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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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Share Your Thoughts | Conn. School Shooting

Friday, December 14, 2012

Read reaction and comments about the horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school left 27 people dead, 20 of them children. Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or talk to us on Twitter @WNYC

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Yanks vs. Sox, Is the Rivalry Fizzling?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The signing of former Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees may seem just like the latest chapter in the never-ending rivalry between the two teams. But with Curse of the Bambino exorcised by the Red Sox’s World Series win in 2004, and the Sox and Yanks' dominance over their American League Eastern division waning, is the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry still red hot or just lukewarm and cooling?

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Yeshiva University Investigates Past Abuse Charges

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In recent months, allegations of sexual abuse by faculty or staff have emerged from Penn State to Horace Mann. And another local institution is dealing with these charges: Yeshiva University.

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In Wake of Sandy, NYS Launches Commissions to Examine Response

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In the wake of Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo tasked three commissions with examining the state's preparedness and response.

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Documenting Recovery in the Rockaways

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Over 100 homes in the Breezy Point neighborhood in Queens burned to the ground during Sandy. Hundreds of other homes there were flooded. WNYC’s Stephen Nessen headed out and documented the destruction, which can be seen on The Weekly Flickr.

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Samuel L. Jackson Talks ‘Django Unchained’

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, “Django Unchained,” Samuel L. Jackson plays a character who represents a more ambiguous characteristic of slavery: a loyal slave.

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker Says He's 'Considering' a Run for Governor

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Newark Mayor Cory Booker said that he is considered challenging New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his seat because of vast policy differences between them.

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Analysis: Booker’s Political Fortunes

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Newark City Mayor Cory Booker’s is a politician on the rise. The Democrat’s name is often mentioned for higher office, and this year he spoke at his party's convention. But some of his actions closer to home have been controversial, raising questions about his future prospects.

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Cuomo, Schneiderman Offer Differing Campaign Finance Reform Proposals

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants to shine some light on the dark money in politics, while Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to simplify campaign finance rules.

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NYPD: Getaway Car Found in Midtown Shooting

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New York police say they've found the getaway car linked to the execution-style slaying of a Los Angeles man in broad daylight in midtown Manhattan.

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New York City Sees Decline in Obesity Rate for Kids

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The obesity epidemic may be reversing course. A new report shows the obesity rates of school age children living in several major cities has dropped.

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Ex-NY Senator Hiram Monserrate Gets 2 Years in Prison

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Former state Senator Hiram Monserrate was sentenced to two years in prison for fraud on Tuesday.

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Shooting Victim May Have Been Lured to Midtown, Police Say

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Police say the victim of a brazen ambush on a midtown Manhattan sidewalk may have been lured there before the killing.

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