Ex-NYPD detective claims years of harassment in federal lawsuit

Ex-NYPD detective claims years of harassment in federal lawsuit

An ex-NYPD detective says he was fired on trumped-up public masturbation charges just weeks before his scheduled retirement, according to a new federal lawsuit. Robert Francis, 49, a Jamaican immigrant and US Army veteran, said his termination followed years of discrimination and harassment within the ranks of the department, starting with his transfer to the … Read more

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Biden calls Trump ‘absolute fool’ over mocking his face mask

Biden calls Trump 'absolute fool' over mocking his face mask

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden labeled President Trump “an absolute fool” for apparently poking fun at the presumptive Democratic nominee for wearing a mask at a Memorial Day service Monday. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash, the former veep was asked about Trump’s retweet of a Fox News commentator making fun of Biden’s decision to … Read more

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Dog-walker Amy Cooper prompts new hate crime legislation

Dog-walker Amy Cooper prompts new hate crime legislation

The white dog-walker who called the cops on a black man in Central Park has prompted a proposal for new hate crime legislation. State Sen. Brian Benjamin (D-Manhattan) introduced a bill Tuesday that would add falsely reporting an incident to hate crime-eligible offenses. The list of eligible crimes currently ranges from murder to assault to … Read more

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Woman’s French bulldog dies after eating popular houseplant

Woman’s French bulldog dies after eating popular houseplant

A Wisconsin woman is spreading an urgent warning to dog owners after her beloved French bulldog died from eating a popular $5 house plant. Devastated Kate Wagner said her “spunky and energetic” pup Lily became critically ill after munching on leaves from a sago palm, a common plant that can be extremely poisonous to animals … Read more

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California eases pandemic restrictions; New York Stock Exchange opens

California eases pandemic restrictions; New York Stock Exchange opens

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California, the most populous U.S. state, took another step on Tuesday toward ending sweeping lockdowns imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, allowing barber shops and hair salons in most counties to operate for the first time in more than two months. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom lifted orders that banned church … Read more

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NYC therapist teaches coronavirus survivors how to walk, talk again

NYC therapist teaches coronavirus survivors how to walk, talk again

Most coronavirus patients put on ventilators do not survive. For those that do, Maura Regan is there to guide them through the long and difficult journey to recovery. Regan, 28, is an acute care occupational therapist at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation who went from having a full caseload of neurological patients to treating COVID-19 recoverees … Read more

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Video shows Italian boy come face to face with massive bear

Video shows Italian boy come face to face with massive bear

This bear encounter could have had a real grisly outcome. A 12-year-old Italian boy kept his cool when he stumbled onto a massive brown bear while picnicking with his family — and walked away unscathed, according to reports. Alessandro Franzoi even thought the harrowing ordeal was cool. “It was the best day of my life,” … Read more

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