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Protestant Immigrants Worship in Italy

Reporter: Nathan Vickers
Producer: Nathan Vickers
 
In Italy they say even the Protestants are Catholic. That’s because non-Catholics make up less than 10 percent of the country’s population. But while Italian Protestants are especially scarce, many manage to find a sense of community in a small church on a Roman side street. Nathan Vickers reports.

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Proposal Would Seal Some Female Offenders’ Records

Reporter: Morgan Radford
Producer: Jaslee Carayol
 
In our Focus report … how hundreds of New Yorkers with criminal convictions could receive a fresh start. Morgan Radford tells us how a new plan could be of special help to women.

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Even After Foxconn, Apple Products Still in High Demand

Reporter: Brandon Gates
Producer: Brandon Gates
 
The first independent audit of Apple’s Chinese factories by the Fair Labor Association found Foxconn, the factories’ owner, worked employees hard. Foxconn promises to correct those problems, but meanwhile, many New Yorkers say they will continue to buy Apple products. Brandon Gates reports.

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Protesters Denounce Ramarley Graham’s Death

Reporter: Dalal Mawad
Producer: Dalal Mawad
 
In New York City, protests continue after the death of a teenager killed by a New York City police officer. The officer thought Graham had a gun and stormed into an apartment after him, killing the 18-year-old in a bathroom. Dalal Mawad reports.

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New York City Beekeeper Keeps Rooftops Abuzz

Reporter: Olivia Smith
Producer: Xian Bu
 
Who does the city call when bees get out of control? Our New Yorker of the week, Andrew Coté. He is also the reason beekeeping has been legalized in New York City. Olivia Smith reports from where his beehives are kept — on rooftops.

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New Yorkers Eager for Piece of Mega Millions Jackpot

Reporter: Ines Novacic
Producer: Nathan Vickers
 
The Mega Millions jackpot cleared $500 million on Friday, making it the largest lottery prize in the world. In New York, as Ines Novacic reports, people lined the sidewalks hoping for a windfall.

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Aired: March 30, 2012 | One Comment
Nursing Home Plans a Controversial Move

Reporter: Anam Siddiq
Producer: Leisha Majtan
 
A Morningside Heights nursing home and rehab center is one step closer to picking up and moving south. But as Anam Siddiq reports in this week’s Morningside Report, its future neighbors are not excited about their arrival.

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New Documentary Film ‘Bully’ Stirs Old Debate

Reporter / Producer: Lars Vercelli
 
A new documentary that sheds light on the growing problem of school bullying opened in New York and Los Angeles today. It’s a film meant to be seen by both adults and kids but it’s already starting a huge controversy. Lars Vercelli reports.

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City Residents Vote on How to Spend $1 Million

Reporter: Allison Gaito
Producer: Allison Gaito
 
What would you do with $1 million? That’s the question residents in four New York City council districts are voting on this week. Called “participatory budgeting,” it’s the first time city residents will get a direct say on where their tax dollars should go.

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City’s Restaurant Grading System — A Success or Failure?

Reporter: Daniel Medina
Producer: Linda Ong
 
Eighteen months after the New York City’s Department of Health began rating restaurants, consumers remain divided on what to make of it. In this week’s Consumer Watch, reporter Daniel Medina finds out if city residents truly consider a restaurant’s grade before going out to eat.

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