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Judge orders owner to forfeit landmark home once occupied by Revolutionary War general

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:35
A judge has ordered the owner of the Manee-Seguine Homestead, a centuries-old South Shore landmark that has fallen into near-grave disrepair, to turn over the historic property to the city. Frank Donnelly | fdonnelly@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/sifdonnelly/index.html
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DNC Chair Tom Perez Implies It Will Take a King to Make Medicare for All a Reality

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 18:00
Democratic Party claims to support universal health care but refuses to support policy that would provide it.
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PSA: You Should Be Watching ‘Call the Midwife’ on Netflix

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:54
Hello, my fellow Anglophiles! Do you, like me, fantasize about moving to Kate Winslet's cottage from The Holiday? Do you daydream about marrying Prince Harry, mostly so you get a chance to wear gorgeous Chanel suits? Do you salivate at the thought of homemade jam and clotted cream?
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Watching This Guy Break the Plinko Record on ‘The Price Is Right’ Is Pure Bliss

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:37
On his third Plinko drop, Ryan's soul had completely left his body.
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Staten Island Zoo gets city funding boost

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:34
The city increased funding for the Staten Island Zoo. Anna Sanders | asanders@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/annasanders/index.html
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NJ Gov Race: Guadagno Rises, Murphy Protects His Lead

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:10
Among likely voters, Guadagno is at 37 percent in the Republican race and Murphy at 34 percent with Democrats.
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Talib Kweli on Acknowledging Our Privileges and Curbing Racist Mentalities

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 17:00
Famed rapper talks tackling trolls on and off Twitter
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What Does James Franco Smell Like?

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:45
The actor is the face of Coach's new cologne, which won't be debuted until September.
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NYPD touts gun seizure in West Brighton

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:36
The 120th Precinct Tweeted about the incident Thursday. Mira Wassef | mwassef@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/mwassef/index.html
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Ocean County Man Involved in Turkish Embassy Violence, Report Says

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:27
The New Jersey businessman has not been charged with wrongdoing.
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As rain continues, Staten Island streets take on water

SI Live: Breaking News - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:18
Here we go again? With rain in forecast for most of Thursday, flooding could be an issue. Maura Grunlund | grunlund@siadvance.com http://connect.silive.com/user/mgrunlun/index.html
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Helen Mirren’s Tulane Graduation Speech Was Entirely Original

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:16
Dame Mirren eschewed the typical graduation truisms for talk about tattoo and Hell's Angels.
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Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Have Big Plans in the Works

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:07
The actors are at a major relationship milestone
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Watch the Trailer for ‘Young Sheldon’ if You Need Something to Be Annoyed at Today

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 16:03
Meet Sheldon: he's 9 years old and he's a little shit.
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Cannes Film Festival Dispatches Part 4: ‘Carne y Arena’ VR Short Leaves You Shaken

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:59
"I’m sorry, I know audiences want different experiences, but great filmmakers don’t need that gimmick." - Spike Lee on 'Carnes y Arena.'
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The GOP Candidate Who Assaulted a Reporter Has a Really Weird, Gross Twitter Account

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:51
Could Greg Gianforte's pictures of sausage, venison and mutton busters offer a clue about why he attacked The Guardian's Ben Jacobs?
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‘Real Housewives of NYC’ Recap 9×08: Return of the Bezerkshires

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:41
Dorinda tries to "make it nice" by dragging the women to the Berkshires for a birthday that's already turning into an unmitigated disaster.
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We Tasted a Bunch of New Summer Beers to Find Out Which Is the Best

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:36
Will Sam Adams, Blue Moon or Shock Top take the crown?
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Is Even Better Without CGI

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32
Since the live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast' came to theaters last February, it's been become beloved by fans worldwide, grossing over $1.2 billion and claiming the spot of the 10th highest-grossing film of all time, just behind 'Frozen' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2.' But imagine how much more money it would have made if instead of turning Dan Stevens into a water buffalo-like beast, they had left him in stilts and a skin-tight gray motion-capture suit with fake beefy thighs.
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‘Inside the FBI: New York’ Is Scary but Necessary, Says EP

NY Observer - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 15:32
'Inside the FBI: New York' follows the agency and its various units as they deal with various crimes and criminals.
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