Yasmeen Khan

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Wall Street Protesters Take to the Streets; NYPD Arrest at Least 90

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The NYPD said a total of 92 demonstrators were arrested at different locations throughout the city Saturday and early Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators from Occupy Wall Street protested on Saturday against corporate greed throughout the city, including bank branches and Times Square.

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Audit Questions Use of Money for Preschools

Friday, October 14, 2011

New York City is failing to take advantage of all of the money allocated by the state for prekindergarten programs, according to an audit by City Comptroller John C. Liu.

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Q&A | After Anita Hill: What Has Changed About Sexual Harassment

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

This week marked 20 years since law professor Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in a landmark case. We asked Kathleen Peratis, an employment discrimination attorney in New York, about how those hearings helped change the conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace today.

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Twitter Opens New Office on Madison Avenue

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday announced the opening of Twitter’s new Manhattan offices, which will serve as the company’s East Coast headquarters.


On WNYC, the Legacy of New York's Quintessential School Architect

Friday, September 30, 2011

On "The Brian Lehrer Show," Jean Arrington, a researcher, talked about the legacy of Charles B.J. Snyder. At the turn of the century, Snyder designed hundreds of buildings that came to be known as quintessential New York City schools. Think "collegiate Gothic" for elementary school students.

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Explainer: What Actually Changes After the End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

On September 20, 2011, the Department of Defense put out a memo announcing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the policy that banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. That repeal officially went into effect at 12:01 am Tuesday, marking the end of the 19-year-old policy.


Most New Yorkers Took Steps to Prepare for Irene

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nearly three-quarters of New York City residents said they prepared their households for Tropical Storm Irene, according to a new Siena poll out today. That means they stocked up on extra food and water, and kept flashlights and extra batteries on hand. More than half of city residents also prepared a "go bag" with clothes, medicines and important papers. Less than half said they had an emergency plan in place.


Who's Been Giving Money to Rick Perry?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Here's a rundown of the different industries represented by individuals who contributed to Texas Governor Rick Perry's re-election campaign in 2010, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics.


Mr. Turner Goes to Washington

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Republican businessman Bob Turner is now officially a member of Congress. He was sworn in earlier today as the representative for New York's 9th Congressional District, which covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn.


Party Leaders to Dems: Chins Up

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Democratic party leaders are trying to reassure members about the party's future after a loss in New York's 9th Congressional district race. Republicans painted the victory as a referendum on President Obama's job performance.


As School Begins, Teachers Still Search for Jobs

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

New York City school teachers are to report to work on Tuesday, but there are still nearly 2,000 who are looking for new assignments while continuing to receive their paychecks. Many of these teachers were let go, or "excessed," by their principals because of budget cuts. Others worked in schools that were closed for poor performance.

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Without Money for School Supplies, Teachers Dig Into Their Own Pockets

Monday, September 05, 2011

New York City public school teachers report back to work on Tuesday to prepare for the start of the academic year — but this year they will be without the annual stipend they received for school supplies.

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Days Away From the Start of School, Teachers Still Search for Jobs

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The city held another job fair right before the Labor Day weekend at the Armory in Washington Heights to encourage principals to hire from among the nearly 2,000 city teachers who are still unassigned to schools. In interviews, many teachers said they had spent the summer improving their resumes and practicing their sales pitches. In interviews, many teachers said they'd spent the summer improving their resumes and practicing their sales pitches.

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Safeguards Against Chronic NJ Flooding Will Be Costly: Expert

Thursday, September 01, 2011

A long-term solution to the Passaic River's chronic flooding will be a costly, multi-faceted strategy that will have to include restricting development in the floodplain, according to Colonel John Boule, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District.

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City Shutters Bronx School After Elevated Levels of Chemical Found

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

City education officials closed a Bronx school after final test results showed unsafe levels of a toxic chemical existed in the building.

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Foresters Battle Tree-Killing Pests in New Jersey

Monday, August 08, 2011

After a nearly decade-long battle, state foresters in New Jersey say they've nearly eradicated one of the state's tree-killing insects: the Asian longhorned beetle.


NYPD To Use Dirty Bomb Detection System

Friday, July 29, 2011

New technology will allow the NYPD to better detect and prevent a potential radiation attack, such as a dirty bomb, police said.


Stalled Metro-North Train Left Riders Stuck With No AC

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Metro-North officials planned to meet with emergency responders from Westport, Conn., after passengers got stuck on a stalled train there for nearly an hour last week in triple-digit heat.


Ahead of Redevelopment, a Call for Public Input on the Fate of Pier 57

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Hudson River Park Trust is soliciting public feedback on plans to redevelop Pier 57 at West 15th Street in Manhattan to be incorporated into an environmental review of the project before construction can begin.


Debate Over National Debt Limit: Is a "Balanced Approach" Possible?

Monday, July 04, 2011

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, joins Yasmeen Khan to discuss U.S. lawmakers' continuing efforts to reach an agreement on the debt limit. Senators are off today, but they're forgoing the rest of their July 4th recess to get back to work tomorrow.