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St. John’s extends surprise offer to Porter Moser

St. John’s looks as if it has found the man it wants to lead its basketball program. Now it must wait to see if the feeling is mutual. Porter Moser, the 50-year-old coach of Loyola-Chicago who reached the Final Four last year, was offered the Queens school’s vacant head-coaching position Monday...

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West Harlem’s historic corridor is changing fast — and for the better

While the Second Avenue subway extension plans cloud the future of 125th Street east of Madison Avenue, as we recently reported, the central and western blocks of Harlem’s historic crosstown corridor are changing fast — and usually for the better. New development and investment in older...

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Nothing could stop Joel Embiid in Nets demolition

PHILADELPHIA — Brett Brown described Joel Embiid as the 76ers’ crown jewel, and the dynamic 7-footer illustrated the reason for such praise. Even at less than 100 percent, when his status was unknown minutes before opening tipoff, the two-time All-Star was a force. His sore left knee wasn’t a...

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Notre Dame served as the iconic setting of this beloved classic

This should ring a bell. Notre Dame is well known around the world as the setting for the 1831 novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” The heartbreaking Victor Hugo tome has been adapted into numerous movies and TV shows, most notably the 1936 film version starring Maureen O’Hara and Charles...

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Albany’s charter school cap leaves minority students on lengthy waiting lists

New York state lawmakers are blocking the charter schoolhouse door. Albany’s arbitrary cap blocking the opening of new charter schools in New York City has left 52,700 mostly black and Hispanic students from the neediest neighborhoods languishing on waiting lists, records show. The clamor to get...

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Doc Rivers nearly loses $2K until stranger saves the day

Win or lose, Doc Rivers’ postseason trip has already paid off. The Clippers head coach became the recipient of another’s good deed Monday after casually dropping $2,000 while roaming the streets of San Francisco. “I was walking down the street — true story — reached into my pocket to grab...

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NYC teacher accused of sexually abusing 11-year-old student

A New York City public school teacher was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually abusing an 11-year-old student, authorities said. Daniel Santiago, 29, who taught at PS 244 in East Flatbush, allegedly touched the girl’s private parts and sent her inappropriate text messages on several occasions, a...

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White Twitch user booted off streaming site for cosplaying in blackface

A white Twitch user from Lithuania got booted off the video game streaming platform after she tried cosplaying — live — in blackface. The young woman, Karina “Karupups” Martsinkevich, was portraying a fictional character known as Lifeline from the popular battle royale game “Apex...

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NYU neurologist busted on Long Island with car full of drugs

An NYU Langone neurologist was busted on Long Island with a glass pipe and trove of drugs stashed in his car — while wearing a T-shirt for a druggie rock band, cops said Monday. Dr. Thomas Boes had just put the pipe to his mouth around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when cops found him sitting inside...

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Behind the Obama administration’s shady plan to spy on the Trump campaign

In Senate testimony last week, Attorney General William Barr used the word “spying” to refer to the Obama administration, um, spying on the Trump campaign. Of course, fainting spells ensued, with the media-Democrat complex in meltdown. Former FBI Director Jim Comey tut-tutted that he was...

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Weatherman fired for alleged on-air racial slur sues news station

The former chief meteorologist of an NBC station in Rochester who was axed earlier this year for allegedly using a racial slur during a live broadcast filed a lawsuit Monday against his old employer. Jeremy Kappell filed suit against WHEC-TV, Hubbard Broadcasting and the station’s general manager,...

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How the actor behind King Kong’s mighty roar got his gig

Jon Hoche has a truly unique job. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that nobody else in the country or even in the world earns a living doing what Hoche does. Hoche, you see, is the voice of King Kong in the Broadway musical of that same name. And by “voice” I mean...

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Miserable quarter dooms Nets in Game 2 loss to 76ers

PHILADELPHIA — The Nets knew this was going to be a fist fight. A salty Sixers team even warned them. But that didn’t stop them from getting knocked out. After stealing the opener of this first-round series, the Nets took it on the chin in Game 2, literally and figuratively. They took a 145-123...

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College student dies after falling off cliff while posing for a photo

A 20-year-old college student died when she tumbled 100-feet off an Arkansas cliff while posing for a photo, according to reports. Briar Cliff University junior Andrea Norton was re-positioning herself for a picture Saturday when she fell from Hawksbill Crag, a popular hiking destination near...

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Bernie thinks Omar can be ‘better’ speaking to Jewish community

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday night said he felt Rep. Ilhan Omar needs to do a “better job in speaking to the Jewish community.” Sanders made the remarks during a packed hour-long Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pa., in response to a question from Fox News anchor Bret Baier. While addressing...

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Want to get out of taxes? Just make $79B

While millions of Americans had to cut Uncle Sam a check this year to pay their tax bill, 60 of the Fortune 500 companies paid zero taxes on their revenue, a new report finds. In 2018, 60 of America’s biggest corporations zeroed out their federal income taxes on $79 billion in US pretax income....

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Ocasio-Cortez says cutting military, economic aid to Israel ‘can be discussed’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes the US should consider cutting military and economic aid to Israel — and Jewish Democrats are blasting her for it. “I think it’s something that can be discussed,” she said Sunday on Yahoo’s “Skullduggery” podcast, adding that the idea should...

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Caesars to tap old Carl Icahn ally as CEO, union ready to fight

Caesars Entertainment’s plan to hire an old Carl Icahn ally as its new CEO sets up what could prove to be a union grudge match in Atlantic City. America’s largest gaming company plans to name Tony Rodio as its new chief as soon as Tuesday, sources said. Rodio is known in the casino world for...

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Ex-NYPD cop admits to taking part in $1.4M disability fraud

A former NYPD cop admitted to taking a part in a scheme that netted $1.4 million from the federal government in bogus disability claims. Gerard Scparta, 54, pleaded guilty to theft of public funds and tax evasion before a federal judge in Manhattan for raking in more than $630,000 over a period of...

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Frank Sinatra’s old LA haunt reopening for 2 years only

The restaurant reboot will serve old-school cocktails and “updated, classic American” fare, but “the bad news is . . . the lease is permanently expiring to make way for a new development."

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