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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Manhattan elementary school principals Scott Parker (left) and Tara Napoleoni (right) discussing their new fall schedules (Beth Fertig/WNYC)

New York State Sen. Tony Avella faces former city comptroller John Liu in the upcoming primary for the state senate seat in the 11th district in Queens. Both make their case to voters. Plus: doctors are officially pushing middle and high schools not to ring the opening bell until 8:30 a.m. because of chronic drowsiness in teens; the latest developments in Iraq and Syria; and a new novel that’s set in the tumultuous newspaper business of the 1990s.

Let Teens Sleep In

It's the doctor's orders. The American Academy of Pediatrics says chronic drowsiness in teens is a public health issue, and middle and high schools should start no earlier than 8:30 am.

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Meet the Candidates: NYS Senate 11th District

An introduction to two of the candidates running for New York State Senate in District 11, Queens: incumbent Tony Avella and challenger John Liu, former Comptroller.

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In Syria, Do We "Have a Strategy Yet"?

President Obama said he "doesn't have a strategy yet" when it comes to intervening in Syria. New York Times correspondent David Sanger discusses what we know about what comes next.

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Novel Take on Newspapers

A New York Times sports columnist's first novel takes place in a topsy-turvy newspaper world of the 1990s.

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How the Cloud Threatens the Private Lives of Celebrities

A hacker leaked nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, which they found in her iCloud account. The web makes the invasion of privacy easier, but are we taking part in harassment if we click?

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