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  1. Tracing patient's possible contacts creates host of challenges for NYCRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 23 | The Las Vegas Sun

    New York City's first confirmed case of Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people with a sprawling mass transit system and a large population of workers who commute every day from surrounding suburbs and states. By the time the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency doctor who had recently returned from Guinea, arrived at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan by ambulance Thursday, he was seriously ill, with a 103-degree temperature and the beginnings of diarrhea, officials said.

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  2. Proposal would toughen federal trespassing lawsRead the original story

    Monday Oct 13 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A U.S. senator who says terror threats are at a high proposed a federal law Monday that carries up to five years in prison for scaling prominent national structures such as the World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said his state is the nation's top terror target.

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  3. Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 starsRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle. For the past three years, the same seven restaurants have held a virtual lock on the organization's coveted three-star rating: Daniel, Per Se, Masa, Le Bernardin, Eleven Madison Park, Jean Georges and Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare.

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  4. Rebels reveal opponents for opening 2014-15 regular-season gamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    UNLV's Karam Mashour drives past Cal State-Bakersfield forward Adam Young during their game Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. UNLV won their final non-conference game 89-57.

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  5. Brooklyn show looks at mystique of 'killer heels'Read the original story

    Sep 8, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum looks at the elevated shoe as a design object, from platform shoes dating to about 1600 to a contemporary - and lethal - 8-inch dagger stiletto. "Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe" opens Wednesday and runs through Feb. 15, after which it will travel around the U.S. Iterations of the elevated heel - a signifier of sexiness, femininity, glamour and status through the ages - fill display cases: some with triangle- and ball-shaped heels, others with twisted, trapezoidal and even furry heels.

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  6. Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn BridgeRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Police are searching for four or five people they believe scaled to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers in the dead of night, disabled lights illuminating two large American flags and then replaced the flags with bleached-white ones.

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  7. New Jersey police officer killed in crashRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A police officer checking for speeders in an unmarked car was killed when a tractor-trailer rear-ended him in northern New Jersey early Thursday morning, making him the second New Jersey officer to die in the line of duty this week.

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  8. A violent weekend in NYC: At least 21 people shotRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Among those injured were a 10-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man. They were shot Saturday on Brooklyn's Coney Island and are in stable condition. 2 comments

  9. Is Brooklyn the new Emma? Maybe, but not in NYCRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Maybe it's the ultimate sign that New York City's up-and-coming borough has finally arrived: Brooklyn is now one of the nation's most popular baby names.

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  10. 2 kids stabbed, 1 fatally, in Brooklyn elevatorRead the original story

    Jun 2, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Authorities are searching for a man who they say stabbed two children - one of them fatally - inside an elevator at an apartment building in Brooklyn.

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  11. Today in HistoryRead the original story

    May 23, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message "What hath God wrought" from Washington to Baltimore as he formally opened America's first telegraph line.

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  12. Orthodox rabbis charged in religious divorce plotRead the original story

    May 22, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Four Orthodox Jewish rabbis and one of their sons conspired to kidnap and force Jewish men into granting their wives religious divorces, according to a federal indictment handed up on Thursday.

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  13. Mississippi-based case nets 16 arrests on fraudRead the original story

    May 20, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court Tuesday.

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  14. Khan, Broner and more: Mayweather vs. Maidana undercard stacked with talentRead the original story

    May 2, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Undercard boxers pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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  15. Khan, Broner and more: Mayweather vs. Maidana undercard stacked with talentRead the original story

    May 2, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Undercard boxers pose during a news conference at the MGM Grand Thursday, May 1, 2014.

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  16. Ford's Fields to replace Mulally as CEO July 1Read the original story

    May 1, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    DEARBORN, Mich.- Mark Fields, who helped turn Ford Motor Co.' s North American operations into a sales and profit powerhouse, will take over from Alan Mulally as CEO on July 1. The 53-year-old Fields has been Ford's chief operating officer since late 2012, and has been running executive meetings and day-to-day operations.

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  17. Michelle Obama to honor local library district's service to communityRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    First lady Michelle Obama will recognize the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District for its efforts to assist Southern Nevada job seekers beset by the recession.

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  18. Voters mixed over fraud charges for NY congressmanRead the original story

    Apr 29, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    A congressional campaign that already was promising to be tightly contested became even more contentious when incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was charged with evading taxes, news that voters in his Staten Island district met with mixed feelings.

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  19. Prosecutors: NY lawmaker surrenders on US chargesRead the original story

    Apr 28, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn says New York Congressman Michael Grimm has been taken into custody to face federal charges. 1 comment

  20. Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiledRead the original story

    Apr 23, 2014 | The Las Vegas Sun

    Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.

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