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Hundreds of Homeless Get a Fancy Meal from a Chinese Billionaire

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

Three busloads of residents from the homeless shelter New York City Rescue Mission arrived at Central Park for a three course meal at a restaurant on a lake — paid for by Chinese billionaire Chen Guangbiao. 

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Businesses Say Government Agency Helps Them Sell American Products Overseas

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

House Republicans want to de-authorize an institution that has many fans in the business community.

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Safe Swimming: The Best (and Worst) Beaches

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

Report measures water contamination at beaches.

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Why Inmates Can't Afford to Make Calls from Jails in New Jersey

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WNYC

Jail inmates in New Jersey pay almost 8 times as much for phone calls home than those in New York. We find out why. 

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A Man Who Changed Jazz and Journalism

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The documentary The Pleasures of Being Out of Step covers the extensive — and sometimes controversial — career of Nat Hentoff.

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Rangel Declares Victory

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WNYC

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Rep. Charles Rangel is ahead of State Sen. Adriano Espaillat 47.4 percent to 43.6 percent in a primary election to secure the Democratic nomination for the 13th congressional district.

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Listen: Rangel 'cautiously optimistic,' Espaillat supporters think chances are good in NY District 13 race

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WNYC reporters Sarah Gonzalez and Brigid Bergin report live on the closely-watched New York City race between Rep. Charles Rangel and state Sen. Adriano Espaillat.

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Medical Community Calls for More Hepatitis Awareness

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

WNYC

Experts are voicing support for a bill that would require New York City to issue an annual report on its efforts to stop the spread of hepatitis B and C, the leading causes of liver cancer.

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Exclusive: Logs Show Dozens of Calls Between Former Port Chief & Top Christie Aides

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Gov. Christie’s former top man at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, was in frequent contact with top aides at the statehouse during the week lanes were shut down at the George Washington Bridge, newly released documents show.

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Here's the Whole Backstory on the Second Christie Bridge Probe

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The New York Times had some juicy details Tuesday of the Manhattan District Attorney's investigation into the Christie administration's use of Port Authority funds to pay for NJ roads. Among them: a memo trail of legal objections to the move, which may violate bondholder covenants. But on January 16, ...

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Crickets Chirping for NY's Small Biz Insurance Exchange

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

So far, the state has just 10,000 sign-ups for employer-based health plans.

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If a Tree Dies in the City, Will Anyone Notice?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New York City has almost finished planting a million trees. Now the question is, how many will survive?

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NYC Quashes Rent Freeze Pushed by de Blasio

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio's push for a rent freeze on regulated apartments was rejected yesterday, frustrating tenants across the city.

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NJ Budget Dance Continues

Monday, June 23, 2014

Democrats take the lead, offering a deal that would increase taxes and maintain pension payments.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects NJ Sports Betting

Monday, June 23, 2014

The state's appeal, led by Gov. Chris Christie, argued that New Jersey was trying to limit illegal sports wagering and capture some of that money for the state treasury.

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Health Exchange Shoppers Love NY's Newcomers, Nonprofits and Silver

Monday, June 23, 2014

These are some of the findings in the latest report about who's enrolled in the state exchange and how it's working.

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These Homes Took a Licking and Kept on Costing Taxpayers

Monday, June 23, 2014

The flood insurance system keeps putting money into repairing properties that are at risk for flooding again - more than $1 billion has gone to repair damaged homes and businesses.

 

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Can Chris Christie Keep His State From Sinking?

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

New Jersey is growing hotter, wetter, and sinking faster into the sea than almost any other state in the nation. Yet climate change isn't a topic that the state's governor wants to talk about. 

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Yeshiva University Fighting To Survive

Monday, June 23, 2014

WNYC

After years of deficits, the revered institution of Jewish learning is teetering on the brink of insolvency, and now even faculty members are planning to sue.

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Co-op Insurer Tops NY Health Exchange

Monday, June 23, 2014

Health Republic is a start-up that enlisted 70,000 New Yorkers under Obamacare.

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