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Interest in Contemporary Russian Literature Grows in US

One cultural consequence of the international crisis in Ukraine and the worsening of U.S.–Russian relations is that Americans are more interested in engaging with Russian culture than they have been in the last decade.

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Former Assemblywoman Rosa Starts One-Year Sentence Next Month

Last week’s sentencing of former New York State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa for marriage and bankruptcy fraud was a final chapter in a short political career. But Rosa’s sentence – a year in prison, three years of probation and repayment of $20,000 owed to creditors – has not ended the scandal’s fallout among uptown politicians and the largely Dominican constituency in Washington Heights and Inwood that Rosa represented.

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As City ID Rollout Nears, Questions Remain

City lawmakers and local nonprofits are working together to hammer out the details of the city ID program, scheduled to roll out in January 2015.

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Khodorkovsky in New York: Promoting a New Platform for Change in Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovksy, the former oil tycoon imprisoned for a decade under President Vladimir Putin, has returned to Russia’s political scene with renewed vigor. Over the past couple of weeks, in a series of meetings and interviews in New York and Washington, Khodorkovsky has promoted a revival of Open Russia.

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Mayoral Agencies Get Low Grades on Hiring Women and Minorities

Two-thirds of New York City mayoral agencies were graded “D” or “F” for their lack of success in hiring minorities and women-owned businesses, in a report card system unveiled on Wednesday by Comptroller Scott Stringer.

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Councilman Helps Recruit for Driving Jobs in the Bronx

On an overcast Wednesday morning, down the street from the Gun Hill housing projects, Councilman Andy King was offering something very different from his neighbors, the check cashing store and the pawn shop – he was offering jobs.

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Guillermo Linares: On the Comeback Trail

In reclaiming the New York Assembly seat he vacated two years ago, Guillermo Linares is hoping to also reclaim the trust of Dominicans in his Upper Manhattan district.

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East Harlem Takes Budget Into Its Own Hands

East Harlem residents met last night to debate how $1 million should be spent in their neighborhood as part of the city’s participatory budgeting initiative.

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A Rock Star Welcome From the Indian Diaspora

Shouts of “Long live mother India!” rang through Madison Square Garden on Sunday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was greeted by thousands on his first official visit to the U.S.

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Sunday in New York: Modi Meets the Indian Diaspora

Dozens of world leaders swarm New York each September for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, but few get the kind of rock star greeting that India’s new leader, Narendra Modi, is scheduled to receive on Sunday when he meets his fellow countrymen in Madison Square Garden.

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