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Alison Bowen is a Chicago journalist with bylines in the NYT, Tribune, NYDN and more. Her experience ranges from writing crime, health and travel stories to editing a national books section.

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Veterans go from deployed to unemployed | Metro.us Metro.us

Abbas Malik guarded the Green Zone in Iraq, but he can’t get hired as a mall security guard in Staten Island.  

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New Adult literature: Teen reading for grown-ups – Metro

New Adult literature: Teen reading for grown-ups – ...

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100 New Yorkers bitten by rats each year | Metro.us Metro.us

See that piece of slimy trash the subway rat is chewing? You could be next.

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9/11 responders cautiously hopeful for cancer aid | Metro.us Metro.us

9/11 responders reacted with cautious hope Wednesday to news that the city might release data illuminating whether Ground Zero dust caused their cancers.

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After two murders, Councilman urges gay people to be careful ...

After two murders, a Councilman urges gay people to be careful dating.

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A proposed plan to fence off overhead dangers | Metro.us Metro.us

Danger is lurking above New Yorkers’ heads every day, one Councilman warns, and could drop in the form of a lobbed brick or tipped-over shopping cart.

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Author Christa Parravani on life after losing an identical twin – Metro

Author Christa Parravani on life after losing an id...

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Bangladeshi man beaten in bias attack hours after Boston bombing ...

A man reports a beating hours after a terrorist attack.

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Be your own mixologist Metro.us

Here are some easy cocktails to make at home, we promise.

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Broadway blasted for recordings | Metro.us Metro.us

Broadway seats are filled with crowds ready to soak up a live performance. But at some theaters, purely live music might not be part of the deal.

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Cancer kills 9/11 volunteer months after feds approve coverage ...

Adan Gonzalez died last month of cancer his daughter said was related to volunteering at Ground Zero.

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Celebrate DOMA by donating cocktail cash to equality at W Hotel

Toast to the Supreme Court's decision with a cocktail that supports the Human Rights Campaign....

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Celebrate the new royal baby with tea time around the world

Toast the royal baby with a cup of tea while traveling....