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Jun 8, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: SEE IT: Michael Irvin on Donald Trump asking for NFL players’ pardon recommendations: ‘Are you joking?’

Trump, all of a sudden infatuated with the idea of granting pardons, even suggested doing so for Muhammad Ali, even though the legendary boxer’s infamous conviction for refusing to report to military duty in the Vietnam War was overturned by the Supreme Court over 40 years ago.

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Jun 8, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Patriots WR Julian Edelman issues statement on four-game PED suspension: ‘I don’t know what happened’

“I am very sorry – I don’t know what happened,” he wrote. “I’ve taken many, many tests obviously over the course of my career, and nothing like this has ever happened. I apologize to the Kraft family, my coaches, teammates and fans. As this matter is being appealed, I can’t say anymore (sic) but no matter what, I will be ready to play and pursue another championship with our team and for Patriots fans around the world.”

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Jun 8, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: President Trump floats pardoning boxing great Muhammad Ali of conviction overturned nearly 50 years ago

Earlier this week, Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, a woman serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense whose cause was championed last week by Kim Kardashian West during a visit to the Oval Office. Johnson, 63, was convicted and sentenced to life without parole in 1996 for her role in a cocaine-trafficking operation in Tennessee.

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Jun 8, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Off-duty NYPD police officer pulls knife on fellow motorist during bout of road rage in Queens

Emel Lyndl Alegre, 34, was arrested after a war of words with another driver escalated to violence around 2 a.m., according to authorities.

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Jun 8, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Retiring Yellowstone boss claims Trump administration trying to nudge him out early

A Native American reservation had requested the bison be moved there, and Wenk told the station he believed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, a Montana native, understood the relocation.

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Jun 7, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Alia Shawkat regrets not defending ‘Arrested Development’ co-star Jessica Walter — ‘Women’s voices need to be heard’

“This is a family and families, you know, have love, laughter, arguments — again, not to belittle it, but a lot of stuff happens in 15 years,” Bateman told the Times.

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Jun 7, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: City Council is ‘nowhere close’ to passing bill letting de Blasio raise cash for legal bills, Speaker Corey Johnson says

“The mayor has asked me about it, but I’ve said the same thing which is we’re going through a process, we have to have conversations and we haven’t done it yet,” he said.

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Jun 7, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: History of the Belmont: On the 150th anniversary of the Stakes, we look back through the years

This weekend, they’ll race the Belmont Stakes for the 150th time and after all these years, the actual stakes remain high with yet another horse, Justify, arriving in Elmont with Triple Crown dreams. That’s the essence of Belmont lore, the longest and oldest of the racing majors, the final, finicky leg of the Triple Crown that’s coronated racing kings the likes of Whirlaway, Citation, Secretariat and Affirmed, but with even more frequency, Belmont’s mammoth, sandy track has swallowed the stalled bids of so many other would-be champions.

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Jun 7, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Ex-firefighter suing FDNY over discrimination, says Bravest bullying gave him PTSD

According to him, once his secret was out, plastic cockroaches began popping in his locker, his car and his bunker gear. When he found the first one — on his deodorant — Rivera suffered a full-blown panic attack at work, he says.

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Jun 6, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Trump claims Coast Guard had to rescue people who ‘went out in their boats’ to watch Hurricane Harvey

The commander-in-chief praised the military branch’s response to the August 2017 storm, which pummeled southeast Texas, claiming service members rescued 16,000 people — but gave a puzzling explanation why the number was so high.

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Jun 6, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: Ackert: Nothing is going right for Mets, who are simply worn down from all the losing

Jay Bruce, the slugger the Mets signed to a three-year, -million deal, is hitting .233 with three homers — none at Citi Field — and 15 RBI in 56 games this year. Michael Conforto, who was an All-Star with 27 homers last year, is hitting .228 with seven homers and 16 RBI in 49 games.

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Jun 6, 2018
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BRONX NEWS: David Spade says his sister-in-law Kate Spade could ‘make me laugh so hard’

The iconic designer was found dead of an apparent suicide inside her Park Ave. apartment Monday morning. Spade, 55, hanged herself with a scar, police sources said.

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