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Reformers rip state's public campaign finance program

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:29
Six government reform groups Sunday blasted a plan to create a public campaign finance program that affects just the state controller’s race as “not even a step in the right direction.”
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‘If/Then’: Theater review

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:00
“If/Then” raked in about a $1 million at the box office last week. Much of that Broadway booty owes to the name (or wrong name!) of its star, Idina Menzel.
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Mets need to show mediocrity is no longer OK in '14

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:59
The Mets left spring training with unanswered questions. They are no clearer on who is their starting first baseman. They are not sure their shortstop will be able to handle the job. There is no clear plan in the outfield.
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Music reviews: 'Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne,' 'Abraçaço'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:47
No one has mastered the sounds of sorrow like Jackson Browne. But he's never gotten the tribute-disc treatment — until now.
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Daily News digital team wins Editors Lab hackathon 

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:34
The New York Daily News digital staff won a top award at a Global Editors Network hackathon for hatching “News Qs,” a tool that lets readers chat with the news. Readers can ask a question: “Who is running for U.S. Senate in New York?”
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NL East Preview: Division is Washington's to lose

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:30
With co-aces Stephen Strasburg and 19-game winner Jordan Zimmermann, followed by lefty Gio Gonzalez, Doug Fister and second-year righty Tanner Roark, the Nats will send out a formidable starting pitcher every game.
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Ollie, UConn skip no steps to FInal Four

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:29
As Kevin Ollie walked up the ladder to cut down the net, he took his time. Chants of “Kev-in Oll-ie” rang throughout the Garden and the UConn coach wanted to savor every moment.
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Red Bulls salvage last-gasp draw against Chivas USA

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:22
The Red Bulls finished 2013 with the best regular-season record in MLS, earning them their first ever trophy, the Supporters' Shield. Right now, retaining the Shield likely is far down the list of their priorities.
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Death toll rises to 21 at Washington mudslide 

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:21
DARRINGTON, Wash. — Many of the dogs that have been essential in the search for victims of the deadly mudslide that buried the mountainside community of Oso will take a two-day break after long hours in the cold and rain, rescue crews said Sunday. The dogs can lose their sensing ability if overworked, officials said.
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Baseball's new replay rule won't be so instant

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:17
Let’s go to the videotape.That will be said all over baseball this season, the first with the vastly expanded instant replay system.
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Hiro's Welcome: Kuroda helping Tanaka adjust to U.S.

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:03
If Masahiro Tanaka was the Yankees’ shiny new car this spring, Hiroki Kuroda was his trusted GPS.Tanaka navigated his way through his first major-league camp with great success, giving the Bombers a glimpse of what they hope will be a big rookie season.
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Mayor's Cup games give players chance to show off skills

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:59
New York City's Mayor's Cup basketball all-star games, which feature the top players from the CHSAA and the PSAL, are a great opportunity for high school players to showcase their talents in front of college scouts.
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FedEx hit with $235m lawsuit for shipping untaxed cigarettes

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:52
The state Attorney General's office filed a whopping $235 million lawsuit against FedEx on Sunday, charging the shipping giant has been violating state and federal law by delivering over 400,000 cartons of cheap and untaxed cigarettes to consumers across New York State.
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Lupica: Christie betting on Bridgegate review to make voters believe him

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:46
Chris Christie went to Vegas over the weekend and continued to bet on himself as the next messiah of the Republican Party, which can use one of those, let’s face it. Christie was not only betting on himself, he was betting big on the notion that if he keeps saying often enough that he has been totally cleared by his own internal review about those traffic cones on the George Washington Bridge that he can convince people that he really has put the whole thing behind him.
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Malaysia Airlines families stage protest as search revs up

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:45
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet revved up Sunday as nine aircraft and eight ships scanned the Indian Ocean west of Australia for debris. But the largest fleet to hunt for Flight 370 since it vanished March 8 had so far found no evidence of the plane, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.
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Mayor de Blasio says more affordable housing is his next goal

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:40
With the prekindergarten battle mostly wrapped up, Mayor de Blasio pivoted Sunday to a topic that will be at the top of his agenda going forward: affordable housing. De Blasio said recent deals at Brooklyn’s Domino sugar factory and Manhattan’s Hudson Yards — where he strong-armed developers into promising more affordable housing — would be a model for his approach.
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Mighty Quinn: March 31

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:37
Meet Mighty’s super hero cousin, Kenny (Cuz K) Eissing:
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Mayor de Blasio: Going to 'fix our school system'

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:24
Mayor de Blasio insisted Sunday he’s not losing control over the school system, despite restrictions in the state budget on the city’s charter school policies. The budget deal struck this weekend requires the city to give space to three charters whose co-locations in public school buildings de Blasio blocked, and bans charging charter schools rent — as de Blasio vowed to do during the campaign.
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Drunken woman hit by car outside Empire Hotel

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:03
A sloshed Manhattan woman was hit by a car in front of the swanky Empire Hotel early Sunday morning near Columbus Circle, police said. The unidentified 31-year-old was on W. 63rd St., near Broadway, when the vehicle slammed into her about 1:35 a.m.
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4.8 earthquake rumbles Yellowstone National Park

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:56
A 4.8 earthquake shook the northern part of Yellowstone National Park early Sunday. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports the earthquake occurred at 6:34 a.m. about 4 miles north-northeast of the Norris Geyser Basin.
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