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Queens Morning Roundup

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morning roundup


Friday: Overcast with rain showers at times. High near 45. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night Rain likely. Low 42. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

EVENT OF THE DAY: Queens Artists Slam at 3rd Space

Queens Council on the Arts’ 3rd Space presents a Queens Artists Slam. Young emerging Queens artists across a range of disciplines come together to share new work and works-in-progress as diverse as our borough itself. These multidisciplinary performance artists will explore the boundaries of poetry, comedy, sculpture, video art and music. Friday, April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. Click here for more info or to submit an event of your own

Rev. Sharpton, NYPD & major retailers reach deal in ‘shop-and-frisk’ incidents

An agreement was reached Thursday between the New York Police Department, Rev. Al Sharpton, and retail industry leaders on the so-called shop-and-frisk policy. Read more: CBS New York

City returns 3 white tigers to circus amid investigation

The circus is bringing its wild animals to town after all. Read more: New York Post

NYPD search dogs to aid in Washington mudslide search

Two NYPD search dogs are headed across the country to help in the search efforts following the mudslide in Washington that has killed at least 29 people, police say. Read more: NBC New York

Interactive map reveals what Google autocomplete says about New York boroughs

We’re all familiar with Google’s autocomplete feature, which offers suggestions to netizens mid-type — often with hilarious or embarrassing results. Read more: New York Daily News

David Letterman announces he will retire in 2015

Late night talk show host David Letterman has announced he will retire in 2015. Read more: ABC New York


WATCH: Obama visits the ‘Late Show’

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President Barack Obama made another trek to New York for a fundraiser, but not before stopping by “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Among the topics discussed were Libya, the national debt and the president’s beer brewing.

This was Obama’s second visit to the “Late Show” as president, and seventh overall. He last visited Letterman nearly three years ago to the day, September 21, 2009.

Some facts learned during the interview: Obama weighs about 180 pounds, his wife Michelle forgot their first anniversary and he did not watch the Republican National Convention.

When asked if he’s worried how grown up his girls look, the president responded, “It worries me, but they’re surrounded by men with guns.”

“I think that’s every father’s dream for girls,” the host responded.

The president also made his first public remarks on comments made by Mitt Romney in a recently released online video describing 47 percent of America as expecting handouts.

“My expectation is that if you want to be president you have to work for everybody, not just for some,” the president said. “There’s not a lot of people out there that think their victims, there are not a lot of people that think they’re entitled to something,” Obama said.

After his visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater, Obama stopped by the 40/40 Club for a fundraiser hosted by Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Watch: R.A. Dickey takes his knuckleball to the ‘Late Show’

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A day after his first All-Star appearance, R.A. Dickey got the movie star treatment appearing on the “Late Show” and even throwing David Letterman a couple of knuckleballs.

Letterman and Dickey discussed the unique pitch which the knuckleballer said is usually “born of desperation.”

“Are you squirting — excuse the expression — are you squirting the ball out? Or are you just letting it come out of the momentum?” the late-night host asked.

Dickey described the sensation of a great knuckler as more of a popping, “not necessarily like a squirting.”

The Mets pitcher told the “Late Show” host that his knuckleballs can vary anywhere between 59 and 82 mph.

“Usually it’s like that Bugs Bunny show where they swing three or four times and then it gets to the plate,” Dickey said of the slowest pitches.

After the interview, Dickey got in some throwing with Letterman taking position behind the plate.

“This is like anti-gravity,” Letterman said from his crouch.