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Skakel Walks For Now

By Richard Weizel STAMFORD, Connecticut (Reuters) – Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who spent 11 years in prison for the 1975 murder of a teenage neighbor in Greenwich, Connecticut, walked free on Thursday after a judge granted him

by · November 21, 2013 · Domestic News
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BABY HOPE ACCUSED KILLER PLEADS NOT GUILTY

By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) – The accused killer of a small girl dubbed “Baby Hope” whose death was a mystery for more than two decades pleaded not guilty to her murder on Thursday. The child’s body was found […]

by · November 21, 2013 · Local News
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An Evening at The Huntington Library

Mike Gupta, Rich Vitacco, Angel Hernandez & Tom Vasti

by · November 21, 2013 · Local News
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Pelham Bay Merchants Association’s 1st Annual Winter Wonderland

by · November 20, 2013 · Bulletin Board, Local News
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HOPE – Homeless Outreach Population Estimate

On January 27, 2014, the Department of Homeless Services will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). It is a unique opportunity to volunteer and participate in an extraordinary citywide effort.

by · November 20, 2013 · Local News
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MAYOR BLOOMBERG SIGNS LEGISLATION TO FORTIFY AND STRENGTHEN BUILDING STANDARDS

Remarks by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at a Public Hearing on Local Laws “The next six bills before me today are a product of the Building Resiliency Task Force, an expert panel convened after Hurricane Sandy to outline steps to […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Local News
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Congress Runs Out Of Time Can’t Pass Trade Bill

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s hopes of securing “fast-track” trade negotiating authority from Congress this year look certain to be dashed given the limited time left on the congressional calendar, the No. 2 House Democrat said […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News
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Philippines, U.S. Embassy Manila Life Saving Supplies Reaching Disaster Area

U.S. Embassy Manila @usembassymanila Hygiene kits/water containers in distribution area. Life-saving supplies for disaster-affected families #USGReliefpic.twitter.com/k4MmiWqzS3 Nov 17

by · November 19, 2013 · Bulletin Board, World News
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$110 million in Typhoon damaged crop losses in the Pilippines

MILAN (Reuters) – The typhoon that hit the Philippines has resulted in crop losses worth $110 million and an overall damage to the agriculture sector of more than twice that figure, preliminary estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

by · November 19, 2013 · World News
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Storm Flooded streets Sardinia

San Gavino, Monreale Sardinia

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News
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Storms cause major flooding in Sardinian countryside

  Torpe, Sardinia flooding devastates Sardinian countryside.

by · November 19, 2013 · Photos, World News
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No revenue hike No grand budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Tuesday that budget negotiators in Congress would probably fail to strike a far-reaching deal unless Republicans agree to raise revenues and overhaul the tax code.

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, Domestic News
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Iran seeks sanctions relief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Iran will meet this week in Geneva with the five permanent U.N. Security Council members and Germany to discuss a proposed deal under which Tehran would suspend parts of its nuclear program in exchange for limited […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Features, World News
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Germany seeks no spying agreement

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is seeking “credible and verifiable” commitments from the United States to guarantee the privacy of German citizens, according to a draft coalition document that reflects lingering resentment in Berlin over the U.S. response to spying allegations.

by · November 19, 2013 · World News
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Venezuela’s parliament set to grant President Maduro year-long decree powers

By Andrew Cawthorne and Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s parliament looked set on Tuesday to grant President Nicolas Maduro year-long decree powers he says are needed to regulate the economy and stamp out corruption but adversaries view as a […]

by · November 19, 2013 · Business, World News