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Two Arrested in Bronx Shooting of NYPD Officers

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Two arrests have been made in connection to Monday night's shooting of two plainclothes officers responding to a grocery store robbery in the Bronx.

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Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz, Biggio Elected To Hall Of Fame

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Tuesday, the first time since 1955 writers selected four players in one year.

The Big Unit, Martinez and Smoltz earned induction on their first tries, and Biggio made it on the third attempt ...

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Judge Approves Early Start To Florida's Gay Weddings

Monday, January 05, 2015

A Florida judge said Miami-Dade County can immediately start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, meaning Florida’s first gay weddings may begin shortly.

Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel on Monday lifted a stay on her July ruling that Florida’s same-sex marriage ban violates equal protections under the U.S. Constitution.

Miami-Dade County ...

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At Second NYPD Funeral, Another Affront to de Blasio

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Scores of officers turned their backs on the mayor during his eulogy for slain Officer Wenjian Liu.

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Jets Send Coach and GM Packing After Disastrous Season

Monday, December 29, 2014

The New York Jets fired popular coach Rex Ryan and beleaguered General Manager John Idzik after the team finished the year 4-12. 

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Obama: Sony Decision To Cancel Movie A 'Mistake'

Friday, December 19, 2014

President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he vowed the United States will respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to a hack attack the FBI blamed ...

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Special Coverage: Obama's Year-End Remarks

Friday, December 19, 2014

Here & Now provided special coverage of the president’s remarks on Friday afternoon, before he and his family left for a Christmas vacation in Hawaii. The audio includes the entirety of the remarks and special coverage.

President Barack Obama praised the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba on Friday ...

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US Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuban Tourism

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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American hotel and airline franchises are already eyeing the Cuban tourism industry after President Obama announced his intention to relax the embargo.

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Three New York Sites Selected for Casinos

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The three regions were picked to spread out the benefits — and to avoid competition with existing tribal casinos.

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New York Moves to Prohibit Fracking

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New York will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.

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Obama: U.S. Ending 'Outdated' Approach To Cuba

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

President Barack Obama declared the end of America’s “outdated approach” to Cuba Wednesday, announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations as well as economic and travel ties with the communist island – a historic shift in U.S. policy that aims to bring an end to a half-century of Cold War enmity.

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Diagnosing Ear Infections With Your Smartphone

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It’s that time of the year when kids can come down with all manner of ailments. Of all the illnesses kids pick up, ear infections are the most common. About 80 percent of all children get one before the age of 3, and some susceptible children have recurring ...

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Movie Theatres Drop Plans To Run 'The Interview'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The New York premiere of the comedy “The Interview” has been canceled following threats of violence against theaters carrying it.

The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy is about a CIA plot to kill North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, and security fears have spurred Sony to allow theater chains to ...

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Behind The Scenes At The Lab That Fingerprints Microbiomes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The gut microbiome may soon reveal important answers to questions about our health. But those answers aren't yet easy to spot or quick to obtain.

The week after I mailed off my family's microbial samples to be analyzed for the American Gut Project, I followed them down the road ...

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Jeb Bush To 'Actively Explore' Run For President

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jeb Bush is taking his most definitive step yet toward running for president.

The former Republican Florida governor on Tuesday told his followers on Facebook and Twitter he has decided “to actively explore the possibility of running for president of the United States.”

He also announced ...

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Police Say 3 Dead in Sydney Hostage Siege, Including Gunman

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stuart Cohen, freelance reporter based in Sydney, Australia, speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about the latest developments.

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A swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman ...

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Obama: NFL 'Behind The Curve' On Rice Case

Friday, December 12, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Ray Rice domestic violence case showed that the National Football League was “behind the curve” in setting policies about athlete behavior. He says new policies now in effect will send a message that there is no place for such behavior.

He says in an interview ...

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CIA Chief: Results Of Harsh Interrogation Unknown

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Did the CIA’s harsh interrogation of terrorism suspects yield crucial information that could not have been obtained another way? CIA chief John Brennan says the answer cannot be known.

The Senate torture report this week asserted that none of the CIA’s techniques used against captives provided critical, life-saving intelligence. Brennan ...

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NJ Approves Tax Breaks for Subaru, Cooper Health

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority has approved $158 million dollars in future tax breaks for Subaru and Cooper Health System.

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Obama Health Adviser Apologizes For 'Glib' Remarks

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber – an adviser on the president’s health care law – told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and “inexcusably arrogant” when he said it was “the stupidity of the American voter” that led to the law’s passage. Democrats tried to limit the damage as the GOP ...

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