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Prosecutor of Garner Case Elected to Congress

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan won a special election Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm.

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WNYC News

The Real Estate Company at the Center of the Skelos Scandal

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Glenwood Management is involved in the political corruption case against New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — and former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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WNYC News

Judge Orders 'Deadlocked' Etan Patz Jury to Continue Deliberating — Again

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The jury sent a midday note saying it was still stuck after deliberating since April 15 in the case against Pedro Hernandez.

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Schoolbook

Report Confirms Sorry State of Phys Ed in NYC

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The city's Department of Education has, at least, submitted a new District Physical Education Plan to the state. The first since 1982.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Any Legislating in Albany?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Reporters talk about the arrest on corruption charges of NYS Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and what it means for the outstanding issues this legislative term.  

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WNYC News

Mayor de Blasio Proposes Rent Law Changes, Urges State to Act

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The mayor, who has made affordable housing a centerpiece issue, says strengthening the rent rules is "a vital priority."

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Schoolbook

Students Set Sail in Handmade Boats

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

New York City high school students put their boats in the Hudson River this weekend, after a long winter of building sea-ready vessels.
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WNYC News

Special Election in New York City Today for Congressional Seat

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The 11th Congressional District seat became vacant when GOP Congressman Michael Grimm stepped down after pleading guilty in December to federal tax evasion.

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WNYC News

It's Not You: NYC Rents Rising Faster than Income

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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Annual report from the NYU Furman Center confirms most New Yorkers rent, and the median cost of that space is rising faster than median income levels.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Glenn Greenwald; New Presidential Candidates & Old Parenting Advice

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Meet the new presidential candidates -- a brain surgeon and a CEO; Glenn Greenwald on government surveillance; the documentary "The Seven Five;" and new and old parenting advice.

WNYC News

More Corruption Charges Shake up NY, NJ Politics

Monday, May 04, 2015

Law professor Zephyr Teachout says private campaign financing is to blame.

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Transportation Nation

A Little More Money for the MTA Doesn't Buy Happiness

Monday, May 04, 2015

De Blasio proposes to increase what the city chips in for transit, but the budget still fails to keep pace with inflation.
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Schoolbook

Mayor Doubles Down on Renewal Strategy for Struggling Schools

Monday, May 04, 2015

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Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding $34 million to his budget proposal, to make up for a shortfall in state funding at struggling schools.
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WNYC News

How Extensive is Pamela Geller's Influence Beyond New York?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Geller, who led protests against Park 51 here in New York, organized a contest outside of Dallas, Texas to draw cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.

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WNYC News

Former Christie Allies Plead Not Guilty to Role in Traffic Scandal

Monday, May 04, 2015

Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly say they'll fight charges that they helped plot the politically motivated lane closures at the George Washington Bridge.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Has Freedom of Speech Run Its Course With the MTA?

Monday, May 04, 2015

Last week, the MTA voted to reject advertisements containing political viewpoints. WNYC reporter Kate Hinds discusses the MTA's attempt to eliminate controversial ads from subways.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Breaking Down the Latest on Bridgegate

Monday, May 04, 2015

Three of Governor Christie's closest allies were indicted on Friday. Matt Katz and Andrea Bernstein discuss the charges -- and what they portend for Christie's 2016 presidential hopes.

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WNYC News

NY Senate Leader Surrenders in Federal Probe

Monday, May 04, 2015

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Just months after the state's top Democrat lawmaker was indicted, federal prosecutors charged the top Republican with bribery and extortion.

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WNYC News

NYPD Retraining Focuses on Talking Arrestees Into Handcuffs

Monday, May 04, 2015

The New York Police Department's new three-day course is aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force.

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WNYC News

City Mourns Third NYPD Officer Shooting Death In Less Than Six Months

Monday, May 04, 2015

A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries.

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