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U.N. Estimates at Least 400,000 Displaced By Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The U.N. has dramatically increased its estimate of the amount of people displaced by the crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan to 400,000.

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Bake-Sale Battle: A Look at the City's Suggested School Fundraisers

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

(Photo by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake/flickr)

(Photo by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake/flickr)

The city is proposing alternatives to traditional school bake sales in its 19-page booklet called: “Yes, You Can! A Fresh Look at Healthy Fundraisers ...

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Violent Clashes Continue in Kyrgyzstan

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heavy fire rang out over the Kyrgyz city of Osh before dawn Wednesday as authorities struggled to bring order to the country's south, which has been thrust into chaos by days of deadly ethnic riots.

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Paterson Proposes Piecemeal Budget Extenders

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.

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Governor Paterson Proposes Piecemeal Budget Extenders

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.

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The Gulf Oil Spill: President Obama's Oval Office Address

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

After returning from his fourth trip to the Gulf Coast, President Obama addressed the nation tonight about his administration's efforts to contain the BP oil spill.

Read his speech below.

President Barack Obama's Address to the Nation on the BP Oil Spill
As Prepared for Delivery—

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NY Lawmakers Avoid State Government Shutdown

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lawmakers have averted a potential state government shutdown, passing Gov. David Paterson's emergency extension bill. It will allow New York to continue operating without a budget.

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NY Lawmakers Avoid State Government Shutdown

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lawmakers have averted a potential state government shutdown, passing Gov. David Paterson's emergency extension bill. It will allow New York to continue operating without a budget.

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Barron Says He'll Challenge Cuomo for Governor

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron says there's not enough diversity on the Democratic ticket, and he'll run for governor to protest.

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iPad Security Issue Exposes Bloomberg's E-Mail

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among the thousands of iPad users whose e-mail addresses were exposed due to a security problem involving AT&T. Bloomberg shrugged off the issue today, saying he doesn't consider it a big deal. He's touted his iPad as a helpful tool in managing the city's business.

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Share Your World Cup Story

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Are you watching the World Cup? What team are you cheering for and why? Where are you watching? Share your World Cup story with WNYC.

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Domestic Workers Bill: Share Your Story

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WNYC is working on a story about a pending domestic workers bill requiring workers be given rights that include paid sick days, vacation days, overtime and notice of termination.

We are looking for parents who employ nannies and are willing to talk to us about their current arrangements.

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Paterson Pushes to Pass Budget Extenders

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Faced with a revolt from two Democrats, New York Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday challenged Republican Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos to act like a leader and prevent a government shutdown next week.

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Faced with Possible Shutdown, Paterson Challenges GOP to Pass Budget Extenders

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Faced with a revolt from two Democrats, Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday challenged Republican Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos to act like a leader and prevent a government shutdown next week.

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Rangel Refutes Accusations of Improper Behavior

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Rep. Charlie Rangel announced last Sunday that he would run for a 21st term, and on Wednesday's Brian Lehrer show he responded to criticism of improper behavior. Rangel faces an ongoing ethics investigation involving his alleged failure to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic as well as accusations that he accepted corporate trips to the Caribbean.

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BP Maintains No Major Underwater Oil Plumes

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Meanwhile, an AP analysis of BP's 2009 spill plan shows that the company was not prepared to handle a spill like the Gulf's.

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NJ Incumbents Win Easy Victories

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New Jersey congressional incumbents cruised to easy victories on Tuesday.

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Incumbents Fare Well in NJ Primary; Elsewhere, a Super Tuesday for Women

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

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Congressional incumbents all survived primary night in New Jersey. Seven incumbents faced primary challenges in their own parties, but came out on top.

In New Jersey's Third District, incumbent Democrat John Adler won renomination, and Jon Runyan won the Republican race. A race between first-term Rep. Adler and ex-NFL lineman Runyan in November could be one of the nation's most competitive and expensive.

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Co-op City Workers on Job Without Contract

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Porters, maintenance men, garbage attendants and groundskeepers at Co-op City will be back on the job Wednesday morning, despite not having a new union contract. The workers' union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ, says it will resume talks in a day or two with Co-op City's management company, RiverBay Corporation.

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Men Held on Terror Charges Appear in Court

Monday, June 07, 2010

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Two New Jersey men arrested after allegedly trying to fly to Somalia to join a terrorist group made their first appearance in federal court Monday.

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