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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 

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1. YouTube Vlogger Who Flaunted Luxury Goods Is Robbed

A YouTube vlogger says he recently woke up in his New York City apartment to find two strange men holding a knife to his throat and was robbed of thousands of dollars in designer goods.

Taylor Goldblatt, 24, said the burglars crawled up a fire escape and pushed open a window into his Upper East Side apartment and robbed him at knifepoint.

"It was weird, they were conversing in front of me, like, 'Should I take this?'" he said. "They were speaking in Spanish, so I didn't know a lot of what they were saying."

"At the very end, they shook my hand, and that really freaked me out."

 Read more here.

2. Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Sports Betting Ban

The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bans sports gambling, giving states the go-ahead to allow betting on football, basketball, baseball and other professional sporting events.

Monday's 6-3 ruling overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, a 1992 law that barred state-authorized gambling on single sporting events in every state except Nevada.

The law was challenged by New Jersey, which sought to provide new revenue streams to the ailing Atlantic City casino industry. Then-Gov. Chris Christie argued the ban violated the Tenth Amendment, which the Supreme Court has said prohibits federal laws that compel states to carry out federal dictates.

Read more here.

3. NJ Teen Gets NFL Star Power for Prom-posal

A New Jersey teen enlisted some NFL star power for her prom-posal -- and she scored a yes!

Mohamed Sanu, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons, recorded a message for the prom hopeful:

"Hey Sam, this is Mohamed Sanu, and I think you should go to prom with Brianna, the New Jersey native and Rutgers alum says.

"You better say yes," he finishes with a finger wave.

Read more here.

4. Stanley Kubrick Photographs on Display at Museum of the City of NY

One of the greatest filmmakers of all times is getting a museum exhibit for his still images. 

The Museum of the City of New York is displaying more than 100 of Stanley Kubrick's photographs taken decades before he made movies such as "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "The Shining." The Bronx native was an accomplished photographer who took thousands of photos of New York City life in the 1940s and 50s. 

The exhibit is on display through October.

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