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1 hr ago | Newsday

Cuomo: Corruption panel was a success

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announces his appointment for the Moreland Commission to investigate the State Legislature at Hofstra University Club in Hempstead on July 2, 2013.

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Related Topix: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, Onondaga County, NY

5 hrs ago | Albany Times Union

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino compared Gov. Andrew Cuomo's meddling in the workings of the Moreland Commission to the sort of "intimidation" employed by "a mafia boss."

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9 hrs ago | Religion News Service

Pope Francis apologizes for persecution of Pentecostals

CASERTA, Italy Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina and Italy in the southern town of Caserta on Monday .

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Related Topix: Italy, World News, Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

19 hrs ago | MLive.com

Flint street gang taken down by same law used against the mafia

A violent south-side gang is believed to be the first from Flint targeted by a federal law that has taken down the mafia.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Flint, MI

Sun Jul 27, 2014

National Public Radio

A Foodie Detective Solves Crime In A Delectable Italian Mystery

The Inspector Montalbano books, by Italian author Andrea Camilleri, supply everything I need for the beach.

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Related Topix: Poirot, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Trinidad Guardian

No need for me to resign - Anil

Insisting that he has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the Life Sport audit, yesterday, Sport Minister Anil Roberts says he will not tender his resignation from the People's Partnership Government.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

New York Daily News

Heinous Boston mob killer turned informant: book

Joe Barboza, who once tallied his violent crimes at 75 stabbings, 500 beatings and around 20 murders and was called 'crazy' by fellow mobsters for his love of violence, became a witness for the state and sent several high-ranking mobsters to prison.

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Reuters

Pope Francis renews attack on mafia in region scarred by toxic waste

Pope Francis called for nature to be protected from criminal abuse on Saturday during a visit in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples, in a region long blighted by illegal toxic waste dumps and the pervasive grip of the Camorra mafia.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News,

Instapundit.com

Foreign Policy: It's time to treat Vladimir Putin like the crime...

Last week, Putin's wholly owned guerrilla subsidiary in Ukraine blew 298 civilians out of the sky, looted the belongings of the victims, let their cadavers rot for days in the hot summer sun, then violently obstructed OSCE monitors from inspecting the carnage.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

The Toronto Star

Quebec drug kingpin Jimmy Cournoyer began forming an empire after family fell apart

Who can say for certain what triggers a person to choose a life of crime? In some the seed may be poverty; in others, psychological distress.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison

MarketWatch

Paul B. Farrell: 10 reasons Pope Francis could excommunicate capitalism

Yes, Pope Francis sees capitalism and inequality as the root cause of all the world's social problems.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Pope Benedict XVI, Drugs

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Free Republic

Possibly 30 Years for Canadian Narco with ties to Sinaloa Cartel and the Mafia

Canadian Drug Kingpin , Jimmy Cournoyer, with Ties to the Rizutto and Bonanno Crime Families, the Hells Angels and the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel Plead Guilty in 2013 to Narcotics Trafficking Crimes Carrying Sentence of 20 Years to Life and $1 Billion in Forfeiture.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison

The Daily Townsman

B.C. dangerous offender loses sex-assault appeal

A dangerous offender who claimed to be a gynecologist and convinced one victim to tattoo a name across her stomach has lost an appeal of several sexual-assault convictions in a British Columbia court.

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Examiner.com

Jet City's 'Wise Guys' - Squeaky Clean Show with F-Bombs

It seems counter-intuitive for Jet City Improv , known for family-friendly fare, to present an F-bomb riddled production, but strangely, "Wise Guys" works.

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EurasiaNet

Georgia Debates Suspected Criminals' Rights

The European Court of Human Rights, seen here during the opening ceremony for 2014, recently ruled against Izet Ashlarbathat, a Georgian man with connections to one of the country's gangs.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Georgia, Prison, Mikheil Saakashvili

The New York Observer

Real Estate Firm Takes Issue with Observer over 'Mob-Tied' Characterization

Last week, the Observer ran an article reporting on donations that real estate firm Simone Development and its affiliate, the Hutchinson Metro Center, made to the political campaign of Bronx State Senator Jeff Klein.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Jul 23, 2014

National Post

Canadian police ignored Interpol alert for alleged mob boss though they knew where in Canada he lived

An international alert accusing a man living north of Toronto of being a mob boss went ignored by Canadian police because Canada does not recognize the crime of Mafia association, the tool used by the Italian government to tackle powerful organized crime groups, an immigration hearing heard Wednesday.

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The New Zealand Herald

Italian fugitive arrested at Dominican airport

Interpol agents in the Dominican Republic announced Wednesday that they arrested an Italian fugitive at an airport in the Caribbean country's capital.

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Related Topix: World News, Dominican Republic, Central America, Fort Lauderdale, FL

CNN

Sicily had bikinis 1,600 years ago

Mob members these days probably won't be sporting a traditional coppola cap, as Al Pacino does in this scene from "The Godfather."

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Al Pacino, Life, Food, Chefs, Anthony Bourdain, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Italy, World News, Travel

Weekender

Passion for a project makes Pitt tick

Ever since Michael Pitt made his starring film debut in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," he's only done movies and TV shows he's been passionate about.

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Related Topix: Boardwalk Empire, Entertainment, Television, Last Days, Animation Movies, Short, The Village, Music!, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Michael Pitt

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