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Mysterious Death of NY Judge Baffles Family, Friends

Mysterious Death of NY Judge Baffles Family, Friends

When Sheila Abdus-Salaam agreed to speak this month at an alumni gathering at Columbia Law School, it was business as usual for someone in demand as the first black woman to serve on New York's highest court.

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Trump Order Seeks to Limit Federal Role in K-12 Education

Trump Order Seeks to Limit Federal Role in K-12 Education

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to reduce the federal government's role in K-12 education. Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos just short of a year — 300 days —...

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By Bianca Rosembert

These Are the 20 Best High Schools in New York

U.S. News and World Report has released its annual list of best high schools...View gallery

  • High School of American Studies at Lehman College
  • Manhattan Bridges High School
  • High School Math Science and Engineering at CCNY
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FCC Chief Lays Out 'Net Neutrality' Rules Rollback

FCC Chief Lays Out 'Net Neutrality' Rules Rollback

The head of the country's telecommunications regulator says there will be a vote in May on ditching Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that keep telecoms from favoring some sites and apps. Federal Communications...

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 at 12:20 AM EST

American Played Dead During Istanbul Nightclub Massacre

American Played Dead During Istanbul Nightclub Massacre

A Delaware business owner celebrating New Year's Eve in Istanbul said he survived a massacre at a nightclub there by playing dead after being shot in the leg. "I was shot on the ground," William Jacob Raak...

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White House Briefs Senate Amid Scary Moment With N. Korea

White House Briefs Senate Amid Scary Moment With N. Korea

The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a perilous moment with North Korea, marked by the unpredictable nation's nuclear threats and stern talk of military...

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California Weighs Huge Health Care Remake: Dumping Insurers

California Weighs Huge Health Care Remake: Dumping Insurers

A proposal considered by California lawmakers would substantially remake the health care system of the nation's most populous state by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone. The...

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1,000 Detained in Turkey for Alleged Ties to US-Based Cleric

1,000 Detained in Turkey for Alleged Ties to US-Based Cleric

Turkish police launched simultaneous operations across the country on Wednesday, detaining more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. Warrants were issued for the detention...

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Blood Tests Track Lung Cancer Gene Changes, Aiding Treatment

Blood Tests Track Lung Cancer Gene Changes, Aiding Treatment

Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages. With experimental tests...

4 hours ago

12-Foot Hammock Falls From Sky, Hits Woman Walking to WTC

12-Foot Hammock Falls From Sky, Hits Woman Walking to WTC

A tourist from England was struck by a hammock that fell from a building in lower Manhattan.

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