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NYPD Expected to Ease Off Arrests for Public Pot Smoking

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sources say the new policy won't apply to suspects with open warrants, and police could still arrest people for behavior that appears to endanger the public, like smoking while driving.

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Former Syracuse Mayor Launches Independent Bid for Governor

Monday, June 18, 2018

Stephanie Miner, once a Cuomo-picked co-chair of the state Democratic party, will run against him as an independent. She has previously criticized Cuomo for under-funding upstate cities.

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New York Attorney General Sues to Shut Down Trump Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Eric Schneiderman's successor keeps up pressure on president, alleging he illegally used his charity as a piggy bank for legal fees, business expenses and his presidential campaign.

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Last Night's Tony Winners, From the Band to Bikini Bottom

Monday, June 11, 2018

"The Band's Visit," "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," and paeans to ending gun violence were highlights at last night's otherwise sleepy Tony Awards.

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Anthony Bourdain, Manhattan Cook-Turned-Global Correspondent, Has Died at 61

Friday, June 08, 2018

"I hoped for nothing more than to inspire that feeling of, 'I'm not alone,' in a few other cooks in the New York area," Bourdain said of the New Yorker article that launched his career.

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Veterans, Immigrants, a Concert Promoter: Here's Who's on NJ's Competitive Primary Ballots

Friday, June 01, 2018

In all, four districts could flip from Republican to Democratic in November. But first, there are next Tuesday's primaries, which are seeing some tough competition in their own right.

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Harvey Weinstein's Prosecution and When #MeToo Makes It to Court

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Suzanne Goldberg, the director of Columbia Law School's Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, says the #MeToo movement has shifted the "tradition of disbelief toward women."

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What Kind of Press Coverage Does Mayor de Blasio Expect?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mayor de Blasio, in addressing his harsh emails about the media, says he doesn't want "Vladimir Putin kind of coverage," just "fairness." What's been unfair?

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President Trump to Visit Long Island Amid MS-13 Crackdown

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Days after referring to MS-13 gang members as "animals," President Trump is visiting Long Island to talk about his administration's plan to crack down on gang violence.

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Lincoln Tunnel Crash Between Two NJ Transit Buses Leaves at Least 32 Injured

Friday, May 18, 2018

The accident happened around 10 a.m. in the center tube of the tunnel, according to the FDNY.

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Kushner Cos. May Finally Have Found Buyer for 666

Friday, May 18, 2018

The deal could put an end to the Kushners' search for a partner to bail out its investment in 666 5th Ave, which has been losing money since they bought it over a decade ago.

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Public Advocate Letitia James Jumps Into the NY Attorney General Race

Thursday, May 17, 2018

So far, James is the only Democrat who has announced that she's running, which is welcome news to those who want to be New York City's next mayor, a job she was previously eyeing.

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Cleanup Underway a Day After Deadly Storms Hit New York Area

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Connecticut officials said two people were killed in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, an an 11-year-old New York girl died when a large tree hit the car she was in.

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Tom Wolfe, Author of 'Bonfire of the Vanities,' Dies at 88

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Though Wolfe insisted that his "new journalism" style of storytelling was rooted in reporting, his work met criticism for negative stereotypes and racializing New York City in the 1980s.

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Plainclothes Cops May Account for Nearly a Third of Fatal NYPD Shootings

Monday, May 14, 2018

An investigation by The Intercept found that despite making up about 6 percent of the NYPD force, plainclothes cops have an outsized involvement in fatal shootings.

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16 People Want to Take Former New York AG Eric Schneiderman's Job

Monday, May 14, 2018

But the list of names not vying for the interim attorney general post may be just as notable. Here's why.

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Assembly Speaker Silver Found Guilty, Again

Friday, May 11, 2018

Almost a year after his original conviction was overturned, former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty on all seven counts at his corruption retrial.

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'Aspiring Governor' No Longer: On Eric Schneiderman's Sudden Downfall

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

How did a man who began his career escorting women to Planned Parenthood come to this? Albany reporter Karen Dewitt analyzes the reaction to Schneiderman's resignation.

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New Jersey's Public Schools Remain Overwhelmingly Segregated

Thursday, May 03, 2018

About a quarter of New Jersey's school districts are segregated, according to a new report, and ensuring equal funding per pupil isn't always enough for students living in poverty.

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Second Bribery Trial for Sheldon Silver Opens

Monday, April 30, 2018

Prosecutors say former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver took millions of dollars in kickbacks, but his lawyer insists the payments weren't bribes.

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