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Francis Begins First Full Day as Pope in Private Prayer

VATICAN CITY — Displaying some of his signature distaste for the trappings of high office, Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, began the first full day of his papacy on Thursday with private prayers at a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, slipping quietly into the building by a side door and leaving some …

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Killer Nanny

Out of sight but not too far out of mind, accused Killer Nanny- Yoselyn Ortega, was back in the public eye today for the first time. America’s worst nanny was in court for an update to her first degree murder charge for the brutal and unsettling attack on the two children under her watch.  The …

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The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church and president of SUNY College at Old Westbury, receives UNCF Shirley Chisholm Community Service Award

Group highlights Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change as an example of his commitment to improving education in the community. One of Harlem’s most influential pastors was recently celebrated by the United Negro College Fund for his commitment to education. The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, received the UNCF …

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Two Harlem Parks Headed in Different Directions in New Park Group’s Survey

Just call it a tale of two parks. While Marcus Garvey Park in Central Harlem received a score of 91, up from 64 two years ago, on the Report Card on Large Parks by New Yorkers for Parks, St. Nicholas Park, on the west side of Harlem, is in decline, dipping to a 77 from a score of …

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New BlackBerry coming to the US on March 22

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion will launch its new touchscreen smartphone in the U.S. with AT&T on March 22. The release will come several weeks after RIMlaunched the much-delayed devices elsewhere. AT&T said Monday that the Z10 will be available for $199.99 with a two-year contract. Sales of the device began in the U.K. and Canada shortly …

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