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Missing teens found in home of Brooklyn trio seeking to pimp them
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A pair of teenage girls from upstate were rescued Saturday after being held against their will in a Brooklyn house — where they were threatened and overheard their captors’ plans to pimp them out, cops said. The two girls, a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old who vanished from Ulster County on Tuesday, were found in a gated house on Snediker Ave. near Linden Blvd. around 2 p.m., according to authorities. The father of one girl rejoiced after his daughter wa [...]
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Welcome, auto-mobiles to the streets of downtown
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The mayor who so ambitiously seeks to shrink traffic fatalities he calls the effort Vision Zero refuses to see beyond his nose on the power of autonomous vehicles to make the streets safer. Apropos of no evidence, Mayor de Blasio says a proposal to the state Department of Motor Vehicles from GM and Cruise Automation for test runs in lower Manhattan early next year “creates a danger” so grave that “We will use all means at our disposal to stop this from happening.” [...]
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Frenchman leads 1922 Manhattan jewelry heist, inspires INTERPOL
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The sun was still lolling its way toward New York when four streetlight shadows slinked into Washington Square Park and fixed sidelong eyes on the mansion that was their mark. One by one, the men crept toward the brownstone at 19 Washington Square North and disappeared down its curbside coal shoot. For seven hours that morning — April 2, 1922 — they huddled in the cellar, unseen by the silk-stocking homeowners, Albert and Mary Shattuck, and their gaggle of servants. [...]
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Spotlight on the trolls campaigning on the Web
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It’s a shame that it took a foreign invasion via internet, including a flood of Facebook ads from Russian meddlers, to get members of Congress taking seriously an unmet responsibility to the American people who elect them. But the Honest Ads Act deserves applause on its worthy-enough terms: Introduced by two Democratic Sens. Mark Warner (Va.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.) and backed by Arizona Republican John McCain, the bill would apply the same rules that already require “T [...]
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Parents slam charter boss for ‘boot camp’ discipline at school
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Angry parents who claim their kids are being ruined by boot camp-style teaching are staging an uprising at Eva Moskowitz’s flagship, $68 million Success Academy charter school that opened in September. Moskowitz’s heavily hyped Success Academy Hudson Yards Middle School, which so far enrolls about 200 kids in grades five and six, is meant to be a model for her to share her education gospel with schools from around the world through a new Education Institute that was l [...]
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Disappointed Yankees fans look to 2018 as Bombers lose to Astros
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It's over. The Bronx Bombers got their Astros kicked in Houston Saturday night, dashing hopes of making it to the World Series. Game Seven of the American League Championship Series ended with a 4-0 Yankee loss to the Astros in Houston. But in the Bronx, there was pacing. There was cursing. There was crying. And there were vows that there’s most definitely next year. Yankees season comes to an end with 4-0 loss to Astros in Game 7  [...]
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Masahiro Tanaka’s opt-out decision looms for Yankees
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HOUSTON -- Will he or won't he opt out? Masahiro Tanaka won't say. Tanaka, who has three years, $67 million left on his deal, can opt out now that the season is over. The 28-year-old righty has until three days after the end of the World Series to decide. "It's a sensitive matter," Tanaka said through a translator. "I don't want to comment on that. Disappointed in how things kind of unfolded for us. I haven't had a chance to think about my con [...]
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