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Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner (AP Photo)

Weiner gets started stumping in NYC mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner set out to reintroduce himself to voters Thursday as he embarked on a mayoral bid after leaving Congress in a sexting scandal. He found a much more supportive reception […]

05/23/2013

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Walters announces her retirement on ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters said Monday that retirement from her epochal television career is near, but it’s not happening right away. Walters, who began in television news as a “Today” girl in 1961, […]

05/13/2013

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NYC Council OKs sick days plan, seen as key step

NEW YORK (AP) — In a significant victory amid a push for paid sick time laws around the country, city lawmakers voted Wednesday to make businesses provide the benefit to an estimated 1 million workers […]

05/08/2013

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Senators discuss changing background checks bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators backing gun control are discussing ways to revise the defeated Senate background check bill to help win the votes they need to resuscitate the measure. Among the changes they might consider […]

05/08/2013

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NYC Mayor: Boston suspect said NY was next target

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects intended to blow up their remaining explosives in Times Square. Authorities say the two suspects had a pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs they wanted to set off.

04/25/2013

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NYC proposes raising age for cigarette purchases

NEW YORK (AP) — No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation’s largest city.

04/22/2013

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In NYC, strains of solidarity with rival Boston

NEW YORK (AP) — A stadium full of Yankees fans stood arm in arm at the bottom of the third inning in the Bronx, singing along to “Sweet Caroline,” the Boston Red Sox anthem. Irony and sarcasm were absent. Sincerity was the mood of the night.

04/17/2013

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Comeback: Weiner says he may run for NYC mayor

NEW YORK (AP) — A bold comeback attempt or the height of chutzpah?

04/10/2013

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New Yorkers boldly flout law to keep pigs

NEW YORK (AP) — Pigs have long gotten a bad rap. The four-legged ungulates are considered so messy and stinky that they’re synonymous with slovenliness: Eat too much and you’re pigging out. Forget to clean up and your house is a pig pen.

03/22/2013

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Bloomberg cigarette plan gets praise, criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach.

03/19/2013

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