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Dick Cheney: ‘Pained’ over daughters' gay marriage row

Dick Cheney: ‘Pained’ over daughters' gay marriage row

Michael Conroy/AP Ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, right, and his wife, Lynn, say the debate between their daughters — one a married lesbian, one straight and conservative — over gay marriage has gone on ‘for many years.’ Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife are playing it straight in their daughters’ gay marriage feud....

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Judges, legal pros back trial judge in stop, frisk ruling

Judges, legal pros back trial judge in stop, frisk ruling

Richard Drew/AP U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin had been presiding over civil rights challenges to the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices. A federal appeals court removed her from the lawsuit, and 18 judges and legal ethics professors have asked the court to reconsider. Five retired federal judges and 13 professors of legal ethics weighed...

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Rob Ford tells his side on his ‘Ford Nation’ TV show

Rob Ford tells his side on his ‘Ford Nation’ TV show

Sun News Network “I understand people were embarrassed by actions I made in the past,” Rob Ford said as he stood next to his brother on the show’s set. “All I can do is assure you, assure you that I am changing my behavior.” Toronto’s crack smoking mayor got his own TV show –...

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De Blasio must pick NYC’s legal battles left by Bloomberg

De Blasio must pick NYC’s legal battles left by Bloomberg

Barry Williams/for New York Daily News When he takes office, New York Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio will step into the middle of several key legal fights involving the Taxi of Tomorrow, stop-and-frisk, big sodas and Citi Bike racks. When Bill de Blasio takes office in January, he will inherit dozens of lawsuits with major...

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UN Secretary-General visits Auschwitz

UN Secretary-General visits Auschwitz

Alik Keplicz/AP In front of the Wall of Death in the former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon adjusts a wreath of flowers. OSWIECIM, Poland — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday visited the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz to pay tribute to Holocaust victims. Ban walked through the infamous...

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OUT OF CONTROL: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford runs over unsuspecting pol during bizarre City Council meeting that ends with vote to strip him of his power

OUT OF CONTROL: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford runs over unsuspecting pol during bizarre City Council meeting that ends with vote to strip him of his power

Rob A via YouTube Toronto Mayor Rob Ford accidentally knocked over a fellow Toronto Councillor during a Monday Countil meeting. Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford again found himself in the center of chaos Monday after he got into a screaming match with the public and accidentally bowled over a fellow Councillor during a bizarre...

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U.S. not as 'sophisticated' as Britain on foreign relations: official

U.S. not as 'sophisticated' as Britain on foreign relations: official

Miles Willis/Getty Images for 9th World Islam Baroness Warsi of Britain said the U.S. was not as ‘sophisticated’ as her country when it came to international relations. A senior British politician has risked incurring the wrath of America by claiming the U.S. is not as “sophisticated” as Britain when it comes to matters of...

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NYCHA drops $9 million a year on private law firms

NYCHA drops $9 million a year on private law firms

Viorel Florescu/for New York Daily News Tyrae White, 22, was burned on hot pipe in 2010, but the private law firm hired by NYCHA has delayed trial date until April 2014. White has cerebral palsy, which causes him to have seizures — and twice during these seizures he bumped into the scalding hot pipe....

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NYC Council set to lean farther left

NYC Council set to lean farther left

The City Council is about to take a sharp left turn. Twenty-one new Council members are about to take office, and many of them are more liberal than the lawmakers they will replace — creating a tipping point, analysts say, in favor of a “progressive” agenda that has been bottled up for decades. New...

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'Rivera' Ave. bid is stalled

'Rivera' Ave. bid is stalled

Nicole Saulter shows off her alteration of the River Ave. sign — but politicians have dropped the ball on making the change. City lawmakers have dropped the ball at honoring retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with one key letter added to River Ave. — a huge error considering the fan frenzy that broke out...

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