Man shot dead after attacking cops with hatchet in Jamaica


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Video courtesy of NYPD

A hatchet-wielding man was shot and killed in Jamaica Thursday afternoon after injuring two police officers, authorities said. The NYPD has released a video showing the attacker running toward the cops and swinging the weapon.

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Nick Cannon visits Bayside children’s hospital for fundraiser


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THE COURIER/Photos by Eric Jankiewicz

Nick Cannon is giving St. Mary’s Hospital a dose of talent. The comedian and host of “America’s Got Talent” recently became a board member of the children’s hospital and on Thursday he stopped by the Bayside facility to kick off a fundraiser.

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Ridgewood woman recounts childhood abduction to Egypt, escape in YouTube video


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Photos © Moral Courage Project 2014

Nashwa El-Sayed was abducted to Egypt from Queens at the age of 2 by her father. After suffering from abuse, years of separation from her mother and an impending arranged marriage at the age of 17, she was finally able to leave the country and return to America.

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Astoria teacher raises funds to build vegetable garden in classroom


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Photo by Marlena Nadler

Students at one Astoria school will be planting the seeds for healthier eating.

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