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Jury Convicts Two Associates of City Comptroller John Liu

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Two former associates of a candidate seeking to become the city's first Asian-American mayor were convicted Thursday in a scheme to illegally raise campaign funds.

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Bloomberg Defends Police Policies

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In a pugnacious defense of what he called a police force bombarded by politics, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Tuesday at critics of the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice and surveillance programs.

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Obama Vows Again to Close Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

President Barack Obama says he's going to try again to close down the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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NYC Recycling Program Now Includes Rigid Plastics

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York City is expanding its recycling program to include such plastic items as shampoo bottles and food containers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday.

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Sisters of Boston Bombing Suspects Express Sorrow

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The sisters of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects say it saddens them "to see so many innocent people hurt after such a callous act."

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City Proposes Raising Age for Cigarette Purchases to 21

Monday, April 22, 2013

No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.

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Security Beefed up in NYC After Boston Explosions

Monday, April 15, 2013

The New York Police Department stepped up security at hotels, landmarks like the World Trade Center site, Times Square and other locations Monday following explosions at the Boston Marathon.

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Weiner Weighing Run for NYC Mayor

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned over a sexting scandal in 2011, says he's weighing a run for New York City mayor this year.

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Yo-Yo Ma Joins Rocker to Campaign for US Arts Funding

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum joined cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge lawmakers to increase funding for the arts in a year of deep federal budget cuts.

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Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, Dead at 87

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died. She was 87.

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Rutgers Athletic Director Resigns

Friday, April 05, 2013

Tim Pernetti resigned as Rutgers athletic director on Friday, two days after the basketball coach he hired was dismissed for abusive behavior during practices - actions that prompted nationwide outrage once a video went public.

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Connecticut Legislature Passes Gun Control Bill

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Following a total of more than 13 hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the Connecticut House of Representatives and State Senate voted in favor of the 139-page bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly.

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Rutgers Fires Basketball Coach

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Rutgers has fired men's basketball coach Mike Rice.

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Steinway to Sell West 57th St. Showroom to Condo Developer

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. is selling its stake in the Steinway Hall building in New York to JDS Development Group for about $46 million.

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Biden, Speaking in NY, Supports Assault Weapons Ban

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York's City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.

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NYPD Officer: Police Brass Dictate Stops, Arrests

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Audio tapes made by a New York City police officer about arrest numbers have been played during a trial challenging police use of stop and frisk.

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Bloomberg Says He'd Veto Proposal for NYPD Monitor

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging New York City Council members to oppose a plan for an inspector general at the Police Department.

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Statue of Liberty to Reopen by Independence Day

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Statue of Liberty, closed since Hurricane Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public by Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.

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Witness Breaks Down in Stop And Frisk Trial

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A 24-year-old nonprofit worker wept on the witness stand Tuesday as he described an unnerving episode of being handcuffed near his home while an officer took his keys and went inside his building.

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Gergiev Fund Embezzlement Case Postponed

Monday, March 18, 2013

A court in Moscow has postponed initial hearings in the case of two men charged with embezzling 245 million rubles ($8 million) from the charitable foundation of renowned conductor Valery Gergiev.

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