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Menendez Says Bill Allows Undocumented People to Earn Citizenship

Monday, January 14, 2013

As the White House crafts its proposals to overhaul the immigration system, a bipartisan group of senators has also been meeting to draft up its own comprehensive reform bill.

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Captain Says Ferry Had Mechanical Failure: NTSB

Thursday, January 10, 2013

The captain of the ferry that crashed into a Wall Street pier told federal investigators on Thursday that the vessel's thrust controls weren't working properly before the ship plowed into the dock, injuring dozens of passengers.

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Yes, Flu Season is Worse this Year

Thursday, January 10, 2013

New York is among 29 states reporting high levels of flu-like illnesses, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Analysis | Judge Ceases Suspicion-less Stops in the Bronx

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

New York City's Law Department is deciding whether to appeal a U.S. District Court Judge's decision that the police department's trespass stops outside certain private buildings in the Bronx is unconstitutional.

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Dozens Injured in Lower Manhattan Ferry Crash

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Authorities say 74 people were injured in the Manhattan ferry crash — two of them critically. There were 326 passengers on the vessel when it arrived from New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

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NYC Goes In Different Direction Than Feds Over Immigration Enforcement

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Immigration control has become the federal government's highest criminal law enforcement priority, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute. The report found that the Obama administration spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. That's more than all of the Justice Department's law enforcement agencies combined — including the F.B.I. and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Bronx DA Talks Stop-and-Frisk, Performance Numbers

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that the NYPD acted unconstitutionally when making stops outside certain private apartment buildings in the Bronx. There, officers have to be interviewed before these types of cases proceed. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said that’s made a difference.

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Famed Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies at 91

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

The woman who turned her love and appreciation of the built environment into a pioneering career as an architecture critic has died.  Ada Louise Huxtable was 91.  Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, says Huxtable died Monday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.

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Police Seeking 4 in Shooting of Teen

Monday, January 07, 2013

New York City police are seeking four "persons of interest" in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy Friday.

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How the Fiscal Cliff Affects Area Hospitals

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The fiscal deal that the President and Congress struck last night averts tax increases for millions of Americans. But it also means major cuts could be coming to hospitals — especially those that rely largely on Medicaid and other public dollars.

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NY, NJ Leaders Bash House for Failing to Vote on Sandy Bill

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Jersey and New York's leaders on both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.

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Grimm: Sandy Aid Stall "Beyond Surprising"

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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Republican Rep. Michael Grimm, who represents much of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, says that the move by Republican leadership in the House to let the the current session of Congress end without a vote on Sandy aid is "inexcusable."

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Watch Live | Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Monday, December 31, 2012

President Obama is expected to make a statement on the fiscal cliff at 1:30 p.m. Officials familiar with the negotiations say the contours of a deal have emerged.

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Watch Live | President Obama Makes Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Friday, December 28, 2012

Following a meeting with congressional leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement at 5:45 p.m.

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Subway Push Victim Was 46-Year Old From India, Police Say

Friday, December 28, 2012

A mumbling woman pushed a 46-year-old man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday night, the second time this month someone has been killed in such nightmarish fashion, police said.

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Federal Cleanup Plan for Gowanus Canal Could Cost $504 Million

Friday, December 28, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put forward a plan to clean up the beleaguered Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. 

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Beached Whale Is Dead, Official Says

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A wildlife official says an endangered whale has died after getting stranded on a beach in a coastal enclave of New York City.

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Some NY Officials Have Choice Words for NRA Proposal

Friday, December 21, 2012

The National Riffle Association's call to place armed guards in schools gained some traction with local gun enthusiasts — but many New York politicians who spoke out Friday took umbrage at the proposal in the wake of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker to Explore Senate Run

Thursday, December 20, 2012

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Newark Mayor Corey Booker says he'll explore a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.  The seat is currently held by Frank Lautenberg, 88, who hasn't said he'll resign. 

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Analysis: NYSE Sold to Rival Exchange ICE for $8.2B

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The New York Stock Exchange is being sold to a rival exchange for about $8 billion, ending more than two centuries of independence for the iconic Big Board.

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