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  1. Responding to K2 with Facts Instead of FearRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Switched

    On Wednesday, New Yorkers awoke to news in the New York Times and New York Post that dozens of people in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn had severe reactions to a batch of K2, a commonly used name for synthetic cannabinoid products. This most recent outbreak follows a spate of emergency room admissions last summer centered on K2 use in East Harlem and unfortunately illustrate all too clearly the continued failure of our prohibitionist and punitive drug laws.

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  2. Women's-Only Swimming Hours: Accommodation Is Not DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Switched

    Women's-only hours at swimming pools are nothing new. Many secular institutions have long hosted separate swim hours for women and girls who, for reasons of faith or personal preference, desire to swim without the presence of men.

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  3. After Moving Back to U.S. From Overseas, Credit Card Is First Step to Rebuild CreditRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Switched

    If you're moving back to the United States after an extended period -- more than a year -- living abroad, you may be in for a nasty surprise when you apply for a credit card. Even if you've used credit responsibly in the past, a lack of active accounts in this country means there may not be enough recent credit data on you for a card issuer to form a complete picture of your creditworthiness.

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  4. I Used These Tricks To Transform My Lunch Hour Into Vacation TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Switched

    These days, we are always on the go, and trying to fit everything we can into our days doesn't leave many opportunities to do something for ourselves. Even if a vacation isn't in the cards for you this year, that doesn't mean you can't scratch your travel itch! With just an hour a day -- your work lunch hour, specifically -- you can explore new places, try new things and have a variety of adventures.

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  5. Draymond Green Reportedly Arrested On Assault ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Switched

    Green In a statement, the Warriors said the team was "aware" of the situation but little else. "At this point, we are collecting information and will have no further comment until we have a better understanding of the situation," the statement said.

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  6. I took a trip back in time at the New York Transit MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 1 | Switched

    I was wandering around the other day and I checked Google Maps on my iPhone and as I was navigating my way around, I noticed that the New York Transit Museum was highlighted on the map. I was right around the corner, so I walked over.

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  7. Emmett Jack Lundberg Talks Brothers Transgender Web Series And MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Switched

    I talked with filmmaker and writer Emmett Jack Lundberg about the second season of his web series "Brothers" the first narrative series about a group of transgender male friends that not only features the stories about trans men but also casts trans actors in the main roles. The show follows four transgender men navigating life and love in Brooklyn, NY and touches on a few of the many issues that face transgender individuals including healthcare, dating, transphobia, identity and more.

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  8. Here's What Really Goes On At Planned Parenthood Every DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Switched

    For many, Planned Parenthood is synonymous with one thing: legal abortion. But nationally, abortion makes up only 3 percent of the services the health care provider performs - and clinical services represent only a portion of the organization's overall work.

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  9. Unlucky Leprechaun Appears At The NBA Draft To Screw Over CelticsRead the original story

    Friday Jun 24 | Switched

    There hasn't been a major U.S. leprechaun sighting since lucky residents in Mobile, Alabama, were driven mad in their chase for one in 2006. But 10 years later, another one has appeared.

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  10. The Lenny Letter HBO Series Will Turn Production Gender Norms On Their HeadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Switched

    Behind the scenes, Lena Dunham's and Jenni Konner's upcoming short film series will employ men and women in equal numbers. Lenny Letter just launched in September, but the feminist newsletter already has its own book imprint, an HBO series and a podcast in the works.

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  11. Brooklyn Nightlife Comes Together To Celebrate Accomplishments, CommunityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2016 | Switched

    On Saturday, May 21, the movers and shakers of various industries that intersect within the nightlife community in Brooklyn, New York, came together to celebrate one another's accomplishments -- and one another. Curated by Brooklyn drag queen Merrie Cherry , the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards are a chance for a large-scale queer community to be recognized for individual work as creatives.

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  12. Hillary Clinton Meets With HIV/AIDS Activists At Campaign HeadquartersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Switched

    Hillary Clinton sat down with HIV/AIDS activists at her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday, where they discussed how to eradicate the epidemic across the U.S. and abroad. Clinton looked to build on her work as Secretary of State, during which she began an ambitious plan to bring in an "AIDS-free generation."

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  13. More Than Pigeons 'Fly By Night' With Duke Riley In The Navy YardRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Switched

    Pigeons have been a vital feature of New York's skyline for decades, even centuries, particularly in neighborhoods like those in Brooklyn, where thousands live in coops on the roofs of tall buildings, carefully overseen by their trainers, called pigeon fanciers. Loosed from their kit to fly as a flock, tracing the sky in manifold circular patterns high above, the birds are graceful, athletic, and organically self-organized.

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  14. New York Primary Result: Welcome to the Complacency of GentrificationRead the original story

    May 6, 2016 | Switched

    Now that the dust has settled on New York's Democratic primary and Hillary Clinton's decisive victory, it's time to step back and try to make sense of the city's core political and economic interests. Fortunately, both the New York Times and WNYC radio make it possible to track such interests at the local and even neighborhood level.

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  15. Body Wearing 'Cement Shoes' Found On New York City Beach: PoliceRead the original story

    May 4, 2016 | Switched

    A body washed up on a New York City beach Monday wearing so-called cement shoes in what could be a chilling throwback to mob-killing lore. The victim had his feet encased in concrete and his arms bound behind his back and was wrapped in black plastic bags, police said Tuesday.

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  16. How to Get a Mortgage PreapprovalRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | Switched

    In the world of homebuying, think of a mortgage pre-qualification as a learner's permit, while a preapproval letter is an official license to drive. Like a learner's permit, a pre-qual letter will get you on the road to homeownership, but there are going to be some limitations on how you can get from Point A to Point B. With a preapproval letter, you're in the fast lane.

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  17. This Immersive Dance Performance Explores Surveillance, Policing And AuthorityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Switched

    A massive, immersive, choreography-based performance is currently in the works in Brooklyn, New York that will challenge audiences to consider their relationship with technology, policing, big data and surveillance. " Authority Figure ," slated to run May 20-22 at The Knockdown Center , is the brainchild of artists Sarah Kinlaw and Monica Mirabile.

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  18. These Kids Reciting A Powerful Poem Is Uplifting In The Best WayRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | Switched

    Evidence of that is this video featuring six children from Achievement First Endeavor Elementary School in Brooklyn, New York -- ages five to ten -- reaffirming their value and potential with the poem "Say It, Sing It If The Spirit Leads" by Joshua Bennett. This video was edited by Kohar Minassian, shot by Sam Wilkes and Jon Strauss and produced by Choyce Miller, Jacques Morel and Skylar Wesby for HuffPost Originals.

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  19. Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNHRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | Switched

    It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5 -year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Previously, Christina was the founding director of Startup Institute New York, the co-founder and CEO of venture- backed fashion company Quincy Apparel, a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, and an arts manager at the Metropolitan Opera.

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  20. Mr. Belding Slams A Wrestler Who Can't Be Saved By The BellRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Switched

    Maybe if Zack and Slater of "Saved by the Bell" knew what Mr. Belding was capable of, they wouldn't have messed with him so much. Dennis Haskins , who played the put-upon principal in the 1989-92 sitcom, has appeared in pro wrestling shows over the years.

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