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Gas Leaks in Buildings Are Common and Often Not Inspected

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A WNYC investigation finds that potentially dangerous gas pipes across the city are not being checked and fixed because Department of Buildings inspectors don't have access.

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New York Congressman Moves to Outlaw Police Choke Holds

Monday, April 27, 2015

The bill from New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries would make police chokeholds a federal civil rights violation. 

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What The Candidates to Replace Grimm Are Not Talking About

Monday, April 27, 2015

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In a special congressional election in Brooklyn and Staten Island next month, there's one issue neither of the main candidates wants to talk about.

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Jackson Heights Vigil for Nepal Draws Hundreds

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fashion designer Prabal Gurung was among those who gathered in the Queens community to commemorate the earthquake victims and encourage donations.

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Local Nepalese Respond to Earthquake Back Home

Sunday, April 26, 2015

As aftershocks continued to rattle Nepal through Sunday, the Nepalese community in New York is morning the loss of loved ones and trying to raise money for families left without homes. 

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Getting in Shape for Free

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Fencing in Bryant Park in Manhattan, Zumba at Poe Park in The Bronx and meditation at the Conference House Park in Staten Island are some of the classes available this spring.  

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Calder's Tiny Mobiles, Presented by a Flashy Architect

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Santiago Calatrava, behind the gigantic ribs of steel at the World Trade Center PATH transit hub, designed two rooms to present 40 small sculptures by Alexander Calder.  

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'King and I' Waltzes onto Broadway

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A new revival of the 1951 production maintains the sweep and romance of the original Rodgers and Hammerstein show while toning down the more problematic parts. 

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Bharara Warns of Looming Cyber Security Threat

Friday, April 24, 2015

In an unlikely speech before a gathering of urban planners, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara cited cyber-terrorism as the greatest threat to the nation.

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WNYC Wins Sigma Delta Chi Public Service Award for NYPD Coverage

Friday, April 24, 2015

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The stories explored police use of force and how the NYPD polices its own.

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The Pure Pleasure of 'An American in Paris'

Friday, April 24, 2015

Once a 1950s movie classic, it's now a Broadway musical. It's fresh — and fantastic.

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First-Time Director Works To Uncover the Truth About Tasers

Friday, April 24, 2015

Tasers were thought to be the perfect non-lethal weapon, but a new film explores whether they're too good to be true.

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Local Armenian-Americans Reflect on Anniversary of Genocide

Friday, April 24, 2015

A church in Bayside, Queens was founded by survivors of the 1915 massacres in Turkey. This week, their descendants reflect on Armenian tragedies and triumphs.

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Reports: Comcast + Time Warner Cable = Not Happening

Thursday, April 23, 2015

One of the biggest proposed media mergers ever may be off. Bloomberg News is reporting that Comcast is preparing to drop its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable.

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Audit: A Third of City's Express Buses Are Tardy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer says express bus service isn't living up to its name.

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Loretta Lynch Heads for Confirmation as Attorney General

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lynch is expected to win approval with the support of all Democrats and at least five Republicans in the vote set for Thursday.

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Report: Latino Kids in New York City Have it the Hardest

Thursday, April 23, 2015

New statistics show Latino children in the city, more than any other group, are living in serious poverty and failing to graduate high school.

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Mandatory Meningitis Vaccination Could Come to New York

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

New Jersey, Indiana, Louisiana and a handful of states already require it for middle and high school. A pair of New York legislators want New York to join the list.

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NJ Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Sunday's encounter was the second coyote attack in Bergen County this month.

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He Swam in the Gowanus and Lived to Tell About It

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Environmental advocate Christopher Swain tells WNYC swimming in the "toxic soup" that is the Gowanus leaves a "grainy feeling in your mouth" like "after you have a bad green smoothy."

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