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GANGS OF NEW YORK: The NYC crews that ran the streets in ‘The Warriors’

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Come out to play-ay. The 1979 film “The Warriors” takes a look at the gangs of New York City — focusing on the victimized Coney Island crew. It may have been fiction, but the film was loosely inspired by the vicious crime in the city at that time and the actual gangs that existed with colorful names, such as the ...

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Australian man who went missing in 2000 to be reunited with family after being found sleeping on streets in Britain

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An Australian man who went missing 16 years ago has been found living rough on the streets of Britain. Jason Douglas lost contact with his family in Brisbane in 2000 after travelling to the UK for work. Douglas, now 36, was living with family in Milton Keynes in England when his uncle suffered a heart attack and died as they ...

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Slain Virginia 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell wanted to run away, start a family with her ‘boyfriend’ David Eisenhauer

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The 13-year-old Virginia girl who was kidnapped and murdered last month told friends that she wanted to run away and start a family with the Virginia Tech student accused in her slaying — who she considered her boyfriend, a friend said. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, made contact with David Eisenhauer, 18, online, and the two struck up a correspondence, her ...

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Murder suspect Steven Lawrence Wright captured in Nevada nine days after being ‘erroneously released’ in Los Angeles

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A murder suspect “erroneously released” in Los Angeles was re-captured after nine days on the run, found hiding in a Boulder City, Nevada hotel, authorities said. Steven Lawrence Wright, 37, was mistakenly freed on Jan. 30, after serving a five-day contempt-of-court stay. He was behind bars awaiting trial for a 2011 gang-related murder in Pasadena — but the more serious ...

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Super Bowl 50 gets 111.9M viewers, down from 2015

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Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year’s average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver’s victory over Carolina is down from the past two years. That makes Sunday’s game the third most-watched event in U.S. television history, the Nielsen company said Monday. Last year’s down-to-the-wire contest between New England and Seattle keeps the ...

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Bill Clinton says he sometimes wishes he wasn’t married to Hillary before introducing her for New Hampshire speech

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Well, he sure spoke his mind this time. Bill Clinton told a crowd of Hillary supporters in New Hampshire he sometimes wishes they weren’t married — because then he could say whatever he wants. “Sometimes when I am on a stage like this, I wish that we weren’t married,” the former president said, according to several reporters on the scene ...

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Donald Trump criticizes Ted Cruz, calls him a ‘pussy’ at New Hampshire rally

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Pretty catty, Donald. Foul-mouthed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called his rival Sen. Ted Cruz a “pussy” Monday night — echoing a supporter who yelled the slur during a New Hampshire rally. “She just said a terrible thing,” Trump chortled from the stage in Manchester, where he was stumping on the eve of the Granite State primary. “Shout it out, ...

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“Pharma Bro” lawyer donates to Todd Kaminsky Senate campaign

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Here is the extended version of the second item of my “Albany Insider” column: The Democratic candidate for the state Senate seat left vacant after ex-Majority Leader Dean Skelos’ December conviction on federal corruption charges received a campaign donation from the powerhouse defense lawyer representing reviled “Pharma bro” Martin Shkreli. Benjamin Brafman gave $5,000 to Todd Kaminsky, a Nassau County ...

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4 survivors rescued from collapsed Taiwan apartment building as rescue workers find tin cans built into walls

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TAINAN, Taiwan — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones. More than 100 people are believed to still be under the debris in a disaster that struck during ...

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EXCLUSIVE: State Controller Thomas DiNapoli donor earns nearly $200K from pension fund work

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State Controller Thomas DiNapoli’s efforts to force corporations to disclose their political spending has resulted in a six-figure payout to one of his major campaign contributors, the Daily News has learned. Manhattan law firm Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman has received nearly $200,000 in legal fees so far from the state’s pension fund to handle shareholder lawsuits initiated by DiNapoli ...

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