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AMMAN, JORDAN:  Young Arab girls join members of "Seeds of Peace" NGO in the "Beyond Borders" conference, organized by the international non-governmental organization to promote cultural exchange, 15 March 2005 in Amman. Young US participants, attending the conference, said they were happy to come to Jordan and meet Arab youths, away from stereotypes with the aim of "making peace" and promoting exchange between different nations.  AFP PHOTO/KHALIL MAZRAAWI    (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Summer Camp Brings Together Israeli, Palestinian Youths

After leaving the violence and fear at home, nearly 100 Israeli and Palestinian teenagers came together at Seeds of Peace.

08/04/2014

FILE -- The Metropolitan Opera House (Credit: Getty Images)

Metropolitan Opera Agrees To Postpone Potential Lockout

The Metropolitan Opera and unionized employees have agreed to postpone a lockout for 72 hours, as a federal mediator headed to the city to resolve a labor faceoff.

07/31/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Commissioner Bratton Meets With NAACP Over Death Of Eric Garner In Police Custody

NAACP President Cornell William Brooks called the hour-long meeting a frank, sincere discussion.

07/30/2014

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged In Hit-And-Run Death Of Ariel Russo Could Accept Plea Deal

A judge will soon decide whether Franklin Reyes, 18, should get off with a lighter sentence.

07/30/2014

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Girl Power: Kayla Roncin Key In Toms River’s Little League State Championship

The fact that Toms River won the New Jersey Little League baseball championship is not that unusual. What it is uncommon is that one of its top players is a girl.

07/29/2014

The Asian tiger mosquito is known to carry dengue virus. (File/Credit: Getty Images)

NJ Health Officials: 20 Residents Test Positive For Chikungunya Virus; West Nile Found In Mosquitoes

New Jersey health officials are urging residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses this summer.

07/29/2014

FILE -- A person dressed as Spider-Man entertains a crowd in Times Square. (Credit: CBS 2)

Calls For ‘Rigorous Licensing’ After Costumed Characters Arrested In Times Square

The calls for regulating costumed street performers have grown louder after police said five masked characters were arrested in Times Square over the weekend.

07/28/2014

Damage at Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort (Credit: CBS DC)

Jersey City Couple Killed After Tornado Hits Virginia Campground

Lord Balatbat and his wife, Lolibeth Ortega, both of Jersey City, were killed in the storm. Their son was critically injured.

07/24/2014

Port Authority Bus Terminal on July 23, 2014. (Credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Port Authority To Plan For New Bus Terminal

The 64-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal has come under criticism from New Jersey lawmakers who say their constituents have to deal with long delays, substandard conditions and a lack of communication.

07/23/2014

People wait in line to get tickets for Shakespeare in the Park. (credit: CBS 2)

Hundreds Line Up At Central Park To Get Tickets For Shakespeare In The Park

King Lear, starring John Lithgow and Annette Bening, will begin Tuesday night.

07/22/2014

A collection of lighted prayer candles surround a Yankee cap on Bay Street as a tribute to Eric Garner, who died after arguing with police and being put in a choke-hold. (Credit: WCBS 880's Peter Haskell)

De Blasio Promises Full Investigation Into Death Of S.I. Man While In Police Custody

Eric Garner, who police said was arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes, was put in a choke hold after police say he resisted arrest.

07/18/2014

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Cuomo: Strike Averted As Deal Reached Between MTA, LIRR Unions

There was handshaking and back-patting all around on Thursday, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo helped broker a deal between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Long Island Rail Road unions to avoid a potentially crippling strike.

07/17/2014

MTA head Thomas Prendergast arrives for contract talks with LIRR unions on July 16, 2014. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

MTA, LIRR Unions End Another Day Of Talks 4 Days Before Potential Strike

With a Long Island Rail Road strike potentially set to start on Sunday, the unions and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority returned to the bargaining table Wednesday and talked for several hours without reaching a deal.

07/16/2014

A Long Island Rail Road train on Friday, July 11. (Credit: CBS 2)

No New Negotiations Set Between MTA, LIRR Unions As Workers Prepare For Strike

There are no plans to restart talks between the MTA and workers’ unions after negotiations broke down on Monday with both sides walking away from the table.

07/15/2014

Thomas Prendergast addresses the media after talks with unions representing LIRR workers on July 14, 2014. (credit: CBSNewYork)

MTA Chairman Prendergast On LIRR Unions: They Haven’t Moved At All

Long Island Rail Road unions say talks with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority have collapsed with just six days left before a potential walkout of 5,400 workers.

07/14/2014

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