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Thursday, March 05, 2015

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More Snow For the NYC Area

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
A winter storm warning is in effect for New York City and Long Island through tonight. Between 3 to 6 inches of snow could fall in and around the city.

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Two Tracks to Assisted Suicide

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
A lawsuit seeks to redefine physician-assisted suicide in New York as supporters predict an uncertain path for legislation.

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Neighbors Tire of Checkpoint Charlie in Chinatown

Thursday, March 05, 2015

WNYC
For 14 years, a four-block section of Park Row near Chinatown has been closed to traffic. Residents say it's time to open up.

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Man Charged in Beating Death of Transgender Woman

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Prosecutors said Dixon punched 21-year-old Islan Nettles in the face and continued beating her after she fell and hit her head on the sidewalk. 

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Oh Great. More Snow.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island could see up to eight inches. Check out our transit tracker for your commute.

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FEMA Begins Settling Flood Insurance Claims

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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On the hot seat after revelations of fraud, the federal agency makes deals with 160 homeowners in just two weeks.

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"Bring Back Asylums" Article Sparks Vigorous Debate

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

What's needed to keep the seriously mentally ill out of jails and prisons? Two prominent experts say it's time to bring back asylums — in a humane way. Watch the dicsussion below.

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Christie Pushes Business-Tax Cuts, Racking Up $600M in Lost Revenue

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Next year's budget calls for more in business tax breaks, despite depleted transportation fund and court-ordered pension payments.

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Four Former NJ Governors Move to Block Pinelands Panel Nomination

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NJ Spotlight
Two Democrats and two Republicans drafted a letter to the New Jersey state senate asking legislators oppose the confirmation of Bob Barr.

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NY City Council to Hold Hearing on Police Community Relations

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A tentative truce between the mayor and police unions has taken hold and protests have died down, but the underlying tension are at the heart of Tuesday's hearing.

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Could Climate Change Spur Revolutions?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A new study asserts that global warming contributed to a three-year long drought in Syria, setting the stage for a civil war.

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Advocates Push for Tougher Penalties for Drivers Who Kill

Monday, March 02, 2015

Councilman Brad Lander says drivers who kill pedestrians by speeding and running red lights still face little consequence.

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Why Rep. Rangel Won't Be Attending Prime Minister Netanyahu's Speech

Monday, March 02, 2015

The 23-term Democrat says it's about respect for the president and the rules of Congress. 

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Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Cuomo's Education Plans

Monday, March 02, 2015

They said the governor is pushing a "test and punish" agenda in public schools.

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LIRR Train Hits SUV in Crossing

Monday, March 02, 2015

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Unlike last month's crash in Westchester, the Nassau County incident left only one woman injured.

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Attica Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate Plead Guilty

Monday, March 02, 2015

The three guards were accused of beating inmate George Williams in a 2011 incident, leaving him with broken bones in his legs and face.

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Attica Guards Go on Trial in Gang Assault Case

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
The three guards are accused of beating inmate George Williams in a 2011 incident, leaving him with broken bones in his legs and face.

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High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?

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Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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