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Chelsea Manning to remain active in Army after prison release

Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. soldier convicted of espionage, will remain on active duty and be eligible for health care benefits after her release from prison, the Army said. Manning, who was known as Bradley and underwent hormone treatment behind bars, will remain a private in the Army, have access to commissaries and continue to receive health care benefits, but ...

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Powers Boothe, ‘Sin City,’ ‘Deadwood’ star, dead at 68

Powers Boothe, the Emmy-winning star of “Sin City” and “Deadwood,” died in his sleep Sunday morning. He was 68. The actor made a name for himself as Jim Jones in the 1980 TV movie “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones,” which earned him an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special. Boothe was the ...

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Yankee fans praise Derek Jeter for his Mother’s Day tribute

Except, perhaps, for Derek Jeter’s mother, Maureen Zusi was the happiest mom in the place. To celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday, Zusi’s daughter, Meghan, took her to Yankee Stadium to see the Bronx Bombers retire Jeter’s number. Zusi, 59, said she was moved by Jeter’s decision to honor his mother by having the ceremony on Mother’s Day. “He’s a classy guy, ...

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Blaze rips through historic synagogue on Lower East Side

A massive fire tore through a vacant, landmarked synagogue on the Lower East Side on Sunday night. Orange flames and thick smoke billowed from front of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol synagogue — a 167-year-old building on Norfolk St. near Essex St. The blaze, which started at 7 p.m., quickly spread to three alarms, as onlookers watched the flames from blocks away. ...

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Yankees retire Derek Jeter’s No. 2, unveil Monument Park plaque

Here’s to you, Numbah Two. The Yankees paid “RE2PECT” to The Captain on Sunday night, retiring Derek Jeter’s No. 2 and honoring him with a plaque in Monument Park during a 45-minute ceremony at Yankee Stadium before a sellout crowd prior to the second game of their Mother’s Day doubleheader with the Astros. “There isn’t a player that I would ...

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Trump eyeing Spicer replacement as part of broad shakeup: reports

President Trump could be eyeing a new face to replace Old Spice. Multiple reports say besieged White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s job may be in jeopardy as part of a broader staffing shakeup — and in the wake of a bungled communications rollout to explain the FBI director’s sudden firing. One potential Spicer successor, per the New York Times: ...

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L.I. mom killed saving daughter from car plowing onto sidewalk

A Mother’s Day stroll in Suffolk County ended in tragedy with a mom dying moments after shoving her daughter out of the way of an out-of-control car. Police said that the mother, Diane Aluska, 55, was walking side-by-side with her daughter, Jenna, in Lindenhurst when the driver of 2005 Toyota Corolla lost control. Ann Riolo, 80, failed to put her ...

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Tenn. man dies after streaming suicide on Facebook Live

A Tennessee man died after setting himself on fire while streaming his failed suicide attempt on Facebook Live in a crowded bar Saturday morning. The horrifying video shows a shirtless Jared McLemore, 33, sitting on the ground and dousing himself with kerosene. A man off-camera jumps on top of him to try to help him, but McLemore burst into flames. ...

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Jim Parsons marries longtime boyfriend Todd Spiewak

“The Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons has reportedly married his love of the last 14 years Todd Spiewak. The four-time Emmy winner, 44, and his new husband tied the knot Saturday night, People reports. Though Parsons is notoriously tight-lipped about his personal life, he posted a romantic tribute to Spiewak on Instagram last November in honor of their 14th ...

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Derek Jeter honored by ex-teammates, others as No. 2 is retired

As Derek Jeter prepares to take the field at Yankee Stadium Sunday for his No. 2 jersey retirement ceremony, various former teammates and others took to social media to congratulate the captain on his Monument Park honor. CC Sabathia and Jeter’s former double-play partner Robinson Cano shared photos of the Yankee captain with their Twitter tributes. Not just a teammate. ...

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