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1 hr ago | ThinkProgress

The Morning Pride: April 16, 2014

Welcome to The Morning Pride, ThinkProgress LGBT's daily round-up of the latest in LGBT policy, politics, and some culture too! Here's what we're reading this morning, but please let us know what stories you're following as well.

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5 hrs ago | Advocate

Op-ed: How Not to React When an LGBT Teacher Is Fired

In a famous 1991 essay , queer scholar Eve Sedgwick wryly noted that "advice on how to help your kids turn out gay is less ubiquitous than you might think."

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6 hrs ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

Spider-Man is Jewish, Andrew Garfield confirms

Oy Vey! He's a nebbish boy from Queens, New York, who loves his Aunt May but feels the weight of the world on his shoulders - of course Spider-Man is Jewish.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

NY1

Queens Week 2014: Jamaica No Longer Predominantly African-American Neighborhood

An area of Queens that many usually refer to as a predominantly African-American neighborhood actually isn't anymore, according to Census estimates.

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CBS Local

Police: Man Made Anti-Muslim Remarks, Spat On Teenage Girl On Bus In Queens

Police on Tuesday were asking the public to help them find a suspect who allegedly spat on a 15-year-old girl and raised his fist to her while making anti-Muslim statements on a bus in Queens.

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WABC 7

Police release photos of man wanted for harassing Muslim teen in Queens bus

The New York City Police Department has released surveillance photos of a man old wanted for harassing a teenage girl on a public bus.

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DNAinfo.com

Egg-Stravaganza and Giant Bunnies Bringing Easter Fun to Queens Kids

Parents in Queens who are looking for some Easter festivities with their kids will find a number of places that host egg hunts and other attractions throughout the borough.

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Examiner.com

Cops: Queens man charged in $100K theft from Pep Boys

A Queens man has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly using re-encoded credit cards to make more than $100,000 in purchases from a Pep Boys stores on Long Island , Nassau County police said Monday.

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NY1

Search Under Way for Missing Elderly Queens Man

Investigators say 84-year-old Pierre Severe was last seen Monday leaving his home in Rosedale around 11 a.m. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com .

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NY1

Queens Week 2014: Influx of New Residents Changes Astoria Once Again

There has always been a mix of cultures in Astoria, but an influx of new residents is changing the face of the neighborhood once again.

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CNN

Is it a Banksy? UK street art image appears to show spies at work

The latest street art attributed to Banksy. on the side of a house in Cheltenham on April 14, 2014 in England.

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NY1

Queens Week: Organization Creates Financial Services Hub for Public Housing Residents

The latest Queens Week report takes a look at one organization that has created a financial services hub for public housing residents.

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Wall Street Journal

More Floors for City Dancers

City University of New York on Tuesday kicks off a new effort to pair choreographers up with badly needed open space.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

CBS Local

Passenger Killed, Driver Charged In Crash In Southeast Queens

A woman was charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated Monday, after a crash that left her passenger dead in southeast Queens.

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Fortune

A manufacturing future that hums (rattles, hisses) along

Every day, the young, bearded, and tattooed team at the Shapeways factory in Long Island City, Queens gather to eat together, as if they lived in a 19th century company town.

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Newsday

NYPD: Roosevelt woman charged with manslaughter in fatal Belt Parkway crash

In Amagansett long-term road construction on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 WB between Stephen Hands Path and CR-39/North Hwy/North Rd in Hampton Bays In Amagansett long-term road construction on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 WB between Stephen Hands Path and CR-39/North Hwy/North Rd in Hampton Bays In Hampton Bays new road construction layout on Sunrise Hwy/NY Rt-27 ... (more)

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New York Daily News

Loved ones gather at Queens home where dad shot daughter, was killed by cops

Jack Calvello, 86, was gunned down by officers when he charged at them after shooting his daughter Carolann Matyka, 65, in the head and injuring her dog.

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13WHAM

Bagged body parts found near train tracks in NYC

Authorities say a homeless man made a disturbing discovery near some train tracks in Queens.

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Triple Pundit

UPS Backs Down-Cancels Move to Fire 250 Drivers

UPS is rescinding its move to fire 250 Queens, N.Y. Teamsters Local 804 drivers, who took part in a 90-minute walk-out on Feb. 26, after city and state officials urged the company to negotiate with the drivers' union or face the prospect of canceled contracts.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

NY1

Queens Week 2014: Borough's Diverse Population Now at All-Time High

After showing very little growth in the 2010 Census, the government now says Queens is the second fastest growing county in the state with new numbers showing the borough accounted for a third of the 61,000 residents the city gained between 2012 and 2013.

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