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A Motivational Speaker's Advice for A-Rod and the Yankees

Thursday, February 26, 2015

After serving a season-long suspension, Alex Rodriguez (and the accompanying drama) has returned to the New York Yankees locker room. 

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Local Muslim Leader: ISIS Arrests in Brooklyn Do Not Signal an Epidemic

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York says the number of U.S. Muslims who have left the country to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State is relatively small.

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Ebola Doctor Craig Spencer Says Media, Politicians Fueled Public Fear

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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In an op-ed published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Spencer said he was vilified as he was gravely ill and his fiancée was quarantined.

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Latest Newscast From the WNYC Newsroom

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Here are the stories we're following today.

Screen Versus Self in the Museum

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Do we exist or are our lives on the screen more authentic than what takes place everyday in our kitchen?" asks art critic Deborah Solomon after visiting the New Museum's Triennial.

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Can Albany Open the Door on Three Men in a Room?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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The arrest of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver rattled Albany last month, but will it put a dent in the broader structure of three men controlling all the political decisions?

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De Blasio Faces Pushback In Albany

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The mayor received a tepid reception from state lawmakers on his trip to lobby for the city's budget priorities.

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Christie's Pension Commission Calls for Compromise

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The commission says the only way New Jersey can pay for its pension and health benefits is if they cost the state less.

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Deal or No Deal? New York State Needs to Approve Cable Merger

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Comcast wants to merge with Time Warner Cable. New York State needs to approve the deal. And advocates for low-income residents want promises of free and discounted service.

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NYPD: Three Brooklyn Men Arrested on Way to Join ISIS

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Federal officials say three men have been taken into custody in the United States on charges they plotted to travel overseas to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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De Blasio Brings His Progressive Agenda to Albany

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Many of the items on the mayor's to-do list must first get the support of state lawmakers.

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Christie's Budget Cuts $148M from Hospital Charity Care

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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Obamacare is helping state with budget problems, but hospitals worry the cuts will leave people in need.

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Christie and Union Disagree on Agreement for Pension Reform

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The governor said there was an "unprecedented accord" with the teachers union on reforms to retirement and health benefits. The union said there wasn't.

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Do Speed Cameras Make Streets Safer or Just Rake in Millions? Yes.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Officials won't say where they've placed NYC's controversial speed cameras, but we found out and mapped them.

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Workers Win Court Cases, But Can’t Recover Stolen Wages

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A new report finds that New York workers are owed more than $125 million in unpaid wages.

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City Takes New Tack Regulating Ultra-Orthodox Circumcision

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Health officials have linked oral suction to 17 cases of infant herpes since 2000.

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Mayor de Blasio Goes to Albany

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The mayor is expected to seek more funding for city schools, renewal of mayoral control, stronger rent laws and a $13 minimum wage

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Gov. Chris Christie Unveils Budget for 2016

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Governor renewed his call to overhaul New Jersey's ailing pension fund, but did not address a judge's ruling that he broke the law by shorting NJ's payment into the fund.

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NY State to Raise Wages for Tipped Workers

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Restaurant servers, hotel housekeepers and other tipped workers will soon make $7.50 an hour before tips, a change that will translate into a big raise for thousands of workers.

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Med School Students Chip in to Help Uninsured Left Behind by Obamacare

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Almost 1 million New York City residents are still uninsured. Rather than go to emergency rooms or city hospitals, some of them get free care from medical school students.

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