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The Unprecedented Protests Erupting at Juilliard

Unprecedented Protests Erupting at Juilliard

The joyful noises of dancing, acting, and music-making can usually be found within the hallways of the Juilliard School. But this week, many of those gifted student artists are taking to the streets as part of ongoing protests — including the prestigious conservatory’s first sit-in in recent memory — over …

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New York City Mayoral Candidates 2021: A Guide

New York City Mayoral Candidates 2021: New Yorkers have been waiting to elect Bill de Blasio’s successor for years. But with the Democratic primary now less than a month away, the race to replace the beleaguered mayor as the city emerges from one of the most trying periods in its …

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Rapper Paperboy Prince Wants to Be Mayor of New York

Rapper Paperboy Prince Wants to Be Mayor of New York

Becoming mayor of New York City requires submitting oneself to a gauntlet of minor humiliations: being ridiculed for everything from your favorite subway stop, to the way you eat pizza, to the pseudonym you used to sext strangers you met online. On a recent Saturday in Manhattan’s Tompkins Square Park, …

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Dutch Court Holds Shell Liable for Climate Harm: What Happens Now?

Dutch Court Holds Shell Liable for Climate Harm

In a ruling designed to have far-reaching effects on the world’s largest oil companies, a Dutch court has held Royal Dutch Shell liable for its contributions to climate change, finding the massive energy company’s ongoing fossil fuel operations undermine basic guaranteed human rights. The court ordered the company to act …

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After years of quiet, Israeli-Palestinian conflict exploded. Why now?

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Twenty-seven days before the first rocket was fired from Gaza this week, a squad of Israeli police officers entered the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, brushed the Palestinian attendants aside and strode across its vast limestone courtyard. Then they cut the cables to the loudspeakers that broadcast prayers to …

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