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Freedom of speech should not be subjected to the discretion of any one, any time we introduce an element of partiality, we will invariably trip and accept bias of the left or the right. One such slip happened by my conservative friend Sean Hannity on September 30, 2014 on his Fox News show with Pamela Geller and me as the guests. It was disappointing when he was advocating banning the speech of the Tunisian Scholar Sheikh Rachid Al-Ghannouchi from speaking at Yale Law School, because he had spoken against America. Freedom of speech... [Read More]
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Seven years after it was destroyed, the specter of the city's original boatyard looms. The ghost rose again this week, when a Board of Representatives committee grilled city attorneys about their role in defending the Zoning Board, which is being sued by an environmental group for rewriting rules so a developer can build something on the boatyard site that has nothing to do with the waterfront. Representatives charged that, in the court case, the city appears to side with the developer, Building and Land Technology, which tore down what was Stamford's only boatyard in violation of a... [Read More]
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Whitmyer IP Group has an offer for its next client: Free rent and legal advice from a group of experienced professionals. The intellectual-property law firm is looking for a technology startup to become the first business in residence at its downtown offices as part of its new InventLab initiative. By counseling a promising enterprise, WHIPgroup executives see an opportunity to strengthen their firm's roots in the local business community and exchange ideas and practices that would expand their expertise and support the growth of the guest organizations. "We saw the opportunity for trying to develop... [Read More]
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A former city man serving 20 years for setting his fiancee on fire in a West Side park will face a new trial on the kidnapping charge. Kevin Epps, 41, was convicted of first-degree assault and kidnapping at his original trial 14 years ago. However, the state Supreme Court overturned the kidnapping conviction, citing the state law was overly broad and allowed conviction even if the restraint involved was "merely incidental" to committing the assault. Epps pleaded not guilty to the new kidnapping charge on Thursday. Senior public defender Howard Ehring said Epps qualified for a... [Read More]
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Make Music Day was held in more than 800 cities in 120 countries worldwide to mark the summer solstice. Stamford's event featured about 35 musicians playing a variety of genres. [Read More]
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A harsh winter created some setbacks, but developers of Steelepointe Harbor are making up ground as they look to complete the first phase of construction on the southern end of the peninsula by fall. Development of what is being called the Dockmasters building was delayed this year following a series of storms during the winter, but last few months have yielded vertical construction on the site south of Stratford Avenue. The building has been taking form in recent months with the developers putting the crown on the lighthouse portion of the structure this week. "When nobody... [Read More]
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Your new book, "Soccer Style," tackles the intersection of football and fashion — from David Beckham's sartorial rebellion to Lionel Messi's Dolce & Gabbana suits. Why are soccer stars so stylish? They're sample size — so they're a perfect fit for a suit, while other sportsmen tend to be very bulky up top or too... [Read More]
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One day after President Trump signed an executive order to stop separating children from parents who enter the U.S. illegally, questions remain at the border. So far it's unclear what will happen to the children that have already been separated. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud reports. [Read More]
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Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News" with Jeff Glor. [Read More]
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Community members said goodbye to a Blaine police officer and his wife Thursday afternoon. [Read More]
President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily halted his administration's separation of immigrant families, promising to end the separation of migrant children from their parents. But for the foster care programs tasked with caring for those already separated, a lack of government guidance has left them — and the fates of children in their care — in limbo. [Read More]
With the 2018 NBA Draft quickly approaching Thursday night in Brooklyn, there's now a good chance that Kentucky product Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be the first point guard off the board. ... [Read More]
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Adam Skelos did work for a Roslyn insurance business that his boss there said he didn't know about, according to testimony in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday. [Read More]
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After a heart-breaking journey spanning more than a decade, Silva Mardoian has reason to smile. [Read More]
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The father of Quintonio Legrier took the stand Thursday in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Chicago. He offered some tearful testimony about what happened to his son. [Read More]
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter on Thursday, sharing the news with a photo on Instagram. She's only the second elected world leader to give birth while in office. CBS News foreign correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti has more on her trailblazing pregnancy. [Read More]
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FAIRBANKS—The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for high wildfire danger Thursday afternoon and night in the Fairbanks area because of lightning and hot, dry weather in... [Read More]
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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Wednesday in Fairbanks signed House Bill 331, which allows the state to borrow $1 billion in bonds to pay a debt owed to... [Read More]
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You're a grand marshal for NYC's Pride March this year — what does that recognition mean to you? It's something I've wanted to do my whole life, but I have always been away at Wimbledon. This year, for the first time, I can be in the city for this event and I am so honored to... [Read More]
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The first day of summer played out like pretty much like every game day of spring for the Yankees. They hit homers. They got a sturdy start. They finished with dynamic bullpen work. They won. They are doing so at historic levels. In the last 65 years, the only Yankees team to reach 28 games... [Read More]
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