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'The Scream' Fetches Record $119.9M at NYC Auction

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

One of the art world's most recognizable images - Edvard Munch's "The Scream" - sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City.

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Pettitte Says He May Have Misunderstood Clemens

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Pitcher Andy Pettitte acknowledged under cross-examination Wednesday that he might have misunderstood Roger Clemens when Pettitte said he heard his former teammate say he used human growth hormone.

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John Liu's Ex-Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The lawyer for New York City Comptroller John Liu says his client may seek to be tried separately from her codefendant.

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Judge: Housekeeper's Suit Against DSK Can Proceed to Trial

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her in New York City can go forward to trial, a judge ruled Tuesday, rebuffing the former International Monetary Fund leader's diplomatic-immunity claim.

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Activists on Trial for Arrests During NYPD Protest

Monday, April 30, 2012

Nearly two dozen demonstrators arrested last year while protesting the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy have gone on trial.

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Morrison, Dylan Among Medal of Freedom Recipients

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, the first female secretary of state, a former astronaut and a musical pioneer are among this year's recipients of the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

President Barack Obama will award the medals at the White House later this spring.

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Smaller Arts Grants Awarded for PBS Shows

Sunday, April 29, 2012

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded significantly smaller grants to established PBS programs this year.

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New Charge Brought Against Former John Liu Aide

Friday, April 27, 2012

Federal prosecutors have brought a new criminal charge against the former campaign treasurer for New York City Comptroller John Liu. The government charged Jia Hou with making false statements to the FBI.

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Students Create 8 Sculptures for NYC Waterfront

Friday, April 27, 2012

Eight new sculptures created by students of a top New York City art school will be installed along the Hudson River.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Details Upcoming China Trip

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra will travel to China next month for a packed schedule of concerts in four cities, master classes, cultural exchange forums and community outreach.

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Puppy on Runway Delays Flights at LaGuardia

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A puppy named Byrdie delayed several flights at New York's LaGuardia Airport when she escaped from her crate and frolicked around a busy runway.

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Crane Owner Cleared of All Charges in Collapse

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A construction crane owner has been acquitted of manslaughter and all other charges in a collapse that killed two workers in New York City. A judge cleared James Lomma Thursday.

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Senator Seeks to Allow Goose Kills Near JFK

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The problem of birds living near some of the nation's busiest airports is coming under renewed scrutiny after two emergency landings in a week and more than three years after the famous ditching of a jetliner in the Hudson River.

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After 6 Weeks, Espada Trial Winding Down

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

After nearly six weeks, the trial of former New York Senator Pedro Espada Jr. is winding down.

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Chained AIDS Protesters Arrested in Wall Street Area

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

AIDS and Occupy protesters wearing Robin Hood costumes were arrested after chaining themselves together and blocking traffic in the Wall Street area. There were nine arrests.

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Philly Orchestra, Musicians' Pension Fund Settle

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Philadelphia Orchestra says it has reached a settlement with the national pension fund representing musicians for the financially struggling organization.

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En Route to Tribeca, 2 Cuban Actors Go Missing

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In a case of life imitating art, two Cuban actors have gone missing en route to their film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Evidence Now Focus of Trial After Jennifer Hudson Testifies

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicago prosecutors created a buzz by calling Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson as their first witness during the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and nephew. But the hard part starts Tuesday, when they'll have to get down to the nitty-gritty of their case.

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Yo-Yo Ma Joins White House Plan to Teach Arts in Failing Schools

Monday, April 23, 2012

The cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins Sarah Jessica Parker and Forest Whitaker in adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools.

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Murdoch to be Quizzed on His UK Political Sway

Sunday, April 22, 2012

He was long considered one of the most important power brokers in British politics. Now, with his influence shriveled by Britain's phone hacking scandal, media mogul Rupert Murdoch is returning to the U.K. to face questions about his ties to the country's most senior politicians.

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