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Suit Seeks to Block Cap on Arts Vendors

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two New York street artists have filed a free-speech lawsuit to block new regulations that cap the number of art vendors in Manhattan's busiest parks.

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NY Lawmakers Say Stalled 9/11 Health Bill Gaining Momentum

Friday, June 18, 2010

New York lawmakers Kirsten Gillibrand, Carolyn Maloney and Anthony Weiner came to Ground Zero today to announce progress toward getting a stalled 9/11 health bill passed.

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Times Square Bomb Suspect Indicted in New York City

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shahzad has been indicted in the botched May 1 car bombing.

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U.N. Estimates at Least 400,000 Displaced By Violence in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The U.N. has dramatically increased its estimate of the amount of people displaced by the crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan to 400,000.

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Violent Clashes Continue in Kyrgyzstan

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Heavy fire rang out over the Kyrgyz city of Osh before dawn Wednesday as authorities struggled to bring order to the country's south, which has been thrust into chaos by days of deadly ethnic riots.

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Governor Paterson Proposes Piecemeal Budget Extenders

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Governor David Paterson is releasing his next round of cuts in several budget bills.

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NY Lawmakers Avoid State Government Shutdown

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lawmakers have averted a potential state government shutdown, passing Gov. David Paterson's emergency extension bill. It will allow New York to continue operating without a budget.

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Paterson Pushes to Pass Budget Extenders

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Faced with a revolt from two Democrats, New York Gov. David Paterson on Wednesday challenged Republican Senate Minority Leader Dean Skelos to act like a leader and prevent a government shutdown next week.

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BP Maintains No Major Underwater Oil Plumes

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Meanwhile, an AP analysis of BP's 2009 spill plan shows that the company was not prepared to handle a spill like the Gulf's.

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NJ Incumbents Win Easy Victories

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

New Jersey congressional incumbents cruised to easy victories on Tuesday.

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Co-op City Workers on Job Without Contract

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Porters, maintenance men, garbage attendants and groundskeepers at Co-op City will be back on the job Wednesday morning, despite not having a new union contract. The workers' union, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ, says it will resume talks in a day or two with Co-op City's management company, RiverBay Corporation.

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Men Held on Terror Charges Appear in Court

Monday, June 07, 2010

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Two New Jersey men arrested after allegedly trying to fly to Somalia to join a terrorist group made their first appearance in federal court Monday.

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NJ Men Held for Trying to Join Jihadist Group

Monday, June 07, 2010

Authorities arrested two New Jersey men at John F. Kennedy airport on Sunday before they boarded flights to Egypt en route to Somalia. Mohamed Mahmood Alessa and Carlos Eduardo Almonte were charged with conspiring to commit an act of international terrorism for making their way to Somalia to join an alleged jihadist group.

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Sotomayor Returns to New York for Housing Project Naming and Commencement Speech

Friday, June 04, 2010

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor returned to the public housing project in the Bronx where she grew up for a rededication ceremony. The Bronxdale Houses, will now be named the Justice Sonia Sotamayor Houses.

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Three GOP Candidates Vie For NY Senate Seat

Thursday, June 03, 2010

A divided New York State Republican Party will have three primary candidates vying for a chance to run against freshman Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the fall.

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NYC Holds Hearings on $300 Film Permits

Thursday, June 03, 2010

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Low-budget New York City filmmakers are worried about a new $300 film permit charge.

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BP Prepares To Cap and Seal Pipe

Thursday, June 03, 2010

BP sliced off a pipe with giant shears in the latest bid to curtail the oil spill, but the cut was jagged and will be difficult to cap.

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Co-op City Labor Dispute Continues

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A labor dispute is leaving 55,000 residents of the massive Co-op City housing development in the Bronx without porters, maintenance men, garbage attendants and groundskeepers.

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Bloomberg Saves 4,400 Teachers' Jobs

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Wednesday that he will not lay off 4,400 teachers this fall as expected.

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Schumer Wants Oil Companies to Pay

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

New York State Sen. Charles Schumer wants to make sure the companies responsible for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill pay for the full amount of the cleanup.

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