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Hillary Clinton kicks off literacy campaign in East Harlem

Former first lady, Secretary of State and U.S.

(Credit: From left, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Randy Falco and Bill de Blasio on Feb. 4, 2014. (Charles Eckert))

Hillary Rodham Clinton Tuesday kicked off a campaign to encourage Hispanic families to start reading to and serenading their children while still in the cradle because “you’re literally building brain cells when you talk to your child.”

Speaking at a Head Start program in East Harlem, the potential 2016 presidential candidate helped debut a series of Spanish-language television commercials...

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2014 politics preview: The biggest stories to follow in NYC next year

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(Credit: Bill de Blasio with Letitia James (Charles Eckert))

This year provided its fair share of fun political stories.

From the fight over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban of large sugary drinks to the return of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, to Bill de Blasio winning the mayoral election, the city's political players and events riveted New Yorkers throughout 2013.

Although no one can predict everything that's in store for 2014 when it comes...

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Obama, Clinton honor JFK 50 years after assassination

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(Credit: Getty Images)

President Barack Obama joined with Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday to recognize the legacy of John F. Kennedy, the president who inspired a generation until he was felled by an assassin's bullets 50 years ago this week.

Obama, former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid a wreath and bowed their heads before Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery....

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