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NY school backs off Halloween cross-dressing ban
EASTCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A suburban New York high school has reversed a ban on Halloween cross-dressing after an advocacy group complained....
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A look at Ebola guidelines in some states
States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola virus....
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Aged dam in NYC's watershed gets $138M repair
New York City finished a $138 million reconstruction of an 87-year-old dam in its upstate watershed begun amid fears that a massive storm could cause a breach and wash away rural communities downstream....
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Bill Clinton stumps for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Clinton threw his political weight behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election bid on Thursday, lauding the governor's focus on causes like a higher minimum wage and preschool programs....
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Candidates for NY attorney general clash in debate
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The two major-party candidates for New York attorney general clashed over corruption and integrity in a feisty debate Thursday night just days before voters head to the polls....
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Astorino calls Cuomo dishonest after Times story
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino says an expose of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's role in a post-Superstorm Sandy inquiry shows his rival lacks integrity....
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New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary
NEW YORK (AP) -- Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time....
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NY Democrats get letter pressuring them to vote
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's Democratic Party is writing to registered Democrats telling them that unnamed organizations are monitoring their neighborhood's election turnout and that the party will want an explanation if they do not cast a ballot....
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Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola....
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Man plunges to his death at NY mall
WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a man with developmental disabilities has fallen two stories to his death in a suburban New York shopping mall....
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