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TOP MELDUNG + This judge is cleaning house of jurists who can’t manage huge case backlogs + ‘Sketchy’ Brooklyn shop may be a brothel open for business + Anthony Weiner is calling pals in the restaurant industry for job leads + My co-author stiffed me on book royalties: lawsuit + Senator’s daughter had affair with singer of ‘America’s most patriotic band’: suit + Con artist duped designer into running store at The Plaza: suit + How these mammoth Soho stores skirt the city’s zoning laws + Barnard’s rules are making hookups pretty awkward + Howard Dean drops out of race to head Democratic Party + Fidel Castro left behind detailed instructions for his own funeral + Count Kelsey Grammer out of a 'Cheers' or 'Frasier' revival + ‘Office Christmas Party’ set felt like a holiday rager + CARIBBEAT: UN apology to Haiti on cholera + Is that a Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed yurt at Standing Rock? + SEE IT: Great white shark flies through the air + General Tso’s Chicken creator, Chef Peng Chang-Kuei, is dead + Pregnancy, privacy and Trump’s promise + Joe McKnight’s slayer ducks charges under low La. arrest standard + Fake news, real fear, cynical pols + Bill de Blasio’s secret agents + Italy Votes in Landmark Referendum + Trump's Taiwan Call Raises Fresh Uncertainty Over China Relations + South Korea's Opposition Parties Move to Impeach President Park Geun-hye + Vancouver Tax Adds $113,000 to Home Purchase for One Couple + Miscues Doomed Team's Final Flight + Islamic State Girds to Defend Remote Syria Outpost + Venezuela Removed From Mercosur Trade Group + OPEC Deal Is No Remedy for Poorest Members + Longtime Gambian President Loses Vote + Indonesia Muslims Push to Jail Christian Politician Accused of Blasphemy + Diplomacy in the Age of Covert Surveillance + In Afghanistan, a Cagney Searches for Her Lacey + Donald Trump Thrusts Taiwan Back on the Table, Rattling a Region + The Interpreter: Trump, Taiwan and China: The Controversy, Explained + China Sees New Ambiguity With Donald Trump’s Taiwan Call + Extremists Turn to a Leader to Protect Western Values: Vladimir Putin + G.O.P. Plans Immediate Repeal of Health Law, Then a Delay + In Trump’s Security Pick, Michael Flynn, ‘Sharp Elbows’ and No Dissent + Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania Recount Effort Is Dealt a Major Setback + Hearings Will Unmask ‘Swamp Creatures’ in Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats Say + James Mattis, Trump’s Choice for Defense, Favors Working With Allies + Donald Trump, Oakland, Fidel Castro: Your Weekend Briefing + Standing Rock Pipeline Protesters, Ordered to Leave, Dig In + Immune System, Unleashed by Cancer Therapies, Can Attack Organs + Modern World Tugs at an Indonesian Tribe Clinging to Its Ancient Ways + Panama Struggles to Shed Its Image as a Magnet for Shady Deals + Up Close With Ailey Dancers in Rehearsal + Your Daily Mini Crossword + Itineraries: 5 Ways to Be a Better Tourist + When the Picky Eater Is a Grown-Up + The Scourge of Racial Bias in New York State’s Prisons + A Nation in Mourning: Images of Cuba After Fidel Castro + Sammy Lee, First Asian-American to Earn Olympic Gold, Dies at 96 + Tiger Woods Returned to Golf With Opponents Firmly in His Corner + Austrians Vote for President in Test of Far Right’s Strength + Italy Votes in Referendum With PM Renzi's Future at Stake + Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31 | Big Ten championship: To the Big Ten Champion, Penn State, Goes but a Sliver of Playoff Hope + Jury Appears One Vote Short of Convicting Ex-Police Officer in Walter Scott’s Death + Gatlinburg Residents Return Home to Wildfire Destruction + 10 Things to Do Now in NYC + Tulane and St. John’s Coaches Share a Goal: Returning Teams to Glory + Out There: Twinkle, Twinkle Little [Insert Name Here] + Princess Cruise Lines to Pay $40 Million Fine for Illegal Dumping + Canadian Journalist’s Detention at U.S. Border Raises Press Freedom Alarms + Oscar Hunt: Fates in Filmmaking: Who Were the Wallflowers at the ‘La La Land’ Dance? + Lapo Elkann, Fiat Heir, Goes From Playboy to Bad Boy Again + How a Triathlon Helped America Ferrera Defy Her Inner Critic + The Neediest Cases: Pursuing a Dream in Film, With Tips From Spike Lee + Farewell, summer + Oregon college shooting live updates: 'There's been another mass shooting in America,' Obama says + Farewell, summer + Oregon college shooting live updates: 'There's been another mass shooting in America,' Obama says + Hillary Clinton poised to win support of nation's largest teachers union + Hillary Clinton poised to win support of nation's largest teachers union + If Angels are to make playoffs, they need to stay hot in Texas + If Angels are to make playoffs, they need to stay hot in Texas + Brett Anderson helps Dodgers defeat Giants, 3-2, in series finale + Angry and frustrated, Obama condemns latest mass shooting in U.S. + Angry and frustrated, Obama condemns latest mass shooting in U.S. + Angry and frustrated, Obama condemns latest mass shooting in U.S. + Angry and frustrated, Obama condemns latest mass shooting in U.S. + Constant video recording catches athletes' bad behavior + Two of Mexico's most notorious criminals are now in the United States + Constant video recording catches athletes' bad behavior + Two of Mexico's most notorious criminals are now in the United States + Constant video recording catches athletes' bad behavior + Two of Mexico's most notorious criminals are now in the United States + With merger closed, home builders Standard Pacific and Ryland to cut jobs + Trump rips Alec Baldwin — again — in the middle of SNL + 'Hero' Muslim cop, her son harassed by bigot in Brooklyn + Bronx man, 68, bleeds to death after genitals cut off + Fire breaks out at illegal Calif. dance party; as many as 40 dead + LUPICA: White juror stands in the way of justice for Walter Scott + Cops nab Fla. fugitive who hid on Staten Island more than a year + Jill Stein will pursue Pennsylvania recount federally + Pearl Harbor: A New Yorker's journey through hell, 75 years later + Mass. teen arrested in classmate slaying, victim was decapitated + Gus Johnson calls PSU’s title win a ‘milestone’ in 'healing' + DNA sends addict to jail 32 years after he raped, murdered teen + Robber offers chilling details in Queens grocer murder confession + Pearl Harbor: New Yorker remembers lost friend 75 years later + Trump is priciest President-elect to protect at up to $1M a day + Subway surfer decapitated in Manhattan after falling from train + SEE IT: Beckham out late with Brown night before Steelers game + Missy Franklin's book fills in gap between her glory and failure + Giants' test against Steelers features two top wide receivers + Yankees Winter Meetings Preview: Cashman looks to bolster pen + Winter Meetings Preview: Mets, Yankees lead teams to watch + ‘Last Tango in Paris’ actress didn't consent to rape scene + 'Shoot First' doc turns lens on famed photographer Harry Benson + Hundreds of veterans 'to put our bodies on the line’ in pipeline protest + Stein drops state case for Pennsylvania recount, aims for federal court + Decades after Castro’s revolution, many Cubans still struggling + Alleged Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has a secret he intends to keep + Army Specialist surprises little boy with huge honor + Court hearing set for Sunday in Michigan vote recount + The Standing Rock protests: A look at how we got here + Authorities: More than 2 dozen may be dead in Oakland warehouse fire + Catalysts of war: How Pearl Harbor happened + Cubans hold final memorial for Castro in city where revolution started + Gettysburg wax figure museum collection to be auctioned + Oakland's 'Ghost Ship' warehouse had known safety concerns + Family: Bodies of mother, daughters found after Tennessee fire + Taiwan contact signals Trump's continuing break with convention + 'A war within myself': One veteran's struggle for life after combat