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Giants safety battled homeless childhood to live out a dream

Sean Chandler has found a home, a home he dreamed about as a boy who bounced from homeless shelter to homeless shelter. He is one of the lucky ones who made it out of Camden, N.J., an undrafted free agent safety from Temple who has turned a potential nightmare into this sweet, improbable dream of...

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Jets can finally stop with that ridiculous playoff talk

The Jets can start making their vacation plans. Todd Bowles’ team was clinging to slim playoff hope coming into this week, but that all went away without the Jets even taking the field. After the Titans stormed back to break the Jets’ hearts last week, they finished the job Thursday with a 30-9...

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Sam Darnold can add check to development bucket list vs. Bills

It might be a controversial holiday song, but “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” will be Sam Darnold’s reality Sunday, when he’s expected to return to the starting lineup at Buffalo. The forecast for the 1 p.m. game calls for temperatures to top out at 32 degrees with winds up to 15 mph. It might...

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TheStreet will sell The Deal and BoardEx for $87.5M

Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s Mad Money, will have a little more of that now as his financial news company, TheStreet, has agreed to sell its two largest divisions, The Deal and BoardEX, to Euromoney for $87.5 million. But the remaining company will be a shadow of its former self and could be sold...

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Man who attacked cop with a meat cleaver sentenced to 20 years

A cop who was slashed in the face while tackling a cleaver-wielding suspect in 2016 urged a Manhattan judge on Thursday to lock the man up for the maximum sentence of 25 years. NYPD Detective Brian O’Donnell, still bearing a scar from his temple to chin, testified that his life was forever changed...

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City Council backs Albany bill to create ‘Medicare for all’

The City Council on Thursday put its political clout behind a proposal in Albany to overhaul state health care by creating a “Medicare for all” program that would raise taxes by $139 billion a year. The single-payer plan would extend coverage to the roughly 1 million uninsured New Yorkers —...

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AMI trades $3M in ads for shares of protein-powder firm

American Media Inc. has agreed to give $3 million in advertising to MusclePharm, a protein-powder supplement maker, in exchange for more than 920,000 shares of common stock in the publicly traded company. AMI Chief Executive David Pecker called the deal “an extraordinary partnership ” The...

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CNN evacuated after bomb threat at Time Warner Center

A bomb threat at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan caused evacuations at CNN’s Midtown studios on Thursday night — but the building was later deemed safe, cops said. Cops at the Midtown North Precinct said that an investigation at Columbus Circle was ongoing and the streets were closed to...

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Gannett board picks firm to help search for new CEO

Headhunting firm Egon Zehnder was picked by the Gannett board to search for a successor to CEO Robert Dickey. Dickey, 61, said Wednesday that he planned to step down on May 7, 2019. He’s had a rough tenure as he wrestled with wrenching changes in the industry. Dickey became CEO in 2015 and...

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State lawmakers set to become among highest paid in the country

Santa’s being very good to state lawmakers this year. A salary commission on Thursday recommended the first pay hikes in 20 years for legislators and top state officials — and they were hefty. The 213 members of the state Senate and Assembly, who now earn a base pay of $79,500, will see their...

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Man gets 18 years for hate-filled firebombing spree

A Queens man has been sentenced to more than 18 years for a 2012 firebombing spree. Ray Lengend told authorities he wanted to “take out as many Arabs as possible” following his arrest for tossing Molotov cocktails into a Shiite Mosque, a Hindu temple, a Muslim charity center, and two other...

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Auction of Frank Sinatra memorabilia fetches $7.8M

Big bids . . . they’ve had a few! Personal items belonging to Frank Sinatra and first wife Barbara went up for auction Thursday — some of which quickly fetched more than a half-million dollars. Buyers at Sotheby’s Upper East Side venue and online around the world vied for the chance to own...

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High Times is extending its IPO deadline — again

For a second time in recent months, High Times Holding said it has extended the deadline for its crowd-funded IPO — from Nov­. 30 to Jan. 31, 2019. The company, which needs to raise at least $14.7 million before it can trade on a public exchange, said it is getting closer to its goal,...

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New NYPD sex-crimes chief wants total overhaul of her unit

The new head of the NYPD’s sex-crimes unit — which the Department of Investigation skewered for poor staffing and training — said Thursday she’ll know she’s doing a good job if the number of reported rapes go up. “Rape is such an underreported crime,” Special Victims Division Deputy...

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Principal spars with parents over Nazi props in ‘Sound of Music’

Students at famed LaGuardia HS in Manhattan revolted this week after Nazi props were prohibited from a new production of “The Sound of Music,” sources said. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, made famous by a 1959 stage debut and a 1965 film, tells of the Austrian von Trapp family fleeing the...

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Inside the capture of a drug kingpin’s cocaine submarine

Jurors in drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s trial Thursday watched footage of the first-ever US Coast Guard interception of a cocaine-packed submarine. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Todd Bagetis, who took part in the September 2008 seizure, said his crew had been patrolling international waters...

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De Blasio meets with Ben Carson in DC to talk future of NYCHA

Mayor de Blasio met for an hour Thursday in Washington with federal housing chief Ben Carson to discuss the future of the city’s scandal-rocked Housing Authority. The meeting comes a week before a key hearing in Manhattan federal court that could determine the future of the agency. “De Blasio...

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Trump confident US will reach trade deal with China

President Trump voiced optimism Thursday night that a trade deal could be reached with China after tense relations with Beijing caused another tumultuous day in the stock market. Trump cited a statement that allegedly came from the Asian superpower about progress with the trade talks — but it was...

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Nanny accused of trying to kill infant cries on stand, denies allegations

A nanny on trial for attempted murder took the stand Thursday and tearfully told jurors she didn’t stuff a wipe down a two-month-old tot’s throat — but prosecutors challenged inconsistencies in her testimony. Marianne Benjamin-Williams, 47, said the little boy suddenly started gasping for air...

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