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NYPD killings spur outrage, condemnation and threats

newsday.com — All NYPD officers will work in pairs "until further notice" according to a department directive put out Sunday, one day after two NYPD officers were gunned down execution-style in their patrol car by a man who later killed himself.
Dec 21, 2014

"Watch what I am going to do," cop killer said to two strangers on #Brooklyn street before murders via @nicolefuller newsday.com/news/new-york/…

NYPD retraining program may be delayed in light of police "assassinations," source and experts say

newsday.com — The killing of NYPD officers Wen Jian Liu and Rafael Ramos will likely force the department to make changes in the timing and content of its massive retraining program underway in the wake of the Eric Garner incident, according to law enforcement officials and experts.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Tom Coughlin commemorates slain NYPD officers with black stripe, peace pin

newsday.com — St. Louis - - Giants coach Tom Coughlin remembered the two New York Police Department officers who were shot and killed Saturday by wearing a black stripe on his sweatshirt and a peace sign pinned just below the NY logo over his heart.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @NewsdaySports: Tom Coughlin is wearing a black stripe and peace sign pin to commemorate the NYPD officers who were killed yesterday nwsdy.li/1AUNVNe

Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

RT @NewsdaySports: Tom Coughlin is wearing a black stripe and peace sign pin to commemorate the NYPD officers who were killed yesterday nwsdy.li/1AUNVNe

Cuomo's ban on fracking gives boost for potential 2016 run, say experts

newsday.com — ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's decision last week to ban natural gas drilling burnished his liberal record among Democrats from Manhattan to Hollywood and gave a boost to his profile for a potential run for president in 2016, experts say.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Kevin Garnett gets a reprieve, helps Nets end losing streak

newsday.com — Fiery as ever and sporting his usual intense scowl, Kevin Garnett muttered strictly choice four-letter words, chatting it up viciously in celebratory fashion while beating himself up at the same time. Garnett had just hit the first of two free throws with two seconds remaining, icing the Nets' 110-105 victory over the Pistons at Barclays Center Sunday night and ending their losing streak at three games.
Dec 22, 2014

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'Wizard of Oz' themed casino to open in Chittenango

newsday.com — Region/State News CHITTENANGO, N.Y. - The Oneida Indian Nation has announced plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where Oz author L. Frank Baum was born. Ray Halbritter, chief executive officer of the Oneida Nation, tells the Syracuse Post-Standard the casino will open in the spring in Chittenango, 14 miles east of Syracuse.
Dec 22, 2014

Not the Onion: Oneidas plan "Wizard of Oz"-themed casino in Chittenango, 14 miles from Syracuse. newsday.com/news/region-st…

Odell Beckham Jr. adds another superstar to his texting list: Michael Jordan

newsday.com — ST. LOUIS - Odell Beckham Jr. has a new basketball buddy. The receiver said he's been texting back and forth with Michael Jordan recently, picking MJ's brain about issues both on and off the field. This follows his dalliances with LeBron James several weeks ago, including dinner in New York City.
Dec 21, 2014

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Giants grades: Offense, coaching get an 'A'

newsday.com — OFFENSE A The best performance of the season in what was supposed to be the Giants' biggest challenge of this final month of the season. They had 514 total yards, running for 128 and passing for 386. They controlled the line of scrimmage, allowing only one sack of Eli Manning and opening holes for the running backs.

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newsday.com — ST. LOUIS -- Damontre Moore and Preston Parker were so excited while watching the second half of Sunday's game against the Rams that at one point they got up from their chairs in the locker room and tried to go back onto the field to see the action in person.

Odell Beckham Jr. is learning that opponents don't enjoy watching him as much as Giants fans do

newsday.com — Neil Best Neil Best first worked at Newsday in 1982, then returned in 1985. His SportsWatch column debuted on Sept. ... ST. LOUIS - The Education of Odell continues, a crash course made necessary by his stratospheric rise in visibility and accomplishment.

Family calls shooter Ismaaiyl Brinsley troubled, record points to violence

newsday.com — Ismaaiyl Brinsley was a troubled youth from Brooklyn with a history of petty crimes, time spent in prison and a mother who told police she was afraid of him. His life ended in violence Saturday after he shot an ex-girlfriend and killed two New York City police officers and then turned the gun on himself.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @NewsdayCrime: Cousin of gunman who killed NYPD cops says "I think he had problems in his life he blamed on police and the system" newsday.com/news/new-york/…

Preston Parker, Damontre Moore don't regret actions in defending Odell Beckham Jr.

newsday.com — ST. LOUIS - The game was on a dangerous simmer from start to finish, but Sunday's slugfest between the Giants and Rams finally boiled over late in the first half in the form of a brawl that resulted in three ejections.

Nassau, Suffolk police take precautions in wake of NYPD cop killings

newsday.com — The Suffolk and Nassau police departments said they're taking precautions following the execution-style slaying of two NYPD officers on Saturday. All Suffolk police officers were instructed "to maintain a heightened level of awareness," though there are no specific credible threats, police said in a statement.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Giants Q&A: Rueben Randle steals some of Odell Beckham Jr.'s thunder

newsday.com — You mean Rueben Randle, who has struggled in recent weeks and twice was disciplined in the last four games for violating team rules? He did great. Randle caught six passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in what would have been a standout performance were it not for the more famous wide receiver from LSU, Odell Beckham Jr., who caught eight passes for 148 yards and two TDs.
Dec 21, 2014

Giants Q&A: The other LSU receiver steps up too ... A Wynn-win situation ... Darkwa's big day #newsday newsday.com/sports/footbal…

Nick Mangold wears cap to supporttwo slain NYPD officers

newsday.com — Jets center Nick Mangold was so upset about the killing of two New York City police officers Saturday that he wanted to show his support in a very public way at Sunday's game against the Patriots. He reached out to a friend and had an NYPD hat delivered to MetLife Stadium, and the veteran lineman wore the cap during pregame warm-ups.

Charles Kondek, Florida police officer, shot and killed, authorities say

newsday.com — Nation News TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the shooting occurred at around 3 a.m. in the Tampa Bay-area city and that a suspect has been taken into custody.
Dec 21, 2014

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Dec 21, 2014

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Rex Ryan's Jets show perhaps one final flicker of unrealized potential

newsday.com — Bob Glauber Glauber has been Newsday's national football columnist since 1992. He was Newsday's football writer covering the Jets and ... There might be no better microcosm of the Rex Ryan era than Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Patriots in what likely will be the sixth-year coach's final home game on the Jets' sideline.

Mason Plumlee, Nets hold off Pistons

newsday.com — Mason Plumlee scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Nets held off a late rally for a 110-105 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. Joe Johnson added 16 points, including four free throws in the final 12 seconds.
Dec 21, 2014

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Jets defense frustrated after strong effort doesn't result in a win

newsday.com — It was one of those games when the official statistics weren't going to be of much use to anybody. In their agonizing 17-16 loss to the Patriots on Sunday, the Jets outgained their arch rivals 307 yards to 231, sacked New England quarterback Tom Brady four times and held him to 182 yards passing, with one touchdown and one interception.
Dec 21, 2014

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