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County Chair: Booker Weighs Bid for NJ Gov in '13

Friday, August 24, 2012

A New Jersey Democratic county chairman says Newark Mayor Cory Booker has told him he's considering running for governor against Chris Christie in 2013.

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Christie Signs Higher Education Merger Bill

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie traveled through the state Wednesday as he signed a hard-won higher education restructuring bill.

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Small Plane Crashes on Long Island; 2 Dead

Sunday, August 19, 2012

A small plane carrying three people plummeted into a residential Long Island street with a fiery crash Sunday, killing two people aboard as neighbors tried to douse the flames with fire extinguishers and garden hoses, authorities and witnesses said.

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NY Would Give College Aid to Illegal Immigrants

Friday, August 17, 2012

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is introducing a bill that would provide government financial aid to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants attending college.

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Loughner Pleads Guilty to Ariz. Shooting

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabriele Giffords, and 12 others.

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies in Los Angeles at 68

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Marvin Hamlisch, who composed the scores for dozens of movies including "The Sting" and won a Tony for "A Chorus Line," has died in Los Angeles at 68.

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Justice Ginsburg Weighs Legal Lessons of Opera

Sunday, August 05, 2012

It turns out lawyers and opera singers have more in common than booming voices and a love of melodrama.

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Olympic Athletes Get Static Over Off-Brand Headphones

Friday, August 03, 2012

British Olympic chiefs have clamped down on a bit of guerrilla marketing that saw the country's athletes sporting stylish - but non sponsor-brand - headphones at the games.

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Out-of-State Guns Used in Most NY Crimes

Monday, July 30, 2012

Federal data show most guns recovered from New York crimes last year originated in states with fewer legal restrictions, though the largest single source is still New York, where nearly 1,600 were first purchased.

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Bronx Councilman Guilty of Most Corruption Counts

Friday, July 27, 2012

A veteran politician was convicted Thursday on nine of 12 counts in a corruption case accusing him of putting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars meant for community projects in the pockets of his girlfriend and family.

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Citigroup's Ex-CEO Says Big Banks Should Break Up

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sandy Weill built Citigroup into a mega-bank. Now, he says mega-banks should be broken up.

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Russian Quits Bayreuth Festival over Nazi Tattoos

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A baritone who was due to sing the lead role in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman at the Bayreuth opera festival withdrew from the event Saturday.

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1 in 8 Kids Diagnosed With Asthma in NYC: Study

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A new report shows that one in eight New York City children have been diagnosed with asthma.

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NYU's Scaled Back Expansion Bid Approved by Council Committee

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

New York University’s controversial expansion plan was approved by a City Council committee on Tuesday after the school said it would scale back development.

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Con Ed, Union Resume Talks Amid Heat Wave

Monday, July 16, 2012

Talks between Consolidated Edison and its largest union resumed Monday as another heat wave hits New York City.

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World Choir Games in Ohio draw 15,000 participants

Friday, July 13, 2012

The world's largest and most prominent choir competition is coming to a close in southwest Ohio.

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Study: Sept. 11 Most Memorable TV Moment

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack is by far the most memorable moment shared by television viewers during the past 50 years, a study released on Wednesday concluded.

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First Iraq Veteran Opera Puts Inner Turmoil on Stage

Monday, July 02, 2012

After returning from the battlefields of Iraq, Christian Ellis found the only way to soothe the war wounds in his soul was by losing himself singing opera's powerful, haunting songs.

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Who Stole Brahms's Teeth? Austria Investigating

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Have the teeth of two famed 19th-century composers been stolen from their graves? Austrian prosecutors are trying to find out.

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Hot Weather Arrives This Weekend

Friday, June 29, 2012

It's going to be a sweltering weekend for the region, with heat advisories and excessive heat warnings up for much of the Northeast.

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