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°F Slightly cooler today with showers possible this afternoon. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Abbie Fentress Swanson

Abbie Fentress Swanson appears in the following:

Luisi to Conduct the Met's "Hansel and Gretel"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fabio Luisi will replace Andrew Davis as conductor of all "Hansel and Gretel" performances at the Metropolitan Opera this season.

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Rockefeller Gives $2.7 Million in Arts Grants

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The New York City Ballet, the New School and the Joyce Theater Foundation all have one thing in common today: they each got up to $250,000 in grant money from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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To Shop, or Not To Shop?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Retail sales may be down nationwide, but economists say low inflation will slowly drive consumers to shop.

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Two Men Face Gay Hate Crime Charges

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Two Queens men have been arrested for yelling anti-gay slurs, as well as taunting, punching and kicking Jack Price after Price left a 24-hour deli near his home October 8.

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Underground Railroad Stop Officially "Historic"

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to make a dozen Chelsea row houses once used as an Underground Railroad stop a historic district.

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Senate to Merge Health Care Bills

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Senate leaders will begin today to merge the Senate Finance Committee's 10-year $829 billion health care bill approved yesterday, with another more liberal bill which was passed in July in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee.

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A New Friendship for Obama and Zapatero?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

President Barack Obama is meeting with Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero today in what might be the beginning of a new diplomatic relationship.

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Columbia Science Building No Small Feat

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A $200 million interdisciplinary science building is headed for Columbia University.

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Russia-U.S. Arms Treaty in the Works

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

In Russia today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has made "considerable progress" with Moscow on a new strategic arms treaty.

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Health Reform Bill Advances, with One GOP Vote

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Senate Finance Committee will vote today on whether or not to approve President Obama's $829 billion health care reform package.

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Whitney to Build Museum on the High Line

Monday, October 12, 2009

Three years after it first expressed interest, the Whitney Museum of American Art will finally move forward with building a museum on Manhattan's West Side.

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Fugitive Arrested at Kennedy International

Monday, October 12, 2009

Federal officials have arrested Louis Armando Peña Soltren, a man accused of hijacking a 1968 flight who they've been trying to track down for nearly 41 years.

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Yankees One Step Closer to Pennant

Monday, October 12, 2009

The homers that Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit Sunday at the Minneapolis Metrodome didn't just mean victory over the Minnesota Twins. They mean the Bronx Bombers will head to the American League Championship Series.

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Ostrom and Williamson Split Nobel

Monday, October 12, 2009

The last of the Nobel prizes in Economics has been awarded today to Elinor Ostrom and Oliver Williamson.

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Deadly Weekend Attack in Pakistan

Monday, October 12, 2009

Forty one people were killed Monday at a market blast near the Swat Valley in Pakistan, according to the Associated Press.

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Can a Free Honeymoon Save a Marriage?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Malaysia's government is hoping to slow its country's spiking divorce rate by offering two-night island and beach resort vacations for couples whose relationships are on the rocks.

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Golf and Rugby Voted Olympic Sports

Friday, October 09, 2009

Golf and rugby will join trampoline, synchronized swimming and badminton as summer Olympic sports.

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Economic Woes Spark Riots in Detroit

Friday, October 09, 2009

Riots broke out in Detroit this week, when tens of thousands of residents lined up to apply for federal help to pay their rent, mortgages and utilities. We'll hear from the former police commander of the precinct where the mayhem happened, Gary Brown, who is running for the Detroit City Council, and Cheryl Johnson, CEO of the Coalition for Temporary Shelter, who was also on the scene. We'll also hear from Andrew Stettner, a deputy director for the National Employment Law Project, to see how this incident fits into the national economic picture.

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Frasier Star Gives Back

Friday, October 09, 2009

"Frasier" TV star David Hyde Pierce will play the Adagio from Widor’s Symphony No. 5 this Sunday on an organ that his family donated the money to rebuild in his native Saratoga Springs.

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Obama Accepts 2009 Nobel Prize as a "Call to Action"

Friday, October 09, 2009

President Barack Obama, 48, said that he was "both surprised and deeply humbled" when he learned that he had been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize this morning.

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