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McCain Wins Big in Florida

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

MIAMI (AP) -- Sen. John McCain won a breakthrough triumph in the Florida primary Tuesday night, gaining the upper hand in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of next week's contests across 21 states. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared ready to quit the race.

"It shows one ...

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State Employee Tried to Sell Artifacts Online

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

REPORTER: Daniel Lorello is an archives specialist with New York's Department of Education.

He allegedly sold some documents for thousands of dollars. One item was an 1823 letter from former Vice President John Calhoun.

Joseph Romito, a historian, saw the letter up for bid on e-Bay and suspicious, did some background research.

ROMITO: ...

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Brooklyn Resident Charged with Hate Crimes

Monday, January 28, 2008

A Brooklyn Heights resident has been charged with a string of anti-Semitic hate crimes from last September. Officials say Ivaylo Ivanov spray painting swastikas on synagogues and spreading fliers with hateful messages.

REPORTER: He also allegedly accumulated a small arsenal of items including guns and deadly pipe bombs. Lieutenant Mark Torre ...

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MTA Scales Back Fulton Street Transit Hub

Monday, January 28, 2008

Construction inflation is driving up costs of the new transit center at the Fulton Street subway stop by some $320 million, for a total price tag of more than $1 billion. The new station was envisioned as Lower Manhattan's answer to Grand Central Terminal, but today, MTA officials said they ...

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Loan Review Company Agrees to Work with Cuomo on Subprime Investigation

Monday, January 28, 2008

A company that analyzes mortgages for Wall Street banks has agreed to cooperate with state prosecutors in an investigation of the banks' role in the sub prime mortgage crisis.

REPORTER: Clayton Holdings works with banks to review loans before they're turned into securities and sold to investors. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ...

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New Jersey Visited by Dems in its First-Ever Early Primary

Monday, January 28, 2008

With just a week to go before New Jersey's first-ever early presidential primary, the Garden State is getting its fair share of national attention, especially from the democrats.

State Senate President Dick Codey, who has backed former Senator John Edwards' failed bid, says he will decide by Wednesday if he will ...

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New Criiminal Court Opens in the Bronx

Monday, January 28, 2008

After two years of delays, the long awaited new Bronx criminal court house will open its doors today. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The glass-encased building - named the Bronx County Hall of Justice - spans two city blocks on 161st street. The opening comes after numerous problems that included a ...

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Mayor Bloomber to Testify in Albany on Budget

Monday, January 28, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg will testify in Albany today as lawmakers get down to work on Governor Spitzer's proposed budget. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

Mayor Bloomberg's appearance in Albany comes a week after Governor Spitzer introduced a preliminary budget that City officials say shorted the city by as much as a half-billion dollars ...

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Residents Rally Against Entertainment Complex on Pier 40

Monday, January 28, 2008

Hundreds of lower Manhattan residents rallied against a proposal to build a permanent entertainment complex on Pier 40.

REPORTER: A proposal by the Related Companies calls for a permanent Cirque de Soleil facility, but Doug Sherrod, who lives near the Houston Street pier, says that would overwhelm the area.

SHERROD: The West ...

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Giuliani Continues Speaking Tour Around Florida

Monday, January 28, 2008

As he drops in the polls in Florida, Mayor Giuliani is speaking to small but ardent crowds around the state. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein reports from Sanford, Florida.

REPORTER: Beginning his day in Orlando, the former Mayor is stopping in Clearwater, Ft Myers, and Fort Lauderdale before holding a final rally tonight ...

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Archivist Sold State Library Documents on E-Bay

Monday, January 28, 2008

An archivist at the New York State Library was caught selling historic documents from the library on E-Bay.

REPORTER: Daniel Lorello faces multiple felony charges, including grand larceny and scheming to defraud. A history buff from Virginia, Joseph Romito, alerted the attorney general's office after he saw a 185-year-old letter from ...

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Political Conversations: Coney Island Avenue

Monday, January 28, 2008

A few months ago, we sat down to Lentils and Cauliflower with a group of very pro-Hillary Pakistani immigrants in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. This week, WNYC's Marianne McCune returned to the Pakiza restaurant on Coney Island Avenue for a dose of current opinion in the neighborhood, including some ...

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Giuliani Lags in the Polls One Day Before Florida Primary

Monday, January 28, 2008

The latest poll in Florida shows Mitt Romney and John McCain tied at 30% each. Mike Huckabee has 14% and Rudy Giuliani's at 13. That poll is from Zogby and came out just Sunday night. Tuesday is the primary and it's the first major test for Giuliani. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein ...

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Giuliani Banking on Early Votes in Florida

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Now that Democratic voters in South Carolina have had their say, attention is turning to Florida's primary on Tuesday. Former New York Mayor and Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani is banking on heavy support from early voters. Florida's secretary of state says more than 400,000 state residents have already voted, ...

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Clinton Reflects on Loss in South Carolina

Sunday, January 27, 2008

By the time the polls were closing in South Carolina Saturday night, Hillary Clinton was taking her campaign to states that are set to hold primaries on Super Tuesday. But she did take some time this morning to reflect publicly on her defeat yesterday.

REPORTER: Appearing on the CBS program Face ...

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Shooting of Mount Vernon Officer a Case of Friendly Fire

Sunday, January 27, 2008

An off-duty police officer shot to death in downtown White Plains appears to have been a victim of friendly fire. Mount Vernon Officer Christopher Ridley was trying to make an arrest outside a government complex when Westchester County police opened fire and killed him late Friday afternoon. White Plains authorities ...

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Giuliani Speaks at Boca Raton Synagogue

Sunday, January 27, 2008

GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani continues campaigning in Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein was with the campaign as the former mayor spoke at the Boca Raton synagogue, before an audience that included many former New York residents and people who split their time between New York and ...

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Giuliani Campaigns Among Ex-New Yorkers in Florida

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has been spending the day campaigning among Jewish and Italian ex-New Yorkers in Florida, ahead of that state's Tuesday primary. WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein is with the Giuliani campaign in Southeast Florida.

REPORTER: With former congresswoman Susan Molinari and Long Island congressman Peter King at his side ...

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Westchester Authorities Investigate Shooting of Officer

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Westchester authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an off-duty Mount Vernon police officer in an incident involving County police outside a government building in White Plains. The slain officer has been identified as 23-year-old Christopher Ridley. County police officers were involved in the shooting yesterday evening, according to White ...

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Conn. Seniors Sound Off on Elections

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Have you ever wondered what's on the mind of the crowd that always votes -- senior citizens? WNYC's Amy Pearl brought a microphone to a bagel brunch in her mother's condo in a self-described "over 50" community in Newtown, Connecticut.

WNYC's Amy Pearl with her mother Susan Von Eggers, ...

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