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Readers sound off on the gang database, NYCHA and the Pizza Rats

Brooklyn: In the early days of federally funded public housing, NYCHA was the gold standard of performance and maintenance as determined by the federal funders. NYCHA was rated at 90+%, while Chicago Housing Authority was rated in the 40% range. Lying to federal inspectors and trying to deceive federal auditors ...

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McDonald’s to ditch plastic straws

Image copyright PA Image caption Paper straws will replace the plastic ones McDonald’s will replace plastic straws with paper ones in all its UK and Ireland restaurants, starting from September. The fast food giant is the latest company to opt out of the single-use plastic, which can take hundreds of ...

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The surprise place where hijab can spell trouble

Image copyright Dalia Anan Image caption Dalia says she was refused entry to two restaurants because of her hijab “It is easier to be wearing hijab in London than Cairo.” This is how 47-year-old Dalia Anan describes her experience as a woman wearing the Islamic headscarf – also known as ...

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Massacre school’s guard had been suspended for harassment

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — An unarmed security monitor who critics say could have stopped the Florida high school massacre was suspended last year for sexually harassing students. The South Florida SunSentinel reported Thursday that 39-year-old Andrew Medina was suspended for three days after an investigation corroborated allegations by two female ...

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