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On Gay Marriage, Chris Christie Says Clerks Have to Do Their Job

Following the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision, Chris Christie said that he believes that the issue should have been decided by the people of each state rather than the court, but he has a responsibility to uphold the law. "I want to be clear, I don't agree with the way... More »

Malcolm Smith Gets 7 Years in Prison for Trying to Buy His Way Into the 2013 Mayoral Race

Think back a few Albany scandals and you may recall the tale of Malcolm Smith, the Democratic state senator from Queens who was caught making payments to city GOP leaders in an attempt to bribe his way onto the 2013 Republican mayoral ticket. Smith, who was briefly majority leader of... More »

Hardware-Store Owner Amends ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign to Make It ‘Nicer’

On Monday, a few days after last week's Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, Jeff Amyx put a sign that said "No Gays Allowed" on the door of his hardware store in Tennessee. On Tuesday night, he amended the sign slightly. It now reads, "We reserve the right to refuse service... More »

The Knicks Are Being Left Out of the Free-Agency Fun So Far

NBA teams can start negotiating with free agents today, and so far, the Knicks have been quiet. Because they have so many holes to fill, the Knicks had been linked to lots of players in recent days, but in the opening hours of free agency, they've so far watched defensive... More »

Manhattan’s Real-Estate Stalemate

It's been yet another record-breaking three months for Manhattan's real-estate market, according to brokerage reports released today. The average price of a Manhattan apartment is now $1.872 million, a new high.But behind all the headline-grabbing numbers — the Corcoran Group's survey also saw the median-price-per-square-foot set a new peak at... More »

The Justice Department Is Investigating Why Your Vacation Flights Cost So Much

Are you planning to fly somewhere for the Fourth of July weekend? Was your flight disappointingly expensive?  The Justice Department noticed. The Department has started a civil antitrust investigation into several yet-unnamed airlines. Investigators hope to find out whether these airlines let each other know about added flights and extra seats, in... More »

Everyone Is Taking Selfies in the White House Today

All millennials traveling to D.C. have been waiting for the day when they could immediately post to Facebook every moment of their White House Tour. Well, that day has officially arrived — First Lady Michelle Obama took to Instagram (where else) to announce that the White House is ending its... More »

Hillary Clinton Has Been Raising Record Amounts of Money

Hillary Clinton announced her fund-raising haul on Wednesday — and it's a record-breaker. Her campaign raised around $45 million from when her campaign began in April to the end of June. The final number may be higher — her campaign is still adding up last-minute donations — but she already... More »

Alleged Drug Dealer Specially Ordered ‘Keep Kids Drug Free’ License Plate

Two Long Island men were arrested last month for allegedly selling and delivering marijuana grown in California in New York. The 11 types of strains Brian Poole and Eric Gomez allegedly distributed included "Cheese," “Girl Scout Cookies,” and "Death Star." Police officers seized about $200,000 that Gomez was keeping in a child's backpack... More »

Guy Only Wanted Woman for Her Dog

If the "I'm worried about meeting a stalker-y weirdo" excuse for why you're not dating online is getting stale, here's a new one: You could meet a creep who steals your dog.  According to DNA Info, a woman in Bushwick met a guy on the apparently still-operating dating site Badoo,... More »

NYPD Fails to Notice Guy With Selfie Stick on Top of Brooklyn Bridge

David Karnauch, an engineering student from the University of Tennessee, posted a selfie on Instagram on Monday with the caption, "#newyorkcity #nyc #again #vscocam #gopro #goprophotography #adventureaddiction." The photo was taken on Sunday from on top of the Brooklyn Bridge, and NYPD officers didn't even notice he was up there, even though... More »

Why the Confederate Flag Fell So Suddenly

Within just a few days of Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murder of 9 African-American worshippers and clergy in Charleston’s historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church, a sea change appeared to be under way with regards to the Confederate flag — this after decades of tense and slow-moving debate about whether the symbol... More »

U.S. Embassy in Cuba Set to Reopen by the End of July

The United States and Cuba plan to restart diplomatic relations officially this month; embassies in Washington, D.C., and Havana are scheduled to reopen on or after July 20. President Obama announced last December that he wanted to thaw tensions between the two countries. The embassy in Havana hasn't been open... More »

Hero Woman Redefines ‘Natural Birthing Plan’

Last Thursday night, Amber Panghorn was driving to her parents' house in Northern California when she felt labor pains. She decided to take a shortcut, got lost in a million–acre national forest, ran out of gas, and didn’t have cell-phone service, so she delivered her baby by herself, in the... More »

Only Man Alive After Prison Break Insists He Was the Brains Behind the Operation

David Sweat is still recovering from gunshot wounds in Albany, and has spent all his free time telling stories about the three-week prison break — and the months of planning that went into it. Sweat — the only person alive who knows the whole story — insisted that he was... More »

Bad Weather Turns Girl Scouts White House Campout Into Conference-Room Campout

Nine times out of ten, if President Obama said, "What are you guys doing in my yard?" during a Tuesday evening, that would be a bad sign. When he's joking around with 50 Girl Scouts attending the first campout ever hosted on the White House lawn, it's the adorable exception. ... More »

Not-a-Feminist Kim Kardashian Endorses Hillary for President

Like all the guys you dated in college, Kim Kardashian just doesn't like labels. On Tuesday during an onstage interview at the prestigious Commonwealth Club of California with LaDoris Cordell, Northern California's first female black judge, Kardashian said a lot of people call her a feminist, but "I don't like... More »

A Day in the Life of Gayle King: 2 Jobs, 5 Outfits, and an Army’s Worth of Spanx

“Like everybody, you juggle, and you work it out,” says Gayle King, co-host of CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and editor-at-large of O: The Oprah Magazine, about the 18-to-20-hour workdays she often puts in. “I don’t get enough sleep — I wear the Jawbone Up band to tell me,... More »

Jean Nouvel Is a Master Without a Style

It’s Fashion Week on the Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, and a black-clad mountain of a man lumbers through a hotel lobby full of preening gazelles. His long coat sweeps a Champagne flute off a coffee table and into a young woman’s lap. He makes vague blotting motions, as if he... More »

Greece Misses IMF Payment, Takes Another Step Toward Economic Ruin

Greece passed a terrible milestone on Tuesday when it became the first developed country to miss a debt payment to the International Monetary Fund. As the New York Times explains, technically missing the €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) payment put Greece in arrears, but effectively it's a default. That puts Greece... More »

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