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Cuomo Tapped to Campaign in Swing States

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be hitting the campaign trail in the coming weeks for President Barack Obama.

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Green Party’s Stein Talks Arrest, Presidential Debates

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Most people would be hard pressed to name a candidate for president other than Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney, but a handful of other people are running for the country’s top elected office, including Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for president.

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Bloomberg: China Isn’t the Problem

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

At Tuesday’s presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney took swipes at China. But the country found an unlikely defender in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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NYC Mayor to Spend $10M for Moderate Candidates

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend more than $10 million in the final weeks before Election Day to promote moderate candidates around the country.

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Suspect Targets Federal Reserve in Foiled Terror Plot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank in Lower Manhattan on behalf of al-Qaeda, authorities said.

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David Mitchell ‘Pole Vaults’ to Cloud Atlas

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Praised for being inventive and original, the 2004 novel Cloud Atlas written by David Mitchell tells a story through six separate but related narratives, each set in a different time and place, and written in a different style. He spoke with WNYC's Leonard Lopate about the inspiration behind the book.

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Citigroup's Performance Foreshadowed CEO's Departure

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Citigroup's CEO Vikram Pandit abruptly resigned Monday, surprising nearly everyone from bank employees to Wall Street. But given the company’s performance during Pandit’s tenure, perhaps his departure should not have been unexpected.

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Girl, 10, Sexually Assaulted in Queens Library, Police Say

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A 10-year-old girl was sexually abused inside the Queens Borough Public Library on Monday afternoon, police said.

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Nets Win First Game at Barclays Center

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Nets won their first game in the team's new $1 billion Brooklyn home against the Washington Wizards on Monday night. 

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Video of NYPD Officers Beating Man Sparks Investigation

Monday, October 15, 2012

Authorities have launched a criminal probe against two NYPD officers who were caught on video beating a man in a Jewish Community Center in Brooklyn.

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What Tiger Fans Are Saying About the Yankees

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Yankees are traveling to Detroit for Game 3 of the ALCS, in what will be the second game without Derek Jeter, who broke his ankle in Game 1.

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9/11 Responders May Face Deep Cuts in Zadroga Funds

Monday, October 15, 2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said as much as $38 million could be slashed from the Zadroga Act that helps sick first responders next year if Congress does not reach a budget deal.

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Urban Development During the Bloomberg Years

Monday, October 15, 2012

With over a decade in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s legacy can be seen in the changing cityscape. New construction, zoning laws and bike lanes have visibility transformed city neighborhoods, but has it changed the city’s character?

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On the Brink of Nuclear War: 13 Days in October

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fifty years ago, the world stood on the brink of nuclear war when President John F. Kennedy, Jr., learned that the Soviet Union was building nuclear missile sites on Cuba.

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Police Shoot Armed Suspect in Brooklyn

Friday, October 12, 2012

The NYPD says a man wounded by police Thursday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had opened fire on officers first.

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MS-13’s Influence on Long Island

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Treasury Department’s decision to declare the street gang MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal organization could have a large impact on Long Island, where the gang has had a strong presence.

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Industry Sues Over NYC's Super-sized Soda Crackdown

Friday, October 12, 2012

Soft-drink makers, restaurateurs and other businesses are suing to block New York City's move to end the sale of super-sized, sugary drinks in many eateries.

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Kevin Smith Says Growing Up in ‘Toxic Waste Dump’ NJ Emboldened Him to Create

Friday, October 12, 2012

Comic book guru Kevin Smith, a New Jersey native whose new TV “Comic Book Men” is set in the state, said growing up in the Garden State emboldened him to push himself artistically.

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Baby Walrus Arrives at NY Aquarium

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A baby walrus from Alaska has arrived at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium.

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NYPD Report: Fewer Police Shootings in 2011

Thursday, October 11, 2012

An NYPD report shows police shot and killed 9 suspects and injured 19 last year — the lowest number in recent years.

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