Kings of Leon deep cuts

Kings of Leon

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Kings of Leon are infamous for playing deep set lists full of rarities ... and hating you for only wanting to hear "Sex on Fire." During a recent interview with Shortlist.com just before the release of their sixth studio album "Mechanical Bull," the band waxed poetic on how they've come to accept fans shelling out good money just to hear the hits:

"We'd play some of our deeper-cut songs --...

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Yankees introduce Masahiro Tanaka to the Bronx

The Yankees introduced pitcher Masahiro Tanaka at a

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The Yankees introduced the final piece of their $465-million offseason Tuesday, unveiling pitcher Masahiro Tanaka at a news conference that featured nearly 200 media members, the most since the team introduced Hideki Matsui in 2003.

General manager Brian Cashman started the news conference by bluntly stating, "This is big."

After describing how the Yankees extensively scouted Tanaka...

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Tom Brokaw reveals cancer diagnosis

Tom Brokaw

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Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday that he is fighting cancer.

The 74-year-old former "NBC Nightly News" anchor revealed on the network's blog that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August. Although Brokaw said he was keeping details about his disease private among his family, he said the prognosis is positive.

"With the exceptional...

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Deron frustrated by nagging injuries

Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams grimaces after going down

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Nets point guard Deron Williams called the last two seasons "frustrating," according to ESPN.

Williams has battled various injuries and has played in just 33 of Brooklyn's 49 games this season due to ankle problems. The three-time All-Star will watch this year's game from his couch.

"I just want to get healthy again, man," Williams told ESPN. "If I get healthy, I know what can happen....

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Rebel riders get creative to address subway nuisances

A group called the Efficient Passenger Project posted

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Among the throngs of riders who handle subway nuisances in silence, there are those who act on their own to fix transit transgressions.

Over the years, riders have seen plenty of phony MTA signs and advisories giving advice of variable usefulness. The latest have popped on L train platforms between the Third Avenue and Myrtle-Wyckoff stations identifying the best spot to transfer to the No....

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Zimmerman: Snowed by our penchant for automobiles

A woman crosses a street after an overnight

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'The evil snow is upon us." So wrote New York lawyer and diarist George Templeton Strong in December 1879, describing a huge storm. Teams of horses pulled plows through the snow, piled high along the sidewalks, and city dwellers struggled to move about.

In the future, Strong imagined, things would be better. "A century hence cities will be put under glass," he predicted, "and New York will...

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Selena Gomez speaks out after rehab revelation

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Selena Gomez has broken her silence following last week's revelation that she spent time in rehab in January.

Late Monday night, the 21-year-old posted a smiling photo of herself on a boat with a caption that appeared to address her two-week stay in an Arizona treatment facility.

"I've done everything I could to the best of my ability. Thank you for the unconditional love and cyber hugs....

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Scorsese, DiCaprio retrospective at Ziegfeld Theater

Martin Scorsese, right, on the set of "The

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Peanut butter and jelly. Ham and cheese. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Some things just go well together.

Help celebrate a fruitful cinematic collaboration at a film retrospective of the works of Scorsese and DiCaprio with screenings Thursday and Friday, as well as a Q&A Thursday with DiCaprio, film editor Thelma Schoonmaker and writer Terence Winter before a screening of "The...

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New Jersey teen found dead in midtown hotel, an apparent suicide

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An 18-year-old New Jersey woman was found dead in her room at The Bryant Park Hotel in midtown Tuesday afternoon, an apparent suicide.

Rowen Altenburger, who lived in Short Hills, N.J., was discovered with a bag over her head after her mother called the hotel and asked staff to check on her, police said. Prescription medications and a suicide note were found at the scene, police said. "She...

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Charles Soule dishes on the many, many comics he writes

A panel from "Superman/Wonder Woman" No. 5

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Practicing law is certainly time-consuming.

Practicing law while also writing seven monthly comics featuring the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman and She-Hulk seems like an unwieldy task, but that's the current workload for Brooklynite Charles Soule.

"I think [it's] because they're so different that I'm able to do it," Soule says. "If all were a weird horror book or a superhero romance...

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