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Police Officials Say Major Crime Down So Far This Year

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The city is on pace to record fewer than 100,000 reported major crimes this year, a trend not seen in nearly two decades.

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U.S. Employers Add 223K Jobs in June

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Labor Department said Thursday that the unemployment rate dropped from 5.5 percent in May to 5.3 percent.

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With New Chair, NY St. Patrick's Parade to Add 2nd Gay Group

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The developments come after a gay contingent marched for the first time this year.

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Christie Formally Announces 2016 White House Run

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The New Jersey Governor formally launched his Presidential candidacy in the gym of Livingston High School, where Christie served as student president 35 years ago.

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Christie to Announce 2016 Run Today

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Republican is set to launch his campaign Tuesday in the old gymnasium of Livingston High School where he experienced some of his first political victories.

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Official: One Escaped Murderer Fatally Shot, Other is on Run

Friday, June 26, 2015

Authorities haven't revealed details of what led to the shooting.

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Cheers, Bouquets for Misty Copeland at her 'Swan Lake' Debut

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Many hope will Copeland will soon become American Ballet Theater's first black principal dancer.

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Guard Who Gave Meat to 2 Inmates Arrested After Their Escape

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The guard worked at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in upstate Dannemora, where inmates David Sweat and Richard Matt were reported missing on June 6.

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NJ Flag Manufacturer Stops Production of Confederate Flag

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Annin Flagmakers, the nation's oldest and biggest flagmaker says the confederate flag has become a symbol of a negative aspect of the country's past.

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NYC Public Schools to Honor Lunar New Year

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pressure increased on de Blasio in recent months to honor the holiday, which is celebrated in several Asian communities.

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Feds, NYC Reach Deal to Curb Violence in Rikers Island Jails

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The agreement comes six months after U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara joined a class action lawsuit claiming system-wide brutality by guards against inmate.

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NY to Hire 1,300 Police Officers as Part of $78.5B Budget

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The new officers will cost the city $170 million. The costs will be offset by $70 million in overtime savings.

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Court Clears Violinist Vanessa-Mae in Olympic Ski Fixing Case

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae was cleared by sport's highest court Friday of allegations she helped fix Alpine skiing races so she could qualify for the Sochi Olympics.
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NY Lawmakers Approve 5-Day Extension of Rent Regs So Talks Can Continue

Friday, June 19, 2015

The extension is the clearest sign yet that lawmakers are making progress in bringing this year's tumultuous legislative session to a close.

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Treasury Says Woman Will Join Hamilton on $10 Bill

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The redesign of the bill will feature the first woman on U.S. paper money in more than a century. So who will be chosen? The Treasury will make the final decision this summer.

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Second New York Man Charged in Alleged ISIS Terror Plot

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A 21-year-old Staten Island college student was arrested for his role in an alleged plot to stage a pressure-cooker bomb attack in New York on behalf of ISIS.

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'The Donald' Wants to Be the President

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Trump wants to be the CEO of the United States — and this time he means it.

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New York Rent Regulations for 2 Million Tenants Expire

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Talk between legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo dragged on past the long-awaited expiration date.

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Board Mulling Wage Hike For Fast Food Workers Meets in NYC

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Wage Board is scheduled to hear from workers, labor experts and business owners at its meeting Monday at New York University.

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Prolific British Actor Christopher Lee Dies at 93

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Lee appeared in more than 250 movies, including roles as the wizard Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the evil Count Dooku in two of George Lucas' "Star Wars" prequels.

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