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14 New Schools to Open in NYC

Thursday, July 15, 2010

It was not easy to find space, but New York City will get 14 new schools in the fall.

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Rowdy Hearing on Mosque Proposed for World Trade Center Neighborhood

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The heated battle over a planned mosque and community center blocks from ground zero was carried over to a city Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing on Tuesday.

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Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC Policy

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A federal appeals court on Tuesday tossed out a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television.

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NY Dems Lobby for College Tuition Increase

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New York Senate Democrats are trying again to come up with a way to let State University of New York (SUNY) and City University of New York (CUNY) campuses charge more for tuition without getting legislative approval. The Democrats' latest proposal would allow the SUNY campuses at Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo and Stony Brook to raise tuition by as much as 7 percent, with lower rate increases at the other SUNY and CUNY campuses.

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Government Sues AZ Over Immigration Law

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Justice Department filed a suit Tuesday against Arizona, charging that the state's new immigration law is unconstitutional.

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Scorching Heat Bakes the Big Apple

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Forecasters say it could hit 99 degrees in the city on Wednesday, with humidity that could make it feel like triple digits.

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Queens Imam Ahmad Afzali Deported

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

A Queens imam has been deported after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during the investigation into a suicide bomb plot against the New York City transit system. The lawyer for Ahmad Afzali says the imam and his wife left for Saudi Arabia on Monday.

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Con Ed Preps for Record Electricity Use

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

More than 3 million customers in New York City are expected to turn on their AC to beat the summer heat.

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Queen Elizabeth to Visit New York

Monday, July 05, 2010

New York officials are preparing for Queen Elizabeth's third trip to New York City.

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NYC Officials Prepare for Summer Heat

Monday, July 05, 2010

Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s today, and exceed 100 degrees on Tuesday.

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New York City Judge Sets Bail for 1 Accused Russian Spy, Denies Bail for 2 Others

Friday, July 02, 2010

A Manhattan judge granted bail to one person accused of spying for Russia and denied bail to two others after a prosecutor warned the defendants had plenty of helpers in the U.S. to help them flee.

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NYS Budget Delayed Again

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Hours before the state's final budget bill was to be voted on, New York's Senate has shelved it until after the July 4th holiday.

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Council Approves $63B City Budget by 48-1 Vote

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The City Council has approved the plan Mayor Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn agreed to last week.

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New Voting Machines Under Fire

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A coalition of civil rights groups are suing New York's Board of Elections in federal court over what they say is a design flaw in the way new electronic voting machines are set up that could lead to thousands of votes being thrown out.

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Jamaican Drug Pleads Non-Guilty in NYC

Friday, June 25, 2010

Alleged Jamaican "Shower Posse" gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke plead not-guilty in a Manhattan court today, to charges that he conspired to flood the Eastern U.S. with marijuana and cocaine.

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Bloomberg Coalition Advocates Immigration Reform

Thursday, June 24, 2010

CEOs of several major corporations are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a coalition pushing for changes to immigration policy.

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Fed Will Keep Rates Low

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Federal Reserve indicated that Europe's debt crisis poses a risk to the U.S. economy and pledged to hold rates at record lows to make sure the recovery stays on track.

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Judge Signs Settlement in WTC Health Case

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Lawyers for the responders to the September 11 attacks will be back in court today to try to strike a deal that would end a seven-year legal battle over the toxic fallout caused by the collapse of the World Trade Center.

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City Offers ‘Dollar’ Vans to Cushion Bus Cuts

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The city is launching a pilot project to allow private commuter vans to operate along some of the bus routes being eliminated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Times Square Car Bomb Suspect Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Faisal Shahzad pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car bombing.

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