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  • Joe Biden finally announces 2020 campaign for president
    Former Vice President Joe Biden stopped stalling and finally announced early Thursday that he’s running for the White House in 2020, becoming the most high-profile Democrat to enter an already overcrowded primary field. The long-awaited announcement from the ex-right-hand man to President Barack..…
    - 51 days ago 25 Apr 19, 5:45am -
  • Candidate for Queens DA Melinda Katz gets $25G campaign contribution from developer of TWA Hotel after weighing in on its approval
    Some local politicians have vowed not to take campaign cash from the real estate industry, but Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is bucking the trend. Katz, who is running for the office of Queens district attorney, received a $25,000 contribution from Tyler Morse, head of MCR Development,...
    - 69 days ago 7 Apr 19, 10:30am -
  • Mayor de Blasio announces new panel to evaluate plans for BQE replacement
    Mayor de Blasio is pulling a Cuomo. Hizzoner announced plans to turn to a panel of experts for better options to fix a crumbling section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway — after initial proposals that would have closed the Brooklyn Heights Promenade were met with local outrage. The move comes...
    - 73 days ago 3 Apr 19, 12:27pm -
  • New Yorkers agree: Mayor de Blasio shouldn’t run for president, new poll finds
    Who is clamoring for Mayor de Blasio to run for president? Pretty much nobody, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. A whopping 76% of New Yorkers polled said de Blasio should not run for president — with just 18% supporting a bid. The feeling was as universal among New Yorkers as their contempt...
    - 73 days ago 3 Apr 19, 11:26am -
  • New York City crime rate falls in March in all top categories vs. last year
    Crime in New York dropped in all seven major categories in March, helping push the city’s overall crime rate to an all-time low for any quarter in at least 25 years, the NYPD said Tuesday. Every reported index crime — murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larce…
    - 74 days ago 2 Apr 19, 3:33pm -
  • New York City misses deadline to name new NYCHA chair
    Mayor de Blasio blew the deadline on Tuesday to name a new chair for the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority. The search for a new leader is part of the city’s deal with the U.S. attorney for Southern District of New York and the federal department of Housing and Urban Development to fix..…
    - 74 days ago 2 Apr 19, 7:27am -

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  • fresh teaHong Kong’s leader suspends China extradition bill following mass protests
    The controversial bill allows criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China and has faced massive opposition. Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam is reportedly preparing to “indefinitely suspend” a contentious extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to…
    - 30 mins ago 15 Jun 19, 9:19am -
  • fresh teaMexico releases the full text of Trump’s immigration “deal”
    It is less a deal and more an agreement to discuss a future agreement. The Mexican government has released a copy of a deal Donald Trump waved in front of reporters this week that he called “the agreement that everybody says I don’t have.” According to the president, the document detailed prev…
    - 2 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 8:11am -
  • fresh teaHyped-up science is a problem. One clever Twitter account is pushing back.
    How a simple nudge can improve health and nutrition reporting. “Researchers test vaccine they hope could stem Alzheimer’s.” “Do fatty foods decrease serotonin levels?” “Researchers claim McDonald’s fries can cure baldness.” What do these three headlines, and many others like them,…
    - 3 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 6:20am -
  • fresh teaWhy billions of baby chickens are killed every year
    It’s not for food! It’s much darker than that. A high court in Germany just ruled in favor of a wildly common, and very cruel, practice at poultry farms across the world: the mass culling of male chicks.Killing male chicks, who are useless for egg farming purposes, en masse does not violate a G…
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 6:10am -
  • fresh teaReading Amelia Bedelia as a parable on domestic labor
    And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects. Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of June 9, 2019.At the New Yorker, it’s kid…
    - 4 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 6:00am -
  • fresh teaThe town philanthropy rebuilt
    Reporter Alexandra Stevenson explains how Diane Hendricks has changed Beloit, Wisconsin. If anyone’s in charge in Beloit, Wisconsin, it’s Diane Hendricks.A billionaire and chair of the ABC Supply Company in Beloit, Hendricks has also distinguished herself as a philanthropist, pouring her fortun…
    - 5 hours ago 15 Jun 19, 5:00am -

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