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Protesters Return to Trump Tower for Second Night

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Demonstrators gathered on Fifth Avenue for the second night in a row to show opposition to, and support of, President Trump.

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An Unpleasant Welcome for President Trump as He Returns Home

Monday, August 14, 2017

After the violence in Charlottesville, thousands of New Yorkers rallied in front of Trump Tower to protest the president's slow response.

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A Russian Spy Plane Could Follow Trump to Manhattan

Friday, August 11, 2017

A 1992 "Open Skies" treaty allows nations to fly over each other's territory to conduct surveillance. Indeed, U.S. officials have been on board the Russian plane flying over New Jersey.

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That Smoky Smell in NYC Right Now? It's From a Fire in Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A scrap yard blaze in Morrisville, PA, has been brought under control, but New York City Emergency Management says people in the five boroughs may see or smell smoke.

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State Sen. Dan Squadron Resigns Amid Frustration Over 'Status Quo'

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

New York State Senator Dan Squadron, who represents parts of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, says he's stepping down over concerns about special interests in politics.

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City Council to MTA: Show Us You've Got What it Takes

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The MTA wants the city to pay for half of a proposed subway repair plan. But City Council members want to know if the MTA has what it takes to cure what ails the system.

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Martin Shkreli: Unpopular for One Reason, Guilty for Another

Monday, August 07, 2017

The 34-year-old former hedge fund manager and drug company CEO is famous for jacking up the price of a drug used by AIDS patients. He's likely going to jail for securities fraud. 

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To Fix Subways, de Blasio Wants to Tax the Wealthy

Sunday, August 06, 2017

New York City's mayor is set to unveil a plan that he says would raise $800 million annually for the transit system. But first it must be approved by Albany. 

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The Violent Implications of Transphobic Comments on 'The Breakfast Club'

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Comedian Lil Duval has sparked backlash after saying on a popular New York radio show that if he found out he'd been intimate with a transgender woman, he'd kill her.

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Judith Jones, Cookbook Editor Who Introduced Us to Julia Child, Dies at 93

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A longtime cookbook editor, Jones frequently brought her love of food to WNYC as a guest on The Leonard Lopate Show. Hear her discuss her life as a foodie in a 2007 interview.

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What's the Next Move for The Mooch?

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

For months, Anthony Scaramucci had been kept out of a White House job due to certain business conflicts. Now that he's left the White House, could his loyalty to Trump still pay off?

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Chuck Schumer's Unity Strategy

Friday, July 28, 2017

The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed in dramatic fashion early Friday morning — in part because Sen. Chuck Schumer convinced Democrats to stick together. 

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Who's to Blame for the 2007 Manhattan Steam Pipe Explosion?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ten years ago this week, a massive steam pipe exploded under the streets of Midtown. Now, it appears Con Edison may be more responsible than previously reported.

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Sheldon Silver's Corruption Conviction Has Been Overturned

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Manhattan ruled Thursday morning that the behavior leading to Silver's conviction did not meet the new criteria for corruption.

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The Newarkers Who Left

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tens of thousands of Newark residents fled the city after the 1967 riots, including most of the city's white population. On the 50th anniversary, WNYC speaks to two Newarkers who left.

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Learning the Lingo Behind Health Reform

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Essential health benefits." "Individual mandate." Healthcare terminology is enough to make your head spin. Here's what you need to know as the Senate unveils its new healthcare bill.

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For Newark Millennials, History of Riots Became Way to Understand Their City

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Newark riots happened 50 years ago this week, and for these young residents, it informs how they understand what it means to be black today. 

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Growing Up in Newark in the Years After Devastating Riots

Monday, July 10, 2017

After the 1967 Newark riots, local civil rights leader Junius Williams decided to stay in Newark in order to help rebuild the city. Then his daughters decided to follow in his footsteps.

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50 Years After the Riots, a Newarker Looks Back on his Decision to Stay

Monday, July 10, 2017

The 1967 Newark riots left many neighborhoods devastated, and led tens of thousands of residents to flee the city. And that's exactly why Junius Williams decided to stay.

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New Setback for Cross-Hudson Train Tunnel as DOT Withdraws From Project

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation has abruptly resigned from a development corporation that's working on the proposed Gateway train tunnel between New York and New Jersey.

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