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Retired NYC sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension

FILE: A retired New York City sanitation worker cashes in on a $285,047-a-year pension, The New York Post reported.  (Reuters) A former Sanitation Department honcho is pulling in an astonishing $285,047-a-year pension — more than twice what he was making on the job, according to newly released data. And that’s just one of dozens of huge pension payouts revealed in ...

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Fergie admits national anthem performance was kind of a mess

Not everyone was on board with Fergie’s alternate rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” which opened the All-Star game on Sunday.  (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports) Fergie opened up Monday about her national anthem performance that caused NBA All-Stars to laugh, and critics on social media to mock the undeniably unusual rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” “I’ve always been honored and proud ...

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Saudi Arabia allows first woman to star in theatrical play

It has been a whirlwind of change for staunchly conservative Saudi Arabia, and on Friday a sold-out audience in Riyadh was treated for the first time to a woman taking the stage alongside the men. The actress, Najat Mouftah, played the evil character of Yzma in “The Emperor’s New Groove,” after she auditioned for the role to break the glass ...

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Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

MINNEAPOLIS –  After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that she tried to encourage others to “join the ...

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