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  1. oscars 2019
    You Can Now Wager on the Academy Awards — LegallyWant to sink your savings on the long-shot chance that Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Picture? Now’s your chance.
  2. funraising
    Obama Campaign Hauls in ‘More Than $150 Million’ in SeptemberBut just how much more?
  3. stand clear of the closing doors
    Majority of Subway Announcements Clear, AccurateStand clear of the unruly passengers.
  4. scary things
    Meningitis Outbreak May Have Reached 23 StatesThe five deaths have occurred in Tennessee, Virginia, and Maryland.
  5. stand clear of the exotic pets
    Just an Alligator Wandering Around a Long Island Supermarket Parking LotWhat’s the deal with all these gators?
  6. time mismanagement
    Inspector Says LIRR Repair Crews Did Whole Lot of Nothing, Got Paid a LotWorking on the railroad the system.
  7. jenga!
    Romney Family Plays Jenga Before Debate, Has a BlastA game of physical and mental skill.
  8. joetorious
    Biden’s Air Force Two Aborts Two Landings on Tuesday“Good luck getting home.”
  9. really?
    Seinfeld Has Really Strong Feelings About Use of ‘Really’A comedian, a critic, and a word.
  10. stand clear of the exotic pets
    No, You Can’t Keep a Pet Alligator in the CityThe gator “didn’t look very good.”
  11. bad teacher
    Ex-Teacher Rebuked for Having Students Send Christmas Cards to Prison InmateThe man was charged with possessing child pornography in 2008.
  12. accidents
    Dozens Injured in California Amtrak DerailmentA big rig hit a passenger train about 200 miles north of Los Angeles.
  13. sad things
    Connecticut Man Shoots and Kills Apparent Intruder Who Happened to Be His SonA horrible turn of events.
  14. obama phone
    The Curious Case of the ‘Obama Phone’ VideoLimbaugh: “These are the 47 percent.”
  15. Netanyahu’s Press Corps Rescued After SUV Stalls in TunnelBlame the U.S. Secret Service.
  16. Canadian Radio Duo Prank Calls U.N. ChiefFrom the guys who brought us the Sarah Palin 2008 prank call.
  17. early and awkward
    Obama Attributes Speech Flub to Inner RomneyBlame it on Mitt.
  18. equal rites
    Ousted Pro-Gay GOP Senator May Run Independent“You should not be left to stand alone now.”
  19. marijuana
    Barney Frank Once Had a Pot Brownie and It Made Him ‘Sleepy’It’s a sleep aid.
  20. cold case
    Police to Search for Jimmy Hoffa’s Remains Under Suburban Detroit DrivewayA man dying of cancer contacted police with information.
  21. metaphors
    Donald Trump’s Bronx Golf Course Is Alarmingly GassyMethane meets money.
  22. stuck in the mittle
    Romney Is a Sports Fan and His Twitter Feed Proves It [Updated]Romney loves him some golf.
  23. campaign 2012
    Heilemann on Hardball: Bill Clinton Almost Like Obama Running Mate“You now see him almost like a running mate if you look at the Obama ads.”
  24. i-stolen
    There’s an Even Better Chance This Year That Your iProduct Will Get StolenThe only downside of owning an Apple product is not owning it anymore.
  25. international affairs
    Ahmadinejad Condemns Extremism, Says U.S. Armed Forces Encourage It“Some of the behaviors of the U.S. in our region encourages extremism.”
  26. not-so-green party
    Former Roseanne Staffer Claims Campaign Stiffed HerShe rejected a settlement offer.
  27. scary things
    Deranged Passenger Stabs MTA Bus Driver With Syringe “You don’t know if it’s an infected needle … “
  28. early and awkward
    New Romney Ad Uses Pelosi’s Alleged Obama Speakerphone Muting Woodward said, Nancy said.
  29. Cat Goes to Vet for Flea Bath, Gets EuthanizedRest in peace, Lady.
  30. twitterror
    Microsoft Employee Zings Ann Coulter on TwitterDelete!
  31. poverty
    As Poverty in City Grows, So Does Gap Between Rich and PoorUp almost a full percentage point from last year.
  32. disturbing things
    Police Find Cremated Remains of 56 in Ohio House of Horrors“It was one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen.”
  33. hostage situations
    Watch the NYPD Conduct Hostage Rescue Drill at the Boardwalk Empire SetGet down! Get down!
  34. this time a puppies post about puppies!!
    Hey Honey, Is That Our Puppy on Craigslist? Not cool.
  35. todd achin'
    Newt Gingrich to Support Todd Akin at Fund-raiser Next WeekGingrich came to Akin’s defense after Karl Rove called for Akin’s head.
  36. crimes and misdemeanors
    Robbers Beat Laundromat Worker With Stick During RobberyThey repeatedly punched him too.
  37. stuck in the mittle
    Romney Campaign Borrowed $20 Million in August, Has $11 Million DebtDebt? He’s got a bit.
  38. stand clear of the closing doors
    Straphanger Ponders Composition of Floodwater Drip From Midtown Station Ceiling“What kind of filth?”
  39. media
    Rich on Maddow: Fox News Risks Losing GOP SupportRepublicans will fight it out, whether or not Mitt Romney wins.
  40. the scream
    Edvard Munch’s The Scream to Go on Display at MoMAWe all scream for Munch’s ‘Scream.’
  41. feng shui
    Restaurant Boss Says Gays Would Ruin ‘Feng Shui’No rehearsal dinner for you.
  42. master debaters
    Stewart and O’Reilly to Have Heated Debate in ‘Air-Conditioned Auditorium’“The Rumble 2012.”
  43. ink-stained wretches
    Times’ Maureen Dowd Accused of Playing on Anti-Semitic StereotypesNot so, says the editorial page editor.
  44. stand clear of the closing doors
    Report: MTA Fares May Be Movin’ on UpQuarter a ride.
  45. international affairs
    Video Shows Panicked Libyans Pulling Fallen Ambassador From Locked Room“The man is alive. Move out of the way.”
  46. very alternative medicine
    Shady Butt Implant Business Lands Queens Woman in JailBut, your honor.
  47. come flyyyy with mitt
    Who Wants to Take a Ride on Romney Campaign Plane ‘Hair Force One’?All aboard!
  48. lady liberty
    Lady Liberty Interior Back Open for Business Next MonthIt reopens on October 28.
  49. crimes and misdemeanors
    Woman Thrown From Pier Near South Street Seaport After Sexual AssualtShe’s in serious condition with pelvis and leg injuries.
  50. oopsies
    DNC Accidentally Used Images of Russian Ships During Veterans TributeWhoops.
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