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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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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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