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The Cuomo Plan to Rebuild LaGuardia Airport Is Seriously Flawed. We Should Go for It Anyway.


Of all the grand visions that have been entered on a wish list of major urban improvements — a West Side football stadium!

Amy Schumer Skips Gun Control Pitch on The Daily Show, Focuses on Jennifer Lawrence


Jon Stewart only booked comedians as guests for his final week hosting The Daily Show, but he still had to address a heavy topic on Monday's show.

Senate GOP Loses Battle, Sets Up War Over Planned Parenthood


The Republicans' first move in their renewed effort defund Planned Parenthood failed on Monday, but they set the stage for a potential government shutdown this fall, and ensured that the issue will be front and center in the 2016 campaign.

Newtown Families Settle Suits Against Lanza Estate for $1.5 Million


The families of 16 victims of the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School have agreed to split $1.5 million to settle two lawsuits against the estate of Nancy Lanza, according to court documents filed Monday.

Colorado Theater Shooter Still Faces Death Penalty


The same jury that found James Holmes guilty of 160 counts of murder and attempted murder has decided to keep the death penalty as an option as it moves forward with the 27-year-old's sentencing.

New Gold Watch Features Extra Apple Watch for People Who Don’t Have Time to Turn Wrist


"Technology-driven luxury brand" Nico Gerard announced a new line of watches today that represent the apex of time-telling efficiency.

Bringing Home Exotic-Animal Parts Just Got a Little More Difficult


In response to the uproar over the death of Cecil, Delta Airlines has announced that it will no longer ship hunting trophies that come from lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceroses, and buffalo. Delta (the only American carrier that flies directly to Africa) joins Lufthansa, Emirates Airlines, and British Airways — all of whom ...

Here Are the Polls Fox News Will Use to Select the Candidates for the First GOP Debate


Tomorrow around 5 p.m., Fox News executives are scheduled to gather in Roger Ailes's second-floor conference room at the network's midtown headquarters to decide the lineup of candidates who will participate in the first Republican debate on Thursday in Cleveland. Fox’s decision to limit the prime-time field to ten candidates has become ...

In Defense of Office Air-Conditioning


There is probably no realm of the culture wars quite so bitter as the endless conflict between those (mostly male) who find the office temperature too hot and those (mostly female) who find it too cold.

International Olympic Committee Recognizes Collegiate Time-Waster As a Sport


Ultimate Frisbee, the game that filmmakers are probably contractually obligated to show during movies set on college campuses, was recognized as a sport by the International Olympic Committee this weekend.

Shootings No Longer on the Rise in NYC


New York's efforts to halt an uptick in gun violence appears to have worked, at least for now. Back in early June, the NYPD noted that homicides involving a firearm were up 30 percent from the same time in 2013 and 2014.

Cop Who Shot Mike Brown Still Doesn’t Think That Racist Policing Is a Problem


In anticipation of the first anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, The New Yorker has published a long profile of Darren Wilson, the former Ferguson, Missouri, cop who shot the unarmed black 18-year-old, setting off months of protests and an ongoing discussion about racial bias in America's police force.

Amy and Chuck Schumer Want the U.S. to Do Something About Gun Violence


When Sara Clements, whose mother survived the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, wrote an open letter to Amy Schumer this weekend about fighting gun violence, the comedian quickly tweeted back.Last month, two women were killed during a shooting that happened during a showing of Schumer's new movie, Trainwreck, in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Today, it ...

John Oliver Is Pretty Sure No One Would Notice If the American Flag Had 51 Stars


Think that all countries treat their capitals like the U.S. treats D.C.? Nope. As John Oliver pointed out on Last Week Tonight on Sunday, even the Dalai Lama — who lives in Tibet — thought it was "quite strange" that the people who live in the city where the federal government ...

Is Junk Science Helping Cops Get Away With Unjustified Shootings?


Videos of police shootings seem to be changing the way the U.S. talks about law enforcement. Videos of the shooting deaths of Tamir Rice, Walter Scott, and Sam Dubose, in particular, appear to show police resorting to lethal force when there was no reason to do so.

Retailers Promise to Stop Selling Realistic Toy Guns in New York


Between 2012 and 2014, more than 6,400 illegal toy guns were sold in New York. The retailers that sold those guns — including Walmart, Amazon, and Sears — reached a settlement with the New York attorney general's office that involves more than $300,000 in penalties and a promise to stop ...

Donald Trump Is Making the Republican Party’s Florida Problem Worse


In 2004, the only time the Republican presidential candidate has won the popular vote in the last six elections, George W.

After a Sweep of the Nationals, the Mets Are Tied for First


Last night may have been the most anticipated game in Citi Field history: Just days earlier, the Mets had acquired outfielder Yoenis Cespedes — a move that not only bolstered the Mets' lineup but generally excited the team's fan base, which had been calling for Sandy Alderson to improve the team ...

Legionnaires’ Outbreak Kills 4, Sickens 67 Others in the South Bronx


Over the weekend a fourth person died of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx and the number of reported infections in the borough since July 10 rose to 71.

Hillary Clinton’s First Campaign Ads Focus on Her Mom


Parents were the hot accessory in campaign ads during last year's midterm elections, and it looks like the trend will continue in the 2016 race.


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