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Music: Aretha Franklin Story

Associated Press NEW YORK—The Queen of Soul made a surprise appearance at the House of Swing, helping the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra usher in the holiday season at their first concert in their newly refurbished home. Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis had a special gift for the audience when he introduced Aretha Franklin in the middle of Thursday night's annual "Big Band Holidays" concert at the Rose Theater. The concert followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Bette Midler to open the new Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Franklin, walking onstage to a standing ovation, said, "Wynton,…
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Rhode Island State Police seized 85 pounds of Marijuana

Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on Thursday, April 2, 2015, Troopers assigned to the Hope Valley Barracks arrested a New York man and seized approximately eighty-five (85) pounds of marijuana during a motor vehicle stop on Route 95 in the Town of Richmond.   Troopers arrested Bing Zhou LIU, age 21, of Brooklyn, NY during the traffic stop and arraigned him on the charges of manufacturing /possession with intent to deliver Marijuana Greater than 5kilograms and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.   The Fourth Division…
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US Marks 13th Anniversary of September 11 Terror Attacks

President Barack Obama will take part in two somber ceremonies Thursday marking the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, will lead a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House at the moment the first hijacked passenger jet crashed into one of the twin towers of New York City's World Trade Center. President and Mrs. Obama will later attend a ceremony at the Pentagon, the military headquarters, where hundreds were killed after a third hijacked jetliner crashed into the…
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Michael Bloomberg Aims Against the NRA

Michael Bloomberg, 72, who left his post as Mayor of New York last January wants to stand up to one of the most powerful conservative institutions in the country, the National Rifle Association(NRA). Bloomberg, owner of one of the biggest fortunes of in the US, will invest 50 million dollars in pressuring politicians and convince voters of the need to limit access to firearms, as stated in an interview to the New York Times. He will do so through an organization level citizen who will try to counter the influence of the NRA. The initiative has the name of Everytown for Gun Safety and will have women…
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This Day In History

Today In History: April 15 1912

The Titanic sinks On this date, the luxurious ocean liner  Titanic sank just two hours after colliding with an iceberg in the North Atlantic. When it had previously left the port of Southampton, England, behind the Titanic had just managed to escape a collision with the moored liners SS City of New York and Oceanic. The ship, carrying 2,200 passengers and crew, was considered the most luxurious and "unsinkable" ship ever built. However, shortly before midnight on April 14, 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg to a 400 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. Barely two hours later, in the early hours of April 15, the ship sank. The ship was not ready for…
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Seven Confirmed Dead in NY Building Collapse

New York authorities confirmed Thursday that seven bodies were recovered following the collapse of an apartment building Wednesday. At least 20 people were injured and several are still missing. The explosion caused the fire that continued through most of the day and when it got dark rescuers finally managed to enter the enclosure to rescue the victims. Wednesday night rescuers finally managed to control the fire. Harlem residents reported hearing an explosion in the five-story apartment building, located on the corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, before it collapsed and from which could be seen a column of smoke.…
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At Least Two Dead in East Harlem Building Collapse

The Police Department of New York reported two killed by an explosion and the collapse of two buildings in the area of Harlem. The dead were two women. Emergency crews are responding and the incident has produced at least 20 injured. At about 9:30 local time, firefighters responded to a call about the collapse of a building in East Harlem . Television footage shows smoke and dust and debris out of the fire department pouring water on the property .Neighborhood residents said they had heard an explosion in the five-story building apartment, located on the corner of 116th Street and Park…
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11 Injured in Two Building Collapse in NYC

Two buildings collapsed Tuesday in the area of Manhattan in New York City, apparently because of an explosion. A fire spokesman confirmed that there are at least eleven minor injuries. So far there is no information about fatal injuries or if anyone is trapped in the buildings. At about 9:30 local time, firefighters responded to a call about the collapse of a building in East Harlem . Soon after, the Police Department of New York City said it was investigating reports that the collapse would have involved two buildings. The incident occurred on 116th Street at the height of Park…
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