Acting Legend Tony Curtis Dies at 85

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hollywood leading man Tony Curtis died Wednesday at the age of 85.

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Protests Erupt in Europe

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anti-austerity demonstrations are taking place throughout Europe, in protest of new government measures designed to prevent another financial crisis.

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NY Musical Theater Festival Kicks Off at City Stages

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Whether you like to admit it or not, chances are that you have a soft spot for musicals. If so, you're in luck: the New York Musical Theater Festival will present 30 independent musicals from Monday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 17.

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Placido Domingo to Leave National Opera Next Year

Monday, September 27, 2010

Placido Domingo has announced he will leave his post as general director of the Washington National Opera when his contract ends next year. The Washington Post reports that Domingo made his announcement during a conference call with the opera's board.

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Obama Signs $30 Billion Bill to Aid Small Businesses

Monday, September 27, 2010

President Barack Obama has signed a $30 billion jobs bill, one he has long advocated for as a way to promote small business growth.

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NY Film Festival Returns to Lincoln Center

Friday, September 24, 2010

Just as it was calming down after Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week held its first season there, Lincoln Center is gearing up for another cultural extravaganza beginning this Friday: The 48th Annual New York Film Festival, presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center. Nearly 50,000 cinephiles are expected to turn out for the 17-day event. The festival celebrates the best of American and international cinema from veteran filmmakers as well as new talent, and 28 feature films from 14 countries will have their New York City debut.

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Obama Talks Peace, Unity at U.N.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

President Barack Obama delivered remarks before the United Nations General Assembly this week, discussing Middle East peace talks during speech on Wednesday night, and delivering a longer address to the assembly on Thursday morning.

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Violence Amid Middle East Peace Talks

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Protestors took the streets of Silwan, Jerusalem on Wednesday, following the death of a Palestinian man, who was shot by an Israeli security guard. According to The Associated Press, Israeli police said the guard shot Samir Sirhan, 32, after a group threw stones at him. But Palestinian authorities and Sirhan's neighbors disputed that account. They said Sirhan, a father of five, would not have participated, according to The AP.

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Met and Juilliard Team Up for "The Bartered Bride"

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Metropolitan Opera and the Juilliard School have announced they'll collaborate -- for the first time -- on a production of Bedrich Smetana's "The Bartered Bride," premiering at Juilliard in February.

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Severe Storm Causes Damage in Brooklyn, Queens

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A fast-moving thunderstorm swept across the New York area late this afternoon, pounding the region with heavy rain and gusting winds that caused considerable damage.

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Peace Talks Continue in the Middle East

Thursday, September 16, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. special envoy George Mitchell are wrapping up a visit to the Middle East for a second round of peace talks this week.

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NY Museums in Financial Stress Allowed to Sell Artwork

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New York museums in dire financial straits will be allowed to sell artworks from their collections, but not to cover operating costs. The Board of Regents, which has authority over the state's non-profit museums, is loosening some restrictions on museum sales.

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Greenspan Talks Economics at Council of Foreign Relations

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says the nearly $800 billion stimulus program has fallen short of expectations, and that the government should get out of the way and let the market help fuel recovery.

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Bloomberg Calls Voting Problems a "Royal Screw Up"

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg had harsh words on primary day for the way the election was being run in New York City.

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An Insider's Guide to the New York Primaries

Monday, September 13, 2010

On September 14, New Yorkers vote in primary elections that will determine the final slates for federal, state and local races this November. If you are a registered voter in New York and have a designated political party affiliation, you can vote in your party’s primary elections. Or if you're not sure whether you're registered, don't know who represents you, and have no idea where to go come Tuesday, fear not. We can help.

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Imam Behind Islamic Cultural Center Speaks Out, but Offers Few Answers

Monday, September 13, 2010

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf did admit that if he had known the planned development would result in such a furor, he wouldn't have chosen to build at that site and might have had different stakeholders in this project.

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French Film Director Chabrol Dies

Monday, September 13, 2010

Claude Chabrol, director of stylish French suspense films like "Le Boucher" ("The Butcher") and "La Femme Infidele" ("The Unfaithful Wife"), died Sunday in Paris at the age of 80. He was one of the founders of the New Wave movement,

 

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Violence Erupts in Kashmir

Monday, September 13, 2010

Indian forces have killed 13 protesters and wounded scores of others in confrontations across Kashmir fueled in part by reports that a Quran was desecrated in the United States. One police officer was also killed.

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California Residents Return Home After Pipeline Explosion

Monday, September 13, 2010

Residents in San Bruno, California have been allowed to return home after a natural gas pipeline explosion and subsequent fire on Thursday that killed at least four people, injured 50 and destroyed at least 50 homes. California regulators are telling Pacific Gas and Electric to survey all of its natural gas lines in the state, in hopes of heading off another disaster.

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President Obama Holds News Conference at the White House

Friday, September 10, 2010

President Barack Obama held a news conference at the White House on Friday, fielding questions from the press on topics ranging from the economy to national security to peace talks in the Middle East.

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