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'Surge Docket' Would Increase Deportations, Advocates Say

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

Immigration advocates are wary of a new Justice Department plan to speed up the processing of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving in the U.S. from Central America.

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West Nile Virus Plan Could Help Fight Chikungunya

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New York health officials say they're prepared to adapt plans designed to fight West Nile Virus if they must combat chikungunya.

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Gathering at City Hall to Discuss a Troubled Relationship

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio sat between police commissioner Bill Bratton and the Reverend Al Sharpton at the meeting that de Blasio convened on police-community relations, but he also appeared to act as a buffer between the two men. Elected officials and other clergy members gathered at City Hall on Thursday ...

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Women Are Getting More Concussions and Researchers Don't Know Why

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

Traumatic brain injury rates are rising for women, and researchers say they don't have enough data to find the cause.

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Latest Newscast From the WNYC Newsroom

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Here are the stories we're following today.

City Routinely Loses Legal Challenges To Welfare Cuts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

WNYC

A new report shows that while New York City routinely cuts benefits for welfare recipients citing missed meetings or insufficient documentation it loses 8 out of every 10 cases when the cuts are challenged in court.

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Sen. Gillibrand Takes Aim at Sexual Assault on Campuses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

New legislation continues Sen. Kristen Gillibrand's efforts to fight sexual violence against women.

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Affordable Housing Stock on the Rise with Large Investment

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

At least 7,500 new affordable units are slated to be built in New York over the next decade. 

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Paid Sick Leave Kicks Off, to Mixed Reactions

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What do the bosses have to say about New York City's new paid sick leave law?

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Sandy Victims Skeptical of Cuomo's Home Elevation Initiative

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cuomo is expanding the state’s Sandy rebuilding program with an optional, state-funded home elevation initiative.

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Judge Boots Cop Unions from Stop-and-Frisk Case

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A federal judge has rejected efforts by the city's police unions to overturn a ruling finding the NYPD was regularly conducting unconstitutional street stops.

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Antique Ship Mystery Solved

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The clue: a Revolutionary white oak.

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Disabled New Yorkers Sue for Safer Streets

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

New York City is being sued for violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrated its 24th anniversary last week. Advocates argue too many city sidewalks lack proper curb cuts and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

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Labor Ruling Opens Door to Unionization at McDonald's

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

McDonald's has long said that its franchisees, not the corporation itself, are accountable for the safety, treatment and pay of workers at its restaurants, but that could change if a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board Tuesday is upheld.

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Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Hechinger Report

School officials at one Hoboken school thought it was a no-brainer to give every student a laptop. Now they've decided it was a terrible idea.

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Mayor Vows the Public Will Be Protected and Respected by Police

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

In his first public event since returning from a nine-day vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the level of alarm that New Yorkers continue to feel over the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

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Fake Marijuana is Real Cause for Alarm

Monday, July 28, 2014

Officials are warning New Yorkers about the dangers of smoking synthetic marijuana.

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NYC Seeks to Block Property Tax Challenge

Monday, July 28, 2014

Some housing advocates called it the biggest challenge to New York City's property tax system in years. Now the city and state are seeking to dismiss it. 

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Cuomo Calls Moreland Commission 'Phenomenal Success'

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cuomo said the commission provided the “stimulus” to pass a new ethics bill.

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NYPD Detective and Federal Marshals Shot in Greenwich Village

Monday, July 28, 2014

An attempt to serve a warrant to a suspect in a sexual assault turned into a shootout near a busy subway station in Greenwich Village. 

 

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