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19th Annual Film Comment Selects Festival

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Film Comment’s festival of movies returns in its 19th edition with a selection of titles curated by the magazine’s editors, offering strikingly bold visions, mixing New York premieres of new films an…
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Time’s Arrow Festival 2019

From: Time’s Arrow Festival

This year’s Time’s Arrow festival juxtaposes old and new stories of the biblical figure Susanna. Exploring sensitive themes of our time, the festival includes the fully staged world premiere of the n…
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Drone Flying Near Newark Airport Briefly Halts Flights

The drone was spotted over Teterboro Airport in New Jersey, leading to the suspension of all flights bound for Newark Liberty International Airport.
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Government Shutdown Forces Airports to Rely on Backup Security Screeners

As many transportation security officers fail to show up for work, reserve employees are being flown in to bolster depleted ranks at some airports.
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4 Arrested, 23 Guns Seized in Plot Against Muslim Enclave in Upstate N.Y.

Three men and a 16-year-old planned to attack Islamberg, N.Y., using 23 firearms and three improvised explosive devices, police said.
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Massive U.S. Cuts To Palestinian Aid Affecting Food Supply, Sewage

Funding for the Palestinian security force, considered by Israel to be critical to maintaining quiet in the West Bank, is at risk.
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NY Lawmakers Strengthen Abortion Laws as Backstop If SCOTUS Strikes Down 'Roe'

NY Lawmakers Strengthen Abortion Laws as Backstop If SCOTUS Strikes Down 'Roe'

Also on hand to see the bill passed in Albany on Tuesday was Sarah Weddington, the attorney who represented the plaintiff in "Roe" more than four decades ago. 
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Walgreens Agrees to $269M Payment to Settle Health Care Fraud Suits

Walgreens Agrees to $269M Payment to Settle Health Care Fraud Suits

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced the company agreed to the settlement over allegations of over-billing federal programs for insulin and other medications. …
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Ocasio-Cortez Builds a National Platform, but a District Office? Not Open Yet

Of the four new Congress members from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the only one who has yet to open a local office for constituents.
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The Neediest Cases Fund: Welcoming Her Daughter Home and Into Her New Life

As soon as Zalika Williams’s daughter was born, she was placed in foster care. To get her child back, she treated her addiction and mental illness.
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Class Action Rejected in SDNY Labor Litigation Over Grocery Delivery Fees

Class Action Rejected in SDNY Labor Litigation Over Grocery Delivery Fees

Stop & Shop employees claimed the company's delivery service fees were believed to be gratuity by customers ordering online. 
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No Heightened Standard for Damage Claims Against Insurer, NY Appeals Court Rules

Plaintiffs suing insurance companies for failing to pay coverage should not be held to a heightened pleading standard in which policyholders are required to show how their alleged consequential...Rea…
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Racing Clock, Trump's DOJ Pitches Quick SCOTUS Ruling in Census Case

Faced with a deadline for finalizing the 2020 census questionnaire, Trump's Justice Department is pitching the U.S. Supreme Court for April or May arguments in challenging a New York federal trial...…
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Transgender Woman Charged With 'False Personation' Sues NYPD

Transgender Woman Charged With 'False Personation' Sues NYPD

The Bronx resident alleges that police placed her in a cell alone overnight, while keeping her in pink handcuffs and mocking her repeatedly by calling her by male pronouns and by her former name. …
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Weekend Fun: Lunar New Year, Chocolate Expo, Maple Sugaring

Chocolate, hot cocoa, and maple sugar make for a sweet ending to the month of January. Indulge in chocolate treats at Garden State Plaza's Chocolate
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