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Winter storm brings potential dangers to area seniors

With dangerous winter weather in the forecast, Home Instead Senior Care urges seniors and their families to take several important steps to ensure their safety.

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Got oil? Fossil folly or oil greed?

The processes through which past societies have undermined themselves by damaging their environments fall into eight categories, whose relative importance differs from case to case.

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Americans support President’s proposal to offer free community college

A recent poll suggests that many Americans support his proposal to enroll aspiring students at local community colleges for free.

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Talking SCHOP! A Far East Super Bowl …

No matter the Roman numerals that follow, the Super Bowl proves to be a great American tradition about the convivial experience, the togetherness and, of course, the food.

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Major Taylor, the ‘Black Cyclone’

Not many folks today can cite chapter and verse on Taylor and his phenomenal feats that began in the 19th century, particularly with cycling

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The GOP’s immigration solution

Wednesday, Jan. 21, the House Homeland Security Committee took up H.R.399, the Secure Our Border First Act of 2015, introduced by the committee’s chairman, Michael McCaul.

Five general elections in Caricom this year

At least five general elections are scheduled to be held in the 15-nation Caribbean trade bloc this year, including three in the politically volatile Southern Caribbean region, and if opinion polls are anything to go by, at least three elections could result in new governments.

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St. Maarten names new minister of tourism

Jan. 22, 2015—St. Maarten appointed Claret M. Connor as the country’s new minister of tourism, economic affairs, transport and telecommunications.

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Free trade with Cuba

I was in Havana and witnessed firsthand the jubilation in the streets as President Barack Obama announced to the world the United States would renew diplomatic relations with Cuba after 50 years of strained relations.

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Have New Yorkers become snow wimps, or is it just the government?

As a kid growing up in New York City, it seemed to me that for schools to close, Armageddon had to be near.

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Deola Sagoe/Clan: Glamorous styles with colorful accents

After her debut presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Nigerian designer Deola Sagoe continues to wow with her signature looks.

Justice for Jerame: Another Black man shot by police

Another police shooting of a Black man has the victim’s family and the community asking questions.

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Marissa Alexander released from prison

Jacksonville, Fla.—Tuesday, Jan. 27, domestic violence victim Marissa Alexander, 34, was released from a local jail after negotiating a plea deal in which her sentence will be the three years she has already been incarcerated.

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New designers hit New York in style

As the fashion world prepares for New York Fashion Week next month, designers Adele Dejak and Dorin Negrau get ready to showcase their collections.

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‘Fairness for all’: Cuomo unveils plan to improve police-community relations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his “Fairness for All” plan, is said to be a directive to restore and improve police-community relations.

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Black McDonald’s workers file civil suit

McDonald’s workers fired last year at three stores in Virginia filed a civil suit against the company, alleging that a pattern of racial and sexual discrimination flourished at the franchise locations.

Caregivers at for-profit NYC, Long Island nursing homes vote to strike

Caregivers at more than three dozen for-profit Long Island and New York City nursing homes have voted to strike, with the desire to improve continuity of resident care and secure living wages and benefits for nursing home workers.

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LL Cool J to host Grammys

LL Cool J will host the 57th annual Grammy Awards for the fourth consecutive year.

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New Century, Jazz at the Met

Upon a recent visit to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), it was quite evident the star of the hour was not an individual musician, but the all-inclusive New Century Jazz Quintet.

Return of D’Angelo, the ‘Black Messiah,’ at the Apollo

R&B singer D"Angelo hits the stage for a one night only performance on Feb. 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Apollo Theater.

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