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Vessel, the maze-like vertical structure, opens in NYC
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Vessel, the maze-like vertical structure, opens in NYC

New York's newest neighborhood opens Friday. Hudson Yards, the new development complex on Manhattan's west side, is hoping to attract tourists and...

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The college admissions scandal is about the intergenerational transfer of greed
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The college admissions scandal is about the intergenerational transfer of greed

Many of the parents I know have done a lot to help their children get the best education possible, from collecting other people's cans off the...

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What I learned from living without a full-time job or home for a year
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What I learned from living without a full-time job or home for a year

On the brink of entering a brand new decade, I took inventory of my life. My twenties felt like the kind of mess you create in the depths of your...

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Doughnut shop sells out after a son's viral tweet
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Doughnut shop sells out after a son's viral tweet

Billy By tweeted that his father was sad because no one was coming to his doughnut shop in Missouri City, Texas. Satharith By has been getting up...

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Growing list of retailers shuttering stores as sales slump
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Growing list of retailers shuttering stores as sales slump

GAP, JCPenney and Victoria’s Secret announced the closure of some 300 stores altogether due to a dip in sales at brick-and-mortar stores. Retailers...

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In Virginia, Amazon faces some New York-style pushback
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In Virginia, Amazon faces some New York-style pushback

Buoyed by the success of activists and policymakers in New York, a coalition of community and advocacy groups alongside a handful of local...

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Your fancy new brunch place is probably colonialist, and you're a colonizer
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Your fancy new brunch place is probably colonialist, and you're a colonizer

They call it RiNo (short for "River North") but, for those of us who grew up in Denver, Colorado, it's still Five Points. Coined the "Harlem of the...

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Startup impounds discarded e-scooters
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Startup impounds discarded e-scooters

Dan Borelli, left, and John Heinkel started ScootScoop to impound discarded e-scooters in San Diego's Pacific Beach community. SAN DIEGO - Morning...

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HUD toughens housing inspections after tenants complain of unsafe conditions
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HUD toughens housing inspections after tenants complain of unsafe conditions

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson stands in an empty apartment in a HUD-funded complex in Aurora, Colorado, on July 30, 2018. The...

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HUD official tours public housing, gets stuck in elevator
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HUD official tours public housing, gets stuck in elevator

Regional Housing and Urban Development Administrator Lynne Patton, from left, and NYCHA Tenant Association President and resident host Carmen...

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Ben Carson's 'signature' HUD initiative has gone nowhere
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Ben Carson's 'signature' HUD initiative has gone nowhere

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks in Washington in September. Last June, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson...

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Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity
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Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

A display at a Prada store in Manhattan on Dec. 13, 2018. NEW YORK - Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for...

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Payless shoe stores plans to close 2,100 U.S. locations
News 1 month ago
Payless shoe stores plans to close 2,100 U.S. locations

NEW YORK- Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U. S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys...

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Amazon opts out of building New York City headquarters
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Amazon opts out of building New York City headquarters

NYC mayor reacts to Amazon ending HQ deal: 'There was no dialogue' Amazon announced Thursday that it is backing out of plans to open a new...

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Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest, people rescued in Sierra Nevada
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Snow storm wallops Pacific Northwest, people rescued in Sierra Nevada

SEATTLE - Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets Saturday to celebrate an...

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Walmart's practice of locking up black beauty products at some stores raises complaints
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Walmart's practice of locking up black beauty products at some stores raises complaints

A Walmart store on Long Island, New York became the latest location of the retail giant to be accused of racial discrimination for keeping African...

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'Drag Race' star Valentina is ready for her closeup in Fox's 'Rent'
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'Drag Race' star Valentina is ready for her closeup in Fox's 'Rent'

'Drag Race' star Valentina is ready for her closeup in Fox's 'Rent'The non-binary drag performer will play Angel in Fox's live musical production...

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New York condo sold for record $238 million
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New York condo sold for record $238 million

Watch Live: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at U. S. Conference of Mayors New York City condo sold for U. S. record $238 million"The...

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Uncertainty over U.S.-Vietnam agreement leads to deportation concerns
News 2 months ago
Uncertainty over U.S.-Vietnam agreement leads to deportation concerns

Over the past two years, dozens of Vietnamese nationals have been detained and community groups have learned of pre-1995 immigrants who had been...

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High stakes Bezos divorce poses issue of how to divide assets of the world's richest man
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High stakes Bezos divorce poses issue of how to divide assets of the world's richest man

Bezos divorce: How Washington's 'community property' will divide the assets of world's richest manAnalysis: The settlement between the world's...

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New York City's iconic Chrysler Building put up for sale
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New York City's iconic Chrysler Building put up for sale

New York City's iconic Chrysler Building put up for saleThe 77-story stainless steel-clad skyscraper, was briefly the world's tallest building...

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Sears workers demand hardship fund as company teeters on edge of closing
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Sears workers demand hardship fund as company teeters on edge of closing

Sears workers demand hardship fund as company teeters on edge of closingIf the Sears chairman "can drum up the money for another takeover bid, he...

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Sears saved from banktruptcy (again) — for now (again)
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Sears saved from banktruptcy (again) — for now (again)

Sears saved from banktruptcy (again) — for now (again)A bankruptcy judge is giving the Sears CEO Eddie Lampert — and the 126-year-old retail icon —...

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Study shows how to stop teens from trying e-cigarettes
News 2 months ago
Study shows how to stop teens from trying e-cigarettes

How to stop teen vaping? Make e-cigs harder to getLicense fees make the laws pay for themselves, the study affirms. Get breaking news alerts and...

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Here are the stores with the best and worst return policies
News 2 months ago
Here are the stores with the best and worst return policies

Stores with the best and worst return policiesHoliday return policies: Some naughty, most nice. But these three big retailers — Amazon, Walmart and...

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Neighborhood comes together after gay family’s rainbow pride flag stolen
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Neighborhood comes together after gay family’s rainbow pride flag stolen

Neighborhood comes together after gay family's rainbow pride flag stolenA lesbian couple had the pride flag outside their new home stolen and...

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HUD weighs tougher inspections of public housing after residents complain
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HUD weighs tougher inspections of public housing after residents complain

HUD weighs tougher inspections of public housing after complaints of substandard conditionsThe first meeting with stakeholders on changes was 2...

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Ben Carson's top deputy at HUD resigns
News 3 months ago
Ben Carson's top deputy at HUD resigns

Pam Patenaude ran operations at HUD. Some said she "ran the agency." A HUD spokesperson pushed back sharply on that characterization. Pamela...

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In a fundamentalist Mormon town, modernization highlights a stark divide
News 3 months ago
In a fundamentalist Mormon town, modernization highlights a stark divide

“A lot of things are changing and we just kind of hoped people would be open to the idea,” said the owner of the first bar in Colorado City, where...

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Trump, Kushner, LeFrak could potentially benefit from federal 'opportunity zones'
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Trump, Kushner, LeFrak could potentially benefit from federal 'opportunity zones'

WASHINGTON — The Trump Organization, the family real estate interests of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and Trump friend Richard LeFrak, a...

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