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                                Florence Finch’s wartime legacy will be publicly honored again Saturday by a military honor guard. But privately her heroism endured without medals, plaques or flags.

WWII heroine’s legacy is honored in Hawaii

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                                Florence Finch’s wartime legacy will be publicly honored again Saturday by a military honor guard. But privately her heroism endured without medals, plaques or flags.
For nearly 50 years after WWII, virtually no one outside of her family knew that she was a highly decorated Coast Guard veteran and a former prisoner of war whose exploits had been buried in time. Read More
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                                A 12-year-old boy who had been on the road in the middle of nowhere was caught driving alone for 800 miles.

One 12-year-old’s 800-mile drive across Australia

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                                A 12-year-old boy who had been on the road in the middle of nowhere was caught driving alone for 800 miles.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 9:43 pm
Police officers near the Australian mining town of Broken Hill stopped a sport utility vehicle Saturday that was being driven by a 12-year-old boy who had been on the road in the middle of nowhere, driving alone, for 800 miles. Read More
NEW YORK TIMES
                                Murell Kennedy mowed his front lawn recently across from the Cummins Unit, the prison where Kenneth D. Williams was executed in Lincoln County, Ark.

In execution, an Arkansas community seeks solace

NEW YORK TIMES
                                Murell Kennedy mowed his front lawn recently across from the Cummins Unit, the prison where Kenneth D. Williams was executed in Lincoln County, Ark.
James Hawkins, the affable local coroner, has long performed a grim duty on execution nights: He pronounces the deaths of the condemned prisoners. He has done it more than two dozen times. Read More
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                                A shrinking middle class is not necessarily cause for alarm, if the reason for the contraction is that more people are moving up the income ladder, said David Autor, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

U.S. middle class shrank in 20 years, study finds

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                                A shrinking middle class is not necessarily cause for alarm, if the reason for the contraction is that more people are moving up the income ladder, said David Autor, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 10:02 pm
Middle-class Americans have fared worse in many ways than their counterparts in economically advanced countries in Western Europe in recent decades, according to a study released Monday by the Pew Research Center. Read More
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                                Megyn Kelly’s new morning show, which is expected to replace an hour of “Today,” is scheduled for the fall.

Megyn Kelly’s first show for NBC debuts in June

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                                Megyn Kelly’s new morning show, which is expected to replace an hour of “Today,” is scheduled for the fall.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm
Megyn Kelly’s new morning show, which is expected to replace an hour of “Today,” is scheduled for the fall. Read More
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                                Today’s decision is a reaction to the controversy and bad publicity generated by what seemed like selective penalties. But at its core, it is recognition that top golfers playing on television and subject to exhaustive video review were being held to a higher standard than every other golfer.

Golf’s ruling bodies limit influence of video evidence

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                                Today’s decision is a reaction to the controversy and bad publicity generated by what seemed like selective penalties. But at its core, it is recognition that top golfers playing on television and subject to exhaustive video review were being held to a higher standard than every other golfer.

Updated on  April 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm
The governing bodies that oversee golf’s rule book relied on a dose of common sense today by swiftly and decisively mitigating how much video evidence can influence rules decisions at televised events. Read More
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2017 NFL Draft: What to expect in Round 1

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Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 6:17 pm
The winner of the Super Bowl in 2018, 2020 or even 2027 could be determined by the decisions of a bunch of executives in Philadelphia on Thursday night. Here is what we know about this year’s NFL draft. Read More
 

State Police Will Help Battle MS-13, Cuomo Says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to this community in Suffolk County today to announce the creation of an anti-gang policing initiative to combat MS-13, the brutal transnational gang that he called “a current scourge” on the area. Read More

Tax overhaul would aid wealthiest

President Donald Trump today proposed sharp reductions in individual and business income tax rates and a radical reordering of the tax code that would significantly benefit the wealthy, but he offered no explanation of how the plan would be financed as he rushed to show progress before the 100-day mark of his presidency. Read More
Updated on  April 26, 2017 at 9:24 pm
 
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                                Soldiers last week at the birthplace compound of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder and grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang, the capital.

Hand of U.S. leaves N. Korea’s missile program shaken

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                                Soldiers last week at the birthplace compound of Kim Il-sung, North Korea’s founder and grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jong-un, in Pyongyang, the capital.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 6:36 pm
When a North Korean missile test went awry Sunday, blowing up seconds after liftoff, there were immediate suspicions that a U.S. program to sabotage the test flights had struck again. Read More
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                                Over an 18-year career at Gwinnett, Sgt. Michael F. Bongiovanni had 67 use-of-force incidents, almost four a year, although his numbers dropped in the past decade since becoming a supervisor. In his first three years on the department, Bongiovanni had to get rough with suspects or motorists 19 times.

67 use-of-force cases were OK, until video surfaced

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                                Over an 18-year career at Gwinnett, Sgt. Michael F. Bongiovanni had 67 use-of-force incidents, almost four a year, although his numbers dropped in the past decade since becoming a supervisor. In his first three years on the department, Bongiovanni had to get rough with suspects or motorists 19 times.

Updated on  April 18, 2017 at 5:53 pm
Now, don’t misunderstand me, lots of people could use a beating. But cops in a civil society must get smarter and more lawful when it comes to dealing with with the public, even miscreants — especially since there seems to be a cellphone camera at every interaction. Read More
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                                Snap’s new technology, a 3-D lens, can also change and shift in response to physical objects. The technology is similar to the augmented reality used with Pokemon Go.

Snapchat rolls out 3-D messaging features

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                                Snap’s new technology, a 3-D lens, can also change and shift in response to physical objects. The technology is similar to the augmented reality used with Pokemon Go.
To keep a step ahead of Facebook, Snap is introducing today a new feature for its Snapchat ephemeral messaging service that will allow users to place 3-D cartoon objects into their videos and pictures. Read More
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Unraveling the Mystery of Einstein

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Updated on  April 17, 2017 at 8:07 pm
“Genius,” a new 10-part series about Albert Einstein on the National Geographic Channel, starts off with a bang. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                In this image made from video released by North Korean broadcaster KRT on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up the Supreme People’s Assembly card in Pyongyang, North Korea.

North Korea may be preparing its 6th nuclear test

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                                In this image made from video released by North Korean broadcaster KRT on Tuesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un holds up the Supreme People’s Assembly card in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Updated on  April 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm
New satellite images suggest that North Korea might soon conduct another underground detonation in its effort to learn how to make nuclear arms — its sixth explosive test in a decade and perhaps its most powerful yet. Read More
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                                The lawsuitvaccuses Yahoo senior executives of turning a blind eye as the fund’s manager, Harry Wu, illegally spent millions of dollars on high-end real estate, inflated staff salaries and a museum documenting the history of forced labor camps in China.

Yahoo sued over $17M fund for Chinese dissidents

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                                The lawsuitvaccuses Yahoo senior executives of turning a blind eye as the fund’s manager, Harry Wu, illegally spent millions of dollars on high-end real estate, inflated staff salaries and a museum documenting the history of forced labor camps in China.
Activists said the company failed to properly oversee the fund it created to help Chinese writers, democracy advocates and human rights lawyers persecuted for standing up to the country’s government. Read More
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                                President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the 60th annual Red Cross Gala at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in February.

Melania Trump and Daily Mail settle her libel suits

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                                President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for the 60th annual Red Cross Gala at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in February.

Updated on  April 12, 2017 at 5:46 pm
Melania Trump sued the British tabloid after it reported on claims that a modeling agency she worked for in the 1990s was also an escort service. Read More

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