Brooklyn and Queens men fatally shot Sunday morning in separate incidents

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Brooklyn and Queens men fatally shot Sunday morning in separate incidents

Two men in their 20s were fatally shot Sunday morning in separate incidents in the Bronx andQueens.

A 29-year-oldBronxman was shot in the chest and buttocks near his home onMorrison   Ave.in Soundview about 2:30 a.m. He was rushed toJacobiMedicalCenter, where he later died.

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Trayvon Martin case: Friends come to George Zimmerman’s defense, saying he’s not racist, ‘fears for his life’: report

Friends of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot and killed an unarmed teen in Florida last month, have come forward to say the 28-year-old acted in self-defense and is not a racist.

Joe Oliver, who said he has known Zimmerman for a decade, said his friend “couldn’t stop crying” for days after he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, on Feb. 26.

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Dick Cheney gets heart transplant

Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant Saturday, his office announced.

Cheney is recovering at the Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital inFalls Church,Va., aide Kara Ahern said.

The ex-veep, who had been on the transplant list for 20 months, does not know the heart donor’s identity.

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Obama to North Korea: You will ‘achieve nothing by threats or provocations’

Warning North Korea from its doorstep, President Barack Obama said Pyongyang risks deepening its isolation in the international community if it proceeds with a planned long-range rocket launch.

“North Koreawill achieve nothing by threats or provocations,” Obama said during a news conference Sunday inSeoul,South Korea, where he was to attend a nuclear security summit.

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Far Rockaway summer forecast: deadly

When the thermometer hit 80 degrees last week, I checked for a Far Rockaway summer forecast.

No other city beach community is as dangerous in the summer as Far Rock, where theQueensdistrict attorney has a special unit just to prosecute local shootings.

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Doctors-in-training stage mutiny at Peninsula Hospital

PeninsulaHospital’s doctors-in-training are staging a mutiny as the troubled hospital’s vital signs continue to look grim following a state-mandated shutdown of its lab, the Daily News has learned.

A coalition of furious medical residents are pushing their governing body, the American Osteopathic Association, to revoke Peninsula’s credentials as a teaching facility before the court-appointed overseer gives them all the axe, sources said Tuesday.

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Relatives of victims in Afghan shooting spree paid $900K by US military

Relatives of 17 people shot dead in a rampage by a US soldier in southern Afghanistan were paid tens of thousands of dollars in compensation, a tribal chief and government officials said Sunday.

The money — provided by theUSmilitary — was handed over at a private ceremony at theKandaharprovincial governor’s office, they said.

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