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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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McCarthy, Gun Control Advocate, Says Newtown 'Hit the Heart of Everybody'

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has been calling for gun control since her husband was among the six people killed during a mass shooting on the Long Island Railroad in the late 1990s — and she told WNYC on Wednesday that she thinks the Newtown shooting is enough to move the needle.

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Bloomberg Backs Obama's Gun Violence Task Force

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday that he's encouraged by the news that the Obama administration is creating a task force whose goal is to generate proposals to reduce gun violence.

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Study: No Link Between WTC Attacks and Cancer

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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There's no clear evidence that the dust, debris and fumes released by the destruction of the World Trade Center in the September 11 attacks causes cancer, according to a new study from the New York City department of health.

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Crowdsourcing a Mental Health Policy

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We asked for your thoughts about how we should change the way we deal with mental illness in this country. Here's some of the highlights of what you told us.

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In Newtown, The General Store Becomes A Grieving Town's Front Porch

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The General Store in Newtown, Connecticut, is playing a central role following the mass school shooting last week.

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Former Governor Eliot Spitzer: Go After Money Behind Gun Companies

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Private equity giant Cerberus Capital Management is planning to sell its stake in Freedom Group, maker of the Bushmaster rifle, following the Newtown, Conn., school shootings.

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In a Tight-Knit Community, Friends Grapple With Consoling Loved Ones

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Residents are gathering at a local diner and at places of worship, overwhelmed with the weight of the tragedy and finding comfort in one another as investigators puzzle together what happened.

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Coach, A Father, Finds Out Little Leaguers Are Among the Dead

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Brian Butler and his wife coach little league in Newtown. Their 7-year-old son is on the team.

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A Father Mourns the Loss of His Daughter's Best Friend

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Newtown, Connecticut, is a small town nestled in Fairfield County. It is home to roughly 27,000. Its main street, Churchill Road, winds through the town center past restaurants and shops and Colonial style homes draped in Christmas decorations.

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Names of Victims in Conn. School Rampage

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Share your thoughts for the families or your remembrances of the victims. We've included a list of their names — and encourage you to share your reflections on the lives cut short.

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