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New York Boy Scouts Hire Nation's First Openly Gay Leader

Friday, April 03, 2015

The move stands as a direct challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.

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Indiana Governor Wants Changes To Religious Freedom Law

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week, clarifying that a new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination.

Pence said Tuesday he has been meeting with lawmakers “around the clock” to address concerns that the law will allow businesses to deny ...

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A Sad Day for Ferret Fanciers

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New York City's Board of Health decided to maintain a long-standing ban on keeping the animals as pets, but ferret advocates say the concerns about biting and escaping are overblown.

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Cardinal Edward Egan, Former Archbishop of NY, Dead at 82

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The former Archbishop died in a New York hospital of cardiac arrest.

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Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks In Congress Address

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs.

“Iran has ...

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Senate Dems Agree To GOP Plan To Fund Homeland Department

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Senate Democrats on Wednesday signed onto a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama. The announcement by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid put the Senate on track to pass the bill as a partial agency shutdown looms Friday at midnight.

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De Blasio Brings His Progressive Agenda to Albany

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Many of the items on the mayor's to-do list must first get the support of state lawmakers.

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City Takes New Tack Regulating Ultra-Orthodox Circumcision

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Health officials have linked oral suction to 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000.

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Greece And Eurozone Creditors Reach Deal, Official Says

Friday, February 20, 2015

Greece and its European creditors have reached a deal over the country’s request to extend its bailout.

An official close to discussions, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to comment publicly, says a deal was reached between the two sides at Friday’s meeting of finance ...

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Greece Rejects New Bailout Offer From Europe

Monday, February 16, 2015

The eurozone’s top official on Monday effectively gave Greece an ultimatum to request an extension to the country’s bailout program, a proposal Athens has so far rejected stridently.

Greece and its eurozone creditors have been at an impasse over how to lighten the country’s bailout loans.

Athens would like to ...

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Mayor de Blasio Proposes $77.7B Budget

Monday, February 09, 2015

There are no major cuts in the budget.

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Purported ISIS Video Shows Jordan Pilot Burned To Death

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A video released online Tuesday purportedly shows a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State extremist group in Syria last month being burned to death by his captors following a weeklong hostage drama.

The Associated Press was not immediately able to confirm the authenticity of the video, which was released ...

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Suspects in Murder of New York Violinist Indicted

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two men have pleaded not guilty to state charges stemming from the slaying of a New York City violinist who was killed at her upstate summer home last year.
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Yemen President Resigns Under Pressure From Rebels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yemeni officials say the president has resigned under pressure from Shiite rebels who seized the capital in September and have confined the embattled leader to his home for the past two days.

Presidential officials said Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi resigned after being pressured to make concessions to the rebels, known ...

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Talks Between U.S. And Cuba Over Renewed Ties Continue

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The United States and Cuba are trying to eliminate obstacles to normalized ties as the highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades holds a second day of talks with Cuban officials.

U.S. objectives during Thursday’s session include the lifting of restrictions on American diplomats in ...

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Cuomo Advocates for Controversial Education Changes in Sprawling Address

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In his annual State of the State address, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for big investments in education and transportation and a higher minimum wage. 

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Yemeni Al-Qaida Leader Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A top leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper, when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.

Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as ...

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Three Hostage-Takers Killed In Paris Area

Friday, January 09, 2015

French security forces have put an end to a three-day terror rampage around Paris. They’ve killed the two brothers who staged a deadly attack at a satirical newspaper. And they’ve also killed an associate of the brothers, after he seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape. In ...

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Suspects In Charlie Hebdo Massacre Killed By Police

Friday, January 09, 2015

With explosions and gunfire, French security forces ended a three-day terror rampage around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper as well as an associate who seized a kosher supermarket to try to help them escape.

It was the worst terror spree ...

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12 Dead In Terror Attack On Paris Paper

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper’s editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in living memory.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces were hunting for three gunmen after ...

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