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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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E-Mails Show Major Private Equity Giants Colluded, Suit Claims

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Some of the world’s largest private equity firms — Blackstone Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, among others — are accused of colluding in a civil suit that points to e-mails showing the rivals may have been driving down profits during a period of buyouts.

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A Defender of Landmark Affirmative Action Decision, University President Weighs SCOTUS Case

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

It’s a topic Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, is very familiar with. It was during his tenure as president of the University of Michigan that the Supreme Court  upheld the affirmative action policies of the university’s law school in the landmark 2003 case Grutter v. Bollinger.

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De Blasio Pushes NYPD for Expanded Crime-Tracking in Parks

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Public Advocate Bill De Blasio said the NYPD should provide crime data for all city parks following an alleged sexual assault in Tompkins Square Park in the East Village over the weekend.

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New York Times Staffers Walk Out in Labor Dispute

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Staffers at the New York Times are ratcheting up pressure on the paper's management after hundreds walked out Monday in a bid to get the upper hand in negotiations over pay and benefits. 

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Heroin Use is Up Among NJ Youth

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Heroin use is on the rise among New Jersey’s youth, particularly in suburban areas.

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This Week in Politics: Cuomo Signals Fracking Delay as Lopez Keeps His Opponent

Saturday, October 06, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.

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