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Annmarie Fertoli

Associate Producer at WNYC

Annmarie Fertoli appears in the following:

Isabella, Jayden Top List of City's Most Popular Baby Names

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The latest survey of the city's most popular baby names found many of last year's top picks stayed in the top ten, including Isabella and Sophia for girls and Jayden and Daniel for boys.

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Federal Judge Blocks City from Hiring Firefighters

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Brooklyn judge has ruled the city cannot hire new firefighters, unless it does so under one of his five hiring proposals. Judge Nicholas Garaufis issued proposals last month to allow the FDNY to hire recruits from an entrance exam he ruled discriminatory. The city has already rejected all of the hiring proposals.

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Board of Regents Committee Waives Extra Help Requirement

Monday, October 18, 2010

New York schools won't have to offer remediation to tens of thousands of students who failed state exams this year.

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Swiss Complete Digging on Rail Tunnel

Friday, October 15, 2010

Switzerland is celebrating the completion of drilling on what will become the world's longest rail tunnel.

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Israel to Begin Construction in Jerusalem

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just days after offering Palestinians a compromise over building in the West Bank, Israel has announced it is building more than 200 new homes in eastern Jerusalem, according to The Associated Press.

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Is New York's Wild Weather Season Coming to an End?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New York has had its fair share of wild weather, including two tornadoes last month and a powerful hailstorm on Monday. And there's another storm heading our way Thursday night. But Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said this storm won't be as powerful and it will come as we move out of the stormy weather season.

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Federal Gov't Lifts Ban on Deepwater Drilling

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The federal government has lifted a ban on deepwater oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, more than a month before it was set to expire. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar made the decision on Tuesday. As The Associated Press reports, critics of the ban, including oil companies, had argued that a six-month moratorium would harm their business.

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Judge Rules Against 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Gay rights groups are celebrating a California judge's ruling against the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. As The Associated Press Reports, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips, who has already ruled the ban unconstitutional, has now issued a worldwide injunction against enforcing it.

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Mid-East Peace Talks Hit Another Roadblock

Monday, October 11, 2010

The BBC reports that Palestinian leaders have rejected a Israeli offer to extend a moratorium on building on the West Bank -- in exchange for Palestinians' formal recognition of Israeli as a Jewish state.

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Nobel Peace Price Awarded to Liu Xiaobo

Friday, October 08, 2010

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo, citing his work as an advocate for human rights, including his participation in the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square, and authoring a human rights manifesto that lead to his imprisonment in 2008.

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Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who unsuccessfully ran for president of his country in 1990, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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Hungary Tries to Stop Flow of Toxic Waste

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The Associated Press reports that toxic waste that spilled from a reservoir at a Hungarian refining plant about 100 miles southwest of Budapest on Monday has made its way to the Danube River, and authorities are carefully testing water samples to determine whether the waste could be carried to other countries.

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Developer of In Vitro Fertilization Awarded Nobel Prize

Monday, October 04, 2010

Robert G. Edwards, a professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, for his work developing in vitro fertilization.

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Emanuel Resigns, Rouse Takes Over

Friday, October 01, 2010

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has officially resigned from his post, and President Barack Obama has appointed White House senior advisor Pete Rouse to take over as interim chief of staff.

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Senate Approves Bill to Regulate Volume on TV Commercials

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would require companies to regulate the volume on their television commercials.

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Protests Erupt in Europe

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anti-austerity demonstrations are taking place throughout Europe, in protest of new government measures designed to prevent another financial crisis.

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Placido Domingo to Leave National Opera Next Year

Monday, September 27, 2010

Placido Domingo has announced he will leave his post as general director of the Washington National Opera when his contract ends next year. The Washington Post reports that Domingo made his announcement during a conference call with the opera's board.

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Obama Signs $30 Billion Bill to Aid Small Businesses

Monday, September 27, 2010

President Barack Obama has signed a $30 billion jobs bill, one he has long advocated for as a way to promote small business growth.

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Colbert Takes on Congress

Friday, September 24, 2010

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert joined democratic debate in a new way today, by testifying before a House subcommittee discussing immigration and farm labor.

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Obama Talks Peace, Unity at U.N.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

President Barack Obama delivered remarks before the United Nations General Assembly this week, discussing Middle East peace talks during speech on Wednesday night, and delivering a longer address to the assembly on Thursday morning.

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