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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2008, file photo, New York Cardinal Edward Egan, center, joins candidates Sens. John McCain, left, and Barack Obama at the 63rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Foundation Dinner in New York. Egan, the former archbishop of New York, died, Thursday, March 5, 2015, of cardiac arrest in New York. He was 82. (AP Photo/Andrew Theodorakis, Pool, File) (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK – Cardinal Edward Egan played a prominent role in New York City after the Sept.

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NEW YORK – Men and women are gathering at the United Nations to mark International Women's Day with a march to Times Square.

On Sunday, they're joining voices around the world demanding equality for the gender that traditionally is paid less for work and often has a smaller voice in policy decisions.

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U.N. officials say much has been achieved under the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, signed by 189 governments in 1995 as a pledge for realizing women's rights.

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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, inmates walk in a cell block at Coxsackie Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, N.Y. T.J. Parsell, a 54-year-old activist and filmmaker, who as a 17-year-old inmate was raped on his first day behind bars, has just completed videos instructing newcomers to New York state prisons on how to protect themselves from sexual assaults. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) (The Associated Press)

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HOBOKEN, N.J. – A homeless man set himself on fire in the middle of a city street near where hundreds of revelers were hopping bar to bar for an annual St. Patrick's pub crawl on Saturday night, police said.

Hoboken police received a call about 11 p.m. that a man was trying to set himself on fire and found him with is jacket ablaze, Chief Kenneth Ferrante told NJ.com. Officers shouted for him to get to the ground so they could extinguish it, but he refused.

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July 17, 2014. Katie Couric arrives for the premiere of the Woody Allen film "Magic in the Moonlight" in New York. (Reuters)

Despite all the rumors about Katie Couric returning to NBC, network sources tell The New York Post, “Katie is not welcome back at the ‘Today’ show.”

The newspaper was told that Couric is angling for a return to NBC now that it’s been announced that former boss Andrew Lack, who helped make her a star at “Today,” will be back as chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.

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Feb. 18, 2015: Image taken from Glen Rock Savings Bank surveillance video and downloaded from the Glen Rock Police Department Facebook page, shows a person in a pink wig robbing the Glen Rock Savings Bank in Glen Rock, N.J. (AP)

NEWARK, N.J. – A suburban New York woman drove her father's Porsche to New Jersey, donned a bright red wig and used a paintball gun to rob a bank of more than $100,000 that she may have taken to Atlantic City, the U.S.

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happyby Jim Brown

Bayou State residents are well aware that Louisiana is a pleasant place to live.  Some would sarcastically say that we are fat, dumb, and happy down here in the deepest of the deep southern states.  The state motto is, after all, Laissez les bons temps rouler.  For you out of staters, that’s pronounced Lay say lay bohn tohn roo lay, and means “let the good time roll.”  So it should be no surprise to the locals that in a survey of 100 cities listed as the happiest, and published by the U. S. National Bureau of Economic Research, Louisiana walked away with the top rankings. 

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cheezIn a victory for average citizens and the concept of freedom of individual choice, a judge ruled that Mayor Bloomberg’s ridiculous ban on large sugary beverages is illegal.

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nannyThe nagging nanny of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is at it again, engaging in his favorite activity, telling his citizens what they can consume.

 

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