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APR 29, 2016 - Slate

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The Imperfect Victim

Galen Baughman had been out of prison for about three years when he came to Queens last spring to meet a friendly crowd of reporters, activists, and academics over lox and bagels. Baughman, then 31 years old, had been invited to tell the story of how he came to be incarcerated and labeled a sex offender. His goal for the ...

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APR 29, 2016 - Wall Street Journal

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Piping Plovers Get Beach Protection in Rockaways

Piping plovers once again have taken up residence along a stretch of Queens beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, triggering an annual ritual of wildlife conservation that inspires consternation among some beachgoers.

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APR 27, 2016 - Forbes

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The Real Sock Queens of India

If you’re a patterned sock aficionado anywhere in the world, there’s a good chance you have a pair of socks manufactured by India’s Mustang Socks sitting in your sock drawer – after all, it’s a real sock empire - and the story of the two women who have worked hard to build it, is one I’m about to tell you ...

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APR 22, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Cocaine cache found in candy jars at New York's JFK airport

Petra Hoyos-Bravo, 51, was arrested on Monday as she flew in from Mexico City, the agency said in a statement, noting that CBP officers found nearly $200,000 of cocaine in her luggage. Hoyos-Bravo was charged on Tuesday, and is scheduled to appear in Queens County Criminal Court on May 3. "This latest seizure demonstrates the vigilance of our CBP officers, ...

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APR 20, 2016 - Seattle Times

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Day care shut down after child forgotten in hot SUV dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The state forced a Louisville day care to shut down immediately Wednesday, two days after a toddler forgotten in a hot SUV by a staff member died. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services issued an emergency, indefinite suspension Wednesday for Lil Kings and Queens Learning Academy, finding it posed an […]

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