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At U.N., Trump Threatens 'Total Destruction' of North Korea

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime," President Trump told the U.N. General Assembly, saying the U.S. would, if forced, destroy North Korea to protect itself. 


Corruption Probe Catches Up to Jersey Democrat Who Backed Christie

Thursday, September 14, 2017

In New Jersey, where political corruption can be a way of life, some cases rise above the others.


NYC Primary 2017: Nail-Biter City Council Races and the Díaz Dynasty

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While the mayor won his primary by a wide margin, several City Council races came down to a couple hundred votes, and affidavits or absentee ballots could still make a difference.


De Blasio Wins Mayoral Primary by Wide Margin

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Eric Gonzalez wins Brooklyn D.A. contest; Incumbents Helen Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca and Laurie Cumbo clinch nomination for another term in City Council; Monserrate loses bid.

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Watch Live: The Final Democratic Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio and former City Councilman Sal Albanese face off in the second and final debate before the Democratic primary in the race for mayor.


Local Reps Head Back to Washington With Eyes on DACA, Tax Reform

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

New York and New Jersey, where property taxes are among the highest in the nation, will be paying particular attention to any attempts to eliminate deductions for state taxes.


The City That Never Sleeps Will Get a "Night Mayor"

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The New York City Council has passed a bill to establish an "Office of Nightlife." 

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With New Bridge, Cuomo Declares 'Our Mojo Is Back'

Thursday, August 24, 2017

In a ceremony for the new bridge replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge is set to open this week. Gov. Cuomo named it after his father, Mario M. Cuomo.


Last Night's Mayoral Debate: Key Takeaways From Brian Lehrer, and You

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Brian Lehrer, who was a panelist at last night's Democratic primary debate between Mayor de Blasio and Sal Albanese, shares his day-after reaction. 

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Watching New Yorkers Watching the Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017

It takes a lot to bring the city to a standstill. But Monday afternoon, most people were looking up. 


Protesters Return to Trump Tower for Second Night

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Demonstrators gathered on Fifth Avenue for the second night in a row to show opposition to, and support of, President Trump.

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An Unpleasant Welcome for President Trump as He Returns Home

Monday, August 14, 2017

After the violence in Charlottesville, thousands of New Yorkers rallied in front of Trump Tower to protest the president's slow response.

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A Russian Spy Plane Could Follow Trump to Manhattan

Friday, August 11, 2017

A 1992 "Open Skies" treaty allows nations to fly over each other's territory to conduct surveillance. Indeed, U.S. officials have been on board the Russian plane flying over New Jersey.


That Smoky Smell in NYC Right Now? It's From a Fire in Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A scrap yard blaze in Morrisville, PA, has been brought under control, but New York City Emergency Management says people in the five boroughs may see or smell smoke.

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State Sen. Dan Squadron Resigns Amid Frustration Over 'Status Quo'

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

New York State Senator Dan Squadron, who represents parts of Brooklyn and lower Manhattan, says he's stepping down over concerns about special interests in politics.


City Council to MTA: Show Us You've Got What it Takes

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The MTA wants the city to pay for half of a proposed subway repair plan. But City Council members want to know if the MTA has what it takes to cure what ails the system.

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Martin Shkreli: Unpopular for One Reason, Guilty for Another

Monday, August 07, 2017

The 34-year-old former hedge fund manager and drug company CEO is famous for jacking up the price of a drug used by AIDS patients. He's likely going to jail for securities fraud. 


To Fix Subways, de Blasio Wants to Tax the Wealthy

Sunday, August 06, 2017

New York City's mayor is set to unveil a plan that he says would raise $800 million annually for the transit system. But first it must be approved by Albany. 

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The Violent Implications of Transphobic Comments on 'The Breakfast Club'

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Comedian Lil Duval has sparked backlash after saying on a popular New York radio show that if he found out he'd been intimate with a transgender woman, he'd kill her.

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Judith Jones, Cookbook Editor Who Introduced Us to Julia Child, Dies at 93

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

A longtime cookbook editor, Jones frequently brought her love of food to WNYC as a guest on The Leonard Lopate Show. Hear her discuss her life as a foodie in a 2007 interview.