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Inside Gotham’s New Subway Station [VIDEO]

Two years behind schedule and $400M over its $2B budget, the 1.5 mile extension of the 7 line to Hudson Yards finally opened yesterday. The New York Times reports: In a West Side neighborhood long isolated from the rest of Manhattan, crowds gathered on Sunday for a truly rare sight in New York City: the opening of a new subway ...

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NASA Releases Stunning Photos Of Pluto

NBC reports: A new set of images has been received from the New Horizons spacecraft, showing close-up images of Pluto taken on July 15 (and only just recently processed) while it was passing by the dwarf planet at high speed — but not so fast it couldn’t see terrain so varied it’s astonishing astronomers. “If an artist had painted this ...

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Also Last Night On Miss America 2016

Miss Wisconsin did not make the first cut despite an introduction that blew up for all the third graders on Twitter.

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NEW YORK CITY: Scalpers Hawk Tickets To Pope Francis Procession In Central Park

The New York Times reports: About 40,000 New York area residents learned on Thursday that they had won two tickets in a city-sponsored lottery to watch Pope Francis’ procession through Central Park on Sept. 25. A day later, many of them had been moved by the spirit of capitalism to offer those tickets on eBay and Craigslist, in some cases ...

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BRONX: Woman Charged After Pit Bull Attack [VIDEO]

New York City news outlets and blogs are lighting up today after a ferocious pit bull attack in the Bronx left two men hospitalized. The attack has spurred renewed calls for the city to ban the breed. The New York Daily News reports: A Bronx woman ordered her two pit bulls to viciously attack a 62-year-old man Friday morning as ...

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Verizon Drops Sportsman Channel Over Low Viewership, Network Screams Rights Are Violated

Citing low viewership, Verizon has dropped the mostly unwatched Sportsman Channel, which is really only known for carrying Sarah Palin’s latest reality show attempt. Visitors to the channel’s website are now greeted with a splash screen which calls on their 57 viewers to deluge Verizon with complaints for violating their God-given freedom to watch shitty hunting shows.  And speaking of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Board Of Health Repeals Consent Forms For “Snip-N-Suck” Circumcisions

Even though baby boys continue to contract herpes from their rabbis, yesterday the New York City Board Of Health repealed its requirement that Ultra Orthodox parents sign a Bloomberg-era consent form which warns them about a controversial circumcision ritual. Gothamist rants: After a few years of toothless bureaucracy and a minimal amount of government involvement, New York City is a ...

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Obama Mocks Darth Cheney On Iraq [VIDEO]

This scathing White House clip was going viral yesterday while most eyes were on Kentucky. Via Talking Points Memo: Timed to a speech given by former Vice President Dick Cheney slamming President Obama’s Iran deal, the White House released a video highlighting Cheney’s continual defense of the Iraq war. The two-and-a-half-minute video titled “Former Vice President Dick Cheney: Wrong Then, ...

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Queen Elizabeth Breaks Longevity Record

At about 12:30PM NYC-time today, Queen Elizabeth will become longest ruling monarch in British history. The BBC runs the numbers: The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months – calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes at about 17:30 BST. Prime Minister David Cameron will lead tributes in the House of Commons and there ...

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: If I Get My Way On The Iran Deal, I Won’t Run For Reelection [AUDIO]

Nutjob Rep. Louie Gohmert is attempting to derail the Iran deal with a House bill that would reclassify the pending agreement as a treaty. Yesterday Glenn Beck announced that Gohmert has told him that if his bill is approved, he won’t seek reelection. Glenn Beck: “I just got an email from Louie Gohmert. He said, ‘Last week I announced to ...

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Pope Francis Eases Rules On Divorce & Remarriage

The BBC reports: Pope Francis has unveiled reforms intended to make it easier for Roman Catholics to get annulments and remarry within the Church. The Church does not recognise divorce, teaching that marriage is forever. In order to separate, Catholics must have their marriage annulled by showing it was flawed from the outset. The radical reforms allow access to procedures ...

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The Man Has Burned [VIDEO]

The Man burned in the Nevada desert on Saturday night. And so did something else. USA Today reports: Timothy Leary, the late father of LSD, was memorialized at Burning Man after a fantastic procession and burning of his ashes in the Black Rock Desert. It was a spectacle that not even he probably could have imagined, as actress Susan Sarandon ...

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NEW YORK CITY: First New Subway Station In 26 Years (Allegedly) Opens This Week

Back in December 2013 then-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg rode the 1.5-mile extension of the 7 line from Times Square to Hudson Yards and held an “opening ceremony” in the new station. More than 18 months later after numerous issues and a $400M overrun on the $2B budget, the station will finally open this Sunday.  Allegedly. Crain’s Business reports: The subway ...

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BREAKING: The Iran Deal Will Happen

CNN reports: In a major victory for President Barack Obama, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement. The announcement means that at least 34 senators — the number required by the Constitution to sustain a veto — will ...

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OREGON: Case Against Terry Bean Dismissed, Lawyer Says He Never Met Alleged Victim

The sexual abuse case against HRC co-founder Terry Bean was formally dismissed today. Bean’s attorney says that he is now free to reveal details of the case previously unknown to the public. If true, these details change the narrative significantly. Via press release: While we are pleased with today¹s outcome, this is a case that should never have been brought ...

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Facebook Hits Billion Users In Single Day

Facebook has announced that one billion users logged into their accounts last Monday. (If you are among those billion Faceborgs, please consider assimilating into the JMG hive.)  Mark Zuckerberg writes: “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is ...

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Mt. McKinley Is Now Denali Again [VIDEO]

The name change comes after a bill was jointly filed by both GOP Alaskan senators, but the Tea Things at Twitchy are furious that Marxist Kenyan “King Obama” gave his approval. More about the change from the New York Times: The peak, at more than 20,000 feet, plays a central role in the creation story of the Koyukon Athabascans, a ...

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At Philadelphia’s Naked Bike Ride [VIDEO]

Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate reports: Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city for Philadelphia’s annual naked bike ride. The ride began at Drexel Park on 32nd Street and Powelton Avenue around 3 p.m. Saturday. Debbie Kaighn, who was riding in the popular annual event for the third time, wore shoes, socks and body ...

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Author Oliver Sacks Dies At Age 82

Noted author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who came out earlier this year, has died of cancer at the age of 82. USA Today reports: Sacks, 82, wrote in a Times essay in February that he was in the late stages of a melanoma that had spread to his liver. He died at his home in New York City, longtime personal ...

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OREGON: Sex Abuse Charges Against Terry Bean To Be Dismissed, Alleged Victim Still Won’t Testify

Oregon Live reports: The sex crimes case against prominent gay activist Terry Bean of Portland and his ex-boyfriend will be dismissed Tuesday because the alleged victim refuses to testify. Bean, 67, and former boyfriend Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, are accused of having sex with a 15-year-old boy at a Eugene hotel in 2013. They each are charged with two counts ...

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