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Four killed, 67 injured as New York train derails

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 1 2013, 10:36am CST | by IANS

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 67 others injured when a passenger train derailed in New York City, prompting a major emergency services response.
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New York City Will Stop Putting Adolescents In Solitary Confinement

Sep 30 2014 12:24pm CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

CREDIT: Shutterstock In New York City, teens 16 and older are held in jail with adults. They are subject to treatment including “brute force” and intimidation at least as brutal as that endured by adults in the notorious Rikers Island jail — a place where the vast majority of inmates have been charged but not yet convicted of any crime. But as of December, the teens younger than 18 will no longer be held in isolation. In the wake of a scathing Departme ...
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Plans Expansion Of Living Wage For Thousands At Bottom Of The Pay Scale

Sep 29 2014 11:15pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Sept 29 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the city's living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on Monday. De Blasio will sign an executive order on Tuesday to make the change, which his administration estimated could extend coverage to 18,000 workers over the next five years, the newspaper said on it ...
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Cuomo's School Report Card: Far "Below Standard" in the Education of Minority Students

Sep 26 2014 10:03am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

New York State issues school report cards to help parents evaluate education in local schools and school districts. Students are also graded. Based on standardized assessments in Mathematics and English they are either "Below Standard," "Meets Basic Standard," "Meets Proficiency Standard," or "Exceeds Proficiency Standard." The public should "grade" elected officials as well. During the next month postings will "grade" New ...
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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class

Sep 21 2014 7:36pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Ken Burns' seven-part PBS series on the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, is a remarkable achievement. Burns sheds a poignant new light on the personal and public lives of three monumental figures in 20th Century American history. And in doing so, he illustrates the relative rottenness of the hacks, partisans, and plutocrats who make up the political cl ...
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NY governor, Billy Joel join NY beach cleanup

Sep 20 2014 7:27pm CDT | Source: Townhall's

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Billy Joel helped pick up trash at a beach on New York's ...
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In New York, Justice 'Only Available To Those Who Can Afford It,' Says New Report

Sep 17 2014 2:26pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- On Aug. 11, 2013, Donald Telfair says, he was brutally assaulted by three men who thought he had robbed them earlier that evening. The 46-year-old spent the night at a hospital in Suffolk County, New York, where doctors had to wire his broken jaw shut. Then, he says, the police showed up. “They arrested me for a robbery, a crime I did not commit,” Telfair told reporters during a conference call Wednesday. He spent 18 hours in custody before being arraigned. Tel ...
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Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie Discuss The Region's Terror Threat

Sep 15 2014 8:34pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met Monday with U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in midtown Manhattan. Cuomo said after the hourlong meeting that officials wo ...
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New York Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana In 2015

Sep 15 2014 6:08pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The state of New York could legalize marijuana for recreational use as early as 2015. State Sen. Liz Krueger (D) will reintroduce the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act during the next legislative session, which begins in January, her office confirmed to The Huffington Post on Monday. "We're definitely introducing the bill next session," Brad Usher, Krueger's chief of staff, told HuffPost. "We've received ...
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