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The Royal Couple Comes to Town

Monday, December 08, 2014

While Britain's Prince William meets with President Obama at the White House, his wife, Kate, will tour a child development center with New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray.

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U.S. Adds 321,000 Jobs; Jobless Rate Stays 5.8 Percent

Friday, December 05, 2014

U.S. employers hired at the strongest pace in nearly three years in November, adding 321,000 jobs, the latest sign the United States is outperforming other major economies by growing steadily and generating consistently healthy job gains.

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate remained at a six-year low of 5.8 ...

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Lawyer: No Indictment For Officer In NYC Chokehold Death

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A lawyer says a grand jury in New York City has declined to indict a white police officer on criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in July.

Jonathon Moore, an attorney for the victim’s family, said Wednesday he was told there would be no indictment ...

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Appeals Court Halts Texas Execution

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

A federal appeals court has halted the scheduled execution of a Texas prisoner whose attorneys say is too delusional to be put to death.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a reprieve late Wednesday morning, less than eight hours before condemned killer Scott Panetti was set to receive ...

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'Birdman' Takes Top Award At Gotham Awards

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The showbiz satire “Birdman” won best film at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, along with best actor for its star, Michael Keaton.

The annual Gotham’s gala, held Monday night in downtown New York, was the first glitzy gathering in Hollywood’s three-month-long awards season. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman (Or the Unexpected ...

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Voices Of 20th Century Poets Come Alive Once More

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Imagine being at a family reunion and someone pulls out a sound recording of a grandparent you barely knew. Or an uncle you’d only heard stories about.

That rare, personal discovery is something that poetry researchers at Harvard are now experiencing, thanks to a new technology that is bringing the ...

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U.K. To Curb Benefits For Legal Immigrants

Friday, November 28, 2014

Migrants from Europe will have to leave Britain if they don’t get a job within six months, and must work for four years before receiving some benefits, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday, in a carefully balanced speech designed to defuse domestic criticism of his immigration policies while averting a ...

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America's Black Friday Craziness Has Crossed The Pond

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday is in full swing in U.S. stores and online, with shoppers across the country hoping to snatch up Christmas bargains.

The National Retail Federation forecasts a 4.1 percent increase in holiday sales over the same period last year, bringing the total to $616.9 billion. It would be the ...

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Mystery Writer P.D. James Dies At 94

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died, her publisher said. She was 94.

Faber and Faber said publisher said James died Thursday at her home in Oxford, southern England.

James’ books, many featuring sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions around ...

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Ferguson Decision: No Indictment

Monday, November 24, 2014

A grand jury has decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old.

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Judge: Confession Can Be Used in Etan Patz Trial

Monday, November 24, 2014

A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday.

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigns

Monday, November 24, 2014

President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it’s an “appropriate time” for him to complete his service.

Obama says Hagel will stay in place at the Pentagon until a successor is confirmed.

Hagel has had a rocky tenure of nearly two years in which he’s struggled to ...

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Key Elements Of Obama's Actions On Immigration

Friday, November 21, 2014

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President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday:

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Protect from deportation and make eligible for work permits approximately 4.1 million people ...

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Met Opera Ends Season with $22 Million Deficit

Friday, November 21, 2014

But the opera company said Thursday that steps including new labor contracts are expected to bring in enough savings to balance the budgets in 2015 and 2016.
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Mike Nichols, Renowned Film and Theater Director, Dies at 83

Thursday, November 20, 2014

WNYC
The director behind such stage and screen hits as "The Graduate" and "Monty Python's Spamalot" died Wednesday. In 2012, he spoke at The Greene Space with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Brooklyn Prosecutor Lynch Is Obama's U.S. Attorney General Candidate

Friday, November 07, 2014

Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman in the position.

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Detroit Bankruptcy Plan Approved By Judge

Friday, November 07, 2014

A judge has approved Detroit’s plan to get out of bankruptcy by cutting pensions, erasing billions of dollars of debt and promising nearly $2 billion in better services for a city desperate for a turnaround.

Detroit’s exit from the largest public filing in U.S. history took less than 16 months, ...

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Special Coverage: Remarks From President Obama And Sen. McConnell

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Note: Here & Now is providing special coverage of these two news conferences, beginning at 2 p.m. Eastern time. Audio for this special coverage will be posted here shortly after 4 p.m. Eastern time.

President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress are adjusting to a new political ...

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Giant Bit Drills Subway Car

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AP
The construction drill bit pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform.
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Biking While Quarantined

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nurse Kaci Hickox defied Maine's mandatory isolation again Thursday when she went on a bike ride with her boyfriend.

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