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Exclusive: Joe Biden and Democrats unveil details of DNC convention including nightly themes, ways to watch

'Uniting America' will be the DNC convention's theme. Speakers include former Ohio Gov.

Opinion: Only a matter of time before college athletes use all of their power to dismantle system

At some point in coming years, college athletes will boycott a major sports event, or a star player who leads a movement will help destroy amateurism.

US intel: Russia working to defeat Biden; China and Iran prefer Trump defeat

Russia wants to "denigrate" Joe Biden, while China views Trump as "unpredictable," says the U.S.

Lebanon president: Beirut explosion either due to negligence or missile, bomb

At least 10 times in 6 years, authorities from Lebanon's customs, military, security agencies and judiciary raised alarm that a stockpile of explosive chemicals was being kept.

Air India Express flight skids off runway, leaving at least 16 people dead

An Air India Express flight  with 190 people on board skidded off a runway, leaving more than a dozen people dead.

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East River Tidal Energy Project Nears Final Phase

Verdant Power’s East River tidal energy (RITE) project nears its finish. Three new turbines are ready, assembled on a TriFrame, and they start work this fall. By David Stone Fifteen years ago, […]

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Roosevelt Island After Isaias: Pictures

Roosevelt Island after Isaias, as pictures show, was carpeted with downed trees and branches, but the worst centered on the north end. Photos & Story by David Stone The tropical storm had […]

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Isaias Exposes RIOC Dysfunction

Tropical Storm Isaias exposes RIOC dysfunction as the state agency fumbled and bumbled its leadership role. So bad, it was almost funny. Except for the risks. By David Stone Rocked by the […]

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Promenade Bike Ban for Roosevelt Island

A Promenade bike ban for Roosevelt Island makes sense. Suggested by a reader, a ban would make the area safer and open it up for wider usage. Opinion by David Stone What […]

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