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Haiti Earthquake: A store owner tries to help
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Haiti Earthquake: A store owner tries to help

Yvens Brizard, a native of Haiti, plans to travel to Haiti in the next couple of days to aid an orphanage, where more than 150 children are starving.

Homeless enclave hides along Jersey cliff
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Homeless enclave hides along Jersey cliff

Carmen Maysonet won her slice of the skyline the hard way. She became homeless for the first time a year ago, and she now resides among a hidden community of cliff dwellers on land bordering Jersey City, Union City and Hoboken.

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Subway musicians embrace unconventional performance

While subway musicians view themselves as playing outside the box, they have a hierarchy all their own.

Trangendered woman lives with HIV
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Trangendered woman lives with HIV

It is estimated that 56 percent of African-American male-to-females tested positive for HIV, double the estimated rate of HIV infection in the entire MTF transgender community.

Orthodox Jewish communities sweep abuse under rug
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Orthodox Jewish communities sweep abuse under rug

One in four women in the United States will suffer domestic violence in her lifetime. But for the Orthodox Jewish community, the secretive way they handle it differs from the norm.

Nigerian cadet excels at West Point
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Nigerian cadet excels at West Point

There’s one question no cadet escapes, according to Michael Njokuobi, a senior at West Point Military Academy: “Unless you come from a military family, everyone here gets asked why they joined the military.”

NYC Marathon: ‘The real winners’
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NYC Marathon: ‘The real winners’

Long after the elite runners had finished, the floodlights had been dimmed and the crowds had thinned to nothing, the last runners in the New York City Marathon streamed across the finish line, one by one, late Sunday night. Ten hours after the race had begun, and eight hours after the winner claimed his medal, Dave Fraser, a 42-year-old living […]

NYC Marathon: A first-time runner
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NYC Marathon: A first-time runner

Thousands of veteran and first-time marathon runners rode the ferry from the Staten Island Station in Manhattan to Staten Island, where shuttle buses took them to the start at Verrazano Bridge.

NYC Marathon: Ethiopian pride
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NYC Marathon: Ethiopian pride

While most fans standing at the finish line of the New York City Marathon kept their eyes fixed on the runners, Terguame Haddis and Selome Argaw couldn’t keep their eyes off each other.

NYC Marathon: Embracing community
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NYC Marathon: Embracing community

Droves of residents and local business owners gathered on both sides of Bay Ridge’s Fourth Avenue to cheer on the athletes.