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Brigid Bergin

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With a Tweet, Quinn Launches Mayoral Run

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's been a candidacy months, if not years, in the making, and with a tweet, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn threw her hat in the ring for mayor Sunday morning.

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Muted Response to Trial of Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law

Friday, March 08, 2013

WNYC

With a muted response, New Yorkers greeted the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a senior al-Qaeda leader and the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Manhattan.

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Lhota Defends Giuliani from 'Jerk' Comment

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota embraced his former boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at a Republican-only mayoral debate hosted by Crain’s New York Business on Wednesday after moderator and columnist Greg David called 2001-era Giuliani a “jerk.”

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City's BOE Opts For Scanners in Primary, Runoff

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Board of Elections voted on Tuesday to use the electronic voting machines for the upcoming primary and runoff elections, despite saying for months that the machines weren't up to the task.

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City Projects $800M Sequester Hit

Monday, March 04, 2013

City officials are sizing up the impact of the federal government's sequestration cuts. At a city council hearing on the Mayor Bloomberg's preliminary budget proposal Monday, Mark Page, the director of the city's Office of Management and Budget, said the city faced a potential $800 million loss of funds.

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Bloomberg PAC Notches Up Victory Against NRA in Windy City

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WNYC

While Mayor Bloomberg's days at City Hall may dwindling, it will be a long time before his deep pockets run dry. That means he has billions to support causes - and candidates that share his positions.

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First Four-Months FY 2013: High Unemployment, Still Safest Big City

Friday, February 22, 2013

WNYC

New York City is still the safest big city in the country, but it continues to face challenges with unemployment and homeless. Those are among the highlights in the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report released on Friday.

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City Aims to End Cycle for Rikers Inmates

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WNYC

New York City wants to stop the revolving door for people who cycle in and out of Rikers Island by equipping them with life skills as an alternative to a life of crime.

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Chew on This! Food Truck Uses Compressed Natural Gas

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and oil man turned natural gas booster T. Boone Pickens introduced a new kind of food truck Thursday — one that they say is more environmentally friendly than the gas-guzzlers that choke city streets.

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City Board of Elections Mulls Lever Machines for Upcoming Vote

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Board of Elections isn't ruling out bringing back the old lever voting machines if the dates for the upcoming primary and runoff elections remain unchanged. It's just one of several options to account for a snafu with the new electronic voting machines.

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Unapologetic Bloomberg Talks Legacy, and Big Plans

Thursday, February 14, 2013

WNYC

In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and added a warning to any who would stand in his way.

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In Final State of the City, Bloomberg To Frame His Legacy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

WNYC

With no term-limit exception to alter his lame-duck status, Mayor Bloomberg will deliver his 12th and final State of the City address Thursday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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With Housing Plan, Quinn Aligns Herself With the Middle Class

Monday, February 11, 2013

WNYC

As an early frontrunner in a crowded field of Democrats, Quinn used her final state of the city speech Monday to pitch herself directly to a constituency facing higher housing costs, lower wages and fewer job opportunities.

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After Trip to Guantanamo Bay, Three Mothers Reflect

Monday, February 11, 2013

WNYC

The case against five men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks resumes Monday with pre-trial hearings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Each time the court is in session, five victims’ families are chosen by lottery to attend in person.

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The Challenges of Reporting in Guantanamo Bay

Sunday, February 10, 2013

WNYC

Pre-trial hearings in the case against five men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks resume Monday. Those hearings are being held off the U.S. mainland in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Access to the base is strictly controlled, and that made for some reporting challenges I never expected.

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NY Ranks Among Worst in Nation at Running Elections: Study

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

WNYC

When it comes to running elections, New York State ranks among the worst in the nation according to a new report released Tuesday from the Pew Charitable Trusts in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Families of September 11 Victims Follow Hearings from Guantanamo

Monday, February 04, 2013

For some people watching the pre-trial hearings in the case of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, there was a simple question: Is that man responsible for the death of my loved one?

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9/11 Judge: No Third Party Can Cut Courtroom Feed

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A new ruling in the contentious case being heard in Guantanamo Bay means nobody outside the room can impede the trial's live broadcast.

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KSM Guantanamo Trial Latest

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Arun Rath, reporter for "Frontline" and PRI's "The World", check in from Guantanamo with the latest developments of the terror hearings and the state of the detention program in general.

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As Defense Makes Its Case, Delays Mount at 9/11 Terror Trial

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A major sticking point in this week's pre-trial hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks has been how the military commission will handle classified evidence.

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