Editorial: NYS should review prosecution of juveniles

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When New York decided in 1962 that anyone older than 15 charged with a crime should be prosecuted as an adult, the law was supposed to be temporary. The State Legislature was to revisit the standard at some point and, with the benefit of research and experience, determine the most reasonable age of criminal responsibility.

Half a century later, New York and North Carolina are the only states...

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NYPD Confidential: Mayor put Bill Bratton in a tough spot with phone call

Mayor Bill de Blasio declared "end of story"

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton was not notified of Mayor Bill de Blasio's midnight call to a deputy chief, inquiring about the arrest of a prominent black minister and supporter, until 6:30 a.m. the next day.

That means nearly seven hours passed from the time de Blasio called Kim Royster, the commanding officer of the police public information office, to ask about the arrest of Bishop Orlando...

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A little TMI from Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters attends a Broadway opening on November

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Barbara Walters has an unusual definition of selfie.

During a lighthearted discussion about a certain type of vibrating sex toy on yesterday's episode of "The View," Walters shared some private details, to say the least.

She's owned one for years.

And "you know what it's called?" she asked as the rest of her co-hosts laughed. "It's called selfie." It's not the first time Walters,...

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The evolution of Justin Timberlake

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Justin Timberlake has always been a hot ticket at Madison Square Garden. But even JT fans who have been unable to land tickets to see him live have likely caught one of his shows at the arena: When he was a member of 'N Sync, their "No Strings Attached" tour was captured in the 2000 DVD "Live from Madison Square Garden," while JT's 2007 MSG show on the "FutureSex/LoveShow" tour also made it to home...

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Yanks hitting coach irked by Cano's lack of hustle

Robinson Cano signed with the Mariners during the

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No matter how hard Robinson Cano worked in other areas of his game, Yankees' hitting coach Kevin Long is still bothered by the fact that his former second baseman continuously jogged to first base on routine ground balls.

"If somebody told me I was a dog, I'd have to fix that," Long told the Daily News. "When you choose not to, you leave yourself open to taking heat, and that's your fault....

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Knicks reportedly eye possible deals for Lowry, Teague

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With the NBA trade deadline at 3 p.m. Thursday, the Knicks reportedly are still trying to upgrade the point guard position and are interested in the Raptors' Kyle Lowry and the Hawks' Jeff Teague, according to ESPN.

The Knicks and Raptors discussed a deal for Lowry earlier in the season, but the Knicks balked at the idea of giving up a first-round draft pick. ESPN reported that the Knicks...

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NYC running group to support Russia's LGBT community

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Forget marathons — these New Yorkers are running all the way to Moscow, sort of.

Since Jan. 25, Front Runners New York, an LGBT running group, has been hitting the streets to support those in Russia who are coping with anti-gay laws and violence.

Timed to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Front Runners’ original plan was to collectively run 4,664 miles, the distance between...

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Police seek suspects in robbery, assault

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The NYPD Monday released surveillance video of four teens accused of robbing a 74-year-old man in Brownsville and sending him to the hospital.

The victim was attacked near his apartment in the Van Wycks Houses on Saturday at 4:50 p.m. He was hit in the back of the head with an unknown object andhis wallet, containing $150 and credit cards, was stolen. The surveillance video shows the four...

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Get out of the city with these five easy winter getaways

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Itching to get out of the city for just a bit this winter? Here are five local spots that are close enough for even a day trip if you don't feel like spending the night.

1. Philadelphia, PADistance: About 1.5 hours

The City of Brotherly Love is an appropriate place to visit this time of year. Check out Independence National Historical Park, site of Independence Hall, where the Declaration...

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New Yorkers are burning for legal weed

A majority of Americans now favor legalizing marijuana.

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New Yorkers say it is high time for the state to legalize medical marijuana and personal possession of weed, according to a poll released Monday.

A Quinnipiac University poll said 88% of New York state voters want medical marijuana legal and 57% support adults being allowed to possess a small amount of weed for recreational use.

"Medical marijuana is a no-brainer for New York State voters,...

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