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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Friday, August 14, 2015

WNYC
In the documentary "Meru," three climbers attempt to scale a Himalayan peak considered to be an impossible climb.

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City Lawmakers: 911 Should Accept Text Messages

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Supporters say the system could be used in emergency situations where people are unable to make a voice call for help, but may be able to transmit the details via text instead.

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Perseid Meteor Shower To Light Up Night Sky

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Experts say during peak hours early Thursday, there may be as many as one or two meteors visible per minute.

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Outbreak Pushes Water Treatment Crews Into Overdrive

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An emergency order to clean and decontaminate all cooling towers in response to Legionnaires' in New York City has building owners and their service providers scrambling.

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Legionnaires’ Outbreak Latest Test of Cuomo, de Blasio Relationship

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

After facing questions about state and city coordination, officials announce joint regulations to combat the outbreak.

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How New York City Tenants Lost Their Political Clout

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

For decades, landlords have been able to remove rent-stabilized apartments from regulations when the rent hits a certain threshold. Here's how that affects tenants' voting power.

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Some Prisoners Say They Were Beaten After Pair Escaped

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Inmates who knew the two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York reported beatings by guards, according to a legal services group.

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City Council Moves Quickly on Legionnaires' Bill

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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The City Council is taking up legislation requiring building owners to register and inspect their cooling towers, in an effort to prevent Legionnaires' outbreaks.

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Jets' Geno Smith Out 6-10 Weeks After Being Punched By Teammate

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Smith has been sidelined by a broken jaw.

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In Tunnel Funding Squabble, Schumer Steps In

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A senior lawmaker lends his clout to call for more federal funding to dig under the Hudson River.

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If Not Uber, Who's Responsible for This Traffic?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hoards of tourists? Zealous developers? After the recent Uber dustup revealed little about what's causing congestion in Midtown, the data’s still out on why traffic's so bad.

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Officials Tangle, and Tango, Over Funding for Trans-Hudson Tunnel

Monday, August 10, 2015

Politicians say the tunnel must be built. No one is offering to pick up the tab.

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Despite Two More Deaths, City Asserts Legionnaires' Outbreak is Slowing

Monday, August 10, 2015

WNYC
Two more people died of Legionnaires' disease, bringing the total to 12. But city officials believe the Bronx outbreak is ending because no new cases have been diagnosed since August 3.

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Health Commissioner Says City Has 'Turned the Corner' on Legionnaires' Outbreak

Monday, August 10, 2015

The number of cooling towers containing the Legionella bacteria has doubled, but the city says there is no cause for concern.

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New Jersey Lawmakers to Hear From Amtrak Exec on Tunnel Woes

Monday, August 10, 2015

Amtrak's vice president for Northeast corridor infrastructure investment is expected to talk about what's being done to push along a project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson.

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De Blasio's Criticism of Dominican Republic Gets Him Booed at Parade

Sunday, August 09, 2015

WNYC
During their annual parade, some Dominicans said the mayor should 'mind his own business' when it comes to the Dominican Republic's policy on Haitian immigrants.

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Cuomo Cites 'Good Progress' on Legionnaires' Testing

Sunday, August 09, 2015

WNYC
As inspections of cooling towers continue in the Bronx, both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration are backing reforms to test for Legionnaires' disease.

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What Does Sen. Schumer's Opposition to Iran Deal Mean?

Friday, August 07, 2015

Sen. Schumer has been described as the most influential Jewish politician in Congress, but that doesn't mean his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal will jeopardize it. 

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State, Federal Investigators Help NYC Battle Legionnaires Outbreak

Friday, August 07, 2015

Teams from the New York State Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control will begin testing cooling towers in the Bronx this weekend.

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Employers Add 215,000 Jobs in July

Friday, August 07, 2015

The Labor Department also says the unemployment rate held at a relatively low 5.3 percent for a second straight month.

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