Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

Valhalla, New York (CNN)Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway. Nicole makes this trip every day from her home in upstate New York to see her twin sons, Jadon and Anias. The 21-month-old boys are at Blythedale Children’s Hospital 40 miles to the south, where they’ve been undergoing rehabilitation since mid-December. The twins, born joined at the head, captured the world’s attention after a …

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A First-Grader’s Picasso-Like Painting Is Now Hanging At The Met

June 19, 2017

For the past 10 years, The Met has hosted a group exhibition entitled P.S. Art, featuring artwork from a variety of media highlighting the innovation and skill emerging from public art education programs in and around New York City. On opening night, the young artists were given lanyards to distinguish them from the hundreds of visitors clamoring to get a glimpse of the work. Visitors were encouraged to approach any and all lanyard-wearers, providing the ever-rare opportunity to discuss an …

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North Korea: Diplomatic delegation ‘mugged’ at JFK Airport

June 19, 2017

(CNN)North Korea says delegates it sent to a United Nations’ conference in New York were “literally mugged” by US authorities as they tried to leave John F. Kennedy International Airport on Friday. KCNA called the incident “an illegal and heinous act of provocation,” adding that US authorities behaved like “gangsters.” “According to the US State Department, the North Korean citizens were not accredited members of North Korea’s …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

New York On a cloudy May morning, Rose Marcario, the chief executive of outdoor retailer Patagonia, stared out a second-story window of a Manhattan restaurant, watching construction workers jackhammer the street below. The workers made her think of her grandfather, an Italian immigrant who, after making it through Ellis Island in the 1920s, got his first job digging the streets of this city. He earned 10 cents a day and had to bring his own shovel. People regularly spat at him and sneered at …

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Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

June 16, 2017

… what he described as a stalemate. The New York Times notes the president rarely discussed the issue during the campaign and said, despite any increase in deployment, which would cost billions of dollars, … there is no guarantee of a clear win. While Americas combat mission in Afghanistan may be over, our commitment to Afghanistan and its people endures, Obama said in 2015. I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again. …

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Ted Nugent: ‘I’m Not Going To Engage In Hateful Rhetoric Anymore’

June 16, 2017

I have reevaluated my approach, he told Curtis Sliwa and Eboni Williams on ABC radio in New York. He said he was a street fighter who used certain harsh terms. But he said he plans to watch himself now. And I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we have got to be civil to each other, that the whole world is watching America, where you have the God-given right to life,liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and we have got to be more respectful …

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Was Basically The ‘Hamilton’ Of The Tonys This Year

June 13, 2017

… Countess via Getty Images Platt has been particularly singled out among the stellar cast members for his performance, which The New York Times described asnot likely to be bettered on Broadway this season. If the many stars who stop by his dressing room after the show is any indication, the 23-year-old previously best known for playing Benji Applebaum in the Pitch Perfect films has taken Broadway and Hollywood by storm with his performance, powerfully capturing the feelings of pain and …

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At a New York pub, the UK election is the main event

June 9, 2017

New York (CNN)British expats, vacationers and political geeks packed into the Churchill Tavern in midtown Manhattan on Thursday night to watch the results of Britain’s general election roll in. As the work day came to a close, a small crowd grew to more than 100. It was the second time in one day that some bars in the US would be packed with politics, not sports, fans. The testimony of former FBI director James Comey before Congress drew crowds in DC bars earlier in the day. …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Edge of Time, a 1976 story by Marge Piercy that’s considered a feminist classic. It tells the story of a working class Mexican-American woman living in a rough area of New York. Ms Wood has said reading it was “as though someone had removed a blindfold”. Nicola Sturgeon names Sunset Song, a story of a young woman’s struggles growing up in a dysfunctional family in a farming community in Scotland, published in 1932, as her favourite book of all time. She also says James …

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Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

June 4, 2017

… torches and plexiglass as well as the revenues derived from their sale. Chihuly has been a part of court cases concerning his art before. In 2006, he sued two fellow glass-blowers, one of whom was a longtime collaborator, for copyright infringement, claiming they had purposefully mimicked his signature style. (The case against one of them, Bryan Rubino, was settled.) Another of Chihuly’s works on view at the New York Botanical Garden. More From this publisher : HERE …

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Mr. Met Loses It, Flips Off Fans

June 1, 2017

Twitter user Tony T said he was reaching over for a high five when the iconic mascot responded not with five fingers… but one: Mr. Met doesnt have five fingers. He has four, so technically he cannot flip the middle one. But given the panache with which he delivered the gesture,he was certainly not inviting fans to step right up and greet the Mets. The gesture went viral online and landed the mascot on the back page of the New York Daily News: New York Daily News …

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Scott Pelley Reportedly Axed From ‘CBS Evening News’

June 1, 2017

The New York Post, which broke the story on Tuesday evening, saidPelley will remain with the networkat 60 Minutes. There is no word yet on who will replace him, but CBS Money is reporting that senior national correspondent Anthony Mason will likely fill infor now. Scott has it all. He has the experience, the credibility and he is among the very best reporters ever to work at CBS News, Jeff Fager, who was then chairman of CBS News, said in a statement at the time. We like to think of CBS …

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Artist Protests ‘Fearless Girl’ By Installing Urinating Dog At Her Feet

May 31, 2017

Sculptor Alex Gardega told The New York Post that the proud, gangly young woman is corporate nonsense. To protest, Gardega put up a work of his own: a shoe-sized pug urinating at the girls ankles. Unlike Fearless Girl and the financial districts renowned bull, the dog is a carefully stylized work, rather than a realistic one. I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull, Gardega told the outlet. The creator of the …

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Twitter Had Lots Of Theories About Those Flashing Red Lights On The White House

May 30, 2017

… correct. The New York Post reported Monday that the Secret Service said a medical incident occurred outside the White House grounds, and the lights were a reflection from the emergency vehicles responding to the matter. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsThe Inner Circle – Trial – Upgrade 3 Watch Peter build a 6 figure YouTube channel and get a back stage pass to his 7 figure business, LIVE every week.Annual Webinar JEO Account PromoteLabs Special Webinar JEO complete …

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Trump Declares Victory, Heads Home To Face More Russia Scandal

… victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, Trump used the occasion to scorch Americas military allies for failing to spend as much on defense in recent years as Trump would have wanted. In his view, their failure to do so unfairly burdened U.S. taxpayers an opinion other NATO members do not share, a sentiment made clear by their facial expressions as he spoke. Finally, at the G-7 meeting of the worlds largest democratically run economies, Trump would not …

May 28, 2017
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Greenpeace Shines Message For Trump On Vatican Before His Visit With The Pope

… Exxon Mobil, has advised the president to remain in the deal, according to reports from The New York Times. If Trump decides to abandon the Paris deal, he will not only harm the planet but also his own country, Andree Boehling, an energy expert at Greenpeace Germany, said in a statement. It would be ecologically and economically foolish to try and slow down the clean energy transition. People across the world are demanding action and its time to deliver. …

May 24, 2017
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Ariana Grande On British Concert Horror: ‘Broken.’

The 23-year-old star was unharmed in an attack just outside the Manchester Arena by a suspected suicide bomber. At least 22 people were killed and 50 injured in the explosion. Scooter Braun, the New York company that represents Grande, also said in statement: Our hearts are broken. Words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack. We mourn the live of children and loved ones taken in this cowardly act. The bomb exploded just as people were …

May 23, 2017
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Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… administrations, Ross says the challenges are as much psychological as they are practical. “The level of disbelief between the Israelis and Palestinians, not just the leadership, but also the public, has never been wider,” Ross told CNN. “You have to somehow recreate a sense of possibility which has been completely lost.” It’s nearly seven years since Netanyahu and Abbas took part in a trilateral meeting with then US President Barack Obama in New York in …

May 22, 2017
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Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York Times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

May 20, 2017
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Donald Trump Says Special Counsel Appointment ‘Hurts Our Country Terribly’

… serious. Comey has been invited to testify before Congress next week, but his appearance at an open hearingmight be in jeopardydue to the appointment of a special counsel, Graham said. The New York Times story is flat wrong,a White House spokesman told NBC.Neither Michael Flynn nor his attorneys told Transition Counsel that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign. …

May 20, 2017
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Besieged at home, Trump sets off for ‘do-or-die’ foreign trip

… election hacking effort capped a stunning rush of events unleashed by the President’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, who declined Trump’s request to shield former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Russia probe, The New York Times first reported and CNN confirmed. Trump says his staff can’t keep up Trump still threatening to quit NATO Pres. Carter hopes Trump pushes Mid-East peace …

May 19, 2017
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Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017
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Apparent airplane debris found off coast of Bahamas

(CNN)The US Coast Guard is searching for survivors after finding what is believed to be airplane debris 15 miles east of an island in the Bahamas on Tuesday. The Coast Guard had been searching for an airplane with four Americans aboard that was reported missing Monday. On board were Jennifer Blumin, 40, from New York City, Nathan Ulrich, 52, from Lee, New Hampshire; and Blumin’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old sons. …

May 17, 2017
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The James Comey memo is an existential threat to Donald Trump’s presidency

(CNN)The reporting coming out of The New York Times and CNN is explosive: Deposed FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo following a February 14 meeting with Donald Trump in which he says the President told him “I hope you can let this go” in regard to fired aide Michael Flynn’s role in the ongoing investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 campaign. “Reluctantly I have to say yes,” independent Maine Sen. Angus King told CNN’s Wolf …

May 17, 2017
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Mother Dies On Mother’s Day Saving Teenage Daughter’s Life

Diane Aluska, 55, of Lindenhurst, New York, was walking with her 16-year-old daughter, Jenna, when a Toyota Corolla barreled toward them in reverse. Instead of going forward, the car went backwards, jumped the curband headed toward the two women, according to the New York Post. Diane Aluska put her hand on her daughters shoulder and attempted to push her out of the way, Detective Sgt. James Murphy told the New York Post. I have no doubt that she saved her daughters life, Murphy told …

May 17, 2017
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