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Court hearing in NYC on whether chimps have rights
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept....
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NY attorney general to submit broad ethics reforms bill
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation aimed at ending public corruption in Albany, which he said lawmakers need to enact during a year when their leaders were both arrested on federal charges....
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The list of 20 US jail systems receiving MacArthur grants
NEW YORK (AP) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars....
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MacArthur grants aimed at reducing numbers in US jails
NEW YORK (AP) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars....
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MacArthur grants aimed at reducing numbers in US jails
NEW YORK (AP) -- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars....
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Prosecutor: Fiancee pushed paddle away from doomed kayaker
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York woman charged with killing her fiance pushed a floating paddle away from him as he struggled in the cold, choppy Hudson River after his kayak capsized, then waited 20 minutes to call for help, prosecutors said Tuesday....
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John Murphy, NY congressman convicted in Abscam, dies at 88
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88....
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Cops fatally shoot man who killed ex outside New York casino
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rampaging gunman who found his ex-girlfriend outside a casino with another man shot her to death early Tuesday before police tracked him down and killed him in a gunfight....
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TV food star Sandra Lee back home after cancer surgery
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Food Network star Sandra Lee is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital following a double mastectomy....
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Search is on after man dies of rare Lassa fever
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey officials are trying to track down health care workers and others who had contact with a man who died of an infectious disease that is rarely seen in the United States....
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