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Tyler Clementi's mom in bridge vigil

Norman Y. Lono/for New York Daily News Purple peacekeeper: Ronnie Kroell hangs a purple ribbon at the end of his 921-mile walk from Chicago to highlight the threat of cyberbullying. The family of cyberbullying victim Tyler Clementi made the emotional trek over the George Washington Bridge on Sunday where the gay teen ended his life. The tragic youth’s mother, Jane, ...

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Russian nails testicles to street to protest ‘police state’

Maxim Zmeyev/ Reuters Artist Pyotr Pavlensky considers his act as an art performance in protest of what he sees as apathy in contemporary Russian society and the possibility such indifference can lead eventually to a police state. The performance coincided with the day when the Interior Ministry honored its service members. A Russian protester had the cajones to nail his ...

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Typhoon Haiyan slams Philippines; high death toll feared

Published: November 9, 2013 12:02 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | A resident passes by toppled car outside an airport terminal after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines. (Nov. 9, 2013) TACLOBAN, Philippines – The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the ...

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French foreign minister says Iran nuclear talks failed to reach deal

Published: November 9, 2013 7:18 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, front left, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton, third from left, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, fifth from left, Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, front right, French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, second from right, British Foreign Secretary William ...

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Navy christens next generation of aircraft carrier

Published: November 9, 2013 11:22 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford, right, cheers after christening the Navy’s newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. (Nov. 9, 2013) NORFOLK, Va. – The Navy christened the USS Gerald Ford on ...

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Bondy: Still a great Red Bulls season? What a foreign concept

Julio Cortez/AP New York Red Bulls defender Ibrahim Sekagya sits on the pitch and hangs his head after the season ends with a loss. Now suddenly, after a 2-1 loss to Houston in Harrison that eliminated the Red Bulls from the playoffs, it becomes harder to define their season, to stamp it as a barrier-busting success or categorize it ...

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‘How I Live Now,’ movie review

If you’re a moviegoer partial to end-of-the-world stories — and I happily admit to being one of them — part of the fun is seeing how the usual signposts will be read differently. Will there be eerie silence? Is survival possible? Is there a point to any of it? The first two questions are part of “How I Live Now.” ...

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‘The Armstrong Lie,’ movie review

Lance Armstrong’s downfall is chronicled in Alex Gibney’s ‘The Armstrong Lie.’ In 2011, Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney made “Catching Hell,” which deftly melded the story of shamed baseball fan Steve Bartman with the concept of scapegoating. This past summer, Gibney released “We Steal Secrets,” a biography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that was so brilliantly composed, it felt like ...

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‘A Country Christmas,’ TV review

Lifetime isn’t letting any other network — and yeah, Hallmark, that means you — get out to a big lead in feel-good holiday movies. “A Country Christmas,” which is being billed as a Dolly Parton movie, has everything a viewer needs to escape for two hours from this mean old world into a place where the better angels win. Credit ...

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Melissa Mark-Viverito leads fight for NYC Council speaker

Jefferson Siegel New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito aims to succeed Christine Quinn as Council speaker. A fierce behind-the-scenes battle is unfolding in far-off Puerto Rico this weekend over New York City’s second-most powerful political post — speaker of the City Council. The council’s 51 members will soon elect a successor to Christine Quinn, who is set to leave ...

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