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Cuomo budget axe chops health care, education

NEW YORK - Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his proposed state budget yesterday, Feb. 1, unveiling huge spending cuts to social services, especially education and health care.

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Wal-Mart job-killing "Trojan horse," says new report

 Allowing Wal-Mart open a store here would be akin to letting in an economy-killing "Trojan Horse," says this city's Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, and he has a study to prove it.

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Cuomo likely to propose austerity budget

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's inaugural speech offers some perspective as to what his budget proposal will look like: "austerity, corruption and competition" are on the agenda.

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NY governor bans fracking - for now

Residents concerned about the safety of their towns and drinking water won a first victory over "fracking" as outgoing Gov. David Paterson signed an  order banning the practice until July.

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Residents protest “Brighton Beach” stereotypes

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Russian-speaking residents of Brighton Beach are fighting caricatures and ethnic bias in a new Lifetime Television series.

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CEO, with no education background, to run NYC schools

Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Cathleen Black to head New York schools.

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New York election map still blue

New York state is now a redder shade of blue, but Democrats and progressives were able to, for the most part, fend off here the red tide that engulfed much of the country.

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In New York governor race, there's the serious and the fringe

NEW YORK - Though there are a total of seven candidates for governor in the upcoming New York governor race, only two can be taken as serious candidates.

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Who is Ines Sainz?

"I like to look good, but that in no way makes me any less dedicated to the sports journalism world," Sainz wrote.

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Paladino offers fake solution to transit nightmares

It's the regular tea party style: point out an actual problem, and then follow it up with exactly the wrong solution.

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