Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks, Saves Woman

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Reporter happens to witness rescue.

Firefighters Hunt Ruins, Find Lost Ring for Widow

APTOPIX Boston Brownstone Fire Funeral

Boston crew fulfills a promise after last week’s deadly blaze.

Goodwill Reunites Family With 1812 Heirloom Bible

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A centuries-old heirloom Bible has found its way back into family hands thanks to a dedicated Goodwill employee.

NEWSER: Guitars Make Men Sexier

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A newly released French study suggests music is linked to physical and intellectual abilities.

NEWSER: High Court Won’t Hear Challenge to NY Gun Law

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The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge against a strict gun law that “makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.”

NEWSER: Boston Library Fire May be Unrelated to Bombs

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Earlier reports that the fire which broke out at Boston’s JFK presidential library was connected to the bombing in Boston this afternoon may have been “premature.”

Senate Votes to Allow Debate on Gun Control Bill

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The bipartisan gun control bill passed its first hurdle, but the fight is just beginning.

NEWSER: Inside REM’s Final Days


After completing his final performance with REM, a teary-eyed Michael Stipe quietly mouthed, “Hooray, we’re done.”

A Big Week Ahead for Gun Control


There may be a bipartisan measure on background checks on the table after all.

NEWSER: I Was Raped by 4 Women


Toronto Police are looking for four women who raped a Toronto man last month after offering him a ride home from a club.

NEWSER: Deep in a Cave, an Amazing Tale of Holocaust Survival


It’s hard not to describe any tale of Holocaust survival as amazing, but this one is particularly remarkable.

NEWSER: Rutgers Knew All About Coach Rice’s Abusive Tactics


According to a report published in the New York Times, Rutgers officials “knew about Mike Rice’s bad behavior well before seeing it on video last year.”

NEWSER: Queens Drug Bust Sparks Protest of ‘Police Brutality’

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Approximately 50 residents of Jamaica, Queens, “engaged in a three-hour standoff with police in riot gear last night after a violent drug bust outside a local housing project.”

NEWSER: Airline Fined for Kicking Non-Jewish Flyer Off Plane

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Pro-Palestinian activist was removed for having no Israeli passport.

NEWSER: AP Revises Rule on Use of ‘Islamist’

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The AP style guide now says the term should only be used to describe someone who thinks society should follow the rules of Islam.

NEWSER: 2 More Red-State Democrats ‘Evolve’ on Gay Marriage


Nate Silver writes, “The remaining senators who have not taken the opportunity yet may have good political reasons for it, and may wait some time before they do.”