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Why is Ground Zero still a construction site?

Alison Stewart provides a progress report and tours the World Trade Center site, and speaks with Julie Menin, chair of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan, about the gridlock.

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Photo: Today in history, New Amsterdam became New York in 1664

New York City’s Pennsylvania Station in April 1962, two years before it was demolished.

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Paterson signs first-ever domestic workers rights bill

Gov. David Paterson signed the nation’s first-ever law protecting the rights of nannies and other domestic workers on Tuesday, extending workplace protections to nearly 300,000 people.

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Finally, an official plan for the World Trade Center site

The government agency that owns the site of the 9/11 attacks has finally formalized a deal with the real estate tycoon who plans to builds two new towers there.

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Nannies to get new protections in New York, but is more needed?

New York is poised to sign the nation’s first law protecting the rights of nannies and other domestic workers. But can working moms afford it? And is national childcare reform needed?

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Obama forcefully defends plan to build mosque near Ground Zero

President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.

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The spark that lit the gay rights movement, four decades later

Need to Know spoke with David Carter, a historian who has documented the 1969 Stonewall riots and their impact on the struggle for gay rights in America.

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Blagojevich trial offers test of teetering ‘honest services’ law

Political favor-trading, such as in the Rod Blagojevich case, is common in state capitols across the country. But a pending Supreme Court ruling could make it harder to prosecute allegedly corrupt politicians.

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