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Elected officials arrested at MLK LaGuardia union protest

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(Credit: Rep. Charles Rangel joined elected leaders and hundreds of airport workers. (Alejandra Villa))

Rep. Charles Rangel and a roster of other New York City elected officials were arrested Monday afternoon as part of a protest outside LaGuardia Airport demanding higher wages and paid holidays for airport workers.

Hundreds of 32BJ-SEIU union members marched across the 94th Street and Ditmars Boulevard bridge leading to LaGuardia rallying for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to serve as a paid holiday....

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NYers recount JFK and the day they will never forget

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(Credit: John F. Kennedy's burial service. (AFP/Getty))

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963 ranks with the sudden death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on April 12, 1945 -- less than a month before the end of World War II -- in the annals of epic mourning for older New Yorkers. Kennedy was shot around 12:30 p.m. central time that day, with the official announcement of his death about an hour later. Adults alive then...

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