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Trump calls Russia scandals 'fake news,' mocks Clinton campaign

As speculation swirls about the Russian ties to White House officials, President Trump started his Wednesday by complaining about the election. Trump, who faces an administrative crisis over the resignation of national security advisor Michael Flynn, fired off morning tweets dismissing the scandal as “fake news” and “conspiracy theories” and continuing to mock his Democratic presidential challenger, Hillary Clinton. “The ...

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Infection caused by rat urine kills one, sickens two in the Bronx

A rare infection spread by rat urine killed one person and sickened two more in the Bronx over the past two months, city officials said Tuesday. The three people, who all live on a single block in the Bronx’s Concourse neighborhood, were diagnosed with leptospirosis, a bacterial infection spread by rat urine. Two people were diagnosed in December, and one ...

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Ex-wife of Trump's Labor Secretary pick told Oprah he abused her

The ex-wife of President Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, Andy Puzder, once claimed he “vowed revenge” after she leaked spousal abuse allegations to the public, according to a new video. Lisa Fierstein donned a curly wig, large sunglasses and used a pseudonym to protect her identity — and the name of her estranged spouse — during a taped appearance on ...

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Woman busted in assassination of Kim Jong-un's half brother

Malaysian police captured a woman in the assassination probe of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s older half brother. Cops arrested a 28-year-old suspect toting a Vietnamese passport at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Wednesday morning where Kim Jong Nam was reportedly slain with a poisoned pen. The woman was identified by the Royal Malaysia Police as Doan Thi Huong, ...

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SEE IT: NYPD cop shocks pregnant teen with Taser in the Bronx

A disturbing video captured an NYPD sergeant using a stun gun on a pregnant 17-year-old girl in the Bronx — and now the use of force is the subject of an Internal Affairs Investigation. “Get off of me, get off of me!” Dailene Rosario yelled around 10 p.m. Friday as cops grabbed her in the hallway outside her apartment. “I’m ...

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Cops hunt bandits who robbed NYC prostitute twice at her home

A prostitute who sees clients at her Brooklyn apartment was robbed twice in two weeks by a crook posing as a john, according to sources familiar with the case. Cops are now asking the public’s help identifying the bandit and his accomplice. The 33-year-old victim advertises on sites like Backpage.com, sources said, and a client helped plan one of the ...

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N.J. woman killed in Oculus fall hailed as dedicated teacher

A New Jersey woman who died after she plunged off an escalator at the Oculus transit hub was remembered Tuesday as a “doer and a fighter” who dedicated her life to teaching others. “Jenny Santos was rare,” a GoFundMe page set up in her honor says. “Her heart was pure, forgiving and open. Anyone who knew Jenny loved her because ...

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Kate Upton named Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model

Kate Upton is showing off all her attributes as the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl. The blond bombshell covers three different versions of the magazine, photographed by Yu Tsai in Fiji. One cover shows Upton in white bikini bottoms with a metallic jacket. Another shows her in a strappy one-piece and the third features gypsy-style bikini bottoms and an ...

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Second German shepherd ever to win Westminster Dog Show

Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. Cheered loudly all around the ring by a packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, and clearly the ...

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Conway denies she sent ‘Love You’ tweet to white nationalist

Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway showed some love to a Twitter user who appears to identify as a white nationalist. Conway appeared on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday morning dodging questions about the resignation of embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn. He stepped down Monday night after admitting he misled Vice President Pence and other senior officials about communicating with ...

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