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Community fears losing legal aid
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Community fears losing legal aid

Amid chants of “one, two, three, I want my lawyer close to me!” the crowd outside of the LSC headquarters fought against the proposal they fear might place free legal assistance just outside of their reach.

The Forgotten Navajo: Uranium contamination
Special Reports

The Forgotten Navajo: Uranium contamination

Since 1982, Nez and his family have been breathing in uranium particles and drinking uranium-contaminated water. They didn’t know the land that surrounded their home in Church Rock, N.M., was slowly killing them.

AIDS awareness resonates in Bronx
Features

AIDS awareness resonates in Bronx

When Milagra Cortes contracted HIV 21 years ago, she knew her life was far from over. Cortes and her late husband, both from Puerto Rico, represent just two of the countless Latinos in the Bronx disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Garden tackles childhood hunger
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Garden tackles childhood hunger

Being able to crave salty, sweet or spicy food is a privilege. One in every six children in the U.S. will go to bed hungry tonight. About 12.4 million children nationwide are all too familiar with hunger, malnutrition and malnourishment.

FDNY enlists kids’ help
Features

FDNY enlists kids’ help

The phrase “Stop, Drop, and Roll” has long been part of the national lexicon as the most recognizable fire-safety technique in the book. But it now seems the catchy expression may not be much of a lifesaver.

Mexican immigrants face economic hardships
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Mexican immigrants face economic hardships

Many Mexican immigrants in the United States are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet.

Candidate’s supporters debate race
Politics

Candidate’s supporters debate race

For every black supporter of Liu who feels there’s no escaping race in this year’s election, there was someone like Shirley Crosson, from Bedford Stuyvesant, who clings to this ideal of an elusive post-racial America, clutching the gold Jewish pendant around her neck.

“I don’t see color,” Crosson said. “I’m black, and I wear a Mezuzah, hey!”

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Chinese protestors unite against persecution

Falun Gong practitioners protested persecution in China at the 64th United Nations General Assembly.

Makeup artists raise awareness
Features

Makeup artists raise awareness

Eye shadow, blush and powder are used to educate women about the disease.

LGBT job fair draws thousands
Business

LGBT job fair draws thousands

Nearly 3,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community at the third annual Out to Work event on Sept. 17. Sponsored by the LGBT Community Center and the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, it is the largest LGBT job fair in the Northeast.