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Sympathy for a Rat

Metropolitan Diary: Empathy with a dirty rodent created a lingering sense of guilt about why there was no similar feeling for the homeless.

Movie Review: 2 States

Abhishek Varman’s “2 States”, based on a Chetan Bhagat novel of the same name, is a good example of a movie subject that would appeal to a new, younger Indian audience.

Luckie Marietta District Easter Egg Hunt at SweetWater 420 Fest

Not only is the lineup at SweetWater 420 Fest an egg-cellent attraction, but the Luckie Marietta District has planned a family-friendly Easter egg hunt to ensure no one misses out on Easter festivities. The hunt will take place at noon...Show More Summary

Morning 10: New film commissioner | Block trading | Campaign fraud

Mayor Bill de Blasio has picked documentary veteran Cynthia Lopez as the city's new commissioner of the Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting. Block trading is back in a big way on Wall Street.... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYPD: This Woman Tried To Steal Baby From Nanny In Chelsea

19 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Yesterday, a woman apparently tried to kidnap an eight-month-old baby from the care of his nanny while he was being strolled in Chelsea. [ more › ]

Metro-North fined $552,000 over past decade, says U.S. senator

Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut... To view the full story, click the title link.

Whittier standoff ends peacefully after 12 hours; man in custody

A standoff with Whittier police that lasted more than 12 hours ended early Friday morning after a man surrendered and his alleged hostage was freed unharmed from inside an apartment.

Extra, Extra: Professor Suspended Over Sweet Game Of Thrones T-Shirt

22 minutes agoUnited States / New York : Gothamist

Game Of Thrones T-Shirt"/> Because we could all use a hug today, check out today's end-of-day links: 'Space Jam' live read, foodie hipsters, Mr. Cocaine arrested for drugs, tiny kittens travel via airmail and e-cigarette explosions. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

Law firm lands at 1221 Sixth Ave.

It's official, the law firm of White & Case has signed up for 440,000 square feet of space at the McGraw-Hill Building located at 1221 Sixth Ave., between West 48th and West 49th streets. The... To view the full story, click the title link.

AJC Spring Dining Guide: 25 Must-try Dishes

Oysters from the Kimball House (Jason Getz) Spring is a time for new flavors. Green garlic. Bamboo shoots. Just-dug potatoes. Lamb. So we figured spring would be a perfect time to look at new restaurants that are making an impact on dining in Atlanta. Show More Summary

5 things to do: Friday Night Jazz

41 minutes agoUnited States / Atlanta : Fresh Loaf

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Watch: Mainland tourists throw screaming fit at Hong Kong hotel

44 minutes agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Staff at a hotel in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood got (probably) the loudest earful of their lives when a group of travelers from Fujian province more or less had a 7-hour-long tantrum over their accommodations. [ more › ]

China’s Anti-Graft Problem: Public Participation With Chinese Characteristics

Chinese media have been eager to portray Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption strategy of “going after both tigers and flies” as a serious struggle against graft in the government, not just an effort to settle political score...

Corruption Case Cracks Door on China’s Internet Police

A small corruption case in southern China offers an illuminating peak at one corner of China’s shadowy Internet-censorship machinery.

Going green

59 minutes agoLocal Interest / China : Analects

As China grapples with its industrial emissions, a newly built "eco-city" is being touted as a possible model for sustainable development

Authorities Want to Arrest Captain of Capsized Ferry

The captain has been facing scrutiny for abandoning a ferry as it capsized with hundreds trapped on board

New Persona Q trailers explain boost and all-out attacks

All right, Atlus. I get it. You're promoting your upcoming 3DS game, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. But jeezus guys and gals, I'm running out of ways to introduce your nonstop barrage of trailers. Whatever. Let's do this. This week brings two more gameplay trailers, this time explaining the boost system and the familiar all-out attack feature. Show More Summary

Pro-Russia Militants Defy Diplomatic Deal in Ukraine

Protest leaders say the interim government in Kiev is illegally occupying buildings and should also be asked to vacate them

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