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EXCLUSIVE: Achievement gap worsens for black, Hispanic students

Pro-charter school group Families for Excellent Schools found no black or Hispanic kids passed the standardized tests — based on the more stringent Common Core standards — at 90 schools with diverse student bodies.

Adoptive parents continue to get checks for cast-aside children

Hundreds of adoptive parents in New York City who've sent their children to live elsewhere continue to get monthly government subsidies of up to $1,700 per child. They can continue receiving the checks until the child turns 21 years old, unless they voluntarily give them up.

Revel Casino is latest Atlantic City resort to shut down

The $2.4 billion Revel Casino resort closed its hotel at 11 a.m. Monday. The casino was to close at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Anna Wintour gets lampooned on stage

Anna Wintour is going from Fashion Week front row to center stage — and she’s not looking her best.

‘Bitchin’ Rides,’ TV review

If great old cars are your favorite toy, then “Bitchin’ Rides” could become one of your favorite shows.

Look for Betsey Johnson, 73, and Tommy Chong, 76, on 'DWTS'

Get out the orthopedic shoes and Visine for season 19 of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars”!

Anchors could bring new era of network stability

With David Muir taking the anchor seat at “ABC World News” Tuesday, the pieces could be in place for another Big Three era in broadcast network nightly news.

G train's Greenpoint Tube back in service Tuesday

Starting in the morning, G trains will resume making all stops between the Long Island City-Court Square station and Nassau Ave. in Greenpoint, NYC Transit officials said Monday.

4 dead, 21 hurt in holiday gunplay

Gun violence across the five boroughs over Labor Day weekend claimed four lives and wounded at least 21 people, including a city cop, authorities said. After 15 people were shot over the first two days of the long weekend, 10 more were...Show More Summary

Lawsuit foiled when killer refuses to wave HIPPA rights

Stringent patient privacy laws scuttled a lawsuit against a doctor who supplied two drug addicts with prescription painkillers before they pulled a 2011 robbery of a Long Island pharmacy that resulted in the death of four people.

Marines, Navy sailors survive helicopter crash

A marine helicopter crashed in the Gulf of Aden, off Africa’s east coast, on Monday — but all 25 people on board survived, the Navy said.

Iran’s president wants restrictions removed from Internet usage

The president of the Islamic Republic urged the country’s clerics Monday to be more tolerant of the Internet and other “new” technologies.

With Dimitri Patterson gone, Jets focus on invastion of star QBs

The signing of Dimitri Patterson, questionable from the start, could not have gone any worse for the Jets. Yet, John Idzik says he has no regrets.

Raise funds for Brooklyn Bridge Park, without housing towers

As the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp. moves toward erecting housing towers on Pier 6 in the waterfront park, they are resisting a transparent financial analysis that would reveal maintenance and operations could be more than fully funded without building 31-story and 15-story buildings on what is already limited park space.

Curtis High School football player dies after collapsing on field

Miles Kirkland-Thomas, a 16-year-old defensive tackle who was set to start his junior year, was ordered to do wind sprints after showing up late for the Curtis High School varsity football team’s 9:30 a.m. practice, his father, Jamar Thomas, 44, told the Daily News.

Iraq will be a ‘grave’ for ISIS jihadists

Following a rare victory over ISIS, the outgoing Iraqi prime minister pledge Monday that his country will be a “big grave” for the Islamic jihadists.

Jimi Jamison dead at 63: Heart attack kills ‘Survivor’ lead singer

Jimi Jamison, the lead singer of arena rock band “Survivor,” has died of a heart attack at age 63, according to reports.

Queens' growing literary scene begins to blossom

Queens’ growing literary scene is starting to bear fruit, with a pair of high-profile page-turners set in the borough.

De Blasio family gets into spirit of West Indian Day Parade

Marching in a spectacle known for colorful and even outrageous costumes, Mayor de Blasio fit right in Monday. He turned up for the West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn wearing a loud short-sleeve, button-down, tribal print shirt that exposed an ample amount of chest hair.

Angelina Jolie stuns in wedding dress on cover of People magazine

It truly was a family affair. Wedding pictures of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt grace this week’s edition of People magazine, including a stunning full-length image of the graceful “Maleficent” actress from the ceremony in France.

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