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Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Bill Thompson (D)

by Veronica Volk
Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson

Edwin Martinez1, flickr

This isn’t former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s first rodeo.  Four years ago he ran against and lost to Mayor Bloomberg by 4.6 percent, but this race has been different altogether.  Last time around it was his adamant stance on term limits that lit a fire under his campaign; in this race he may not have such a clear rallying point. 

Morning Brief: November 25

by Kris Venezia
Ferguson, Missouri.

peoplesworld, Flickr

A grand jury decided not to bring charges against white police officer Darren Wilson who shot African-American teenager Michael Brown. The decision from the court angered some protests who decided to take action Monday night. [New York Times]

Weather

Today, cloudy with a high of 54, and tonight, cloudy with a low of 43 degrees. [Full Forecast]

Morning Brief: November 19

by Jeff Coltin
Mets field

Peter Bond, flickr

The Mets are going to some serious lengths to create some offense—or maybe, more modest lengths? In any case, right field fence is being moved in anywhere from 3 to 11 feet for next season. And General Manager Sandy Alderson thinks it’ll help the hitters psychologically as they swing for the fences. The Post reports that the new dimensions would mean 17 more Mets home runs last year, based on where balls landed.

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