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Brooklyn Man Released From Prison After Murder Conviction Dismissed

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:44
A man who spent the past 24 years in prison walked out of court a free man Tuesday after Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to dismiss his murder conviction following a re-investigation by his office.
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Captain Blamed in Ferry Accident

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:41
Federal investigators probing a January 2013 ferry crash faulted the captain for what they said were his missteps in an attempt to dock the vessel at Pier 11 in lower Manhattan.
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Christie, GOP Donor to Attend Jewish Gala

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:22
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson are expected to both attend a Jewish philanthropy fete next month in Manhattan, their second meeting in about two months.
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U.S. to Cut Nuclear Forces Under Pact

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:55
The Pentagon said Tuesday it would sharply cut the number of U.S. submarine and bomber-launched nuclear weapons, and preserve most of the nation's land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles to comply with the New START treaty with Russia.
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Obama to Visit Landslide Site

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:23
Authorities in Snohomish County, Wash., raised the number of known fatalities in a massive March 22 landslide to 35. President Barack Obama plans to survey damage and meet with victims and first responders later this month.
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Senators Push for Community Banker on Fed

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:21
Senate Banking Committee members from both sides of the aisle are urging President Barack Obama to fill at least one of the vacant seats on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors with an official steeped in community banking experience.
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Illinois Lawmakers Pass Chicago Pension Overhaul

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 18:21
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won support from the state legislature Tuesday for a plan to tackle part of the city's deeply underfunded pension system.
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Kerry Blames Kremlin for Latest Unrest

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:52
Secretary of State John Kerry blamed "Russian provocateurs" for the growing unrest in eastern Ukraine, warning that Moscow could use the actions by pro-Kremlin separatists as a pretext for further incursions.
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Young Teachers Stick Around, Bringing Tech Savvy

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:33
Some 200,000 new teachers entered the classroom in 2007, one of the largest contingents ever. Now, research shows a big chunk of them remain, bringing fresh ideas to students, despite one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. education.
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Obama Targets Unequal Gender Pay

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:44
President Obama said the salary gap between men and women needs to be remedied, outlining an election-year effort by Democrats to shore up support among women.
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New Study Give Hope to Paraplegics

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 14:10
A new study gives the greatest indication yet that people paralyzed by spinal-cord injuries can regain voluntary movement in their legs and feet even years after their initial injuries.
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Corporate Cash Alters University Curricula

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:53
More companies are entering partnerships with colleges to help design curricula, as state universities seek new revenue and industry tries to close a yawning skills gap.
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Kocherlakota: Fed Could Do Better in Achieving Job, Inflation Goals

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:47
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota said the U.S. central bank needs a more effective plan to boost hiring and get tepid inflation back to its official target.
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Comcast Makes Case to Allow Cable Deal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:03
Comcast filed documents required for its planned purchase of Time Warner Cable, arguing that ample competition exists in the video and broadband markets.
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In SoHo, Columbia Seeks to Jump-Start Entrepreneurs

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:44
The new Columbia Startup Lab in SoHo is part of the university's push to expand its presence and role in the city's rising entrepreneurial arena.
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Senate Panel Approves Three Nominees to CFTC

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:09
A Senate panel approved President Barack Obama's three nominees to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, advancing their nominations to the full Senate.
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Navy Carrier Decision May Take a Year

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:08
The U.S. Navy may take a year to decide on the fate of the USS George Washington in a move that could reduce its aircraft carrier fleet to 10.
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Kerry, Military Clash on Syria

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:32
Kerry has been pushing for the U.S. military to be more aggressive in its support of Syrian rebels but faces objections from the Pentagon.
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Teenager Charged in New York Fire That Injured Two Police Officers

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:16
A teenager told authorities that he set a mattress on fire at a Coney Island high-rise building—leading to a blaze that critically injured two police officers Sunday—because he was "bored," a law-enforcement official said.
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Ted Kennedy Jr. to Run for Connecticut State Senate

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:49
Ted Kennedy Jr., the 52-year-old son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy will announce Tuesday that he will run for state Senate in Connecticut. The race will be his first foray into politics.
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