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Italian 'Nonnas' Bring Taste Of Home To Staten Island

Enoteca Maria, an Italian restaurant on Staten Island, has no head chef. Instead, the owner brings in Italian grandmas to cook up the regional dishes they learned from their parents and grandparents.
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FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling

The Supreme Court recently said police overstepped their legal authority by planting a GPS tracker on the car of a suspected drug dealer without a search warrant. The decision set off alarm bells at the FBI, where officials are trying to determine whether they need to change the way they work.
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Confronting The VP May Be Impolite. Is It A Crime?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case involving a Colorado man who was thrown in jail after telling Vice President Cheney in 2006 that the Bush administration's policies in Iraq were "disgusting." Even the Secret Service agents involved in the arrest disagree on what happened.
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With His Big Win In Illinois, Romney Could Regain Nomination Mojo

Illinois, with its more upscale, well-educated and moderate Republicans, especially in the counties surrounding Chicago, was always favorable political terrain for Mitt Romney. It was no surprise that he won, but the margin was impressive. And he also showed strength among voters he has had trouble courting.
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Trayvon Martin Shooting: What If Shooter Was Black?

It would likely change the narrative, but one researcher says bias against black men exists across races.
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Justices Limit State Liability Under Medical Leave Act

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states cannot be sued for money damages for failing to give an employee time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act to recover from an illness. The vote was 5 to 4 with no legal theory commanding a clear majority.
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High Court Debates Life Without Parole For Juveniles

The justices listened to oral arguments Tuesday in two cases that ask whether it is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence juveniles convicted of murder to life in prison without parole.
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At The Community Garden, It's Community That's The Hard Part

In cities across the country, most community gardens are divided up into individual plots. It means if some of your neighbors start shirking their responsibilities, it's not really your problem. But there are also still a lot of people doing communal-style gardens.
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The Rodeo Circuit: Bucking Bulls And Broken Bones

It's rodeo season across the country. Fans will pack stands to watch bucking broncos, raging bulls and barrel racing. For the participants, it's a natural high. But it can be also dangerous. Cowboys and cowgirls often get injured, sometimes seriously.

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