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    The Takeaway

    Voters in New Hampshire will head to the polls on Tuesday to vote in the first presidential primary of the 2016 election. 

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  • NYPD Officer Liang Describes Night of Akai Gurley Shooting

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  • The Flooding No One Saw Coming

    A mild snowstorm brings high waters to neighborhoods on Jamaica Bay.

  • New York City to Embark on Annual Count of Street Homeless

    The canvass on Monday night, known as the HOPE Count, is getting extra attention this year as the city grapples with an uptick in homelessness.

  • For Trump, Failure Is Not an Option

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  • A Musical Compass in the Journey of Life

    The Takeaway

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    The musical polymaths bring their box of tricks to the Soundcheck studio.

  • With A Little Help From Larry David, Bernie Sanders Does 'SNL'

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    Death, Sex & Money

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    On The Media

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    Note to Self

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  • The Clash of Two Tech Titans

    Money Talking

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    New Sounds

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    Burwell has scored 16 movies for the Coens, but his work on Hail, Caesar! — as well as Todd Haynes' Carol, for which he's nominated for an Oscar — presented a few brand-new challenges.

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