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New York City's 24-Hour Subway Service Could End, Ruining Lives, Under Proposal

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An influential think tank has proposed ending 24-hour subway service in New York City - a seismic change to the cornerstone of the identity for a city that never sleeps.
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New York City Ballet Chief Peter Martins Has Stepped Down Amid Accusations of Sexual Harassment

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Peter Martins, the influential leader of New York City Ballet for three decades, has taken a leave of absence pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.
The company confirmed late Thursday that 71-year-old Martins had requested and was granted a temporary leave from both the company and the affiliated School of American Ballet until an independent investigation concluded. The probe, which is being conducted by a law firm, was launched after the company received an anonymous letter accusing Martins of past sexual harassment. City Ballet has said that allegation was not...
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New York City not likely to tax $450 million art sale

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New York City collects sales tax on even the smallest items, but it probably won't collect a cent in taxes on a nearly half billion dollar painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
The Italian Renaissance artist's “Salvator Mundi” sold for $450 million during a record-breaking auction at Christie's last month to a buyer reported to be a Saudi prince. But unless he decides to hang the work in a Manhattan pied-a-terre, or ships it using the wrong type of carrier, the city won't get any taxes.
That's because the state's laws are structured so that out-of-town buyers generally don't get hit with big tax...
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New York City not likely to tax $450 million art sale

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NYC Ballet chief accused of harassment takes leave from job

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Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins has taken a leave of absence from his post pending an investigation into alleged sexual harassment. The company confirmed late Thursday that...
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Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration...

Laura Bush pens scathing column on child separation as part of immigration policy

Bush, whose opinion piece ran in The Washington Post, decries the separation of children from parents entering the United States illegally as "cruel" and "immoral." Read more ...

A young girl separated from her aunt at a Border Patrol facility had to get...

A young girl separated from her aunt at a Border Patrol facility had to get her diapers changed by other children

A teenager at a US Border Patrol facility in South Texas took care of a young girl for three days after she'd been separated from her aunt. The 16-year-old taught other... Read more ...

Hernandez, Solarte hit back-to-back HRs, Jays beat Nats 8-6

Hernandez, Solarte hit back-to-back HRs, Jays beat Nats 8-6

TORONTO - Washington Nationals reliever Ryan Madson had spent the past couple of weeks thinking about how long he'd gone between giving up home runs. Read more ...

'Incredibles 2' breaks animation box office record with $180 million

'Incredibles 2' breaks animation box office record with $180 million

The previous animation record-holder was another Pixar sequel, "Finding Dory," which pulled in $135 million at its launch. Read more ...

Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

Tough course or easy, Brooks Koepka repeats as US Open champ

Koepka closed with a 2-under 68 to become the first repeat champion in 29 years. Read more ...

World Cup 2018: German newspaper jokes about building wall before Mexico game

World Cup 2018: German newspaper jokes about building wall before Mexico game

Mexico's 1-0 World Cup victory over Germany rendered a German newspaper's joke about building a wall useless. Read more ...

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since the Trump administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy against people entering the U.S. without legal... Read more ...

Gunmen open fire at New Jersey arts festival injuring 22, 1 shooter killed

Gunmen open fire at New Jersey arts festival injuring 22, 1 shooter killed

One shooter is dead and 22 people are injured after a shooting at an all-night arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey. Read more ...

WWE Money in the Bank 2018: Match grades, fallout, what worked, what didn't...

WWE Money in the Bank 2018: Match grades, fallout, what worked, what didn't, what's next

Braun Strowman is Mr. Money in the Bank. Breakdowns of each match, match grades from MITB 2018. Read more ...

Giuliani says Trump won't issue pardons during Mueller's investigation, but...

Giuliani says Trump won't issue pardons during Mueller's investigation, but could pardon people who were treated unfairly after it's over

Rudy Giuliani, top attorney for President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that Trump won't issue any pardons in the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but could after... Read more ...