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New City Council

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Colby Hamilton, City Hall reporter at DNAinfo, talks about how the City Council will change in January and who might be the next speaker.

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Council Supporters Say They'll Survive Bloomberg, NYPD Challenges to Police Bills

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The passage of a pair of police oversight bills by the city council late last night - one to create an inspector general to oversee the police and the other to make it easier to sue the police over bias allegations - starts the clock ticking for Mayor Bloomberg, who has 30 days to make good on his promise to veto the legislation.

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For DOMA Plaintiff Edie Windsor, Path Has Been 'Accident of History'

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Edie Windsor, the 84-year-old plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that struck down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, was asked what her immediate reaction was when she heard the news Wednesday.

“I cried,” she said.

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SCOTUS Ruling Highlights NYC Area Schools' Affirmative Action Policies

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday’s Supreme Court decision on affirmative action programs keeps them alive, including at schools in New York and New Jersey. But even if they don't use race as a factor in admissions, many local schools are supporting the ruling.

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Spike Lee, Knicks Greats Add Starpower to MSG's Push to Nix Move

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

“For me the Garden is being blamed for what’s happening underneath,” director Spike Lee testified at the hearing.

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FBI Releases New Footage of 2008 Times Square Bombing

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The FBI released new video on Tuesday of the bike-riding bomber who set off an explosion at the armed forces recruiting center in Times Square in 2008.

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FBI: NSA Surveillance Helped Stop 2 NYC Terror Plots

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The NSA's controversial surveillance programs are being credited with helping to stop two separate terror plots in New York City, government officials testified on Tuesday.

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As A Strike Wears On, Those In Need Feel the Consequences

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A labor strike is entering its second month for one of the nation's largest free legal aid groups. More than 200 employees with Legal Services NYC called the strike after rejecting a contract they say includes benefit reductions and threats to job security.

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Speaker Silver's Supports Stand By Him, Despite Latest Email

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

An email uncovered by the Daily News shows that former assemblyman Vito Lopez's victims were unhappy with Speaker Sheldon Silver's handling of their case. But the latest news doesn't seem to have undercut Silver's support among most Democratic Assemblywomen, even as Republicans call for him to step down.

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City Offers Another Round of Sandy Repair Aid

Monday, June 03, 2013

The city launched a new program Monday designed to help homeowners, landlords and tenants still recovering from Sandy using some $648 million in federal disaster funds.

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Commisioner Kelly: Letter to President Similar to Poisoned One Sent to Mayor

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Officials say the ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Bloomberg and the offices of his gun control group in Washington, DC are similar to one intended for President Obama.

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Jersey City Mayor in Tough Election Fight

Monday, May 13, 2013

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Four years ago, Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy's political aides and allies were caught up in a massive federal corruption sting. Tomorrow, voters will go to the polls in Jersey City, but, the race is as much about the changes happening in Jersey City as it is about corruption.

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Prosecution Scores a Victory in Liu Associate Trial

Monday, April 29, 2013

The government got a boost Monday in its corruption trial against two associates of Comptroller John Liu. The judge appears likely to allow the jury to consider whether former campaign treasurer Jenny Hou is guilty of “conscious avoidance.”

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Liu Aide Testifies in Campaign Fundraising Trial

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sharon Lee, an aide to Comptroller John Liu, testified in federal court Thursday that she did propose to reimburse family members who donated to Liu's 2013 mayoral campaign.

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Prosecutors in Liu Corruption Trial Turn to Ex-Treasurer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The corruption trial of a former aide and a donor to comptroller and Democratic mayoral hopeful John Liu continued Wednesday, with court action focusing on former Liu treasurer Jenny Hou.

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At Corruption Appearance, Politicians Greeted by Supporters

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith shook hands with well-wishers and entered a courtroom packed with supporters on Tuesday. He was being arraigned for allegedly trying to rig the mayoral election — but the only remnant of the initial outrage over the alleged corruption was a thin line of protesters outside court.

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NYPD Commissioner Calls for More Surveillance Cameras

Monday, April 22, 2013

Could more cameras in New York City help prevent attacks like the one at the Boston Marathon? That's what Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the NYPD is looking into.

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Gun Control: WNYC's Full Coverage

Thursday, April 18, 2013

“Voters value NRA endorsements. The NRA represents literally millions of people around the country, and that's why they win," — Jacob Rieper, the vice president of legislative and political affairs with the New York Pistol and Rifle Association, New York’s NRA affiliate.

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Bloomberg Administration Unveils Labor Contract Demands

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

“The Bloomberg administration is prepared to settle a new contract," deputy mayor Cas Holloway as he unveiled for the first time the administration's demands to settle one of the biggest outstanding issues facing the city: labor contracts for hundreds of thousand of city employees.

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Boston Bombings: WNYC's Full Coverage

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Residents of Newtown, Connecticut were running in Monday’s Boston Marathon, in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Thomas Abrams was among them, running the marathon with a group called NewtownSTRONGfund. Hear Abrams' full conversation with Host Amy Eddings.

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