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NEW TERROR IN JERSEY

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An armed 20 year old male who managed to spread terror inside NJ largest mall is dead this morning from what appears to be a self inflicted gunshot wound, following a massive lock down.

The Paramus Mall remains closed as a result of the police investigation. Several shots were fired in Garden State Plaza, trapping shoppers and employees as police searched for the gunman, the suspect has been identified as Richard R. Shoop, 20, of Teaneck.

US NEWS HEADLINES

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The Washington Post http://wapo.st/1gjgXeX

W Virginia Last for Well-Being. http://www.nationaljournal.com/domesticpolicy/west-virginia-ranks-last-f...

NOAA: January-4th warmest; Eastern US-Cooler than normal: http://apne.ws/1d52IIE

Please Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm! http://shar.es/FqLsZ

Stolen 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air returned to California owner after 30 years | Fox News http://fxn.ws/1hyjRSl

Brian Williams raps the news on 'Tonight Show' http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=853335#scpshrjwtw

SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

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The National Weather Service has once again issued a severe thunderstorm warning for The Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens.

Flash flood warnings with excessive runoff from heavy rainfall causing flooding of urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses, as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely. Move to higher ground.

NEWS QUICKIE

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LIFE OR DEATH
Jurors who convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on 30 charges for Boston Marathon bombing decides if he lives or dies.

MORSI SENTENCED
Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced To 20 years in prison.

CAPTAIN CHARGED
Mediterranean capsized migrants' boat's captain Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, arrested under suspicion of homicide.

GENETIC DATA-SHARING
New first-of-its kind genetic data-share program to save more women from breast and ovarian cancers.

A NEW DAY "ONLINE"

Clean Sweep

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GOP-controlled US Congress is drinking a toxic brew of political polarization and gerrymandering that has the legislative body gridlocked and institutionally exists from one crisis to another.

The Republican Party does not deserve to be in charge. They have shut the government down at times and refuse to vote on legislation and presidential appointments.

USA can't afford to drag its feet any longer, we have gone without a properly functioning government for the last 8 years due to this obstruction. All apparently because the republicans were unhappy with a black president.

This is holding our country back. It is almost impossible to pass legislation it's all frozen up.

We need to break the logjam and Flip the Congress.

In the Senate, it would only take a change of 5 seats to Flip the Senate.

In the House, it would only take a change of 30 seats to Flip the House of Representatives.

All You have to do is Vote.

If you have difficulty getting to the poll to Vote use an Absentee Ballot.

http://cleansweep.today/

DOT IMPORTANT NOTICE

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*****CITY ISLANDERS - PLEASE READ THIS VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE*****

Shore Road Circle Bridge over Amtrak Railroad - Shore Road Bridge project.

Construction Milestone Traffic Switch to New Roadway
(HBX-1195)

NYC PRESS SAYS FAREWELL TO MAYOR

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NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg held his last Christmas Party for NYC Press Corps at Gracie Mansion last night. Bloomberg took time to remind journalists of his accomplishments and once again re stated that he loves New York City and plans to live here forever. There was no mention of his Bermuda home.

City Island Images Executive Editor Roberto Soto was one of the journalists who was invited for a photo opportunity with his honor.

RIP MICKEY ROONEY

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From Los Angeles, we learn about the death of 93 year old Mickey Rooney. The child actor enjoyed an extremely long career.

He was one of MGM’s biggest stars in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The show biz legend is best known for playing the boy-next-door, Andy Hardy, teaming up with Judy Garland for musicals, and starring in “National Velvet” with Elizabeth Taylor.

Rooney was married eight times, first to actress Ava Gardner. A few years ago, Rooney alleged elder abuse by his step-kids and testified at a Senate committee.

This Week in Her and History

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This Week in History, Aug 31 - Sep 6

Aug 31, 1980
Polish government signs accord with Gdansk shipyard workers. On this day in 1980, representatives of the communist government of Poland agree to the demands of striking shipyard workers in the city of Gdansk. Former electrician Lech Walesa led the striking workers, who went on to form Solidarity, the first independent labor union to develop in a Soviet bloc nation.

Sep 01, 1864
Atlanta falls to Union forces. On this day in 1864, Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman lays siege to Atlanta, Georgia, a critical Confederate hub, shelling civilians and cutting off supply lines. The Confederates retreated, destroying the city's munitions as they went. On November 15 of that year, Sherman's troops burned much of the city before continuing their march through the South. Sherman's Atlanta campaign was one of the most decisive victories of the Civil War.

Sep 02, 1969
First ATM opens for business. On this day in 1969, America's first automatic teller machine (ATM) makes its public debut, dispensing cash to customers at Chemical Bank in Rockville Center, New York. ATMs went on to revolutionize the banking industry, eliminating the need to visit a bank to conduct basic financial transactions. By the 1980s, these money machines had become widely popular and handled many of the functions previously performed by human tellers, such as check deposits and money transfers between accounts. Today, ATMs are as indispensable to most people as cell phones and e-mail.

Haunted House

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Just in time for Halloween, this Thursday, a new US House Speaker should be sworn into office to proclaim: Trick or Treat.

The entire nation should watch to see what happens with our Government inaction, while it gives the whole world a front-row seat in the U.S. House of Representatives chambers.

The Clerk’s House Live service also allows everyone to watch streaming live and archived video feeds of House floor proceedings dating back to 2009.: http://houselive.gov/

http://www.house.gov/

What can the new speaker learn from the ghosts of speakers past?