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US Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuban Tourism

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
American hotel and airline franchises are already eyeing the Cuban tourism industry after President Obama announced his intention to relax the embargo.

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Three New York Sites Selected for Casinos

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The three regions were picked to spread out the benefits — and to avoid competition with existing tribal casinos.

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New York Moves to Prohibit Fracking

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New York will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

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US, Cuba Seek to Normalize Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
Marking a significant shift in U.S. policy, officials say they will seek full diplomatic relations with the communist island.

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NJ Sen. Menendez Helps Barred Ecuadorean Enter U.S.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Menendez lobbied Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to obtain a visa for the daughter of donors to the Democratic Party.

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Pakistan's Consul General to Attend NYC Vigil

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
After gunmen killed more than 100 people, mostly children, elected and interfaith leaders will join the consul general in support of the Pakistani community.

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NY Panel to Pick Upstate Casino Sites

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Four new casinos are slated to be built upstate and the state Gaming Facility Location Board will decide on up to four winners to develop new locations.

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Risky Securities Coming Due; Tenants Could Be At Risk

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
Some of the riskiest securities start to come due in 2015. That could put tenants at risk if buildings aren't maintained.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Emerges From DeBlasio’s Shadow

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
After a year of working closely with the Mayor, Melissa Mark-Viverito shows she can speak with her own voice.  And also, down her shots. 

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When It Comes to Red Light Cameras, NJ's Numbers Don't Add Up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WNYC
Red light cameras across New Jersey have gone dark for now. Local officials across the state want to bring them back, but Trenton's past fumbling of the program could doom its future.

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President Obama Returns to NJ and Christie's Side to Thank Troops

Monday, December 15, 2014

President Obama flew to a New Jersey military base Monday to speak to service members about the end of combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Tensions Mount Between Mayor, Police Unions

Monday, December 15, 2014

The conflict between Mayor de Blasio and the police unions has reached a new level of tension.

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New Atlantic Yards Project to be 100 Percent Affordable, Mayor Says

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
The new development will create 298 affordable units in a neighborhood that's being branded as "Pacific Park."

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Reforms at Rikers Often Blocked by Union President

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
A New York Times investigation details how the head of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association often undermines efforts to reform Rikers Island jail.

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CUNY Professor Charged in Brooklyn Protest Melee

Monday, December 15, 2014

Eric Linsker, a faculty member at Baruch College, allegedly tried to throw a trash can at police officers on the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday.

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Christie to Join Obama at Visit to New Jersey Military Base

Monday, December 15, 2014

The president and the Governor will visit Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to thank troops and their families.

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A Parole Office Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
All of the 6,072 people on parole in Brooklyn will soon be checking in with their parole officers at a new facility on the Gowanus Canal. Opponents hope a lawsuit will block the plan.

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Workers, Union Leaders, Call Out Park Slope Car Wash

Sunday, December 14, 2014

WNYC
Labor groups rally to call attention to what the call unfair employment practices at a Park Slope car wash.

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Former NYPD Detective from Staten Island Joins March in Washington

Sunday, December 14, 2014

One of the thousands rallying in the capital Saturday, was a former NYPD detective from Staten Island who knows about racism firsthand.

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Playing Designer, Inside a Carnegie Mansion

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Outside, it’s an early 20th century Carnegie mansion. Inside, there's digital wall paper and touch-screen digital tables. Introducing the new Cooper Hewitt.

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