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The public is losing appetite for harsh marijuana law sentencing

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Depending on what state you live in, if you are arrested with a small amount of marijuana, you can either get a citation or a long prison sentence. In states were marijuana possession is legal, there are still federal laws on the books that could land an offender in the federal penitentiary. There’s been significant movement on the state levelin Washington and Colorado, states that legalized the sale of marijuana this year, and…

My Daughter Wants Me to Find Her a New Mom

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I hate to use the term “acting out,” so I’ll say that my 3-year-old daughter is expressing a brand-new feeling that she doesn’t know how to articulate: heartbreak. And maybe even desperation. It’s understandable. She wants a mother. This is just the latest development in what’s been a long, and often hard, story for our family. Nine days after Cydney was born, her mom—my fiancee—was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.  After…

Clinton, in 2001, on bin Laden: ‘I could have killed him’

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Former President Bill Clinton told an audience in Australia just hours before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks that he passed on the chance to kill Osama bin Laden with a military strike, according to an audio tape just released. Australia’s Sky News aired the tape, which was rebroadcast by NBC News on Thursday. The recording had been forgotten about until Michael Kroger, former head of the Liberal Party in the…

False Reports: Seinfeld Actor “Newman” Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident

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  We received this report, and of course we thought that US Weekly was a reliable source.  But thankfully, it turns out that this isn’t true.  We apologize for the inconvenience and wish Wayne and his family the best.  Actor Wayne Knight, better known to most for playing one of the most indelible roles on NBC’s “Seinfeld” as the charater “Newman” is dead and two other passengers are critically injured…

Strangers Mourn With The Family Of Missing Teen

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By Barry Burch Jr. Perfect strangers joined family and friends yesterday as they said their final goodbyes to 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo.  Following months of intense searching, the teen’s body was ultimately found on Queens Beach. The funeral mass was incredibly sad, as everyone had hoped to find Avonte safe.  Family and friends along with average New Yorkers, waited outside for more than an hour for the service to begin.  One…

Manhattan High Rise Fire Traps People On Top

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by Barry Burch Jr. The tragedy most notably referred to as 9/11 showed the American public the horror of being trapped in a building above a burning fire, and sadly, yesterday in Manhattan, there were people enduring similar fears.  A three-alarm fire in one of the high-rise buildings essentially paralyzed the residents above it. There were more than 100 firefighters who responded to the call at around 11:00 a.m. on…

Research Indicates Millions of Gay Men Still in the Closet in America

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By Daphne R The New York Times ran an enlightening article recently about the state of closeted gay men in America. The research behind this article was supposed to measure the number of gay men in the country who self-identified as gay on online social websites like Facebook and Match.com. The findings revealed an estimate of about 5 percent of American men were attracted to other men. That number fits…

Why Did People Die on that Train in NY? Because the Conductor “Nodded Off”

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It’s not clear how they got this information, but we’re sure it’s going to come up in the court of law.  An engineer who was directly connected to the derailment of the train in New York admitted that he was “nodding off” and woke up too late to stop the accident.  The accident ended up taking the lives of four people and injuring 67 others, which means that he’s probably…

New York Store Clerk Cheats Man Out of Big Lottery Winnings

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By Daphne R The next time you play that scratch off lottery ticket game, make sure you check your numbers closely. The owner, and his son, of Peninsula Deli & Grocery in Hempstead, New York were arraigned Saturday on grand larceny charges for trying to cheat a man of his full lottery winnings. The ticket the man presented to the clerk was found to be worth one million dollars, but…

Like Mother Like Daughter: Dina Lohan Arrested For Drunk Driving In Long Island

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New York state police stated Dina Lohan was traveling 77 in a 55mph lane. The officers Dina in Long Island on Thursday night for drunk driving. Now, what’s interesting about this picture is, her daughter Lindsay just arrived home from rehab. I’m sure you all saw Lindsay do an interview with Oprah discussing her addiction. I guess it’s safe to say, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” The…

Amanda Bynes Says She Was Sexually Harassed by an NYPD Officer

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Amanda Bynes, the woman who was just arrested after throwing a bong out the window of her apartment, is denying the accusations that led to her arrest.  She went to her audience on Twitter to not just state her denial, but to accuse the officer of breaking the law himself.  “Don’t believe the reports about me being arrested. It’s all lies,” she Tweeted Saturday. “I was sexually harassed by one…

Lady Gaga Making Live Comeback at Beyonce Concert

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Lady Gaga fans might not have to wait too long to see their hero in action. The superstar is rumored to be planning her live return at a Beyonce show in New York this summer. If true, it will be Gaga’s first major gig following an operation on her hip in February. Just three months ago, Gaga was forced to cancel the remaining dates on her Born This Way Ball…

Section of Broadway Named After Man Believed to be the First Immigrant of NYC

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New York is a city of immigrants.  But there had to be a first.  Juan Rodriguez, from the Dominican Republic, is believed to be the first one ever.   So, the section of Broadway between 159th and 218th streets is going to be named after the man who set a trend that would continue for hundreds of years.   Rodriguez traveled to the city with Dutch traders in 1613.  …

Artifacts From the Captain Kangaroo Show Being Sold at Auction

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  Captain Kangaroo was a giant in children’s shows.  He controlled a generation of kids and far beyond, leaving  a legacy that can’t be touched by anyone today.   The captain was on the air for nearly 30 years, from 1955 through 1984 and is going to have his items auctioned off to the highest bidder. Nate D. Sanders Auctions announced this week that they are going to be in…

Move Over Blue Ivy: Tom Cruise’s Daughter Suri Rumored to be Starting a Clothing Line

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Tom Cruise is rich, and so is his ex-wife, Katie Holmes.  Now, their daughter is going to join the club.  Suri Cruise is rumored to be starting a new clothing line, presumed to be for kids.  This makes Suri the latest in a line of celebrity children, starting with Will Smith’s kids, and Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. One day, they’ll all be getting together and talking about how traumatized…