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  • In this June 13, 2010 photo, Valerie Harper arrives at the 61st Annual Tony Awards in New York.AP

  • Valerie Harper partners with Tristan Macmanus. "Dancing with the Stars" returns for Season 17 on Sept. 16, 2013 on the ABC Television Network.© 2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Rising water, caused by Hurricane Sandy, rushes into a subterranian parking garage on October 29, 2012, in the Financial District of New York, United States. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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FILE: Jan. 9, 2008: A Confederate flag waves over the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol in Columbia.Reuters

Two Long Island high school students have been suspended indefinitely for allegedly bringing a Confederate flag to a sporting event.

Brother Gary Cregan, the principal at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, told WCBS-TV the boys walked into the after-hours sporting event with the flag draped around their shoulders.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Corrections has announced that it is ending overnight family visits for inmates.

The agency said Wednesday inmates will no longer be allowed conjugal visits beginning May 1.

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Officials say the policy change comes after two years of "careful consideration."

The policy recently drew scrutiny after it was revealed last year that convicted killer and rapist Michael Guzman fathered multiple children while serving a life sentence.

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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2013, file photo, visitors socialize after a Jumu'ah prayer service outside the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge and mosque in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The New York Police Department targeted the mosque as a part of a terrorism enterprise investigation beginning in 2003, spying on it for years. On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, the NYPD confirmed that it has disbanded the special unit that operated that surveillance program.

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NEW YORK – A New York judge says jurors at the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher can hear his statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes.

Judge Katherine Forrest made the ruling Tuesday, a day after selecting a jury to hear the case against the preacher, Mustafa Kamel Mustafa (muh-STAH'-fuh kah-MEHL' muh-STAH'-fuh).

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Mustafa has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to support al-Qaida by trying to set up a terrorist training camp in 1999 in Oregon.

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NEW YORK – The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage.

The NYPD confirmed the decision on Tuesday.

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The surveillance program by the NYPD Intelligence Division had come under fire by community activists who accused the department of abusing civil rights.

The program relied on plainclothes officers to eavesdrop on people in bookstores, restaurants and mosques.

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Alexa Ray Joel collapses on stage
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:02

Billy Joel's little girl is all grown up. Alex Ray, the daughter of the "Piano Man" singer and model Christie Brinkley turned heads when she unveiled a more mature look in New York City. Alexa admitted to a nose job in 2010, but it looks like she didn't stop at rhinoplasty. She showed off a few more enhancements before her performance. For more shocking celebrity transformations, click here.

Alexa Ray Joel collapsed on stage during her sold-out show at Café Carlyle in New York City on Saturday night.

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NEW YORK – The New York Times' assistant managing editor for photography says the paper's sweep of the photo categories in this year's Pulitzer Prizes shows "the breadth and scope" of their work.

Tyler Hicks won for his vivid breaking news coverage of a militant attack on a mall in Kenya. Josh Haner won for feature photography for a photo essay on Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs last year in the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Taxpayers are about to give the federal government a big, fat Easter egg -- more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax revenue that the government technically doesn't deserve. 

At issue is refund money that has been sitting in the federal coffers since the 2010 tax year, but that no one has claimed. 

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In total, $760 million is owed to 918,600 people.

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