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Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Thursday, Jan. 10

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    Listen Up: A Closer Look at the Top Stories for Thursday, Jan. 10

    What to Know

    • Authorities are looking into how an NJ man who went on a live-streamed rant inside a police station died at a hospital a short time later

    • Mayor de Blasio made a bold proposal — he wants New York City to be the first in the nation to mandate personal time for workers

    • Lin-Manuel Miranda can add 'literary hero' to his growing list of accolades

    Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 

    Happy Thursday! It stays dry today with highs in the mid-30s, but we are dealing with that wind again, making it feel much colder so bundling up is a must. As always, get the latest forecast at nbcnewyork.com/weather.

    1. Startling Twist in Death of NJ Man Who Ranted at Police HQ

    Authorities are looking into whether the New Jersey man who died at the hospital after going on a live-streamed rant inside a police station may have had spinal meningitis, sources familiar with the investigation say.

    The Passaic medical examiner is looking into possible causes of 27-year-old Jameek Lowery's death, including whether he had the highly contagious infection, the source said.

    Police, EMS, relatives and others who may have come in contact with Lowery were being urged to get tested for meningitis as a precaution.

    Read more here.

    2. NYC Introduces Proposal for Mandatory Paid Time Off

    Mayor de Blasio made a bold proposal — he wants New York City to be the first in the nation to mandate personal time for workers.

    The proposal is ground breaking for New Yorkers as no other city in the country requires private employers to pay workers for time off for vacation.

    De Blasio's proposal, if passed by the city council, would impact more than half a million workers who are without any paid time off, including 180,000 workers in professional services, 90,000 in retail, and 200,000 in the hotel and food service sectors.

    Read more here.

    3. Lin-Manuel Miranda, ‘Hamilton’ Colleagues Save Iconic Bookstore

    Lin-Manuel Miranda can add “literary hero” to his growing list of accolades.

    The mastermind behind the musicals “Hamilton” and “In the Heights," as well as a handful of his "Hamilton" colleagues, announced they purchased The Drama Book Shop — saving the theatrical institution facing eviction in a last-minute move.

    The iconic independent bookstore, which has one of the largest selections of plays in the country, was being forced from its longtime midtown Manhattan location by stratospheric rent increases, according to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

    Read more here.

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