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NYC slumlords ripped for putting homeless in raccoon-filled hotel

A Brooklyn nonprofit run by double-dipping twins has raked in millions of dollars housing homeless families in a dilapidated hotel where residents languish for years — and nature’s ring-tailed bandits run wild, whistleblowers say. LCG Community Services collects about $4,500 a month from the Department of Homeless ...

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New York Aquarium’s newest exhibit really bites

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Syria war: OPCW says chlorine used in February attack

Image copyright AFP Image caption People bought to hospitals after February’s attack in Saraqeb suffered breathing problems The global chemical weapons watchdog has said chlorine is likely to have been used in an attack on a rebel-held town in northern Syria in February. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical ...

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Novartis’ top lawyer resigns over payments to Michael Cohen

The top lawyer for drugmaker Novartis said he’ll step down after hiring Trump fixer Michael Cohen’s Essential Consultants as an adviser last year. Felix Ehrat, general counsel for the Swiss drugmaker, noted in a statement Wednesday that the company’s $1.2 million agreement was “legally in order,” but ...

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Family still homeless weeks after roof collapse at NYCHA home

A ceiling collapse in her decaying apartment was just the latest and largest problem ignored by NYCHA officials, an aggravated Brooklyn mother said Tuesday. Mold, mildew and an infestation of cockroaches are among the myriad reasons Princess Morris’ home was barely livable even before the May 6 collapse ...

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North Korea says Kim-Trump summit is at risk

North Korea has threatened to cancel the planned summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un scheduled for June 12 in Singapore, saying the US should carefully consider the fate of the upcoming meeting, in view of what it calls “provocative military disturbances with South Korea,” North Korea’s state ...

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