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  1. 'Kid from S.I.' looks back on his time in the West WingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday |

    When Robert Diamond was appointed special assistant to President Obama in March 2015, he knew the job would be his for a predetermined period of time. Still, the 39-year-old Great Kills native couldn't help but feel wistful as he left his office in the Eisenhower Executive Building on Pennsylvania Avenue for the last time on Jan. 6. "It was an honor and a privilege" to serve in the Obama administration, he said.


  2. Was Fidel Castro a revolutionary leader or a tyrant?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2016 |

    Cuban leader Fidel Castro passed away Thanksgiving weekend at 90-years-old. What will be his legacy? His supporters call him a "revolutionary leader" who fought for the poor, freedom and peace.


  3. Amid recount effort, Trump eyes foreign policy, defense jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2016 |

    His inauguration less than eight weeks away, President-elect Donald Trump was confronted by new developments Saturday in recount efforts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, even as he worked to fill foreign policy and national defense jobs in his incoming administration. The New York billionaire, whose defeat of Democrat Hillary Clinton surprised even some loyalists, has scrambled to fill his Cabinet as the Jan. 20 inauguration approaches.


  4. Fidel Castro, longtime Cuban president and ardent opponent of US, dies at age 90Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 |

    Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. With a shaking voice, President Raul Castro said on state television that his older brother died at 10:29 p.m. Friday. He ended the announcement by shouting the revolutionary slogan: "Towards victory, always!" Castro's reign over the island-nation 90 miles from Florida was marked by the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 and the Cuban Missile Crisis a year later that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war.


  5. MLB rumors: Yankees going after top relief pitchers?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2016 |

    According to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball , the Yankees are expected to try to land one of the top two relief pitchers on the open market this coming winter: Word is, the Yankees will target one of the two best free agent closers-ex-Yankee Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen-this winter, and also look to bolster their rotation, perhaps via the trade market. If general manager Brian Cashman can sign one of the top two closers available, a devastating bullpen could be reformed for the start of the 2017 season.


  6. Cuban baseball player defects while on a trip to N.J., report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 |

    Ramirez, a 24-year-old outfielder, left the team while the players were on a shopping trip following their series with the Sussex County Miners, according to the Daily News. Ramirez was discovered missing when the team bus pulled up to Palisades Credit Union Park and he was nowhere to be found, a spokesman for the Rockland Boulders confirmed to the Daily News.


  7. Mets' Yoenis Cespedes on Yulieski Gourriel: 'He was the best player in Cuba'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 |

    Yoenis Cespedes heard rumblings during the offseason that his countryman and former teammate Yulieski Gourriel was considering defecting from Cuba. "I didn't want to believe it," Cespedes told NJ Advance Media in Spanish Thursday.


  8. Mets facing more injury concerns with banged up Yoenis Cespedes, Juan LagaresRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 |

    One day after David Wright hit the disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck, the Mets are facing another round of injury concerns, as Yoenis Cespedes is dealing with a sore right hip and Juan Lagares is nursing a bruised thumb. Asdrubal Cabrera also experienced forearm tightness during an at-bat but remained in the game and is expected to be fine.


  9. Hola!, Cuba: Rosebank's Dr. Jerry Cammarata explores new Old HavanaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 |

    To Americans, EMBARGO is nothing more than a word - to the Cubans, it defines the difficulties of every day of their lives. The embargo was made permanent and much more damaging in 1993, two years after the Russian economy collapsed and Cuba lost its most important patron, devastating their economy and lives.


  10. The latest injury update on Mets' Yoenis CespedesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 |

    Yoenis Cespedes remains out of the Mets starting lineup for the second straight game as he continues to deal with a bruised right leg. Cespedes is expected to be examined by team doctors once the Mets return to New York to open up a nine-game home stand at Citi Field.


  11. Legalizing MMA in New York: It's all about the money Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2016 |

    And all the people who have been schmoozing New York politicians to have MMA legalized over the years - and doing more than just schmoozing - have a right to be violent, exploitive and crass if they choose to. I'm not sure how big a deal MMA will turn out to be in New York City, but I do know this: Promoters, fighters, cable TV operators, arena owners, and everyone else poised to make some cash when the business of the Ultimate Fighting Championship arrives in town, are overheated at the idea of finally getting a chance to see if they can get the sport off the ground in the Big Apple.


  12. Obama: Time to bury 'last remnants' of Cold War in AmericasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 |

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Cubans to look to the future with hope, casting his historic visit to the communist nation as a moment to "bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas." Obama's address opened a whirlwind final day on the island that includes a meeting with Cuban dissidents and attendance at a baseball game featuring the country's beloved national team - events made possible by the normalization of U.S. and Cuban relations 15 months ago.


  13. Obama, Castro come face to face in historic meeting in CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 |

    Brushing off decades of distrust, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands Monday in Havana's Palace of the Revolution, a remarkable moment for two countries working to put the bitterness of their Cold War-era enmity behind them. Obama and Castro stood together as a Cuban military band played the national anthems of Cuba and the United States - stunning sounds in a country where resistance to the U.S. has been part of the national mission for decades.


  14. Obama makes history in Cuba: Is his visit a mistake? Tell us what you thinkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 |

    The First Family touched down in Havana Sunday, ending a half-century of estrangement with Cuba and the Castro regime, with Obama becoming the first U.S. President to visit in 88 years. As they toured a section of Old Havana in the rain, Cubans filled the streets shouting "U.S.A.!" and "Obama!" and applauding as they passed through.


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