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To Expand, MoMA Must First Raze

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Museum of Modern Art has decided to demolish a building that's only 12 years old to make way for the museum’s expansion plans.

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Newtown Families Lobby Lawmakers as Vote Nears

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As the Senate prepares to vote on a gun control measure, relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shooting have been in the nation's capitol making a personal plea.

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Met to Receive $1 Billion Donation of Cubist Art

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Met has announced that it's about to receive one of the most significant gifts in its history.

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Eight NYC Districts Decide How to Spend Public Money

Sunday, April 07, 2013

While a few local politicians have been caught in bribery scandals this week, others are looking for an alternative way of doing city business.

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At Jersey Shore, Some Push for Buy Outs

Friday, April 05, 2013

While a strong contingent of people — from beach front homeowners to Governor Chris Christie — are all for rebuilding the New Jersey shore, some others are saying the properties should be bought out and restored as a natural habitat area.

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U.S. Immigration Officials Agree to $1 Million Settlement

Thursday, April 04, 2013

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The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency has reached a $1 million settlement with 22 New Yorkers suing the agency for conducting raids on their homes without a warrant. 

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Corruption Arrests Turns Spotlight on GOP Nominating Process

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

The arrest of six people for conspiring to sell a spot on the GOP ballot for mayor is focusing new attention on the Republican nominating process. 

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Who Polices Prosecutors?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tony Bennett is a two-time felon. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He's been free since 2008 because a former Queens Assistant District Attorney violated a basic rule-of-law; he withheld critical evidence from Bennett’s attorney.

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Analysis Finds Increase in ADHD Diagnoses

Monday, April 01, 2013

A new analysis by The New York Times found that over the past decade, there’s been a more than 50 percent increase in doctors diagnosing children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.

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Fleeing Syria: Caught Between the Immigration System and Reuniting a Family

Monday, April 01, 2013

It’s been two years since the uprising in Syria began. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled the country. One woman finds herself back in New York, caught at the intersection between the U.S. immigration system, war refugees and the conflict in Syria. 

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Calling It a Balance, Quinn Says She's 'Proud' of Sick-Leave Bill

Friday, March 29, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.

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Study Finds Fault with Grading System of Public Schools

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New York City’s system for awarding letter grades A through F to public high schools needs some tweaking, according to a study commissioned by the nonprofit New Visions for Public Schools.

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Newtown Search Documents Yield Few Answers, More Questions

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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Connecticut law enforcement officials released Thursday search warrant documents related to Adam Lanza and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Lanza killed 20 children and 7 adults, including his mother, before taking his own life last December.

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State Takes Over Troubled Camden Schools

Monday, March 25, 2013

Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday that the state is taking over the school system in Camden.

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Spring Storm Brings Snow to Region

Monday, March 25, 2013

Light rain and snow are falling across the region as a spring snowstorm from the Midwest moves in.

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Biden, Speaking in NY, Supports Assault Weapons Ban

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Relatives of shooting victims from Newtown, Conn., stood with Vice President Joe Biden as he spoke at New York's City Hall in favor of an assault weapons ban.

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Allies No More? Bloomberg and Quinn Split on NYPD Issues

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Is a rift opening up between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn? The two have worked closely but are disagreeing sharply over council legislation that would create an independent monitor for the New York Police Department. It’s one of a number of issues that are showing a rift between the mayor and the woman who hopes to replace him.

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Blumenthal: Gun Control Fight a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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A federal ban on assault weapons is not in the cards. The provision has been pulled from a gun control bill that Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate plan to bring to a vote next month. Majority Leader Harry Reid said he doesn’t have the votes to pass the provision, which would instead be included as an amendment.

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Testimony Continues in Stop and Frisk Case

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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A federal class action lawsuit against New York City’s stop and frisk tactics continued Tuesday, with courtroom testimony from several witnesses who said they were stopped because of their race. These are charges the city has repeatedly denied, countering that such stops are based on crime statistics, not racial profiling. The case is considered the strongest yet against the NYPD policy.

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Arguments Begin in Case Challenging Stop and Frisk

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Opening statements took place Monday in the most comprehensive legal challenge to the city’s stop and frisk police to date. The federal class action civil suit said police overwhelmingly target blacks and Latinos, and that the practice is unconstitutional. The city on the other hand said stop and frisks have helped drive down crime to record lows.

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