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Extortion and Protection Rackets Grow Into a Threat to Business

nytimes.com — BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia- When the mob came calling in August at his office in this provincial capital, Frantisek Mojzis had a good idea what it was after: his business. But Mr. Mojzis refused to sign over the title to his company, or hire a mob-controlled security service to "protect" his business.

Rio Olympics: Meet our local contenders, Adam Peaty, Hollie Webb, Nikki Harris and all

derbytelegraph.co.uk — ONE month today, Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games. Here we check out the competitors with Derbyshire connections who will be representing Team GB in Brazil. SWIMMING CITY of Derby SC star Adam Peaty is hoping to be Team GB's golden boy in the pool.

Ethnicity-charged fight for Rep. Charlie Rangel's seat shifts to the ground

crainsnewyork.com — If voter turnout is low Tuesday to fill retiring Rep. Charlie Rangel's seat, it won't be because uptown voters didn't know there was a congressional primary. Accusations are flying between the campaigns and the turnout machines have roared into gear.

Giving tours that retrace the footsteps of his father, a Village Voice photographer and photo editor for decades, Timothy McDarrah looks back at celebrities including Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg and Edie Sedgwick that defined Greenwich Village and the Boh

crainsnewyork.com — When Timothy McDarrah was a child, his father would park him for the evening with a silver-haired man named Andy at a downtown place called the Factory while he went out to photograph the Bohemians flocking to Greenwich Village.

Giving tours that retrace the footsteps of his father, a Village Voice photographer and photo editor for decades, Timothy McDarrah looks back at celebrities including Andy Warhol, Allen Ginsberg and Edie Sedgwick that defined Greenwich Village and the Boh

crainsnewyork.com — When Timothy McDarrah was a child, his father would park him for the evening with a silver-haired man named Andy at a downtown place called the Factory while he went out to photograph the Bohemians flocking to Greenwich Village.

Peter Luger Steak Prices May Soar as Drought Culls Herds

bloomberg.com — The buttery porterhouse that Peter Luger steakhouse has served up since 1887 may be the next victim of the U.S. drought. Steer that would normally be fattened and aged to produce the highest-grade steaks are instead being killed young and thin.

Paid Program by MetLife Foundation: Financial Empowerment Starts Early

partners.wsj.com — By Peter B. Green Cookie Monster has a dilemma. "Me love cookies, so me make a plan for cookies. But it so hard to make plans because me want cookies every second," Cookie Monster says in Mandarin to an audience of delighted preschoolers in a Shanghai auditorium.

Peter Liang gets probation | Brooklyn voter rolls probe | Feds ask for long sentence for Silver

crainsnewyork.com — Officer in shooting receives probation Former police officer Peter Liang, convicted of manslaughter for accidentally firing his service pistol in a Brooklyn stairwell in 2014, killing bystander Akai Gurley, was sentenced to 800 hours of community service and five years' probation. Justice Danny Chung also reduced the verdict to criminally negligent homicide.

Columbia Names Steve Coll as Dean of Journalism School

bloomberg.com — Columbia University named veteran reporter and editor Steve Coll as dean of its Graduate School of Journalism. Coll, 54, will take over from Nicholas Lemann, who is stepping down at the end of the academic year after a decade at the school, the New York-based university said today in a statement.

Lessons from outgoing New York Post editor Col Allan

crainsnewyork.com — Like many New York journalists, I may not agree with most of what New York Post editor Col Allan has said or done in his 15 years steering the city's loudest tabloid, but I'll be sorry to see him go.
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Sep 19, 2016

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Aug 02, 2016

@hildyjohns Sorry, man. If she'd only known you were out there...

Aug 02, 2016

RT @MazMHussain: If you look at Chris Christie, he was just standing there. He had nothing to say. Maybe he wasn't allowed to: https://t.co/XuaVTO9zLB


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