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The Great Textbook War

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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(Charleston Newspapers)

(Charleston Newspapers)In 1974, Kanawha County, West Virginia was the first battleground in the American culture wars. Controversy erupted over newly-adopted school textbooks. School buildings were hit ...

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Civil Rights Champion Dorothy Height Dies

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dr. Dorothy Height is presented with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the Rotunda at the Capitol 24 March, 2004. (Photo by Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images)

Dr. Dorothy Height is presented with the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony in the Rotunda at ...

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Bronx Sen. Espada Accused of 'Looting' $14M

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says Bronx State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada, Jr., has been lining his own pocket and those of his friends with $14 million of taxpayer money.

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De Blasio Warns Doormen May Strike

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

As a strike deadline looms at midnight tonight, some of the city's top elected officials say doormen may strike and they will support them.

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WNYC Reporter Stranded in Germany

Monday, April 19, 2010

 Passengers queue up for tickets at a ticket office at Hauptbahnhof train station in Berlin, Germany looking for alternative routes to return home. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Passengers queue up for tickets at a ticket office at Hauptbahnhof train ...

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Doormen's Union Launches PR Campaign

Monday, April 19, 2010

Contract negotiations continue to take place between building owners and the union representing nearly 30,000 doormen. The union, Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ, says it's willing to strike, but meanwhile, it's conducting a public organization campaign, via robocall.

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8500 Teachers May Be Cut in NY State Budget

Monday, April 19, 2010

The state budget crunch could result in 8,500 teachers being cut, but two elected officials say those shouldn't necessarily be the newest ones.

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Legislators Say 'No' To NY Water Tax

Monday, April 19, 2010

Legislators are coming out against a plan to raise water rates by 13 percent.

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Grant Deadline for St. Vincent's Funding Today

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today is the deadline for hospitals and other healthcare providers to apply for state grants to transform part of St. Vincent’s Hospital into an urgent care center.

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City, Teachers Agree to Close 'Rubber Rooms'

Friday, April 16, 2010

Will speed up disciplinary hearings for teachers accused of misconduct or incompetence.

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UN Says Bhutto's Death A Security Lapse

Friday, April 16, 2010

The report found the government of then-President Pervez Musharraf, as well as state and district governments, didn't take adequate measures to respond to security risks Bhutto faced.

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Hold Your Horses: City Raises Price of Carriage Ride

Thursday, April 15, 2010

(Photo by Ben Moran)

(Photo by Ben Moran)

New York's horse carriage industry is getting its first rate increase in 23 years. The city council passed legislation that will increase the rate of a ride from $34 for 30 minutes to $50 for 20 minutes. ...

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Trial of 9-11 Plotter May Still Be In NYC

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Attorney General Eric Holder says New York City is still "not off the table" as a place to try alleged 9-11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

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City Says Judge Is Slowing Down WTC Case

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New York City attorneys say a federal judge inappropriately "inserted himself" in settlement negotiations with more than 10,000 9/11 responders and workers who claim they got sick working at Ground Zero.

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NYC Carriage Horses Land New Labor Deal

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Central Park's carriage horses may soon be entitled by law to five weeks' vacation a year, blankets in cold and wet weather, and larger stalls, thanks to humans at the city council. 

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Third Republican Joins Race for Senate

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

David Malpass, former advisor to Rudolph Giuliani, hopes to challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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Chinatown Buildings Condemned after Blaze

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Workers are preparing to demolish two of the four buildings that were severely damaged during Sunday's massive fire in Chinatown.

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Opening Day: Yankees Get Their Rings, and a Win

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Derek Jeter homered, Jorge Posada had three hits, Andy Pettitte had a great outing, and Mariano Rivera closed it out. A fitting beginning for the "core four," on a day World Series rings were handed out.

The defending champion Yankees beat the Angels, 7-5, in front of a record crowd ...

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Local Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The New York Times wins three awards and musical Next to Normal snags drama prize.

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Son of Legendary Congressman Challenging Rangel

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New York state Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV will challenge longtime Representative Charles Rangel in this fall's Democratic primary.

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