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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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January 06, 2015

John Boehner survived a right-wing coup Tuesday meant to oust him as Speaker of the House thanks to a funeral. Ben Jacobs reports that the service for Mario Cuomo, three-term Democratic governor of New York, may have kept enough Democrats out of the House to lower the margin of victory Boehner needed to win.


One of the two cops who was shot chasing down suspected robbers Monday night isn't happy that Mayor Bill de Blasio visited him in the hospital. Andrew Dossi, 30, was paid a visit by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and the mayor at St. Barnabas Hospital. "He wasn't too happy about the mayor's visit," said his father, Joe Dossi. "He deals with some crappy people every day and [is] getting no support [from the mayor]. Come on. These are the guys in the trenches dealing with anything and everything."  One of the suspects is reportedly in police custody, according to CBS2 in New York.


No one died on U.S. commercial flights last year largely thanks to those three-hour ground stops that prevent pilots from flying into dangerous storms. Indonesia is a different story. Clive Irving on why you should be grateful for those delays and cancellations at the airport: They're part of an aviation safety regime that works.


The New Orleans Saints' Junior Galette was arrested after allegedly tearing a woman's earlobe Monday, according to TMZ. Sources say police were called to the linebacker's home in Kenner, Louisiana, where a woman was found to have injuries, including scrapes and the injured ear. (She was taken a local hospital.) Galette was charged with simple battery involving domestic violence, according to police. His cousin was also booked on a misdemeanor simple battery charge. The alleged victim told police she defended herself with a knife at one point. She said she used to live with Galette and still cooks and cleans for him sometimes.


The discovery of the site where Jesus was sentenced to die confirms that pilgrims are off course in Jerusalem. Candida Moss reports that Via Dolorosa—the road that Jesus is believed to have traveled as he carried his cross, and which attracts over a million tourists every year—has been wildly mis-mapped.

Detroit Raises Money to Test Rape Kits
Needs $10 million.
Cavs, Knicks, Thunder Make 3-Way Deal
J.R. Smith leaves New York.
90% of Bibi's Campaign Funds From U.S.
Three families contribute over half.
CIA Watchdog: I Quit
Resigns amid dispute over cover-ups.
SpaceX Launch Aborted During Countdown
Delayed until Friday.

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