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Gunman opens fire in Germany; Trump names new Director of National Intelligence; and domestic workers trapped in Lebanon

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At least nine people are dead in Hanau, Germany, after a gunman opened fire Wednesday night. Also, US President Donald Trump named Richard Grenell, current US ambassador to Germany, as the head of the nation’s spy agencies. And as the economy teeters in Lebanon, many foreign domestic workers are literally trapped in the country without wages or passports.

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Judge Strikes Down New York’s Large Soda Ban

It’s the policy that drew comparisons to over-bearing parenting and prohibition: Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s large soda ban. It was scheduled to go into effect beginning today, but before it could, New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling struck it down yesterday afternoon. The ban would have prohibited the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 […]

Why Increased Immigration is the Solution for America’s Ailing Economy

We spend a lot of time in America debating immigration reform. We talk about how to make our borders more secure. We deconstruct the DREAM Act. We ask whether immigrants are stealing jobs from quote “real Americans.” The Partnership for a New American Economy, a  bipartisan group of mayors and business leaders from across the country, […]

Susan G. Komen Planned Parenthood Decision Forces Many to Make Difficult Decision

On Tuesday, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the largest breast cancer advocacy organization in America,  pulled $650,000 in funding from Planned Parenthood. In the days afterward, the Komen foundation’s move has pleased pro-life activists and organizations while outraging others at the seeming contradiction:  Planned Parenthood  screens 170,000 women a year for breast cancer. New York mayor […]

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New York Mayor Bloomberg at climate talks in Copenhagen


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Copenhagen this week to take part in the Climate Summit for Mayors. Last week, the Mayor passed his Greener, Greater, Buildings Plan, and this week he hopes to inspire leaders from other cities to follow suit.