Metro By Melissa Mejia August 2, 2015 | 6:00am Melissa Mejia, 18, was stunned and embarrassed when officials at William Cullen Bryant HS in Long Island City, Queens, told her she had met all the requirements to receive a diploma in June. She knew she hadn’t. Teachers say Melissa is just one of a number of students magically given credits for classes they failed in an effort by administrators to raise Bryant’s graduation rate.
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You currently have: Go to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your: The Associated Press Posted: Aug 01, 2015 8:54 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 02, 2015 8:55 AM ET The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT, seen here during its cross-Canada trek in 2014, was destroyed on Saturday, two weeks into its attempted trip across the U.S., according to its creators.
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3 Related 3 Related 3 Related 3 Related 1 Related The Seattle Seahawks have released starting defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Seahawks made the move to help offset a salary-cap crunch after reaching long-term extensions with quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner, according to the source. McDaniel, 30, was set to make $2.5 million in base salary this season and was scheduled to become a free agent in 2016.
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The video is horrific … a drag race comes to a quick, violent end when Daddy Dave from “Street Outlaws” loses control of his vehicle and it slams into a wall and barrel rolls. It happened at the Amarillo Dragway in Texas Saturday night. Dave was driving a nitrous-fed Chevy II and struck the wall seconds after the race started. […]
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DOGUBAYEZIT, Turkey, Aug. 2 (UPI) — At least two Turkish soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack carried out by Kurdish PKK militants early Sunday, according to Turkey’s military.
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POWERED BY By Mike Bohn August 2, 2015 4:35 am RIO DE JANEIRO – Oftentimes a rivalry will fizzle after two combatants meet inside the octagon. That&s not the case with Ronda Rousey (12-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) and Bethe Correia (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC). After her incredible 34-second knockout of Correia in UFC 190&s main event, Rousey rubbed salt in the wound when she turned around and sent a message to Correia, who was unconscious on the mat.
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POINTOISE, France, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Recent debris discovered on the island of Reunion believed to be a plane door is in fact a ladder that has no connection with Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s not a good idea to give Ronda Rousey some extra motivation. Rousey defended her bantamweight title by throwing a rapid sequence of punches at the Brazilian’s head, landing a combination of right and left strikes that sent her opponent face-first into the ground and disappointed the local fans packing the HSBC Arena.
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EXCLUSIVE Add Yoga to the list of things Lebron James does better than everyone else … that’s according to a big time college basketball star who tells TMZ Sports LBJ is the king … of the downward facing dog. We spoke to Isaiah Taylor — a bball star from the University of Texas — that was present when Bronny led an impromptu Yoga session at NIke’s Basketball Academy in L.A. […]
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By Faith Karimi and Pamela Boykoff, CNN Updated 8:34 AM ET, Sun August 2, 2015 (CNN)A piece of wreckage that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777 — the same type of aircraft as the long-missing MH370, Malaysian authorities said Sunday. France and the United States identified the flaperon found on a Reunion Island beach as one from that particular type of Boeing, Malaysia’s transportation ministry said.
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