferson, Pasadena Poly-La Canada to play football on Thursday at Coliseum, whose officials would like to play host to more high school sporting events.
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Congresswoman calls for emergency declaration over foul odor in Carson
The smell in Carson linked to the Dominguez Channel is an emergency, Rep. Nanette Barragán says.
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NHL suspends Evander Kane 21 games for violating COVID protocols
The NHL announced Monday night that Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay after violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols.
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Four things you didn't know about Colin Powell
The White House said Monday the nation's flag would be flown at half-staff in honor of Powell at American embassies abroad and on public and military grounds until sunset Friday.
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De Blasio’s final days are proving disastrous for NYC schools
As the clock ticks down on Mayor Bill de Blasio, his Department of Education is falling apart.
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Families of Parkland victims reach a $25 million settlement with the school district
The families of the 17 people killed and others affected by the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High had filed suit against the Broward County school district, accusing it of negligence.
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U.S. envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad resigns
He told Secretary of State Antony Blinken it was the "right time" to leave.
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House GOP plans to attack Biden agenda as ‘welfare expansion’
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee will launch a campaign next week attacking President Biden's $3.5 trillion social spending plan.
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Harambe statue pops up on Wall Street opposite the Charging Bull sculpture
A 7-foot statue of Harambe, the gorilla shot to death at the Cincinnati zoo in 2016, was erected on Wall Street Monday directly across from the famous "Charging Bull" sculpture.
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Kanye West dons creepy prosthetic Caucasian mask for cab ride from JFK
It's the second time in as many days Ye has been spotted wearing a face covering of this, uh, caliber, being snapped in a pale greenish-blue mask Sunday in Venice, Italy.
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RJ Barrett’s ‘crazy goals’ could be Knicks’ difference-maker
If the Knicks want to make their leap, RJ Barrett will have to make his, too.
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Sean Penn seen without wedding ring one day after wife Leila George files for divorce
The actor, 61, looked downcast when he was spotted on Saturday at a private home dressed to the nines in a tux sans his wedding band. The outing comes one day after his third wife, actress Leila George, 29, filed for divorce from the “Gangster Squad” performer a year after telling him “I do.”
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Fantasy football: It’s important to manage your Zach Ertz expectations
In another world, in another time, way back in 2019, Zach Ertz was fantasy relevant.
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Democrats are developing a replacement for cornerstone climate measure in sweeping economic package
Sen. Tina Smith told CNN that Manchin "made it clear" he doesn't support the clean energy program, and lawmakers are working to develop options to replace it.
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WATCH: Large waterspout spins off coast of Cuba
Cubans marveled at a large waterspout spinning off the coast of Cienfuegos over the weekend. No damage was reported.
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With NY’s new needle law, Gotham is about to get a whole lot worse
For a brief period of political sanity, everyone in New York seemed to understand that the basic premise of “broken windows” policing was essential to the city’s survival. Enforcing the law against behavior that contributed to the impression that Gotham was a lawless place where people could not live in safety was essential to the historic...
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The two legacies of Colin Powell
There are two important ways to consider Colin Powell upon his death from complications of Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated.
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NYPD cop at the center of fatal love triangle quietly arraigned by AG
The New York Attorney General has filed murder charges against NYPD Officer Yvonne Wu over the shooting death of her ex-girlfriend's new lover, officials said.
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Colin Powell dies of coronavirus complications
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has died of complications from COVID-19 and cancer. He was 84 years old. David Martin looks back on Powell’s life and legacy.
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WATCH: Volcanic activity continues on La Palma
Volcanic activity of fiery lava and ash continued on La Palma in the Canary Islands, as lava flow threatened the town of La Laguna, officials said.
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