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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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MTA Plan May Hit Tourists and Motorists More Heavily

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tourists and motorists could see the bulk of fare increases if a proposed plan gaining traction with MTA board members goes through later this year.

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Analysis: What a Money-Laundering Settlement Means for HSBC

Monday, December 10, 2012

Federal and New York authorities are expected to announce a record $1.9 billion settlement with HSBC over money-laundering charges on Tuesday, sending a message that banks can't skirt U.S. sanctions law while doing business in the United States.

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Analysis: A Look at the NY Gay Marriage Case Before SCOTUS

Friday, December 07, 2012

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that challenge federal marriage laws. One of those cases is from New York. Here to shed some light on the case and what’s at stake is Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon.

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Obama Asks for $60.4B in Sandy Aid

Friday, December 07, 2012

The White House has proposed $60.4 billion in aid to states hit by Sandy. It's a figure that's less than the $82 billion in federal aid sought by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the aftermath of the storm.

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Mayor Says Sandy Funds Won't Pit City Against State

Friday, December 07, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he's confident money given to the state for Sandy recovery will make its way down to New York City.

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Driver in Bronx Bus Crash Found Not Guilty of Manslaughter, Criminally Negligent Homicide

Friday, December 07, 2012

The driver behind the wheel during of the fatal Bronx bus crash was found not guilty on all counts of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide on Friday.

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