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Californians Begin Clean Up After Massive Rains

Friday, December 24, 2010

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Californians are beginning to clean up after floods, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain.

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Mumbai Police Search for Four in Alleged Terror Plot

Friday, December 24, 2010

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Police in India are searching for four men they say entered the city of Mumbai to carry out a terrorist attack.

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Ethics Panel Recommends Censoring Rangel

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The House ethics committee is recommending that 20-term Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel be censured. They deliberated for about three hours before reaching their decision. The final vote was nine-to-one.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton Announce Their Engagement

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William has finally popped the question to girlfriend Kate Middleton. As The Associated Press reports, it's a long-awaited announcement in the UK: William is the second-in-line for the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

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Judge Gives 9/11 Workers Until Nov. 16 to Join Multi-Million Dollar Settlement

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

September 11 first responders and recovery workers made sick by their work at the World Trade Center site have another week to decide whether they want to join a legal settlement.

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NYC Chancellor Joel Klein Steps Down; Cathie Black Named as Replacement

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The head of New York City's school system, Chancellor Joel Klein, has resigned from his position. Cathie Black, the Chairman of Hearst Magazines will replace him.

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Foley Concedes CT Governor's Race to Malloy

Monday, November 08, 2010

Republican Tom Foley has announced he's conceding to Democrat Dan Malloy in the race to be Connecticut's next governor. Foley made the decision despite the possibility that there were irregularities in the vote, which Malloy won by a razor-thin margin.

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WTC Workers Consider 9/11 Settlement

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thousands of police officers, firefighters and ground zero cleanup workers have until the end of today to join a legal settlement that could pay them as much as $815 million.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

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General Election Guide

Monday, November 01, 2010

Find everything you need in It's A Free Country's guide to the general election in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

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Ted Sorensen, Kennedy Speechwriter, Dies

Monday, November 01, 2010

President John F. Kennedy's aide, close confidant, and long-time speechwriter, Theodore C. Sorensen, has died at the age of 82.  Sorenson's wife, Gillian, said her husband died Sunday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, of complications from a recent stroke.

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President Obama Confirms Packages Found Overseas Had Explosives, Sweeps in New York Area Friday Are Clear

Friday, October 29, 2010

In a speech from the White House Briefing Room on Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama confirmed that suspicious packages found overseas did contain explosive material.

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Head of New York City Board of Elections Fired One Week Before Election

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

George Gonzalez, the executive director of the Board of Elections, has been fired from his job, just one week before the General Election.

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Report from NY Solicitor General Finds Elected Officials Rigged Aqueduct Bidding Process

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New York State's highest-ranking elected officials rigged the bidding process for an unqualified gaming company seeking a lucrative contract to bring gambling to Aqueduct race track. That's the conclusion of a new report by the state's Inspector General Joseph Fisch.

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'Happy Days' Dad Tom Bosley Dies at 83

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tom Bosley, who played the father of Ron Howard's character Richie Cunningham on the long-running show "Happy Days" has died. Bosley was 83 and died of heart failure on Tuesday at his home in Palm Springs.

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Port Authority Tentatively Agrees to $47.5 Million 9/11 Settlement

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Port Authority, the owner of the World Trade Center property, has tentatively agreed to pay $47.5 million to settle lawsuits by more than 9,000 people exposed to toxic dust during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

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Additional Suspects Charged in Brutal Bronx Assaults

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Two additional suspects were charged Tuesday in several brutal attacks that authorities believe were touched off because gang members thought one of their recruits was gay.

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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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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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