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Appeals Court Won't Hear From Stop and Frisk Judge

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court refused Wednesday to reconsider its order removing a judge from court cases challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy.

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Dueling Bills Address Sexual Assault in the Military

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New York's junior senator, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, has been championing an effort to change the way the military deals with sexual assaults. Another Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, has also made the issue a top priority. But they are approaching reforms in different ways, and each is lobbying her colleagues hard for her own bill. McCaskill wants to keep prosecutorial power in the hands of military commanders. Gillibrand thinks those commanders — essentially, the bosses of the accusers —  have been part of the problem, and her bill would take assault cases out of the chain of command and turn them over to military prosecutors. 

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Mayor-Elect De Blasio Looks Forward — and Backward — After His Landslide Victory

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Early Wednesday, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio met with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, mainly for a photo-op. But then he shifted gears, naming the first four members of his transition team. What's next for the de Blasio team? And what's going on in this photo?

To listen to Host Amy Eddings' full conversation with City Hall and Politics Reporter Brigid Bergin, click on the audio player.

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New York, New Jersey Poverty Rates Are Higher Than You Think: Census

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

An alternative way of measuring income and expenses shows that many more people in New York and New Jersey are living in poverty than reflected in the traditional count.

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Updated: Paramus Mall Shooter Found Dead

Monday, November 04, 2013

Update: Authorities say they have found the body of the suspected gunman who opened fire late Monday night at Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall in Northern New Jersey. The body was found in an area under construction and inaccessible to the public. The Bergen County Prosecutor says the alleged shooter, 20-year-old Richard Shoop of Teaneck, N.J. apparently killed himself.

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Today in Politics: Despite Sandy Attacks Christie Still Has Big Lead

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.

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UPDATED: Christie Drops Gay Marriage Appeal

Sunday, October 20, 2013

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Hour after same-sex couples began tying the knot in New Jersey, Governor Chris Christie announced he is dropping his appeal to legalized same-sex marriage.

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Anti-Corruption Commission Issues Subpoenas, Expands Probe to 'Housekeeping Accounts'

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

An anti-corruption commission Governor Cuomo appointed says "everything is on the table" when it comes to investigating public officials.

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Lady Liberty is Open Again

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Statue of Liberty is open again after a deal between New York and federal officials to keep it running during the government shutdown.

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Was the NJ Attorney General Protecting Christie?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Allegations of corruption in a rural New Jersey Sheriff's office shook the community in Hunterdon County in 2010. The sheriff was accused of not properly conducting background checks on deputies and issuing a fake police ID for a prominent donor to Gov. Chris Christie.

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Cory Booker's Father Dies at 76

Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Newark Mayor Cory Booker's father, Cary Booker, 76, passed away in Las Vegas today after recently suffering a stroke, according to Booker's campaign.

The mayor, who is running for the U.S. Senate in New Jersey, canceled his campaign events for the rest of the day.

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Schumer: In Brooklyn D.A. Race, Hynes Should Stand Down

Monday, October 07, 2013

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes should not run on the Republican line for Brooklyn District Attorney. Instead, Schumer said, Hynes should start an orderly transition to Ken Thompson, who beat him in a Democratic primary last month. 

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Third Biker Arraigned in Connection with Beating of Motorist

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Another motorcyclist is facing charges in connection with the beating of a motorist pulled from his car and set upon by a group of motorcycle riders, in an incident caught by a video camera. Reginald Chance, 37, was arraigned Sunday in Manhattan on charges including assault and gang assault and held on $75,000 cash bail. During his court appearance, he was photographed raising his middle fingers at the press.

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Carnegie Hall Strike Is Over

Friday, October 04, 2013

The labor dispute that caused Carnegie Hall to cancel its opening night gala this week has come to an end. The company says it's reached an agreement with the stagehands union.

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Glitches Plague Day Two of Healthcare Roll Out

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Americans shopping for health insurance on the newly opened exchanges are still encountering glitches along the way. 

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Drug Company Merck Announces More Layoffs

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company Merck plans to cut another 8,500 jobs as the company continues to struggle with competition from cheaper generic medications.

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Interview: What Does NJ Gay Marriage Decision Mean?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hayley Gorenberg, deputy legal director for Lambda Legal and lead attorney on the New Jersey gay marriage case, explains the history of the decision and what comes next.

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NJ Judge Says State Must Recognize Gay Marriage

Friday, September 27, 2013

A New Jersey judge has ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry.

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Explainer: All You Need To Know About Health Care Exchanges

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Health care exchanges" are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform plan. We have a guide to what it all means.

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This Week in Politics: Lhota's "Great Expectations"

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Bill de Blasio is now the undisputed Democratic nominee for mayor and quickly reeling in the endorsements, while Joe Lhota has a steep path to climb to become mayor of New York City.  But Michael Bloomberg was also way behind at this point in 2001 and faced skepticism.

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