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New York City Just Removed a Statue of Surgeon J. Marion Sims From Central Park. Here's Why

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A statue of the surgeon J. Marion Sims was removed from its pedestal bordering New York City's Central Park on Tuesday, after calls for its removal peaked in the summer of 2017. The city's Public Design Commission voted Monday to remove the Sims statue, and on Tuesday the statue was taken down ; the city plans to move it to the cemetery where Sims is buried.
In the last year or so, during a period of dialogue about what it means to continue to maintain monuments to figures whose lives no longer seem praiseworthy, Confederate monuments have been removed from many cities, and universities...
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Chicago rapper G Herbo tries to save canceled Vic concert

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Chicago rapper G Herbo was at City Hall on Tuesday trying to get officials to let his Friday show at The Vic Theatre go forward after it was halted following police concerns about the potential for violence in and around the Lake View venue. Herbert Wright, who raps under the name G Herbo, huddled...
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San Jose officials file lawsuit against Trump administration challenging citizenship question on census

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The city of San Jose has filed a new lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration challenging a citizenship question on the 2020 national census.
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Poll: Cuomo favorability low, but he remains strong vs. Nixon

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A poll has the governor matching his lowest favorability among voters since taking office in 2011, but because of strong Democratic and New York City support, he remains well positioned to fend off Cynthia Nixon's primary challenge.
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Nationals' lineup for 2nd of 3 with the Mets in Citi Field

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Washingtons Nationals try to keep the momentum going in the second game of three with the New York Mets in Citi Field. Washington Nationals skipper Davey Martinez didnt mince his words when he talked with reporters after the Nats come-from-behind 8-6 win over the New York Mets in Citi Field in last nights series opener. The win, which was the Nationals first in five games with the NL East-leading Mets this season, was a big one, even for April. That was big, Martinez said .
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MTV's Video Music Awards are heading back to New York

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NEW YORK - After spending a year in California, the MTV Video Music Awards are coming back to the East Coast. The network announced Tuesday that the 2018 VMAs will be held Aug. 20 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Last year's ceremony was held in Inglewood, California, and the year before it was at New York's Madison Square Garden. Radio City Music Hall was the home of the inaugural VMAs in 1984.
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HBO documentary to spotlight life and death of Sandra Bland

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A documentary film on Sandra Bland will premiere next week at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. A former Naperville resident, Bland was arrested after a traffic stop in July 2015 in Waller County, Texas, and died in police custody. “ Say Her Name: The Death and Life of Sandra Bland ,” an...
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Judge Orders Lead Inspections in Public Housing

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After revelations that New York City falsified lead paint records, the judge gave the city 90 days to inspect thousands of apartments.
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Get Ready: The 2018 VMAs Are Officially Invading New York City

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The 2018 VMAs are officially returning to New York City - this year's annual ceremony hits Radio City Music Hall on August 20.
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Senate Republicans learned of a second Kavanaugh accuser, then they tried to...

Senate Republicans learned of a second Kavanaugh accuser, then they tried to speed up his vote

A second woman says that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh violated her sexually, according to a new report by the New Yorker's Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer. The woman... Read more ...

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

Actor James Woods bashes Twitter after getting locked out

"Free speech is free speech - it's not Jack Dorsey's version of free speech," Woods said, referring to Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey. Read more ...

​Tiger Woods delivers, winning PGA Tour's Tour Championship

​Tiger Woods delivers, winning PGA Tour's Tour Championship

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Tiger Woods: I was close to tears on the last hole

Tiger Woods: I was close to tears on the last hole

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Fire department washes stranded fish off interstate in North Carolina

Fire department washes stranded fish off interstate in North Carolina

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Mahomes throws 3 TD passes as Chiefs beat 49ers, 38-27

Mahomes throws 3 TD passes as Chiefs beat 49ers, 38-27

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​Tiger Woods delivers, winning PGA Tour's Tour Championship

​Tiger Woods delivers, winning PGA Tour's Tour Championship

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Woods a winner again for 1st time since 2013

Woods a winner again for 1st time since 2013

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Saints vs. Falcons: Score, live updates from Week 3 game in Atlanta

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