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Mobbed Up podcast: The Family Business – Part 2

News–Mobster Tony “The Ant” Spilotro in an April 8,1986 photo.R-J file photo It could have ended with a fistfight. Instead, the chance encounter sparked a friendship that would span decades. As former mobster Frank Cullotta recalls, he was about 12 or 13…
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Death, denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital

MANAUS, Brazil — As the white van approached Perfect Love Street, one by one chatting neighbors fell silent, covered their mouths and noses and scattered. Men in full body suits carried an empty coffin into the small, blue house where Edgar Silva had spent two feverish…
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Mercury may hit 100 Tuesday as Las Vegas heat builds

Summer temperatures will come on strong in the Las Vegas Valley starting Tuesday. The high temperature for Las Vegas could reach close to 100, according to the latest National Weather Service forecast. Winds will be light and variable, reaching about 6 mph in the…
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WSOP Global Casino Championship moves online

The World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship, featuring $1 million in guaranteed prize money, has been moved online. The event, which is open only to certain qualifiers, will now be held on WSOP.com in Nevada and New Jersey on Sept. 13. It had been scheduled for Aug.
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New hotline helps families survive abuse in Congo

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Four days after the Congolese government shut down Kinshasa’s pulsating nightlife, her husband knocked out some of her teeth and went to live with his mistress, leaving her bleeding and naked on the floor. Their three children saw it all.