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New York, NY
Reporter — New York Times

Began in '83 as copygirl. A thousand bylines later, I’m off for new vistas, up for new (ad)ventures. Big ideas? Still here. Still hungry.

Michael Grimm’s Business Ties Are at Odds With Upright Image — Shortly before leaving the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2006, after a swashbuckling undercover career that would later help catapult him into Congress, a young agent named Michael G. Grimm went into real estate, investing roughly $1 million of borrowed money in a luxury development in Texas.

Ex-Inmate on Connecticut Parole Board Brings an Insider’s View to Hearings — WATERBURY, Conn. - There was the usual grab bag of inmates preparing to be heard here, from the career offender with a heroin problem to the plotter of a jewel heist to the glum men with girlfriend trouble.

Wall Street; Starting to Count On Castro's Fall — Talk about planning ahead. It seems that half the world -- certainly half of Southern Florida -- is frantically preparing for the day when Fidel Castro, one of the world's last military dictators, falls or otherwise surrenders power. Some Cuban-Americans are reserving boats they can use to ship desperately needed supplies to Havana.

In Newtown, Conn., a Question of What to Do With Adam Lanza’s Home — Randall Bell makes house calls in some of the world's most forbidding places. And not just any houses, but properties touched by carnage, natural disasters and other headline-grabbing tragedies. So when the distress call came six months ago from Hudson City Savings Bank, Mr. Bell accepted the assignment.

Adam Lanza’s Mental Problems ‘Completely Untreated’ Before Newtown Shootings, Report Says — Medical experts at Yale University had called for drastic measures to help Adam Lanza in the years before he shot and killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., but those calls "went largely unheeded" by his mother, who was also shot to death, according to a new study.

Prosecutions of Parents Can Vary After Children Left in Sweltering Cars Die — Haley Wesley, Lyn Balfour and Mikey Terry each had a different experience with the criminal justice system. Ms. Wesley was charged with involuntary manslaughter in Napa County, Calif., and pleaded guilty to child endangerment. Ms. Balfour was acquitted by a jury in Greene County, Va., after spending much of her savings fighting her case.

Connecticut Father’s Activities Detailed on Day Son Died in Hot Car — DANBURY, Conn. - In some ways, this past July 7 was like any other summer day for the Seitz family. Kyle Seitz awoke at 7 a.m., fed and walked the dog, dressed for work and began tending to his family's newest arrival, a 15-month-old named Benjamin.

Last Dry Town in Connecticut Approves Liquor Sales — BRIDGEWATER, Conn. - Forget last week's small-potato questions of who should govern or represent the people of Connecticut. Here, the big news on Tuesday was that this tradition-bound town of 1,725, which prides itself on an annual tractor parade down Main Street and the handmade chocolates that bear its name in shapes like Pilgrims' hats, was at long last prepared to relinquish the bragging rights of being the last dry town in Connecticut since the adoption of Prohibition almost a century ago.

Ted Kennedy Jr. Wins State Senate Race in Connecticut — Connecticut finally got a Kennedy of its own on Tuesday night when Ted Kennedy Jr., the 53-year-old son of the former United States senator from Massachusetts, overcame opposition over the novel way his race was financed and won his bid to become a state senator representing Branford and five other towns east of New Haven.

A Kennedy’s Campaign Is Sharply Questioned on Finances — BRANFORD, Conn. - Getting a scion of the Kennedy family elected to an open seat in the State Senate in this heavily Democratic state must have seemed as though it would be a cinch. But on Thursday night, Ted Kennedy Jr.
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Jan 27, 2015

RT @capecodtimes: Entire island of #Nantucket is without power. Some evacuations and flooding. #CapeStorm

Jan 27, 2015

Fidel Castro: I don t trust the US, nor have I spoken with them… - on @MuckRack…

Jan 27, 2015

Must-read, even on snow day: US spies on millions of cars as DEA uses license-plate readers to build natl database

Jan 27, 2015

He may be the #Speaker but my bet is we'll see NYers taking to the streets to proclaim "Je ne suis pas #SheldonSilver" once the snow ends.

Jan 27, 2015

RT @TheTweetOfGod: The #blizzardof2015 is coming so please stay safe inside, unless you're a TV reporter whose job is to stand in the snow like a dumbass.

Jan 26, 2015

RT @HuffPostComedy: French courts forbid parents from naming children "Nutella" or "Strawberry"

Jan 26, 2015

Fortunately, power held for duration of #APathAppears. Hope you caught it, Ellen. Isn't Rochester snowed in, too? @elesscom @NickKristof

Jan 26, 2015

Wouldn't miss it! Part 2 of #APathAppears airs next Monday, Feb. 2 with Jennifer Garner, @EvaLongoria & @AlfreWoodard

Jan 26, 2015

Old wood from floor of Al Gore's parents' barn being put to good use in biz that employs women rescued from prostitution #apathappears

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