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This ISIS backer didn’t deserve the court’s mercy

Outrageous but true: An ISIS backer known to have been actively planning an attack on New York City stabs an FBI agent . . . and gets just 17 years behind bars. Fareed Mumuni, a 23-year-old ISIS wannabe, faced up to 100 years in prison …

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The online ‘incel’ culture is real – and dangerous

Hours before Alek Minassian drove a rented van onto a crowd in Toronto and killed 10 people, police say, a Facebook account linked to him announced, “The Incel Rebellion has already begun!” It praised “Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger,” a 22-year-old who killed six people in …

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A vital glimpse into the darkest of suns

As the museum of human nature, a k a the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, marks its 25th anniversary, it continues to receive artifacts, such as a letter handwritten on a yellow scrap of paper. It was donated to the museum by Frank Grunwald, 85, …

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The Korean ‘peace’ trap, teachers are not underpaid and other comments

Foreign desk: Beware the Korean Peace Trap The leaders of the two Koreas met Friday and agreed in principle to end their decades-old state of war and “denuclearize” their peninsula. So what’s not to like? Plenty, says Bloomberg’s Eli Lake. Take their communique on nukes: …

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America might just need more celebrity presidents

Kanye West is back in the news cycle. Or, rather, he’s dominating the news cycle. Related: Five albums he’s involved with are due for release in the next six weeks. The last time the rap star generated so much attention for himself was after his …

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Judges who join the #Resistance are trouble for our legal system

There’s a lawlessness rampant in the land, but it isn’t emanating from the Trump administration. The source is federal judges who are making a mockery of their profession by twisting the law to block the Trump administration’s immigration priorities. If the judges get their way, …

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How we can address some of NYCHA’s horrors

The most remarkable facet of the uproar about the condition of New York City’s public housing isn’t the outrage at the lack of heat in winter or its failure to test for lead. It’s that elected officials are discussing NYCHA at all. Until now, the …

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The mayor’s latest budget is a crisis in the making

“Spend it if you’ve got it.” That seems to be Mayor de Blasio’s motto — judging by the $89.1 billion budget plan he rolled out Thursday. Outlays would grow by about 5 percent over last year and by more than 20 percent, or $15 billion, …

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Surcharges would let diners know who’s to blame for high prices

Restaurant owners in the city are at a breaking point: They’re being squeezed by the high minimum wage but fear if they raise prices it will scare away customers. So they want to add a surcharge to their bills and post it on their menus. …

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De Blasio’s inconvenient truth about sexual-harassment complaints

Did Mayor de Blasio tell an inconvenient truth Wednesday when he griped about a “hyper-complaint dynamic” at the Department of Education? Hizzoner was aiming to deflect criticism over the fact that less than 2 percent of the 471 sexual-harassment allegations filed at DOE since he …

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