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  1. NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shopsRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Reuters

    What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops. The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to outlaw the bunny trade to help curb a glut of unwanted rabbits at city shelters by people who had second thoughts about caring for the cuddly creatures.

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  2. New York protesters 'blow the whistle' at police stationsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Reuters

    Demonstrators staged mass "whistle-blowing" rallies outside police stations across New York City on Friday to start a second weekend of planned protests against the killing of an unarmed black man by a white patrolman. In Harlem, about three dozen protesters marched past public housing projects where they say police abuse is particularly pervasive before rallying outside a local police station house.

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  3. New York protesters to stage mass whistle-blowing at police stationsRead the original story

    Friday Dec 12 | Reuters

    The latest wave of protests in New York against the killing of an unarmed black man by a white patrolman began on Friday with a visual demonstration by artists in Times Square and a rally outside City Hall. As hundreds of tourists and shoppers watched, protesters held up stark, black signs with white lettering bearing the names of more than 100 people who organizers say were victims of police violence.

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  4. New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Reuters

    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of NYC police officers posing for a photograph, wounding two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead. Linda So reports.

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  5. New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attackRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Reuters

    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said.

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  6. New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attackRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Reuters

    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said.

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  7. Plan to overhaul New York airports takes step forwardRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Reuters

    A long-awaited overhaul of New York's LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International airports moved a step closer to reality on Monday when the state and federal governments touted a sweeping plan to make over two of the busiest U.S. travel hubs. The initiative, announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden, envisions state-of-the-art facility upgrades, improved transportation links and more efficient air-traffic control technology at the two aging airports in the country's most populous city.

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  8. Montana to give bison from Yellowstone to tribes instead of zoosRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Reuters

    An Indian reservation in Montana will receive 145 bison from Yellowstone National Park that were quarantined to create a herd free of a disease that threatens ranchers' cattle, according to a government plan approved on Thursday. The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed unanimously to give the bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation to further the conservation of the country's last herd of wild, purebred buffalo.

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  9. Former manager accused of fraud in New York bridge projectRead the original story

    Sep 26, 2014 | Reuters

    A former manager of a New York contracting company was accused on Friday of defrauding the state by falsely claiming to use a minority-owned steel supplier to win an $192-million contract to repair a major area suspension bridge, officials said. Aaron Tubbs allegedly set up a scheme in which the steel passed through a minority-owned business that was not the actual supplier, according to the criminal complaint announced by the Office of Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

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  10. NY storms end Electric Zoo music festival, halt U.S. Open, delay flightsRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2014 | Reuters

    Severe thunderstorms on Sunday forced an early end to New York's Electric Zoo music festival, delayed flights at area airports and injured two people after a lightning strike near a Bronx beach.

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  11. Weekend shootings in NYC leave two dead, 21 injuredRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2014 | Reuters

    Two people were killed and 21 injured in more than a dozen separate shootings in New York City over the weekend, police said on Monday.

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  12. Trip Tips: Latin Americans infuse New York with Hispanic cultureRead the original story

    Aug 15, 2014 | Reuters

    Newcomers from Mexico and Central and South America are streaming into New York City in greater numbers, joining the long-standing communities of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans and enriching the chorus of Latin voices in the Big Apple.

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  13. NYC jail routinely violates rights of teen inmates: DOJRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2014 | Reuters

    Correction officers at New York City's Rikers Island jail routinely violate the constitutional rights of adolescent male inmates through a "culture of violence" that encourages beatings and excessive use of solitary confinement, a federal investigation has found.

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  14. New York man arrested after hijacking empty city busRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2014 | Reuters

    A Staten Island man commandeered an empty New York City bus and managed to drive it nearly two miles before being stopped and arrested near his home, authorities said on Tuesday.

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  15. No trial for comic Kevin Meaney after New York airport arrestRead the original story

    Jun 4, 2014 | Reuters

    Stand-up comedian Kevin Meaney, who was arrested at a New York City airport and charged with assault for elbowing a woman in the chest, will not be prosecuted, the Queens District Attorney's Office said on Wednesday.

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  16. Heroin's fictional comebackRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2014 | Reuters

    For a drug that has never ever gone away, heroin sure has a talent for coming back every couple of years.

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  17. Judge says NYC not liable for suicide of bullied 12-year-oldRead the original story

    May 29, 2014 | Reuters

    New York City cannot be held liable for the suicide of a 12-year-old boy bullied by classmates who thought he was gay since he did not kill himself at his school, a state judge has ruled.

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