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  1. First Freedom Tower Stair Race To Help Build 200 Homes For Vets With DisabilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Switched

    The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center - the nation's tallest building - will raise money for military veterans struggling with combat-linked disabilities, two foundations formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday. Officials of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Captain Billy Burke Foundation detailed plans for the athletic event at Burke's firehouse, Engine Company 21 in midtown Manhattan.

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  2. Women in Business: Leesa RowlandRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Switched

    Leesa Rowland is an animal activist, author and actress who is now using her expertise to help others find their inner stars in her new book ' Discovering the IT Factor Within You .' The book takes readers on a journey through Rowland's celebrity and drama filled past and her painful path to self-discovery.

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  3. 2015 Brooklyn Nightlife Awards Hits Lot 45 In BushwickRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Switched

    It's been quite a year for the nightlife community of New York City , and this weekend marked an occasion for a specific segment of it which came together in an act of community and communion. The Brooklyn Nightlife awards took place on Saturday, March 21, and individuals from all across the spectrum of nightlife in Brooklyn, New York recognized and celebrated one another's accomplishments and triumphs.

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  4. We Must Stand with Law Enforcement OfficersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 18 | Switched

    The vast majority of police officers protect and serve their communities with honor, integrity and professionalism. As president of AFSCME, a union that represents more than 100,000 public safety employees, I will always speak out when all officers are attacked based on the actions of a few.

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  5. Washington D.C. Transit Police Shoot, Kill Man On Subway TracksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | Switched

    Transit police in Washington, D.C. fatally shot a man after responding to a call about an "unauthorized person" on the tracks in a subway tunnel. Metro Transit Police spokesman Mike Tolbert said the shooting happened at the Potomac Avenue station Thursday night.

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  6. Mayor Mercilessly Trolls Kids About Snow Days On Twitter, And It's HilariousRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | Switched

    When you're a student looking for any excuse to skip homework, snow days are no laughing matter. And that's a source of endless amusement for Mark Boughton , the mayor of Danbury, Connecticut, who announces snow days.

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  7. Honolulu Cop Seen On Video Slamming Man To The GroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Switched

    A Honolulu police officer was caught on cell phone video slamming a man to the ground in the Palolo Valley in an incident that could result in a lawsuit against the department. The recording, which was obtained by Hawaii News Now , is just another example of possible officer wrongdoing caught on tape in recent months, including high-profile cases involving possible domestic violence and assaults on citizens .

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  8. Banksy Goes Undercover In Gaza To Support Struggling PalestiniansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Switched

    The anonymous street artist Banksy released a series of new works Wednesday in Gaza, all commenting on the dire situation of the 1.8 million Palestinian residents confined to the area. One of the works is a short documentary posturing as an advertisement for the region, sarcastically framing the desolate territory as the next hot tourist destination.

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  9. FBI Arrests 3 Brooklyn Men Suspected Of Planning To Join ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Switched

    Law enforcement officials said that if the three suspects failed to join the Islamic militant group, they planned to return to New York and carry out a terror attack. The FBI was tipped off to the plan by on-line communications between the men, who will be charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a terror group, officials said.

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  10. How The Children Of Asian Casino Workers Are Impacting A Connecticut SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Switched

    In this Feb. 19, 2015 photo, from left, Solomon Zilbershteyn and Yong Lin Li receive language instruction at the Mohegan Elementary School in Montville, Conn. At Connecticuta s casinos, the staff can speak to you in nearly any Asian language.

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  11. Los Angeles Schools Can't Afford Tech Device For Every StudentRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | Switched

    The chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District says there isn't enough money to provide every student with an iPad or other computer device. The remarks Friday by interim Superintendent Ramon Cortines are the latest blow to the district's $1.3 billion technology initiative, which is under federal investigation.

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  12. 'Psychic Snow' Queer, Coming-Of-Consciousness Queer Party, Hits Crown HeightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Switched

    Last Saturday night a slew of artists, performers and influencers who navigate the queer nightlife community of Brooklyn, New York descended upon a warehouse space in Crown Heights. Their intention? To collectively contribute to the physical manifestation of a very necessary spiritual and emotional release -- especially on a night being cited as the coldest yet of the season.

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  13. Police Beating Led To Miscarriage: LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | Switched

    The suit, filed by Kenya Harris, names the City of Albany, Georgia, police chief John Proctor and officers Ryan Jenkins and Richard Brown, Jr., according to Courthouse News. The suit claims that in May, 2011, Harris came to the Albany Police department after her son was arrested.

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  14. Psychic Snow, Coming-Of-Consciousness Queer Party, To Hit Brooklyn TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Switched

    It's that time of the year again. Tonight one of our favorite queer parties will return to transport us away from the icy terrain of New York City to a higher spiritual plane: Psychic Snow .

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  15. 'People Loved Freaks, And They Still Do': A Bizarre Trip Through Time At Morbid Anatomy MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2015 | Switched

    "People loved freaks, and they still do," Joanna Ebenstein, Creative Director at The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, New York, told The Huffington Post. But in past eras, she said, society deemed it "more appropriate to delight in them."

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  16. Women in Business Q&A: Sofia Crokos, Sofia Crokos EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Switched

    Sofia Crokos brings passion and boundless enthusiasm to her work. Her boutique event-planning firm, Sofia Crokos Events , embraces both the largest and smallest events with equal amounts of inspiration, creativity and precision.

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  17. Here's What It'd Take To Convict The NYPD Cop Who Killed Akai GurleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Switched

    The rare indictment this week of a New York City police officer in the death of an unarmed black man raises the prospect of something even rarer: that the officer in question may actually be convicted. Rookie NYPD officer Peter Liang, 27, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in the November death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley.

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  18. Sister Of Man Killed By Police: He Didn't Have A GunRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Switched

    The sister of a man who was shot and killed by law enforcement officers outside a Montana hospital insists he did not have a gun. Valery O'Connell of Emigrant was not at the scene but said Tuesday that she has talked to several witnesses who told her 48-year-old John Barry Marshall was unarmed.

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  19. What's That Strolling Through Brooklyn's Prospect Park? Bigfoot Or A Big Faker?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Switched

    The Blizzard of 2015 brought more than just record amounts of snow to places from New York to Massachusetts -- it also sort of, kind of, maybe became ideal strolling weather for none other than Bigfoot and its distant cousin, Yeti. While an obviously costumed individual walked the streets around Boston on Jan. 26 during the snowstorm -- dressed as the legendary white-haired Yeti -- its dark-haired relative -- aka Bigfoot -- was supposedly jaunting through storm-riddled Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.

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  20. FCC Petition for Investigation & Complaint Against Time Warner Cable & ComcastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Switched

    The Public Interest has been tarnished, stained and harmed and it is time for a course correction of oversight, accurate data, investigations and enforcement of the laws. It is time to not only re-evaluate the public policies that govern communications services in America, but fix what's broken -- finally.

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