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Jun 18, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Saudi Arabia’s World Cup team lands safely after plane catches fire mid-flight

Despite the malfunction, the plane was able to land safely and no players were injured, the team said in a statement posted to Twitter.

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Jun 18, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Woman, 71, killed in Queens apartment blaze

“I hear a ‘boom’ about 2:30 a.m. I look out the window and I look for fireworks, because there had been some fireworks at the beach,” said Anthony Sama, who lives two floors above the victim. “The second explosion got me curious, like a ‘boom,’ not a gunshot. It was more like a cherry bomb or an ashcan from the old days.”

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Jun 18, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Mexican fans trigger ‘artificial’ earthquake celebrating World Cup stunner over Germany

After the upset, hordes of fans dressed in green converged around the iconic Angel of Independence monument, dancing and singing the country’s unofficial soccer anthem, “Cielito Lindo,” or “Pretty Little Sky.” Car horns blared and drums beat for hours after the match, which saw Germany, the top-ranked team in the world, see its hopes of repeating as champion put in doubt.

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Jun 18, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Two arrested over stabbing of U.S. Marine in Philippines

Maj. George Anikow, from Howell, N.J., had served in Afghanistan before moving to the Southeast Asian country with his wife, an American diplomat.

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Jun 18, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: At least three dead, more than 90 injured by powerful earthquake in Japan

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck shortly after 8 a.m. north of Osaka at a depth of about 13 kilometers (8 miles), the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The strongest shaking was north of Osaka, but the quake rattled large parts of western Japan, including Kyoto, the agency said.

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Jun 17, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Business owners hop surfboards to protest Rockaway Beach closings

“On the mayor’s end, he commissioned a study and it came back that there was no work needed. Evidently, there is work needed,” he said. “Now they’re going to close the beaches on us? It’s very, very unfair.”

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Jun 17, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Retrial of former state Senate boss Dean Skelos and son Adam will again examine strange father-son relationship

She noted that retrials are generally thought to favor the defense, which gets a full preview of the evidence. Prosecutors, however, also get a “dress rehearsal,” she said.

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Jun 17, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: On Father’s Day, remembering Jimmy Plummer, the real Mr. Met

“He actually thought he was my daddy, you know?,” says Darryl Strawberry. “He was so funny man. He used to come down to the clubhouse, he’d be walking through, he’d stop to look at me and say, ‘All right, step to the side, you know your daddy’s here.’ He’s like, ‘Who’s your daddy?’ Just the personality of Jimmy was just amazing at that time, and the connection he had with the players. From every player that probably knew him like we did, you just loved him.

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Jun 17, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: A whole lot of hot air: The de Blasio Big Oil lawsuit vs. reality on the ground

The hunt for villains to hold to account for our slow-motion cataclysm brought the city’s lawyers last week to Manhattan federal court to defend their legal claim that the fossil fuel companies BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell owe the people of New York amends for Hurricane Sandy and future fortifications.

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Jun 16, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Matt (Guitar) Murphy, notable blues guitarist, dead at 88

Murphy was born in Sunflower, Miss., in December 1929, and moved to Memphis as a toddler. As a teen, he became well-known in the Memphis blues scene with his brother Floyd.

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Jun 16, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Isola: Smart money says Kawhi Leonard lands with Lakers, but Celtics or Sixers could offer more

His shocking behavior was mostly given a pass because Leonard was always viewed as the quiet, unassuming professional who played for the lovable, small market Spurs and their gruff, left leaning, can-do-no-wrong head coach Gregg Popovich.

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Jun 16, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Harper: Yoenis Cespedes’ no-trade clause is backfiring, but here’s why Mets gave him one in the first place

And, after all, with the price they paid at a time when GMs were starting to shy away from overpaying for power, especially for players in their 30s, shouldn’t they have had the upper hand in negotiations?

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