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American flags stolen from atop Brooklyn Bridge, replaced with white flags: cops

nydailynews.com — Someone stole two American flags from atop the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced them with white flags, police said Tuesday. It was not clear when the theft happened, but police were investigating the scene Tuesday morning. A police spokesman said the flag atop each tower was replaced with a white flag, which typically means surrender.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @alexweprin: The Daily News fixed its Bicycle Lobby/Brooklyn Bridge story, but pretended like the error never happened. nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

Jul 22, 2014

RT @alexweprin: The Daily News fixed its Bicycle Lobby/Brooklyn Bridge story, but pretended like the error never happened. nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-c…

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Former de Blasio campaign manager Bill Hyers joins Airbnb payroll

nydailynews.com — Under fire for flouting the law in NYC, the popular apartment sharing website Airbnb has hired a high-powered consultant with close ties to Mayor de Blasio. Airbnb has brought on Bill Hyers, who served as de Blasio's campaign manager in his come-from-behind election last year, the Daily News has learned.
Jul 22, 2014

.@Airbnb consultants now include de Blasio's former campaign manager + Obama's former NSC spokesman nydn.us/1roQlAX

Jul 22, 2014

RT @anniekarni: Former de Blasio campaign manager Bill Hyers joins Airbnb payroll nydn.us/1roQlAX

Jul 22, 2014

RT @anniekarni: Former de Blasio campaign manager Bill Hyers joins Airbnb payroll nydn.us/1roQlAX

Jul 22, 2014

RT @anniekarni: Former de Blasio campaign manager Bill Hyers joins Airbnb payroll nydn.us/1roQlAX

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EXCLUSIVE: Internal NYPD report on incident with Staten Island dad Eric Garner does not mention chokehold, states he was not 'in great distress'

nydailynews.com — See no evil, hear no evil. Cops heard Eric Garner cry that he couldn't breathe, a recording captured officers violently taking him to the ground and even Mayor de Blasio said he believes the asthmatic father of six was put in a chokehold.
Jul 22, 2014

And now the Daily News is saying an internal NYPD report completely glosses over the chokehold nydailynews.com/new-york/exclu…

Jul 22, 2014

RT @errollouis: EXCLUSIVE: Internal NYPD report on Eric Garner does not mention chokehold, states he was not 'in great distress' nydn.us/1qZyZsn

Jul 22, 2014

NYPD supervisors told investigators Garner “did not appear to be in great distress," despite video to the contrary. nydailynews.com/new-york/exclu…

Jul 22, 2014

RT @errollouis: EXCLUSIVE: Internal NYPD report on Eric Garner does not mention chokehold, states he was not 'in great distress' nydn.us/1qZyZsn

Jul 22, 2014

RT @errollouis: EXCLUSIVE: Internal NYPD report on Eric Garner does not mention chokehold, states he was not 'in great distress' nydn.us/1qZyZsn

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Rob Astorino: Chris Christie should consider stepping down as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation if he can't support me

nydailynews.com — Republican Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should consider stepping down from his post as chairman of the Republican Governors Assocation if he can't muster support for a Republican running in a neighboring state. "If Gov.
Jul 22, 2014

Rob Astorino: Chris Christie should consider stepping down as RGA chairman if he can't support me nydn.us/1o5vcuH

Jul 22, 2014

Rob Astorino: Chris Christie should consider stepping down as RGA chairman if he can't support me nydn.us/1o5vcuH

Readers sound off on Eric Garner, Campbell Brown and Vladimir Putin

nydailynews.com — East Elmhurst: I'm not one who usually bashes the police. I actually have a retired detective in my family. But enough is enough with these cops overpowering people when they are already subdued and, many times, in distress. Shouldn't some common sense come into play in these situations?
Jul 22, 2014

RT @joshgreenman: Daily News letter-writers are by and large deeply troubled by the death of Eric Garner: nydn.us/WB5CDX

Jul 22, 2014

Daily News letter-writers are by and large deeply troubled by the death of Eric Garner: nydn.us/WB5CDX

Four vying for NYC Board of Elections seat

nydailynews.com — Four people vying to become the newest Board of Elections commissioner will line up to be grilled by the City Council in a series of private interviews Wednesday, the Daily News has learned. As those who've been following our coverage will recall, a slot opened up when Manhattan Democratic Commissioner Gregory Soumas -- who had also served as president of the 10-member bipartisan board, quit July 11.

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Kanye West declares legal victory over digital currency creators of Coinye

nydailynews.com — Kanye West is declaring Kanye West the winner in a court fight over the makers of a digital currency called Coinye. The superstar rapper has moved for a default judgment against the creators of the computer-only currency called Coinye West after they failed to respond to his Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit, court records show.
Jul 22, 2014

In his suit, @kanyewest had said his rep was being "irreparably harmed" by the Coinye crypto-currency  nydn.us/1wWblib

Jul 22, 2014

Lawyers for @kanyewest ask for default judgment against makers of "Coinye West" crypto-currency   nydn.us/1wWblib

Jul 22, 2014

Kanye West declares Kanye West winner in Coinye court clash nydn.us/1wWblib

Britain’s Chambers Dictionary adds 1,000 new words including ‘YOLO,’ ‘totes amazeballs,’ ‘milf'

nydailynews.com — WTF? Amazeballs? LOL! "YOLO," "milf" and "totes amazeballs" are among the 1,000 new words a Britain's best-selling dictionary has added to its latest edition, The Independent reports. The 13th edition of the Chambers Dictionary hit shelves with a slew of new slang terms, including "cougar" - defined as "a woman who chooses a lover significantly younger than herself - "sexting," "whateves" and "hipster."

Five things to watch for today at NY Giants training camp

nydailynews.com — The time has arrived. The Giants will take the field later today for their first practice of training camp, and there will be plenty to be on the lookout for. Here are five things to watch: 1. How much will running back David Wilson participate?
Jul 22, 2014

5 things to watch today as the Giants hold their first training camp practice (via @J_Tasch) ... nydn.us/1yWNgKW

The do's and don'ts of cell phone etiquette

nydailynews.com — Cellphones are ubiquitous and research shows that although most users think they have good mobile manners, many people report being irritated or annoyed by the use of the phones in public places. Clearly there's a lack of understanding of what is and isn't acceptable in terms of cellphone etiquette.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @NextivaXBert: It's National Cell Phone Courtesy Month - check out these dos & don'ts of cell phone etiquette nydailynews.com/life-style/goo… htt…

Your camera can stop NYPD abuse

nydailynews.com — Galarza: There's nothing "clever," as a recent editorial in these pages suggested, about witnessing, recording and describing the use of excessive force on a civilian by a police officer. But that's what I did last Thursday after I saw a man with a badge and a uniform body slam a teenager on a Sunset Park subway platform.
Jul 22, 2014

An August 2012 Daily News op-ed: Your camera can stop NYPD abuse. nydn.us/WBdHZd

SEE IT: Freakishly large fly discovered in China

nydailynews.com — They're gonna need a larger swatter. Villagers in southwest China have discovered a giant fly big enough to envelop a man's face, CNN reports. Several hulking dobson flies were found on the outskirts of Chengdu, in Sichuan province, and turned over to the Insect Museum of West China earlier this month.
Jul 22, 2014

Terrifying story of the day (@philcaulfield) Freakishly large fly discovered in China nydn.us/1wVtLQf

Native American tribe cancels Ted Nugent concert over his 'racist views,' 'hate-filled remarks'

nydailynews.com — WORLEY, Idaho - A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
Jul 22, 2014

Native Americans cancel Ted Nugent concert over his 'hate-filled remarks.' Not over his lack of musical talent, too? nydn.us/WvGrCq