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Hearing set for restrictive NYC jail dorm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Inmate advocates and others plan to voice their opposition to a proposed 250-bed restrictive housing unit on Rikers Island for violent inmates....
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NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades
NEW YORK (AP) -- Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles....
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Cuomo gets kudos, scorn for New York fracking ban
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is getting heaped with praise by environmentalists and scorn by business interests for a planned state ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, even as he insists the decision wasn't his....
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New York graduation rate inches up to 76.4 percent
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's high school graduation rate improved slightly to 76.4 percent last year, even with higher learning standards, education officials said Thursday, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration made clear it is far from satisfied with the state of schools....
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NY proposes rules for medical marijuana
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York officials on Thursday proposed regulations for a medical marijuana program expected to start in 2016....
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Cuomo tours new upstate NY casino communities
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a celebratory tour of upstate communities set to host Las Vegas-style casinos on Thursday, a day after the state picked three winning projects....
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NYPD: Brooklyn man arrested in assault on officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department says a Brooklyn man has been arrested in connection with an assault on officers during a protest over the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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NYC Transit: We help those with limited English
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's transit agency says it's addressing the issues cited in a lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled plaintiffs with limited English skills....
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Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence
NEW YORK (AP) -- Federal prosecutors sued New York City on Thursday to speed the pace of reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex and address what a Justice Department investigation found was a "deep-seated culture of violence" toward young inmates....
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US gives $3.1 million for Lake Erie algae projects
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allocating $3.1 million from a Great Lakes cleanup fund for efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie that hit water supplies in Michigan and Ohio....
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