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De Blasio takes over in New York

NEW YORK -The frigid weather couldn't keep hundreds of supporters and elected officials from attending the inauguration of New York City's 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, Jan 1.

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Robin Hood Tax protests coming to NYC on Sept. 17

Robin Hood and his merry men and women are demanding a tax on the 1 percent next week on the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

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Sept. 11, 2001 archives: Facing the future from Ground Zero

On street corners and doorsteps in neighborhoods around Manhattan burning candles stand as small monuments to hope and peace. Tens of thousands have participated in candlelight vigils. It's a city coming to terms with one of the most horrific events in U.S. history.

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New York City mayoral hopefuls debate stop and frisk, union busting

The debate, held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, drew not only workers who are members of unions but people impacted by the economic crisis in many different ways.

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Bus tour solicits New Yorkers' priorities for schools

NEW YORK - After more than a decade of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's corporate restructuring of public education, a coalition of community groups hit the streets to ask New Yorkers, especially parents, what their priorities really were.

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New Yorkers celebrate Black History Month

NEW YORK - It was a standing room only audience rejoicing at the wonderful program of song, poetry and inspiring speeches at the "We're Not Going Back" Black History event at Unity Center here.

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NYC Council bans hiring discrimination against unemployed

While this important anti-discrimination measure passed overwhelmingly in the city council by a 44-4 vote, opposition continues from employers and their advocates.

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New Yorkers continue the fight for paid sick leave

One million New Yorkers can't take a day off when they're sick. A bill would make sure they earn paid sick days and would prevent workers from losing their jobs just because they or their children get sick.

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Occupy, unions and allies: "We refuse to be evicted"

Tthe "one percent" is learning big time today that it cannot evict a nationwide grassroots movement.

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Sept. 11, 2001 archives: New York City, one month later

NEW YORK - One month can sometimes feel like a lifetime. For many, each day is marked by the struggle to recover. It's another step towards an uncertain future. Sept. 11 has forever changed the city.

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