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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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Five Olympiads Artist LeRoy Neiman dies at 91

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Painter and sketch artist LeRoy Neiman, best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, died Wednesday at age 91.

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NY Dems Lose Dream Fund Bill, Win Election Issue

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

An education bill related to national efforts to help illegal immigrants has failed in Albany, setting up an election fight for New York's immigrant vote.

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Roger Clemens Acquitted on All Charges

Monday, June 18, 2012

Roger Clemens has been acquitted on all charges by a jury that decided he didn't lie to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Music Mogul Donates Audio Interviews to US Library

Monday, June 18, 2012

A retired music executive will donate more than 200 audio interviews with popular singers including Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney and others to the Library of Congress, officials announced Monday.

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NYPD Probes Report of Gunshots in Chris Brown Brawl

Friday, June 15, 2012

New York City police are investigating whether shots were fired inside a nightclub during a bottle-throwing brawl involving singer Chris Brown and Drake's entourage.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Fort Dix Plot Appeal

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal filed by five Muslim men convicted of planning to attack Fort Dix or other military bases.

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JPMorgan CEO Says Execs May Have Pay Taken Back

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Congress on Wednesday that senior bank executives responsible for a $2 billion trading loss will probably have some of their pay taken back by the company.

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Closing Arguments at Insider Trading Trial

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A former Goldman Sachs board member deliberately fed secrets about the banking giant to a close friend and fellow Wall Street heavyweight who used the information to make a killing on the stock market, a prosecutor said Wednesday in closing arguments at the board member's insider trading trial.

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Philly Pops Seeks to End Conductor's Contract

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Philly Pops wants to get rid of the artistic director who has been its leader for more than three decades, saying his contract is too expensive.

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Grammys Add Changes to Classical, Jazz, Latin Fields

Friday, June 08, 2012

A year after the Grammy Awards cut 31 categories, sparking protests and a lawsuit by Latin jazz musicians, the music organization has made more changes by adding three awards.

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