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New York City’s Best Secret Places To Visit

New York has a number of fascinating secret places, some that even a New Yorker may not be aware of.

10/15/2014

Customs officers & passenger take precautions during an Ebola scare at Newark International Airport. (Credit: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Extra Ebola Screenings At JFK Set To Begin Saturday; Fight Against Virus Continues On Multiple Fronts

Airline passengers arriving from three West African countries will face temperature checks and other screening measures starting with John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday.

10/10/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Dismantling ISIS ‘Network Of Death’

President Barack Obama told the assembled leaders that the “only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.”

09/24/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit on Sept. 23, 2014, in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Obama: No Nation Gets A ‘Pass’ On Climate Change

In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s climate is changing faster than efforts to address it.

09/23/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About San Francisco

While many facts about the city by the bay may be obvious, there are many other facts that aren’t as obvious. Here are 10 things you might not know about San Francisco.

09/23/2014

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Guide To Getting Around NYC During The UN General Assembly

The U.N. General Assembly begins its week-long session of high-level meetings Tuesday, Sept. 22, meaning New Yorkers can expect major traffic headaches on Manhattan’s East Side.

09/22/2014

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New York City Council Introduces Package Of Bills To Fight Climate Change

The New York City Council on Friday proposed a package of bills intended to battle climate change by slashing greenhouse emissions, shrinking the carbon footprint of city operations, and cutting the number of cars on the road.

09/19/2014

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Artists, Organizers Prepare For Sunday’s Climate March

Preparations for this weekend’s People’s Climate March have reached a fever pitch.

09/18/2014

Pope Francis waves as he leaves the St. Mary Major Basilica in Rome on August 18, 2014, on the day of his arrival in Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea.  (credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Considering Trip To NYC, Philly, Washington In 2015

Asked about his 2015 travel plans, Pope Francis said: “Next year I’d like to go to Philadelphia for the family meeting. I was invited by the president of the United States, by the American parliament and the secretary-general of the United Nations.”

08/18/2014

Protesters hold signs at an anti-immigration reform rally outside the United Nations in Manhattan (Credit: CBS 2)

Protesters Rally Against Immigration Reform Outside United Nations

The rally was part of a coordinated national day of protesting against immigration reform, amnesty and the recent border control crisis in cities across the country

07/19/2014

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CBS 2 Exclusive: Students From District Plagued By Anti-Semitism Meet Holocaust Survivors

Students from an Orange County school plagued by accusations of anti-Semitism were given a lesson in tolerance Monday.

03/10/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Speaks With Russian President Putin Amid Ukraine Crisis

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations is “gravely concerned” following the Russian takeover of a part of Ukraine.

03/01/2014

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg speak to the press, Feb. 21, 2014. (credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe via un.org)

Former Mayor Bloomberg Visits UN In New Role As Climate Change Special Envoy

The U.N. chief said he was counting on Bloomberg’s “dedicated and visionary leadership” to help countries around the world address the climate change phenomenon.

02/21/2014

Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013  (credit: TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Pope Francis May Visit U.S. In Sept. 2015

“On background, Vatican officials are saying that Pope Francis has indicated that he wants to come to the United States in September 2015,” John Allen the National Catholic Reporter said.

01/24/2014

A woman carrying a child cries as other survivors of Typhoon Haiyan wait to board a C130 aircraft during the evacuation of hundreds of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan on November 12, 2013 in Tacloban, Philippines. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Aid Trickling Into Hard-Hit Areas In Philippines

Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan.

11/12/2013

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