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New York truck attack: Five Argentine friends killed

BBC News - 01 Nov 2017
Five friends from Argentina were among those killed in a truck attack in New York on Tuesday. Eight people were killed and 11 injured when the driver of the truck hit people on a cycle path in Lower Manhattan. A 29-year-old man, reported to be an Uzbek ...
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How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York's Subways

New York Times - 18 Nov 2017
Daily ridership has nearly doubled in the past two decades to 5.7 million, but New York is the only major city in the world with fewer miles of track than it had during World War II. Efforts to add new lines have been hampered by generous agreements ...
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Republican Governors' 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

New York Times - 18 Nov 2017
But a sense of foreboding hung over the group's gathering in Austin this past week, as President Trump's unpopularity and Republicans' unexpectedly drastic losses in elections earlier this month in Virginia, New Jersey and suburbs from Philadelphia to ...
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Lebanese Prime Minister Meets Macron After Mysterious Saudi Stay

New York Times - 18 Nov 2017
Mr. Aoun began signaling plans to normalize relations with the Syrian government, with members of his party even meeting with Syrian diplomats in New York during the annual General Assembly gatherings. That was too much for some of Mr. Hariri's allies ...
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Mother Abducts Daughter in New York, Flies to San Diego

NBC New York - 18 Nov 2017
A child abducted by her mother from Rochester, New York, earlier this week was found in San Diego Friday night. Her mother does not have custody and had taken the girl without permission, investigators said. The girl's mother, Rene Stong, 32, was ...
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Trump dares 'biggest loser' Clinton to run again in 2020

New York Post - 18 Nov 2017
President Trump slammed political adversary Hillary Clinton in an early Saturday tweet, urging her to take a repeat run for the White House in 2020. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can't stop, which is so ...
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How to fix New York Giants' woes; five big questions

NFL.com - 18 Nov 2017
Ben McAdoo said the New York Giants had a "brutally honest" meeting in the days after their latest embarrassing defeat dropped them to 1-8. There are sure to be more meetings -- all the way to the top of the organization -- as McAdoo and company try to ...
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In Minnesota, Outrage and Sorrow Over Al Franken Allegations

New York Times - 18 Nov 2017
This week, some national Democrats have publicly questioned the response at the time to Bill Clinton's sexual relationship with an intern while he was president, with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York now saying that Mr. Clinton should have resigned.
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China's Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

New York Times - 17 Nov 2017
Chinese owners now control the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York, AMC theaters, the Hollywood production company Legendary Entertainment and A.C. Milan. Then Chinese officials began to worry that the spending was simply part of an exodus of money ...
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'Mugabe Must Go': Thousands in Zimbabwe Rally Against Leader

New York Times - 18 Nov 2017
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans gathered in the capital on Saturday, hooting, whistling and hugging soldiers as they called for President Robert Mugabe to give up power, days after the military placed him under house arrest.
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A Great Migration From Puerto Rico Is Set to Transform Orlando

New York Times - 17 Nov 2017
Some Puerto Rican community leaders are encouraging the newcomers to head north to New York or Philadelphia, where state benefits are more robust and there are fewer new arrivals. “The reality is these families are here, and we put out the welcome mat, ...
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New York Today: Parking Your Pooch

New York Times - 15 Nov 2017
Good morning on this doggedly cold Wednesday. Perhaps you've seen them in front of cafes or grocery stores in Brooklyn: Pink-and-white doghouses that you can rent by the minute. The high tech houses, created by the Brooklyn-based company Dog Parker ...
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New York Today: Readers Try a Week of Meditation

New York Times - 17 Nov 2017
Good morning on this radiant Friday. How can stressed-out, busy New Yorkers incorporate meditation into their daily routines? And can it make a difference? To explore those questions, we asked 13 readers who have little to no meditation experience to ...
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Open thread: Show us your New York City bookshelves!

Curbed NY - 17 Nov 2017
If you're a regular reader of Curbed NY, then there's a good chance that you have a robust collection of New York City books sitting on a shelf or two (or three, or four…) in your apartment. And lord knows there's no shortage of books about the city ...
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Afghan Army Recruitment Dwindles as Taliban Threatens Families

New York Times - 18 Nov 2017
When the new Afghan Army took its initial strides at the peak of the international presence, with the American-led NATO coalition of tens of thousands of soldiers and marines leading the way, most of the heavy fighting was concentrated in the south and ...
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In Rio de Janeiro, 'Complete Vulnerability' as Violence Surges

New York Times - 18 Nov 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO — For teachers in this seaside megacity, Rio de Janeiro's surge in violence has meant making a life-or-death judgment call with unnerving frequency: deciding whether to cancel classes because of nearby shootouts. For police officers, it ...

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