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Share Your World Cup Story

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Are you watching the World Cup? What team are you cheering for and why? Where are you watching? Share your World Cup story with WNYC.

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Domestic Workers Bill: Share Your Story

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WNYC is working on a story about a pending domestic workers bill requiring workers be given rights that include paid sick days, vacation days, overtime and notice of termination.

We are looking for parents who employ nannies and are willing to talk to us about their current arrangements.

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Paterson Pushes to Pass Budget Extenders

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Faced with a revolt from two Democrats, New York Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday challenged Republican Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos to act like a leader and prevent a government shutdown next week.

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Faced with Possible Shutdown, Paterson Challenges GOP to Pass Budget Extenders

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Faced with a revolt from two Democrats, Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday challenged Republican Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos to act like a leader and prevent a government shutdown next week.

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Rangel Refutes Accusations of Improper Behavior

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Rep. Charlie Rangel announced last Sunday that he would run for a 21st term, and on Wednesday's Brian Lehrer show he responded to criticism of improper behavior. Rangel faces an ongoing ethics investigation involving his alleged failure to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic as well as accusations that he accepted corporate trips to the Caribbean.

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BP Maintains No Major Underwater Oil Plumes

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Meanwhile, an AP analysis of BP's 2009 spill plan shows that the company was not prepared to handle a spill like the Gulf's.

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NJ Incumbents Win Easy Victories

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New Jersey congressional incumbents cruised to easy victories on Tuesday.

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Incumbents Fare Well in NJ Primary; Elsewhere, a Super Tuesday for Women

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

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Congressional incumbents all survived primary night in New Jersey. Seven incumbents faced primary challenges in their own parties, but came out on top.

In New Jersey's Third District, incumbent Democrat John Adler won renomination, and Jon Runyan won the Republican race. A race between first-term Rep. Adler and ex-NFL lineman Runyan in November could be one of the nation's most competitive and expensive.

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Co-op City Workers on Job Without Contract

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Porters, maintenance men, garbage attendants and groundskeepers at Co-op City will be back on the job Wednesday morning, despite not having a new union contract. The workers' union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ, says it will resume talks in a day or two with Co-op City's management company, RiverBay Corporation.

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Men Held on Terror Charges Appear in Court

Monday, June 07, 2010

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Two New Jersey men arrested after allegedly trying to fly to Somalia to join a terrorist group made their first appearance in federal court Monday.

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Rangel Kicks Off Twenty First Re-election Campaign

Monday, June 07, 2010

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel kicked off his twenty first campaign for re-election on Sunday, and added that he was not concerned about several challengers running against him.

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NJ Men Held for Trying to Join Jihadist Group

Monday, June 07, 2010

Authorities arrested two New Jersey men at John F. Kennedy airport on Sunday before they boarded flights to Egypt en route to Somalia. Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism for making their way to Somalia to join an alleged jihadist group.

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Sotomayor Returns to New York for Housing Project Naming and Commencement Speech

Friday, June 04, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned to the public housing project in the Bronx where she grew up for a rededication ceremony. The Bronxdale Houses, will now be named the Justice Sonia Sotamayor Houses.

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New York Makes Keys to the City Available to Anyone

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Bloomberg receives the first key (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

Bloomberg receives the first key (Photo by Daniel P. Tucker)

Keys to the city have traditionally been reserved for visiting dignitaries, winning sports teams and heroes like Captain Sully ...

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Bloomberg Continues to Court "King" LeBron

Thursday, June 03, 2010

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New York City has drawn up a PR play in hope of courting Cleveland Cavaliers basketball star LeBron James to sign with the Knicks or Nets. The two-time All-Star becomes a free agent on July 1. The city's tourism arm, NYC and Company, is ...

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Three GOP Candidates Vie For NY Senate Seat

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A divided New York State Republican Party will have three primary candidates vying for a chance to run against freshman Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall.

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NYC Holds Hearings on $300 Film Permits

Thursday, June 03, 2010

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Low-budget New York City filmmakers are worried about a new $300 film permit charge.

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BP Prepares To Cap and Seal Pipe

Thursday, June 03, 2010

BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears in the latest bid to curtail the oil spill, but the cut was jagged and will be difficult to cap.

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Lazio, the GOP's Favored Candidate: From Politics to Business and Back Again

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ten years after leaving the political scene, former Congressman Rick Lazio is back. New York Republicans designated him Wednesday as their candidate for governor.

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GOP Delegates Select Edwards for Lt. Gov.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

GOP Delegates have chosen Chautauqua County Executive Greg Edwards to be New York's lieutenant governor. Edwards is Rick Lazio's running mate. Lazio received the New York GOP nomination for governor on Wednesday.

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