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U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara warns he might probe Cuomo for obstruction of justice

nydailynews.com — ALBANY - It's Preet vs. Andrew. U.S Attorney Preet Bharara took the extraordinary step Wednesday of warning he might investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering. Bharara took exception to what appeared to be a coordinated effort Monday by some members of the anti-corruption commission Cuomo created to deny that the governor or his aides interfered with their independence.
Jul 31, 2014

.@klnynews reports: Cuomo hired Elkan Abramowitz as criminal defense attorney in connection w/ Moreland probe: nydailynews.com/news/politics/…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @maggiepolitico: When Politico asked in May if Cuomo had hired a lawyer, aides answered q narrowly, just on gov specifically, said no nydailynews.com/news/politics/…

Jul 31, 2014

When Politico asked in May if Cuomo had hired a lawyer, aides answered q narrowly, just on gov specifically, said no nydailynews.com/news/politics/…

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Marijuana activist claims he’s behind Brooklyn Bridge’s white flags

nydailynews.com — A marijuana activist says he's the one who smoked Brooklyn Bridge security by plotting the swap of the American flags on each tower with white ones. The Rev. Bud Green claimed responsibility for the deed on his website.
Jul 31, 2014

Marijuana activist named The Rev. Bud Green claims he’s behind white flags on Brooklyn Bridge. Cops skeptical. nydn.us/1ACRXeQ

Jul 31, 2014

RT @DoyleMurphy: Pipe dream? EXCLUSIVE: Marijuana activist claims he’s behind Brooklyn Bridge’s white flags bit.ly/1koxGoD

Jul 31, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: Marijuana activist claims he’s behind white flags on Brooklyn Bridge nydn.us/1ACRXeQ

Jul 31, 2014

RT @FlitterOnFraud: The Rev. Bud Green, founder of the POT party, claims responsibility for white flags on Brooklyn Bridge - @NYDailyNews nydailynews.com/new-york/marij…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @NYDailyNews: BREAKING: This man called us to say he switched the flags on the Brooklyn Bridge last week. nydn.us/1zzex6C pic.twitter.com/q7fQ72tEaX

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on rumors of her retirement: 'I’m still here and likely to remain for a while'

nydailynews.com — The Notorious R.B.G. is in the house. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opened her chambers to Yahoo's Katie Couric - showing off her collection of courtly collars, called jabots, sounding off on the summer decision on Hobby Lobby and revealing her reaction to rumors of her looming retirement.

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki to join the thousands running the NYC Marathon in November, just weeks after her season ends

nydailynews.com — The 44th running of the TCS New York City Marathon will include the customary horde of 50,000 runners, and one world-class tennis player. Her name is Caroline Wozniacki, the former world No. 1, and this Nov. 2 she will become the first athlete to run the marathon while in the prime of a career in another sport.
Jul 31, 2014

Tennis star @CaroWozniacki tells Wayne Coffey: Even if I have to crawl across the line, I am going to finish the race nydn.us/1ADPjp8

Jul 31, 2014

Tennis star @CaroWozniacki to join the thousands running the NYC Marathon in November, just weeks after season ends: nydn.us/1ADPjp8

Republicans wouldn't defend gov over Moreland if he meddled, says Gov. Cuomo's running mate

nydailynews.com — Gov. Cuomo's running mate said she doesn't believe allegations that Cuomo medded with his anti-corruption commission, and cited the strong backing of one of its leading Republican members as proof that no one interferred. "Everything I've seen in the public record shows that they operated with full independence," said U.S.
Jul 31, 2014

Cuomo running mate: 'I can't imagine any pressure that would make these people.. say something that wasn't factual' nydn.us/1ADFyr9

Jul 31, 2014

RT @DNDailyPolitics: Republicans wouldn't defend gov over Moreland if he meddled, says Gov. Cuomo's running mate @kathyhochul nydn.us/1ADFyr9

Mayor de Blasio declares the 'time for change is now' at City Hall meeting with Al Sharpton to improve police-community relations

nydailynews.com — With his police commissioner seated to his right and the Rev. Al Sharpton to his left, Mayor de Blasio vowed to improve police-community relations during an extraordinary meeting Thursday at City Hall. De Blasio convened the sitdown to address anger and concern in the minority community about aggressive policing following the death of a Staten Island man who appeared to have been placed in a chokehold by cops.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @NYDailyNews: .@TheRevAl to @BilldeBlasio: "If Dante wasn't your son, he would be a candidate for a chokehold." nydn.us/1qtkyMy

Jul 31, 2014

Updated: "The public portion of the meeting exposed differences between Sharpton and Bratton" nydn.us/1xFFrXM

Bill Clinton: I could have killed Osama bin Laden but didn’t

nydailynews.com — Former President Bill Clinton reportedly told a group of Australian businessmen just hours before the Sept., 11, 2001 terror attacks that he could have killed Osama bin Laden, according to a new bombshell revelation by an Australian media outlet.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @NYDailyNews: Bill Clinton on the day before 9/11: I could have killed Osama bin Laden but didn’t. nydn.us/1s7p6eL pic.twitter.com/HxmuByLJL5

Andrew Cuomo hiring lawyers to represent governor's office as scandal over Moreland anti-corruption commission grows: sources

nydailynews.com — ALBANY - It's Preet vs. Andrew. U.S Attorney Preet Bharara took the extraordinary step Wednesday of warning he might investigate the Cuomo administration for possible obstruction of justice or witness tampering. Bharara took exception to what appeared to be a coordinated effort Monday by some members of the anti-corruption commission Cuomo created to deny that the governor or his aides interfered with their independence.

De Blasio family receives $65K in furniture from West Elm to adorn Gracie Mansion

nydailynews.com — It's the mayor's mansion, brought to you by West Elm. Mayor de Blasio and his family, who moved to Gracie Mansion this week, are relying on freebies from the modern furniture chain to outfit their private quarters at the 18th-century manse - a departure from the historic house's traditional look.
Jul 31, 2014

De Blasio family receives $65K in furniture from West Elm to adorn Gracie Mansion nydn.us/1tvHEXR

Pray we can save our Catholic schools

nydailynews.com — Two dozen city Catholic schools shut their doors last year, including Blessed Sacrament in the Bronx. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, valedictorian of the Class of 1968, lamented her alma mater's closing: "Do you know how important those eight years were? It was a road of opportunity for kids with no other alternative."
Jul 31, 2014

RT @jfermino: “We don’t educate the poor because they are Catholic. We educate them because we are Catholic." nydn.us/1xBwdvo

Jul 31, 2014

Pray we can save our Catholic schools, write @charlessahm and Sol Stern: nydn.us/UN6DGV

Wanted: Public housing saviors

nydailynews.com — The proud progressives running both sides of City Hall have a once-in-a-career opportunity to end one of New York's long-running scandals: the fact that our government, in the form of its Housing Authority, is the city's largest and worst landlord.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @MehtaGoesMeta: Must read: @errollouis piece an indictment of @NYCHA’s years of de-funding & subsequent results. Reform a must: http://t…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @CSSNYorg: .@errollouis calls for public housing saviors in the wake of our report on #NYCHA decline: nydn.us/1tv1PVQ

Jul 31, 2014

RT @slowboring: .@errollouis hits all key points in our public housing report. My favorite coverage of @CSSNYorg research ever. nydn.us/1tv1PVQ

Jul 31, 2014

RT @GersonBorrero: "...we are fast approaching the point where entire NYCHA buildings may have to be evacuated as unfit..." @errollouis nydailynews.com/opinion/wanted…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @joshgreenman: Rescuing New York City's crumbling public housing is a perfect progressive crusade, writes @errollouis: nydn.us/UN6DqH

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Ahead of Harlem bash, Charles Rangel tamps down successor buzz

nydailynews.com — Rep. Charles Rangel on Thursday dismissed rumors that he will try to designate a chosen successor before he is reelected in an uncontested general election vote. But the Harlem Democrat also made clear that he plans to try to help determine who will replace him after the upcoming two-year term, which he has said will be his last.

Ebola-stricken American doctor gives only dose of experimental drug to other aid worker

nydailynews.com — The Texas doctor who came down with Ebola while volunteering in Liberia has given the only dose of a potentially life-saving drug to the other American aid worker infected with the deadly virus.
Jul 31, 2014

Selfless: The Tx. doctor w/ Ebola gave the only dose of experimental drug to the other American aid worker infected nydailynews.com/american-docto…

Wood chips bolster case against Long Island man accused in 20-year-old murders: prosecutors

nydailynews.com — A Long Island carpenter charged with strangling two prostitutes more than 20 years ago was tied to the grisly cold case crimes by DNA - and wood chips. "Wood chips were found on both of the victims," Suffolk County assistant district attorney Robert Biancavilla said while accused double-murderer John Bittrolff shook his head defiantly.
Jul 31, 2014

Wood chips bolster murder charges against LI man: prosecutors #NYC nydn.us/1AEjZ9Q

Tigers get Rays ace David Price in three-team trade involving Mariners

nydailynews.com — David Price, the crown jewel of the trading deadline, has been traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Detroit Tigers in a blockbuster three-team trade involving the Mariners. Price (11-8, 3.11), who had been rumored going to the Cardinals, Pirates or possibly the Yankees, immediately bolsters a stout Tigers' rotation that features Justin Verlander (9-9, 4.79), Max Scherzer (13-3,3.27), Anibal Sanchez (7-5, 3.57) and Rick Porcello (12-5, 3.24).
Jul 31, 2014

RT @NYDNSports: Tigers go big on deadline day, get Rays ace David Price in three-team trade | nydn.us/1xGyGVn

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