1:57 PM EDT, Thu September 19, 2019
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Sanders campaign urges Cuomo to sign off on later registration deadline to vote in Dem presidential primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign is urging Gov. Cuomo to sign a law that would give New Yorkers more time to register to vote in the Democratic presidential primary. “There is no excuse for letting this legislation languish,” Sanders’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir wrote in a Thursday letter to Jim...
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Cardinal Dolan calls on city to close Rikers Island

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is throwing his weight behind the push to shut down Rikers Island. “Rikers has got to go,” the archbishop said on Thursday in his first public showing of support for the plan to shutter the notorious city jail. “It’s just plain contrary to common sense to keep spending billions...
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Mother of chokehold victim Eric Garner, ex-tennis star James Blake testify on police brutality at Congressional hearing

Former pro tennis star James Blake, unlike Eric Garner, survived his run-in with an overaggressive city cop. Blake was joined Thursday by the NYPD chokehold victim’s mother as the pair testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the need for federal legislation to combat excessive force...
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Adam Gase applauds Bill Belichick running up the score in Patriots blowouts: ‘This isn’t pee-wee football’

Adam Gase used to roam the halls at the Dolphins facility and tell anyone within earshot that he was going to pummel the upcoming opponent into submission. So, it’s no surprise that Gase didn’t take issue with Bill Belichick running up the score and sticking it to Miami in a 43-0 blowout last week....
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3 Amish children killed, 1 injured after car crashes into horse-drawn buggy

Three children were killed and one was seriously injured when a vehicle crashed into the back of a horse-drawn buggy in Chester Township in Eaton County, Mich. According to WILX, Eaton County Sheriff’s officials said the children, aged 6 to 13, were hit by a car around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities...
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Backseat passenger in fiery Bronx crash dies from his injuries

A backseat passenger who suffered serious head injuries in a fiery single-car crash in the Bronx has died, police said Thursday. Rohan Saunds, 22, passed away at the hospital Monday after sustaining massive head and chest wounds in the Sept. 9 crash on the Bronx River Parkway in Allerton, cops...
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Explosive whistleblower revelations about Trump ‘promise’ to foreign leader probed by Congress

Congress will get a closed-doors briefing Thursday morning on an explosive claim by an intelligence whistleblower who reportedly filed an official claim that President Trump made a disturbing “promise” to an unspecified foreign leader. Inspector General Michael Atkinson agreed to give some details...
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Instagram is restricting posts that promote unrealistic weight-loss products

Instagram is eager to eliminate some of the content that touts unsubstantiated weight-loss products on people’s timelines. The photo-sharing app is introducing new protocol that will prevent advertisements urging people to pay for so-called weight-loss solutions or cosmetic operations from showing...
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The Nets are building the new Mecca, but will the fans come?

New Nets CEO David Levy is hoping the product on the court will translate to more product off of it. When the Daily News spoke to Levy following his appointment as CEO, he spoke of his desire to raise the profile of the team, and the city of Brooklyn. “Make Brooklyn a destination for all people...
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NYC probation overtime increases 600% in six years

Transforming the city’s criminal justice system has a price. Overtime at the Department of Probation grew nearly 600% in just six years as the city moves to reduce its jail population and implement criminal justice reforms. The city shelled out $3.2 million in OT for probation employees last fiscal...
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Iowa farmer on trial for impaling wife to death with rake

An Iowa farmer is on trial for murdering his wife — with a pitchfork-shaped rake. Todd Mullis of Earlville, Iowa, claims that his spouse, Amy, fell on the pointy corn rake in a tragic 2018 accident. But prosecutors believe he snuffed out her life in a jealous rage. Mullis’ tale began to unravel...
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Chrissy Teigen accidentally posts email address on social media, FaceTime chaos follows

Chrissy Teigen faced down an onslaught of FaceTime calls Tuesday night after she posted an image that exposed her email address on social media. The outspoken 33-year-old model rolled with the punches. “F--- I posted my email address lmao,” chirped Teigen, before sharing videos of fans calling...
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Plenty of Fish bans users from posting ‘deceptive’ face filter photos

Plenty of Fish is making its online dating site a filter-free zone. The site announced in a blog post on Tuesday it was “implementing a face filter ban across the platform” and will begin removing photos featuring them. The site surveyed 2,000 singles in the U.S. to gauge public opinion on the...
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Greenland’s ice sheet melt creates slabs that could contribute 3 additional inches to sea-level rise: study

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting differently than initially predicted, creating solid ice sheets instead of porous ice that can reabsorb (and refreeze) meltwater, a new report says. “These slabs are instead sending meltwater spilling into the ocean, threatening to increase the country’s contribution...
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Burglar caught showering in victim’s Staten Island home can’t beat the rap at trial

A Staten Island burglar who cops found taking a shower in his victim’s home tried to beat the rap at trial, but a jury on Wednesday denied him a clean getaway. Police responding to a burglar alarm caught David Maldonado, 37, showering in a second-floor bathroom of a West Brighton house on March...