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New York Times Reporters Sue Homeland Security Over Questioning

Two New York Times reporters who were held and questioned at Kennedy Airport on their way to Syria earlier this year are suing the Department of Homeland Security.

12/09/2013

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Westchester Exec Wants Journal News Gun Map Taken Down

“The time has come to take the map down,” Rob Astorino wrote to the paper’s publisher and president Janet Hasson. In the letter, Astorino asked that the Journal News “immediately shut down the interactive map of pistol permit holders.”

01/15/2013

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ACLU: CT Towns Keep License Plate Scan Data

The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut filed a Freedom of Information Act request and learned that a police in ten towns compiled a database of more than 3 million license plate scans by patrol cars.

02/21/2012

Michele Dufault (credit: Video Still/CBS 2)

OSHA Faults Yale University In Fatal Lab Accident

Federal safety regulators say a piece of machinery that killed a Yale University student lacked required safeguards.

08/16/2011

Mayor Bloomberg and the FDNY

Bloomberg Vows To Keep List Of Fire House Closings A Secret

Some local politicians and firefighters are vowing to fight a plan that will close several firehouse across the city. The demonstrators say the cuts would destroy emergency response time and put lives at risk.

05/16/2011