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Advocates Say NYC’s Anti-Overdose Program Spends Too Much on Cops, Not Enough on Intervention

“The NYPD has had a long time to prove whether it can address the opioid epidemic, the overdose epidemic. It has not. It has failed. Now what we need to do is invest every dollar we can in public health.

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Christie’s Budget Could Divert $175M from Exxon Settlement

The lion’s share of a $225 million Exxon settlement could be diverted from cleanup efforts under a provision in Christie’s budget, according to an environmental group and a state lawmaker.

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Winners and Losers: Lawmakers Giveth; Lawmakers Taketh Away

Who’s up and who’s down in New Jersey politics.

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Jeff Bezos Crowdsources Philanthropic Plan Via the Troll-O-Sphere (AKA, Twitter)

CEO busts “The Ratio” as he asks for suggestions about where to give his money.

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Science Fiction Meets Reality With DARPA Experimental Spaceplane

Dubbed the “Phantom Express,” the robotic XS-1 is being developed by Boeing.

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Establishment Democrats Face an Army of Progressive Primary Challengers

An onslaught of Sanders backed candidates emerge on both the local and national levels.

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New York Conservative Party Blames Scalise Shooting on ‘Media Bully Fueled Hate’

“This is what media bully fueled hate looks like, not wedding cakes and 100-year-old statues.”

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Lyft Is the Tortoise, and Uber Is the Hare

Uber has made a big bet on autonomous vehicles, but Google, GM and Jaguar have made their bet on Lyft.

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Young Voters Have Spoken: Tories Must Scrap Tuition Fees

Young people can’t afford to buy homes, but they can set alarms to get up and vote.

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‘Doctor Who’ 10×9 Recap: Better Red Than Dead

Except for the rather provisional presence of Missy, the real overarching arc of this season of Doctor Who has to do with the evils and excesses of capitalism. Certainly a theme the show has touched on at various points before,

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Deborah Lippmann Is a Celeb Manicurist…And a Jazz Singer

Did you know that all of her nail polishes are named after songs?

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10 Stuntwomen Got In a Fight at Opening Ceremony’s First LA Show

But it was all for the spectacle.

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America Was ‘Not Normal’ Long Before Donald Trump Got Elected, Cory Booker Says

Cory Booker claimed the U.S.’s lack of federal gun control statutes and its huge prison population made it an aberration in the industrialized world long before Donald Trump’s victory last year.

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Winners and Losers: Guadagno vs. Murphy

Who’s up and who’s down in New Jersey politics.

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Brooklyn Rep Accuses Trump’s DHS Head of ‘Trying to Pull a Fast One’ on Haitian Refugees

“I think that Secretary Kelly is really obfuscating his authority. There is no doubt that under current law, the secretary of Homeland Security is endowed with the authority to provided Temporary Protected Status for individuals who are either in imminent

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NJ Legislature Takes Aim at Realistic Toy Guns

If passed, New Jersey will join a number of states nationwide who have already enacted similar bans on realistic toy weapons.

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New Study Shows Most Divorces Happen in These Two Months

Majority of filings occur outside of what sociologists call the ‘optimism cycle.’

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‘MTV Challenge: Champs vs. Pros’ Recap, Episode 4: A Cold Day in Hell

Nobody creates a wait-a-week cliffhanger better than those folks over at the Challenge.

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The Month in Weird: June’s Best Avant-Garde Concerts

It’s a packed few weeks for even the most complex of tastes.

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Bill de Blasio: Imperial Hypocrite

New York City mayor says everyone should cut down on carbon emissions—except him

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