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New York City Plans To Eliminate Bail For Low-Level Or Non-Violent Suspects

AP | Jade Walker | July 8, 2015 | Crime
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex. The $18 million city plan, detailed to The Associated Press...

Meow! Handsome Fellows Pose With Cute Pets To Raise Adoption Awareness

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | July 7, 2015 | Good News
It was hard work, picking the models for this year's Tails of NYC RescueMen calendar -- which features 12 fetching Big Apple animal lovers posing with their real-life pets. Organizers Felicia Greenfield and Jen Halpern -- both of whom work in the entertainment...

'My Mother Told Me Never To Marry A Black Woman': How Race Works In The Dominican Republic

Roque Planas | July 7, 2015 | World
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Like most Dominicans, Roque Feliz has skin that, while dark, is not quite what his countrymen would call "black." A heavyset man with full lips and close-cropped gray hair, Feliz says his mother told him never to marry a black woman, even though his father...

Cuomo Signs Affirmative Consent College Sexual Assault Bill Into Law

Reuters | Reuters | July 7, 2015 | College
NEW YORK, July 7 (Reuters) - Legislation requiring universities in New York state to adopt a uniform affirmative sexual consent policy was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday. The so-called "yes means yes" standard defines sexual consent between people as an affirmative, conscious and voluntary understanding to engage in...

Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | July 7, 2015 | Politics
Faith is important to former President Jimmy Carter, and he writes about it extensively in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety. But his religious beliefs don't keep him from supporting every American's right to marry the person they love. HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill asked...

Jimmy Carter Joins HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | July 7, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter joins us to recount his journey from Georgia farmer to 39th President of the United States, detailed in his new memoir A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety.

Teen Trespasses On Abandoned 'OITNB' Set, Show Has Great Response

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | July 6, 2015 | Teen
A Netflix binge just wasn’t enough for this "Orange Is The New Black" fan. Samantha Gardella from Monroe, N.Y., wanted something more, so she visited the set of the Netflix original series. The idea came after Samantha noticed a tweet from a local radio station explaining that scenes...

Girl And Guy Prank Complete Strangers With Some Extreme PDA

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 6, 2015 | Comedy
Definitely putting the P in PDA. Farah Brook, the comedian who went around Grand Central Station trying to kiss total strangers, is back with a new video, this time showcasing some very public displays of affection to a lot of unsuspecting New Yorkers. In honor of International Kissing Day, Brook and a guy friend innocently asked total strangers to take a picture of them. The couple then proceeded to get extremely affectionate while the stranger looked on, unsure of what to do next. Eventually, some strangers just simply walk away, awkwardly (and hilariously) laying the camera down on the ground, while Brook and the guy continue to go at it. Also on...

Writer Infiltrates Bizarre World Of Times Square Costumed Characters | David Moye | July 6, 2015 | Weird News
Times Square is a strange place to be, especially when you're surrounded by costumed characters trying to scam tips off you. Brobible writer Brandon Cohen went undercover as a rat to see what he could weasel out of them.

Retired FDNY Firefighter Who Responded To 9/11 Attacks Wins $5 Million Lottery

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | July 6, 2015 | Good News
A Sept. 11 first responder just had an incredible stroke of luck. Carmelo Mercado, a 63-year-old who lives in Orange County, New York, and was one of the firefighters who responded on Sept. 11, recently won a $5 million jackpot from a Cash X100 New York Lottery...

Chris Christie Slams Rand Paul For Making The Country 'Weaker'

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | July 7, 2015 | Politics
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) went after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Monday, accusing him of making the country "weaker" on national security. “In town hall meetings, people are really worried about ISIS, they're really worried about the threat of terrorism," said Christie during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning...

How To Defend Yourself Against A Shark Week Fan, Because They're Convo-Killing Machines

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | July 6, 2015 | Comedy
Da-dum ... da-dum ... Shark Week is here again -- and for us non-Shark Week folk, that means suffering through a week of people yammering on and on about how awesome Shark Week is. And it potentially means the death of thousands of otherwise rich and lively conversations about anything...

How The New York Public Library Is Bridging The Digital Divide

The Huffington Post | James Thilman | July 8, 2015 | Arts
  The 11th annual Aspen Ideas Festival drew impressive crowds to the picturesque Colorado mountain town in late June, inspiring audiences to “indulge in their curiosity.” In a conversation with The Huffington Post's editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington, New York Public Library president and CEO Tony Marx spoke to the digital...

Why Republican Presidential Candidates Are Afraid To Bash Donald Trump

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | July 6, 2015 | HuffPost Live 321
Donald Trump's controversial comments about immigrants may have cost him his relationship with NBC, but he's up in the polls and is quickly becoming a unique challenge for other Republican presidential hopefuls. HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani discussed the quandary of how to deal with...

'Dogs Of New York' Celebrates The Paws-itive Bond Between Humans And Their Pups

Arin Greenwood | July 6, 2015 | Good News
There are more than half a million dogs in New York City, and for two years now, Kim Wolf has documented as many of them as she possibly can. Through her project, Dogs Of New York -- inspired by the series Humans of New York -- Wolf travels...

Who Said It: Donald Trump Or Derek Vinyard?

Paul Vale | July 6, 2015 | UK
Donald Trump's outspoken views on immigration have caused a backlash in the US, with brands, broadcasters and celebrities rounding on the Republican presidential candidate. But how well do you know your Trumpisms? We’ve contrasted a few of the hay-topped tycoon’s remarks with those of...

Matt Stonie Wins Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Michael McLaughlin | July 4, 2015 | Weird News
Matt "Megatoad" Stonie won the 2015 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest by beating out eight-time defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut in the annual event on Saturday. Stonie ate 62 franks and buns in 10 minutes, two more than Chestnut consumed in the Coney Island tradition,...

U.S. Marks July Fourth Amid Worries Over Security, Sharks, Wildfires

Reuters | July 4, 2015 | Politics
NEW YORK, July 4 (Reuters) - Millions of Americans on Saturday gathered for Independence Day parades, picnics and hotdog eating competitions, defying worries over possible security threats and the danger of wildfires in the West. Rainy weather on the East Coast didn't dampen the spirits of celebrants decked out in...

If Mexicans Toasted The 4th Of July The Way Americans Toast Cinco De Mayo

Andy McDonald | July 3, 2015 | Comedy
Official beverage of America: Natural Light. Every year on the 5th of May, Americans consume tacos and tequila in honor of -- wait, what is it for? ... oh, really? -- Mexico's military victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. If you're of Mexican descent, you've probably grown a...

How City Living May Be Harming Your Mental Health, And What You Can Do About It

Carolyn Gregoire | July 3, 2015 | Science
City life can take a serious toll on your mental health. Research has shown that urban dwellers are more likely to suffer from chronic stress and mental illness, particularly depression. But according to new research, the antidote to those city blues could be as simple as a...
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