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Tunisians Vote in First Free Election

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tunisians headed to the polls on Sunday to elect members of an assembly that will appoint a new government and write a new constitution. The election is culmination of a popular uprising that ended decades of authoritarian rule in the country, and set off a wave of similar rebellions across the Middle East.

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Libya Declares Liberation

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Libya's new leadership officially declared liberation in Benghazi, the revolution's birthplace, on Sunday. It officially brought to a close the civil war that ended Moammar Gadhafi's rule over Libya and marks the start of a two-year transition to democracy.

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Obama: Troops to Be Withdrawn from Iraq by End of Year

Friday, October 21, 2011

President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.

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Father of Would-Be Subway Bomber Pleads Guilty to Visa Charge

Friday, October 21, 2011

The father of a man who admitted plotting to bomb New York City subways pleaded guilty to visa fraud charges in federal court in Brooklyn on Friday.

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Gadhafi's Death Resonates With Families of Pan Am Victims

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Relatives of the victims of the 1988 Pan Am bombing said they're relieved that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is dead. Many families waited years for the dictator's downfall, but many added they still want answers about Libyan involvement in the bombing that killed 270 people flying to New York's JFK airport.

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Jurors Want Clarity on Who the Victim Is in Trial of Ex-Aide to Bloomberg

Thursday, October 20, 2011

During the second day of deliberations, jurors in the case of a political operative accused of stealing more than $1 million from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked the judge to clarify who's the victim of the alleged scheme.

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Gadhafi, Libya's Leader for 42 Years, Killed

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Moammar Gadhafi, who ruled Libya with a dictatorial grip for 42 years, was killed Thursday when revolutionary forces overwhelmed his hometown, Sirte, the last major bastion of resistance two months after his regime fell. While most people in the New York region with ties to Libya welcomed the news, some had hoped Gadhafi would be captured alive.

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Alec Baldwin Hosts WNYC Podcast 'Here's the Thing'

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Alec Baldwin is preparing for life after "30 Rock," working with New York public radio on an interview show that will be available via podcast starting Oct. 24.

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A New Symphony Orchestra for Syracuse?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

They're getting the band back together. Well, the orchestra. Just four months after the Syracuse Symphony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, plans are now afoot to revive the defunct orchestra.

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White House Chief of staff: Emanuel out, Rouse in

Friday, October 01, 2010

President Barack Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. The job Emanuel wants now is mayor of Chicago, where his next fierce political fight awaits.

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NYC Architects Chosen to Design LA Art Gallery

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Billionaire Eli Broad said Monday he had chosen an expanding downtown cultural district for a new museum to showcase his collection of art that includes works by Salvador Dali and Joan Miro.

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Edward Kean, ‘Howdy Doody’ Writer, Dies at 85

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Edward Kean, primary writer of the ''Howdy Doody Show'' and who is credited with creating the exclamation, ''kowabunga,'' has died at the age of 85, family friend Del Reddy said.

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`Mockingjay' Receives Midnight Launch at NYC Store

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Author Suzanne Collins, her gentle smile and soft features framed by waves of blond hair, looked out upon hundreds of fans crowded into the Books of Wonder store in Manhattan and unveiled the most anticipated young adult novel of the summer, "Mockingjay."

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Trial Date Set in AP-Artist Dispute in NYC

Monday, August 23, 2010

A March trial date was set Monday to decide whether the artist who created the Barack Obama "HOPE" image violated The Associated Press' copyright when he based the image on one of the news agency's pictures.

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Haiti Ruling Ends Wyclef Jean's Run for President

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Singer Wyclef Jean's high-profile bid for Haiti's presidency ended after election officials on the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation disqualified his candidacy.

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China Plans to Make More Films, Build Theaters

Thursday, August 19, 2010

China said it will expand its movie industry by making more films and building more theaters to meet growing demand.

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Study: Smoking Scenes on the Decline in Top Movies

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new study shows that there's less smoking depicted in movies in recent years.

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Ricky Martin's Autobiography Due in November

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ricky Martin has picked an appropriate title for his autobiography: "Me."

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Met Opera Breaks Box Office Record, Topping $2.6M

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Metropolitan Opera has set a record for its box office opening day, selling more than $2.6 million worth of single tickets for the new season.

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Brazil Honors 'Girl from Ipanema' Writer

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Brazil has posthumously given the rank of ambassador to a poet and songwriter who penned the famous Bossa Nova anthem, "Girl from Ipanema."

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