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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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Navy Yard Shooter Is From NYC

Monday, September 16, 2013

The man who authorities have identified as the shooter in Monday's deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard is from Queens. The FBI says 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was born in Flushing.

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This Week in Politics: Played

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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This week New Yorkers finally went to the polls.  Race, gender, and and identity were all in play, as they usually are. But not the way you think. WNYC's Metro Editor, Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with political reporters Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin.

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Seaside Park Fire: Firefighters Confronted Unique Issues

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This article has been updated with information about water issues firefighters encountered.

A 6-alarm fire that erupted Thursday on a newly rebuilt boardwalk on the Jersey shore is mostly contained, with officials now beginning to investigate the cause. The fire started in Seaside Park and spread to parts of Seaside Heights.  The fire leveled more than 50 local businesses in Seaside Park, causing millions of dollars in damage.

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Did Quinn's Gender and Sexuality Play A Role In Her Loss?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor says from the outset, gender issues were not on Quinn's radar.

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Many Undecided as Voters Head to the Polls

Monday, September 09, 2013

After months of pitches from a crowded field of candidates, almost a fifth of voters say they could change their minds.  As they puzzle over a group of Democrats with largely similar credentials — including five former council members and two comptrollers — voters feel obliged to make a choice, but many say they're not sure how they're going to do so. 

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This Week in Politics: Modern Family

Friday, September 06, 2013

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Of all the things deciding this mayor's race, you might not have guessed that Bill de Blasio's bi-racial family would be so in the mix.  But as WNYC's Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin have found, that's exactly the reason many voters are giving for their choice.  Even so, some women are being to ponder whether they really mean to let the opportunity to elect the city's first women Mayor pass them by.  Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin, and Anna Sale break it all down for This Week In Politics

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Hungry? So Were the Candidates. A 5-Boro Map of Where They Eat

Friday, September 06, 2013

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As they head into the final stretch, the candidates will need fuel.  So will you.  So here's a 5-boro map of their fave eats.   

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Today In Politics: Democratic Candidates Take Shots at Rivals During Final Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The leading Democrats running for mayor took turns going after front-runner Bill de Blasio in Tuesday night's final debate before the primary election. A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows the Public Advocate with a substantial lead.

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