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  1. San Francisco to decide whether to ban flavoured tobaccoRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 28 | Brandon Sun

    A major tobacco company is pumping millions of dollars into a campaign to persuade San Francisco voters to reject a ban on selling flavoured tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, certain chewing tobaccos and vaping liquids with flavours like cotton candy, mango and cool cucumber. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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  2. 'Fearless Girl' to leave Wall Street's 'Charging Bull'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Brandon Sun

    The "Fearless Girl" statue near Wall Street that has become a global symbol of female can-do business spirit will be moved from her spot facing the "Charging Bull" to a location by the New York Stock Exchange. The ponytailed girl in a windblown dress became a tourist magnet last spring when the artwork popped up confronting the famous bull that was a symbol of the American financial resilience in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.

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  3. Manhattan turf war: 'Billionaires Row' vs. homeless shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | Brandon Sun

    Some of the world's wealthiest people have apartments in the half-dozen new skyscrapers built along a stretch of Manhattan's 57th Street known as "Billionaires Row." And soon they may have an unwanted new neighbour: a homeless shelter.

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  4. Mother testifies about horror of finding kids slain by nannyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 1, 2018 | Brandon Sun

    The Manhattan apartment was eerily quiet for a home with three little kids. The only light glowed from a bathroom.

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  5. Etsy.com stops letting Alaska Native artists sell ivory workRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | Brandon Sun

    A policy intended to deter the illegal trade of ivory and items made with the parts of endangered or threatened animals led the online sales website Etsy to remove such artwork sold by Alaska Native artists, who can legally use ivory in their pieces. U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan asked the chief executive officer of Etsy.com to reconsider its policy to allow Alaska Natives to keep selling products made from materials such as walrus tusks or from petrified wooly mammoth remains found in the nation's most remote state.

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  6. Police union files suit over release of body camera footageRead the original story

    Jan 9, 2018 | Brandon Sun

    A union representing New York City police officers sued the department Tuesday, saying its release of body camera footage without a court order violates a state law that makes officer disciplinary records confidential. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, which represents about 24,000 uniformed officers, said the public release of footage, which began last summer on a limited basis, also violates the privacy of everyday citizens caught on camera.

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  7. Ferry gets stuck on sandbar with 27 people aboard off NYCRead the original story

    Dec 27, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    A ferry carrying more than two dozen people hit a sandbar and got stuck for hours Wednesday, spurring an evacuation on a frigid night in the waters off New York City. The city-sponsored, privately run ferry left the Rockaway peninsula in Queens at 5:15 p.m., bound for lower Manhattan on a 20-degree evening.

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  8. Trees, lights, holiday magic: Christmas events and displaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    Destinations around the U.S. are dressing up for Christmas with trees, lights and holiday magic. Here's a look at a few events, displays and other attractions.

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  9. Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and not even a month after a deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. New York City's mayor and police brass have repeatedly stressed that layers of security, along with hundreds of officers, will be in place for one of the nation's biggest outdoor holiday gatherings, and that visitors should not be deterred.

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  10. Survey: New York factories grow at slower pace in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says its Empire State Manufacturing Survey slid to 19.4 in November from a three-year high 30.2 last month. But any reading over zero signals growth.

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  11. NY homeless sheltering policy 1 model for West Coast citiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    It's before dawn when two outreach workers find a homeless man known as Juice near a train station in Harlem. A nurse will be visiting to discuss his heart problems, they tell him.

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  12. Natalie Portman honoured in Israel with 'Jewish Nobel Prize'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel's 2018 Genesis Prize in recognition of her commitment to social causes and deep connection to her Jewish and Israeli roots, organizers of the prize announced on Tuesday. The $1 million award, known as "the Jewish Nobel Prize," is granted each year to a person recognized as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values.

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  13. Cargo containers gain steam as building blocks of new homesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    Cargo containers, long a staple of international trade, are designed to be affordable, sturdy and water-tight. So it's no surprise that for decades they've been used by the military, the needy - or just the hip - for other uses, including dwellings.

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  14. Revolutionaries to supernovas: Glamour names women of 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    It's been one epic year for women, a notion definitely not lost on Glamour magazine as it named U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, 27 key facilitators of the Women's March on Washington and astronaut Peggy Whitson among its women of the year from the worlds of politics, entertainment, fashion, business and more. The other winners announced Monday, ahead of a Nov. 13 gala in Brooklyn, New York, are actor Nicole Kidman, singer Solange Knowles, Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan, late-night TV host Samantha Bee, supermodel Gigi Hadid, Dior's first female creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and "Wonder Woman" helmswoman Patty Jenkins.

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  15. Dan Taberski reflects on 'Missing Richard Simmons' for Hot Docs Podcast festRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    The creator of a hit podcast that investigated the health and well-being of Richard Simmons says he has no regrets about the show that was criticized for invading the privacy of the now-reclusive fitness legend. "Missing Richard Simmons" host Dan Taberski, who is in the lineup for the Hot Docs Podcast Festival that kicked off Thursday, says he still hasn't spoken with the 69-year-old "Sweatin' to the Oldies" star but he believes he's living "the life he chooses to lead right now."

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  16. NYC hikes price of pack of cigarettes to $13, highest in USRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    The price of a pack of cigarettes in New York City is going up - to at least $13 - and the number of places you can buy them is going down under legislation signed Monday by the mayor. The new minimum price law, which takes effect on June 1, will make New York the most expensive place in the U.S. to buy cigarettes, Health Department officials said.

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  17. Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarpRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action.

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  18. 640,000 NYC warrants for old summonses tossed in 1 dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    In a single morning, courts on Wednesday threw out more than 640,000 warrants for New Yorkers ticketed for minor offences years ago. The move - requested by prosecutors and hailed by the mayor - marks a sweeping step in city officials' efforts to promote what they see as a more fair and workable approach to low-level offences.

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  19. 'Son of Sam' killer was arrested 40 years ago this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    The papers called him the ".44 Caliber Killer." In taunting notes to police and a journalist, he called himself "Mr. Monster," the "Son of Sam."

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  20. Long-distance motorcycle trips seek to empower womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2017 | Brandon Sun

    A year ago Alisa Clickenger helped organize a cross-country motorcycle trip for women to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of a most amazing ride by two sisters from Brooklyn, New York. The Sisters' Centennial Motorcycle Ride honoured the exploits of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren, who in 1916 rode motorcycles more than 5,000 miles across the country to prove that women could be military motorcycle couriers, able to endure long distances and harsh conditions as well as men.

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