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Art That Reaches Beyond Palestine

Friday, July 25, 2014

Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar made headlines internationally when Israeli authorities refused to let him travel to New York for the opening of a show at the New Museum.

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Brooklyn Palestinians on Gaza Conflict: 'We're not Cowards'

Friday, July 25, 2014

After a late-night encounter outside a mosque, Palestinians in Bay Ridge are bracing for more tensions.

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A Teen's Dispatch from Israel

Friday, July 25, 2014

The conflict in Gaza accelerated just as New Jersey resident Josh Cohen arrived — but he's not planning to cut his trip short.

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Mayor, Borough President Oust Eight Queens Library Trustees

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nearly half of the library's board has been removed, and director Thomas Galante remains under investigation for alleged misuse of funds.

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NYPD Investigates Another Apparent Chokehold Incident

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The NYPD has launched an internal investigation after another video surfaced showing an officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

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Leaving Stigma Behind, NY Cuts Red Tape on the IUD

Thursday, July 24, 2014

New York is one of the first states to pay for intra-uterine devices through Medicaid at the time of childbirth.

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'Independent' State Ethics Panel Perhaps Not So

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

An investigation by The New York Times reveals the office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo repeatedly interfered with the commission he created to root out corruption in Albany.

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'Late Show' and Colbert Will Stay in NYC

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The 'Late Show' and Stephen Colbert will stay right where they are, in New York.

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Disability Access Lagging at Polling Places

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Inadequate signage and locked doors on access ramps make it difficult for disabled people to vote.

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Three's the Charm for NY Debt Upgrades

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rating agency Standard & Poor's is giving a positive review of how New York state is managing its debt. It's the third agency to do so.

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At Eric Garner's Funeral, Mourners Cry 'It Ends Today'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

An overflow crowd packed a Brooklyn church for the funeral of Eric Garner who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.

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Feds Investigating Whether 'One Newark' Schools Initiative is Discriminatory

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NJ Spotlight

The U.S. Department of Education confirmed that it has opened a civil rights investigation into the controversial plan launched by state-appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson to determine if it discriminates against African-American students.

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There Are Still Places in New York Where You Can’t Build Highrises

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

Areas of Brooklyn that could be prime housing are zoned for industrial use. The city needs more housing, so it could rezone. But the mayor also has aspirations for a resurgent industrial sector.

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After Death in Custody, a Test and Opportunity for Bratton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Whatever comes out of the Eric Garner investigation, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said one thing is clear: officers need more training, beginning with the use of force.

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Christie May Cut Pension Benefits for Younger Workers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

But workers are protesting the possible cuts.

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Court Decisions on Health Care Law Could Ripple in NJ

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Garden State is among states that declined to create an exchange, forcing the federal government to do it, and exposing it to court actions against Obamacare.

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City Admits it Approved 'Poor Door'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Housing advocates say a developer took advantage of a loophole when it created a separate entrance for renters in the affordable units of a new building.

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HUD Takes Whack at NYC's Build it Back

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feds paint dismal picture of Sandy rebuilding program – or at least as it was when they visited in March. 

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Public Advocate Calls for All NYPD Encounters to Be Videotaped

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Public Advocate Tish James says the death of Eric Garner while in police custody should be a wake-up call.

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Feds Find Newark Police Engaged in 'Unconstitutional Policing'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

The Justice Department found excessive force and inadequate accountability.

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