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Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Cuomo's Education Plans

Monday, March 02, 2015

They said the governor is pushing a "test and punish" agenda in public schools.

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LIRR Train Hits SUV in Crossing

Monday, March 02, 2015

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Unlike last month's crash in Westchester, the Nassau County incident left only one woman injured.

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Attica Guards Accused of Assaulting Inmate Plead Guilty

Monday, March 02, 2015

The three guards were accused of beating inmate George Williams in a 2011 incident, leaving him with broken bones in his legs and face.

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Attica Guards Go on Trial in Gang Assault Case

Monday, March 02, 2015

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The three guards are accused of beating inmate George Williams in a 2011 incident, leaving him with broken bones in his legs and face.

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High Hurdle to College for Ex-Offenders

Monday, March 02, 2015

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Should it be easier for people with a criminal record to get an education?

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Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

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A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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NY Lawmaker Proposes Alternative to Federal Flood Insurance

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder's bill follows a slew of allegations that the nation's flood insurance system is broken.

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Pols March in Sunnyside 'St. Pat's for All' Parade in the Snow

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio and other politicians came to celebrate the tribute to diversity founded 16 years ago.

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Queens Lawmakers Push Back Against Bridge Toll Proposal

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Tony Avella want to head off at the pass a proposal to make drivers pay for the Queensborough, Williamsburg and Brooklyn Bridges.

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'Don Quixote' in Paintings and Tapestry

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The knight-errant who fought against windmills and imaginary dragons inspired the new exhibit at the Frick Collection.

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Lesbian Love, Cut Into Fragments

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The new play "Bright Half Life" captures the politics and emotional processing common in lesbian relationships back in the 80s and 90s, when very little about being gay was legal.

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A Sexy, Weird, Haunted House in the UES

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Venezuelan artist Alex Da Corte says he wants to explore fear and memory.

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A Provoking Play That Doesn't Pull Punches

Friday, February 27, 2015

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' "An Octoroon," based on a slavery-era work, shocks and delights at Soho Rep.

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NYPD Sergeants Strike Deal With de Blasio

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Now four of the five NYPD unions have contracts leaving only the union for rank-and-file officers without a deal.

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A Motivational Speaker's Advice for A-Rod and the Yankees

Thursday, February 26, 2015

After serving a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez (and the accompanying drama) has returned to the New York Yankees locker room. 

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Local Muslim Leader: ISIS Arrests in Brooklyn Do Not Signal an Epidemic

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York says the number of U.S. Muslims who have left the country to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State is relatively small.

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Ebola Doctor Craig Spencer Says Media, Politicians Fueled Public Fear

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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In an op-ed published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Spencer said he was vilified as he was gravely ill and his fiancée was quarantined.

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Screen Versus Self in the Museum

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Do we exist or are our lives on the screen more authentic than what takes place everyday in our kitchen?" asks art critic Deborah Solomon after visiting the New Museum's Triennial.

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Can Albany Open the Door on Three Men in a Room?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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The arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rattled Albany last month, but will it put a dent in the broader structure of three men controlling all the political decisions?

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De Blasio Faces Pushback In Albany

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The mayor received a tepid reception from state lawmakers on his trip to lobby for the city's budget priorities.

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