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Osmo Vänskä Returns as Minnesota Orchestra Music Head

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Grammy-winning Minnesota Orchestra. He resigned in October during a lockout of musicians that lasted 16 months.

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Former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson Dies

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.

The Democrat served as a state senator, deputy New York City mayor, and New York's first black secretary of state. He was part of the ...

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State Health Commissioner Stepping Down

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New York Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will step down in June to take an executive position with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan in California, the health department said late Wednesday.

Department spokesman Bill Schwarz said the move has been in the works for weeks. Dr. Howard Zucker, who is currently ...

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David Letterman to Retire from 'Late Show'

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The late night funnyman made the announcement during a taping on Thursday.

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Son-In-Law of Osama Bin Laden Convicted

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has been convicted of conspiring to kill Americans by serving as al-Qaida's spokesperson after the September 11th attacks.

The verdict was returned Wednesday in federal court in lower Manhattan. The Kuwaiti clergyman could face life in prison.

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Defiant North Korea Fires Two Medium-Range Missiles

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired two medium-range ballistic missiles, South Korea said, a defiant challenge to the leaders of rivals South Korea, Japan and the United States.

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Some Will Get Extra Time To Enroll In Health Insurance

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration announced Tuesday.

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Report: Obama Plans To End NSA Sweeps Of Phone Calls

Monday, March 24, 2014

The National Security Agency may be getting out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on people's phone calls.

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Revolutionary Opera Director Gerard Mortier Dies

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Gerard Mortier, a Belgian opera director whose nonconformist style often grated the tradition-bound elite and who became a fiercely avant-garde impresario, has died.

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Missing Malaysian Airliner May Have Turned Back

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Military radar shows the vanished Boeing 777 may have turned back, Malaysia's air force chief said. The international search in South China Sea continues.

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Senate Blocks Change to Military Sex Assault Cases

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Senate blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute or prevent charges for alleged rapes and other serious offenses, capping an emotional, nearly yearlong fight.

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Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.

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One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall

Sunday, February 23, 2014

A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.

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Christie's to Auction Van Cliburn Estate Items

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hundreds of items from the estate of the celebrated pianist Van Cliburn are scheduled to go up for auction next month. An 1869 Bechstein anyone?

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Fed Judge Throws Out NYPD Spying Lawsuit

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The NYPD's intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.

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Two Americans Reach The Podium In Men's Super-G

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Kjetil Jansrud gave Norway a record-equalling fourth straight win in the men's super-G at the Sochi Games on Sunday, while a tearful Bode Miller shared bronze to become the oldest Olympic Alpine skiing medallist at 36.

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U.S. Snowboard Wins First Gold Of Sochi Olympics

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Sage Kotsenburg of the United States won the first gold medal of the 2014 Olympics on Saturday, soaring to victory in the men's snowboarding slopestyle final.

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Stolen Stradivarius Recovered from Milwaukee Attic

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The rare multimillion dollar Stradivarius violin stolen last month in Wisconsin has been recovered, police said Thursday.

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JPMorgan Pays $614 Million In Mortgage Lending Fraud Case

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The nation's largest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., will pay $614 million and improve mortgage lending practices under a deal announced Tuesday to settle claims it approved thousands of unqualified home mortgage loans for government insurance and refinancing since 2002, costing the government millions of dollars when the loans defaulted.

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Riccardo Muti to Lead Chicago Symphony Through 2020

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Maestro Riccardo Muti has extended his contract with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through 2020.

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