Autistic New Jersey boy who told teachers he doesn’t have any friends receives tons of support after dad’s touching Facebook plea


When 11-year-old Christopher Cornelius returned to school earlier this month, his teachers asked the class to write down their names, ages, favorite foods — and who their friends were. Next to the line asking about friends, Christopher, who is autistic, wrote “no one.” The New Jersey boy’s father shared a photo of the heartbreaking school assignment on Facebook Monday along ...

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FBI reveals nearly 200 pages of reports in ‘extremely careless’ Hillary Clinton email probe


The FBI on Friday released nearly 200 pages of summaries of interviews with Hillary Clinton aides, State Department officials and other witnesses from the agency’s investigation into the former secretary of state’s use of a private email server. The heavily-redacted documents show just how haphazard those around Clinton were when it came to handling sensitive information. Some clueless Clinton confidantes ...

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Ted Cruz announces he’ll vote for Donald Trump


WASHINGTON — He went from being “Lyin Ted” to just rolling over. Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that he will endorse Donald Trump for President after all — reversing course after telling the Republican National Convention this summer to “vote your conscience.” “After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on ...

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Oklahoma officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher released on $50,000 bond


The white Oklahoma officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop last week turned herself in early Friday – but was quickly released after posting a relatively low bond. Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby was booked on first-degree manslaughter and heat of passion charges at the Tulsa County Jail shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, according ...

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An intimate look at what was once a hopping midtown Manhattan hotel, the Drake — and its sky-high replacement


Where one hotel goes, a high-rise follows. The Drake Hotel opened during the Roaring Twenties as a 21-floor complex with an unimaginable 495 rooms. By the 1960s it featured one of the most popular disco halls, Shepheard’s at the Drake, where visitors danced the Jerk, Watusi, Frug and the Monkey until 3 a.m. By the ’80s it was called Swissotel ...

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Bronx charter school teacher busted for beating student who kept $4G he gave the teen to buy a pound of pot


A 48-year-old Bronx charter school teacher was arrested Friday for attacking a 16-year-old student who stiffed him during a drug buy, officials said. Kevin Pope, a science teacher at the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy in Hunts Point, was arrested at 10 a.m. for beating the teen so badly doctors needed staples to close several deep wounds on the back ...

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Donald Trump either lied under oath or during a debate


Donald Trump told conflicting stories about Florida’s would-be commercial casino industry during a 2007 trial and a 2015 presidential debate — meaning he either gave false testimony or lied to American voters. On the stand under oath, the businessman told a court that he once tried to sway then-Florida Gov. Elect Jeb Bush into expanding the state’s gambling industry so ...

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The story of the first televised presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy — ‘My God, they’ve embalmed him before he even died’


“I should have remembered that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’” The first of the four “Great Debates” between Republican candidate for president Richard Nixon and Democrat John F. Kennedy, September 26, 1960, was historic for many reasons. For one, it was the first televised debate in U.S. history — staged at the CBS broadcast center in downtown Chicago. ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Rick Lazio, who lost 2000 Senate race to Hillary Clinton after debate gaffe, gives Donald Trump tips: ‘Stay at the podium!’


Rick Lazio, whose senatorial hopes were dashed when he waltzed up to opponent Hillary Clinton during their 2000 debate, has a tip for her new rival: Learn from my mistake. Lazio — the Republican who began slipping in New York’s 2000 U.S. Senate race after he brazenly approached Clinton mid-debate in a bid to force her to sign a campaign ...

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Trump Hotels fined $50G for waiting four months to inform guests of credit card system breach


ALBANY — Guests at Trump Hotels got an unpleasant surprise to go along with their stay: a credit card ripoff. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday announced a $50,000 settlement with the Trump Hotel Collection to resolve claims the company waited too long to notify consumers that its payment systems had been compromised by a hacker. “It is vital ...

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