Mirela Iverac

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Former US Ambassador to China Says Chen Solution was ‘Elegant’

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chen Guangcheng’s decision to seek refuge at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing suggests it is "the safest place in China," former U.S. Ambassador to China said in a talk organized by the National Committee on United States-China Relations in New York on Wednesday.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Backpedals on Obama Criticism

Monday, May 21, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is backpedaling from comments he made criticizing President Barack Obama’s campaign for its attack ads – initially calling them “nauseating” and a “distraction.”


Despite Opposition, NY Joins Fed’s Secure Communities Program

Monday, May 14, 2012

Politicians and immigration advocates gathered on the steps of City Hall Monday to demand that the Department of Homeland Security halt the activation of a contentious immigration program known as Secure Communities, which goes into effect in New York City on Tuesday.

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Grandmother Found Guilty in Death of Toddler

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Brooklyn grandmother was found guilty of manslaughter in the second degree in the death of her 4-year-old granddaughter on Friday.


Controversial Immigration Program to Be Activated in NY Next Week, Sources Say

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fingerprints collected by the New York Police Department and submitted to the FBI will be shared with immigration officials once a controversial federal program opposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and other city officials is activated in the state next week, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official.

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Jury Deliberates in Trial of Grandmother Charged in Girl's Death

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The jury began deliberating Thursday after closing arguments were made in the case of a Brooklyn grandmother charged with manslaughter of her 4-year-old granddaughter.


Mom Found Guilty in Daughter's Death

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

After a short deliberation, a jury found Carlotta Brett-Pierce guilty of murdering her 4-year-old daughter, Marchella.


Some Undocumented Immigrants Relieved To Stay in New York, Even in Legal Limbo

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

When Antonio left Trinidad to help his ailing father in the U.S., he knew he would likely overstay his tourist visa and therefore break the law – but he never imagined he would still be in the country seven years later, facing legal limbo. When he appeared in court after he was pulled over during a traffic stop, Antonio had a new option that would allow him to stay in the U.S.: prosecutorial discretion.

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Mom Accused of Murdering Daughter, 4, Denies Harming Her

Monday, May 07, 2012

The mother accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter took the stand in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, referred to the child as "my baby” and denying accusations that have been leveled at her during the trial.

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Girl, 4, Had Just a Kernel of Corn in Her Stomach at Time of Death: ME

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The 4-year-old girl at the center of a murder trial had nothing but a kernel of corn in her stomach at the time of her death and more than 70 injuries to her body and head, Brooklyn's deputy chief medical examiner testified in court Thursday.

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6-Year-Old Testifies Against Mom Accused in Death of Tot

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The 6-year-old son of the mother charged in the death of her young daughter did not deliver what prosecutors expected when he  took the stand Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

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Fallen Firefighter Rich Nappi Remembered as 'Family Man'

Monday, April 16, 2012

A day after Lt. Rich Nappi was killed battling a three-alarm blaze in Brooklyn, the 47-year-old father of two was remembered by his fellow firefighters as a "tireless worker" and a "family man."

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Trial Starts for Mother, Grandmother Accused of Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

Monday, April 16, 2012

Marchella Brett-Pierce "starved to death" due to her mother's "utter disregard" for her life, prosecutors said in their opening statements in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday.

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Hundreds Flock to State-Backed Job Fair Amid Rising Unemployment

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hundreds of job-seekers flocked to the Brooklyn job fair Thursday, one of eight state-sponsored fairs held simultaneously throughout New York as the unemployment rate in the city continues to climb.


Feds Gave 'Conflicting' Answers on Controversial Immigration Program: Report

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Federal officials provided “unclear and conflicting responses to inquiries and concerns” related to the federal immigration program known as Secure Communities that Governor Andrew Cuomo opted out of last year, according to a new report.

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Family Sues NYPD Over Death of Mentally Ill Woman

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The family of a mentally ill Queens woman who died after police were called to take her to the hospital said Tuesday they filed a suit against the New York Police Department.

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On the Brink | The New Face of Poverty: Meet Janice

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

In our new series On the Brink: The New Face of Poverty, meet Janice Hardy, an unemployed mother of two from suburban New Jersey who is facing homelessness as she, like many Americans, grapples with supporting her family and tries to get back on her feet.

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Immigration Officials Arrest Thousands in Nationwide Sweep

Monday, April 02, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested over 3,100 convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and immigration violators, including 127 in the New York area, during a six-day national operation.

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Poor Conditions for Immigrant Detainees in NJ, Report Finds

Friday, March 23, 2012

Conditions for immigrant detainees in Essex County, NJ, do not fully comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency's national detention standards, according to a  new report from the New York University School of Law School.

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NY Moves Toward Forefront of DNA Collection in Nation

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The New York State Legislature has reached an agreement on a bill that will expand the DNA database to collect samples from everyone convicted of a felony or most misdemeanors. This will make New York State the first “all crimes DNA” state in the nation, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.