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Life in Prison for Men Convicted in Plot to Derail New York-Toronto Train

A Canadian judge has sentenced two men to life in prison for plotting violent terrorist acts including the targeting of a Via Rail passenger train. Justice Michael Code sentenced Chiheb Esseghaier on Wednesday to two concurrent life sentences, as well as 18 years in prison. Raed Jaser was sentenced to…
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Never Forget 9/11

Jersey City, NJ: Waterfront World Trade Center Iron Beam Memorial is draped with an American Flag in Jersey City 9/11/2015, 14 years after the World Trade Center Twin Towers  were destroyed by terrorists. The Freedom Tower stands tall as the Tribute of Lights beams memories of the Twin Towers into…
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9/11 Survivor Tree

We all know exactly where we were the morning of September 11, 2001. Events shape our lives—personal events, family events, professional events, world events.  They shape who we are, what we value, and how much we care.  After September 11, 2001, none of us who witnessed what happened in New…
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September 11, 2001 Remembered Across the Nation

  Jersey City, NJ 9/11/2015: Jersey City’s Riverfront 911 Tribute displays a twisted steel beam draped with an American flag. The New York skyline stands tall with the Freedom Tower and beams of light representing the World Trade Center Twin Towers glowing in the evening skyline. Photograph by Stanley Brick (C)2015.…
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Disparities in Breastfeeding Trends

New Health Department Report Reveals Disparities in Breastfeeding Trends in New York City. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to suffer medical problems, such as respiratory illness and ear infections. The Health Department has introduced community-based initiatives to address breastfeeding disparities, including home visiting and the Brooklyn Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone. August…
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Upstate New York Man Convicted for his Role in Attempting to Develop Lethal Radiation Device

Jury Finds Glendon Scott Crawford Guilty on All Counts Following a Five-Day Trial. A jury convicted Glendon Scott Crawford, 51, of Galway, New York, today after a five-day trial on all charges relating to his efforts to build a weapon of mass destruction. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John…
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Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx Over. 12 dead, 128 sickend

New York City, NY: Health Department Announces Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in South Bronx, Declares Outbreak Over. Opera House Hotel cooling tower Legionella strains match strains taken from patients; Hotel’s cooling tower was disinfected. All cooling towers in the affected area have been disinfected. No new illnesses related to outbreak since August…
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Health Department Reports First Human Case of West Nile Virus Infection for 2015 Season

New York, NY: Patient Hospitalized, Treated, and Discharged. New Yorkers, especially those aged 60 and older, should take precautions against mosquito bites. Mosquito spraying scheduled for areas of Queens on the evening of Monday, August 17 August 16, 2015 – The Health Department today confirmed the season’s first human case of West…
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Brooklyn, New York, Resident Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support to Terrorists

Defendant Purchased Ticket to Travel to Turkey to Join ISIL Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 25, a citizen of Uzbekistan and resident of Brooklyn, New York, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The guilty…
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Albanian National Sentenced to 16 Years for Attempting to Support Terrorism

New York, NY, 8/14/2015: Agron Hasbajrami, 31, an Albanian citizen and resident of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for attempting and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.  Pursuant to the terms of his plea agreement, Hasbajrami will be removed from the United States at…
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