New York

 

Law protecting gay students lacks enforcement mechanism

For years, Sade Singh, a Brooklyn-born, self-proclaimed “activist” teenager who lives in Hollis, Queens, watched from afar as individuals around her who identified as gay, lesbian and transgender were harassed — by overt displays of bigotry in her community and occasional incidents of intolerance at her school, Queens Collegiate High School in Jamaica. “I know [...]

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In stand-off with police at Union Square, two sides of the Occupy Wall Street movement

In a city-wide “Day of Action” on Thursday, some protesters engaged in peaceful dialogue about issues, while others provoked confrontations with the police.

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As Democrats despair over Obama, there’s one issue left that could re-energize his base

Liberals are dissatisfied with the president’s economic approach. But there’s one issue left that could re-energize Obama’s base: gay marriage.

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Maryland governor promises renewed gay marriage push, just in time for 2012 election

Martin O’Malley said he would campaign more aggressively for the measure after taking a back seat earlier this year. The fight could come just as the 2012 election beings in earnest.

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Republicans supported gay marriage in New York. Will they do the same in Maryland?

The lone Republican lawmaker to support gay marriage in Maryland said the result there could be similar to New York, “with the final margin being the Republicans.”

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Photo: America goes topsy-turvy

On this day 127 years ago, the first American roller coaster appeared at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. Built by LaMarcus Thompson, the Gravity Pleasure Switchback Railway featured a gentle, wavy hill and traveled at an “invigorating” 6 miles per hour.

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New York’s top prosecutor treats corrupt politicians like drug kingpins

In New York, the U.S. attorney has appointed himself ethics cop — and is using some of the same aggressive tactics normally reserved for narcotics investigations.

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  In Perspective: Jon Meacham on the gay rights movement

In this essay, Jon Meacham compares the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s to the gay rights movement today, and finds that we may be repeating the mistakes of the past.

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Should every kid get a Kindle?

Digital textbooks are charming the market, and they now have encouragement from lawmakers, like Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York.

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