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These are the school shootings so far this year

There have been 18 school shootings so far this year, including one that claimed 17 lives at a Florida public school Wednesday. Jan. 3, St. Johns, Mich. The first school shooting took place just three days into the new year, ...

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Woman in blackface featured in China Lunar New Year TV show

A comedy sketch on a variety show in China celebrating the Lunar New Year featured a woman in blackface. The skit was shown Thursday night on the state broadcasting network CCTV. Actors were shown in monkey and giraffe costumes, while ...

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Asian countires prepare for Lunar New Year celebrations

Asian countires prepare for Lunar New Year celebrations A day before Lunar New Year celebrations for the Year of the Dog kicked off across the world, people in China, Singapore, and Malaysia, among other countries, made sure to stock up ...

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Lunar New Year brings shoppers, worshipers to Chinatown

An unofficial tradition precedes each Lunar New Year, arriving as quietly as a new moon and then rising to a crescendo in Chinatown as people stream through colorfully strewn streets to prepare for the holiday. The rite of annual shopping ...

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Where to celebrate Lunar New Year in New York City

It’s going to be a paw-some year — at least, when it comes to the Lunar calendar. The Year of the Dog officially kicks off Feb. 16 and there’s no shortage of events to commemorate the holiday. From parades to ...

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Lunar New Year restaurant specials in New York City

When Lunar New Year kicks off Feb. 16, families across the world will gather over auspicious foods symbolizing luck, fortune and longevity. In New York City, restaurants will usher in the year of the dog with their own interpretation of ...

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A Monopoly board game for cheaters launching this year

Monopoly’s creator, Hasbro, is releasing a “cheaters edition” of the famous board game so your sticky-fingers family member can rejoin game night. In this version of the classic game, cheating is part of the rules and there are both heavy ...

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Richest 1% took 82% of wealth made last year: report

The top 1% of wealthiest people worldwide took the vast majority of the wealth created last year, according to a new study. Those with the most money globally grabbed 82% of the growth, according to the “Reward Work, Not Wealth” ...

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N.Y. gun violence costs state economy $5.6B a year: study

ALBANY — Gun violence in New York not only carries a social cost, but a hefty economic one as well, a new analysis shows. Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a group founded by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, ...

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Trump’s America reflected in ‘One Year of Resistance’ art show

President Trump is a piece of work — as well as the inspiration for 80 artworks in a group exhibition that opened Wednesday in time to reflect on the President’s first year in office. “One Year of Resistance,” on view ...

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