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Gannett refused takeover fearing rival’s financial backing

Newspaper giant Gannett, which rejected a $1.4 billion takeover offer from its cost-cutting rival MNG, said it believes MNG lacked adequate funding for the deal. Gannett said its suitor’s executives failed to answer “basic questions” about the bid at a meeting last week. Gannett, which owns...

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Didi Gregorius takes key step forward in Tommy John rehab

TAMPA — They were hardly the strong throws Didi Gregorius is accustomed to making, but the shortstop — rehabbing from offseason Tommy John surgery — made some light tosses across the diamond on Monday at the team’s minor league facility. The beginning of a throwing program was another step...

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Knicks fall to Cavs, losing streak reaches record length

CLEVELAND — History was served at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night as the Knicks set a franchise record for the longest losing streak in their 73-year history at 17 games in a wire-to-wire 107-104 loss to the Cavaliers in The Zion Bowl. Appropriately, the Knicks buried themselves in an 8-0 hole...

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Jennifer Aniston’s 50th birthday party packed with exes

Guests included her ex-boyfriend John Mayer and ex-husband Brad Pitt, plus Pitt’s ex-fiancée Gwyneth Paltrow.

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NYCHA welcomes HUD official with rare clean-up before arrival

If only NYCHA worked this hard to impress its actual residents. Public-housing crews swooped in to gussy up The Bronx’s Patterson Houses ahead of regional HUD administrator Lynne Patton’s planned stay there Monday, residents told The Post. Workers cleaned up trash, swept public walkways and even...

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Multiple suspects being probed as leakers of Bezos nude pics

Bezos lover Lauren is believed to have shown or forwarded the photos to close friends to brag.

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Authorities seize $600K-worth of fentanyl disguised as oxycodone

New York authorities seized 20,000 highly potent fentanyl pills that were disguised as bootleg oxycodone, in Manhattan and the Bronx earlier this month. The blue tablets, with a street value of $600,000, were stamped “M30” to look like prescription oxycodone, according to the city’s Special...

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Lawmakers reach deal ‘in principle’ to fund government, avoid another shutdown

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said Monday that they’ve reached a deal “in principle” that will fund the government through the fall and avoid another government shutdown slated to begin in four days. The apparent agreement included some funding for President Trump’s border wall — but far less...

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Cuomo to meet with Trump over tax law changes

Gov. Cuomo is meeting President Trump at the White House Tuesday to discuss how changes in the federal code are hurting New York, the governor announced Monday. Speaking at an Albany press conference, Cuomo said the $10,000 cap on state and on local tax deductions (SALT) that can be deducted on...

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David Quinn is getting the Jimmy Vesey response he hoped for

David Quinn has sent the message to Jimmy Vesey in different ways, but now he’s getting the desired result. Last month, it was by scratching the Rangers left wing for a game against the Penguins. Last week, it was by dropping the 25-year-old to the fourth line for four games. The goal? Getting...

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Good Samaritan killed trying to help crash victim on expressway

A good Samaritan was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx on Monday when he witnessed an accident and got out of his car to help, police said. Jaquan Cesar, 28, was driving westbound on the Cross Bronx Expressway near Webster Avenue at about 1 a.m. when he saw a Mercedes Benz rear end...

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Jurors in ‘wife-killer’ case see tub where banker-mom was found dead

Manhattan jurors were shown gruesome crime scene photos Monday of the blood-tinted bath water in the tub where UBS banker Shele Danishefsky was found dead in 2009. Her estranged husband, Rod Covlin, is on trial for snapping her neck with a martial arts chokehold then making it look like a slip and...

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Being Martha Stewart’s assistant doesn’t sound like fun

"This process is tedious, but it is always a good idea to clean out makeup and other beauty care supplies every few months.”

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George Zimmerman gets kicked off Bumble — again

The dating app Bumble ousted George Zimmerman from its platform on Monday after the disgraced neighborhood watchman was discovered trolling for dates. A profile for the Florida man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was discovered by app moderators, who promptly removed the account, a...

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Trump is chipping away at Obama’s remade federal courts

“President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are remaking the federal courts in their own image,” declared NPR’s Nina Totenberg recently. Others agree: The administration’s lower-court selections will change America “for generations.” Exciting, no? Unless you take the view that it...

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Ex-White House aide who wrote critical book sues Trump

A former White House aide who penned a critical book about the Trump Administration is suing President Trump — claiming that he is using the campaign organization to silence ex-employees. Cliff Sims, the author of “Team of Vipers,” sued the president after the campaign filed an arbitration...

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Mahershala Ali listens to his instincts when acting

“I let my instincts take me where they take me. If he’s a bad guy, it’s got to be because people think he’s a bad guy. I can never go into it thinking of these characters as a bad guy.”

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Son indicted for allegedly slashing mom’s throat over fortune

The Tribeca man suspected of slitting his mom’s throat in a fight over his deceased dad’s will was indicted Monday on second-degree murder and other charges, sources said. Jared Eng, 22, was not produced for the brief hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court, where prosecutors announced the sealed...

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This is not ‘protecting Roe’

So much for all those claims that the Reproductive Health Act merely codified Roe v. Wade into New York law: The RHA just forced Queens prosecutors to drop fetal-homicide charges against a man arrested in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Nor is that the only case: The Bronx DA had to withdraw...

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