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Cygnus capsule launched from Virginia, headed to International Space Station

Cygnus capsule launched from Virginia, headed to International Space Station

Published: July 13, 2014 6:51 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket launching from Pad-0A with the Cygnus spacecraft onboard at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on July 13, 2014. (Credit: EPA / Bill Ingalls) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on...

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Marijuana found in Sonic french fries

Marijuana found in Sonic french fries

Published: June 29, 2014 12:35 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Long Island’s only Sonic location opened in 2011 in Deer Park, creating traffic problems on Deer Park Road for weeks. (Credit: AP / Sue Ogrocki) FREDERICK, Md. – A Frederick, Maryland, woman says she was served a bag of marijuana with her fast-food order at...

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GOP leaders’ reactions to U.S. border crossing issues sound ignorant

GOP leaders’ reactions to U.S. border crossing issues sound ignorant

AP Photo A young Juarez, Mexico boy peeks through the border fence into Sunland Park, New Mexico as Border Patrol vehicles pass by. The ignorance was appalling and the bad faith shocking. And those are two very good reasons why the tragedy of the unaccompanied children pouring over the border cannot be resolved. I...

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Own a small South Dakota town for $400,000

Own a small South Dakota town for $400,000

Published: June 29, 2014 5:04 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A satellite image of Swett, South Dakota that is up for sale by its owner, Lance Benson, for $ 400,000. (Credit: DigitalGlobe USDA Farm Service Agency / Google) Travel deals RAPID CITY, S.D. – A businessman is selling his small, southeastern South Dakota town for...

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Prospect Park-goers call for a barbecue ban in the massive green space

Prospect Park-goers call for a barbecue ban in the massive green space

Gabel, Pearl/Gabel, Pearl If some Prospect Park-goers had their way, scenes like this would not happen in the park. This campaign is hardly burning up the charts. A small but vocal group of Brooklyn residents is calling for a ban on grilling in Prospect Park, saying charcoal fumes and toxic smoke they emit is...

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9 shot during early morning shooting in New Orleans, police say

9 shot during early morning shooting in New Orleans, police say

Published: June 29, 2014 6:59 PM Authorities continue working the scene along Bourbon Street after a shooting early on Sunday, June 29, 2014 in New Orleans. (Credit: AP / Benjamin Alexander-Bloch) Travel deals Two men exchanged gunfire early Sunday on the city’s always-crowded Bourbon Street in the celebrated French Quarter and nine people were...

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Melissa Mark-Viverito leads fight for NYC Council speaker

Melissa Mark-Viverito leads fight for NYC Council speaker

Jefferson Siegel New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito aims to succeed Christine Quinn as Council speaker. A fierce behind-the-scenes battle is unfolding in far-off Puerto Rico this weekend over New York City’s second-most powerful political post — speaker of the City Council. The council’s 51 members will soon elect a successor to Christine...

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Lupica: If Dolan wants Knicks afloat, he should listen to coach speak

Lupica: If Dolan wants Knicks afloat, he should listen to coach speak

Ron Antonelli/New York Daily News Mike Woodson (l.) is now coaching Carmelo Anthony and company without the benefit of his starting center, Tyson Chandler, who has a broken bone in his leg. The Knicks aren’t suddenly the Yankees because they don’t have Tyson Chandler the way the Yankees didn’t have Derek Jeter and...

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Raissman: It’s time for Dolan to channel his interests

Raissman: It’s time for Dolan to channel his interests

Howard Simmons/ New York Daily News James Dolan is the center of attention among the latest Knicks drama.  If we were one of the famed Rockettes (there’s a scary thought) we would be looking over our shoulder. James (Guitar Jimmy) Dolan, the proprietor of Radio City, has placed his other dance troupe, the...

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The road from Madonna to Miley

The road from Madonna to Miley

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for MTV Miley Cyrus has said repeatedly that twerking with Robert Thicke at the VMAs was an out-and-out bid for attention. The media and her fans agree, and can’t get enough of her. Miley, again? Eleven Sundays after the twerk seen ’round the world, the unsinkable Miley Cyrus will appear on...

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