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08/26/2010

Is America Growing Islamaphobic?

Tuesday's attack on a Muslim cab driver has added to the increasing concerns that America is becoming Islamaphobic.

Governor Paterson said on WOR-AM this morning that the cabby attack and the increasing heated debate of the proposed mosque and Islamic Center near ground zero is just what the terrorists wanted when they attacked on 9/11.

"An incident like this, where a taxi driver almost lost his life should certainly compel us to remembering," Paterson said  "This is what the terrorists really want. This is the terrorists getting a yield on their investment when they attacked this country and blew up the World Trade Center, that we're now fighting each other. This is making their day."

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08/16/2010

Bedbugs on the Rise

A recent survey of pest control companies found about 40 percent of bedbug problems now occur not in
homes, but in commercial businesses such as clothing stores, hotels or theaters.

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So do you have any personal experiences with bedbugs? In your home or in a store? Does the thought of bedbugs make you nervous to shop? Or do you have thoughts on the spreading infestations and how to stop them? Let us know your story, and you may see your comments on Eyewitness News!

08/14/2010

President Obama's comments on Ground Zero mosque

President Barack Obama says Muslims have the right to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, but he's not saying whether he thinks it's a good idea to do so. The president's comment Saturday during a trip to Florida expanded on a statement he made at a White House dinner on Friday. At that event, he said Muslims have the same right to freedom of religion as everyone else in America. Do you think the president was right to speak out on this issue?  How do you feel about the comments he made?  Share your thoughts with us by clicking COMMENT below.  Your comments may appear on Eyewitness News.

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08/13/2010

Dr. Laura N-Word

Talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has issued an apology for saying the N-word several times in an on-air conversation with a caller that she said was "hypersensitive" to racism.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Is the apology enough? Should action be taken against Dr. Laura?  Tell us your thoughts, and they could end up on Eyewitness News.

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08/11/2010

Linda McMahon WWE

Linda McMahon won the Republican nomination in the Conn. primary for U.S. Senator.  McMahon is the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  Should her involvement in WWE matter in this election?  Will it work for her or against her?  Let us know your thoughts and your comments could end up on Eyewitness News. 

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08/09/2010

JetBlue flight attendant arrested after disturbance at JFK

Police have arrested a flight attendant after he fled the plane following an alleged confrontation with a passenger.  He then used an emergency chute as the JetBlue flight from Pittsburgh landed at JFK International Airport.  Share your thoughts with us on this story.  Click comment below, and don't forget to include your name and location.  Your comments may appear on Eyewitness News!

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08/06/2010

Diabetic man sues NYPD following arrest on subway

A diabetic man arrested while injecting himself with insulin on a New York City subway has sued the NYPD. He spent more than a day in jail for having his leg resting on a New York subway. He says had his leg there because he was a diabetic, injecting himself with insulin.  The officer allegedly took his insulin pen away causing the man to get violently ill. Do you think he should sue the NYPD?  Why or why not?  Share your response by clicking comment below.  Your comments may appear on Eyewitness News. 

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08/04/2010

A-Rod hit career home run #600

Alex Rodriguez becomes the seventh player in Major League Baseball history to hit at least 600 home runs in his career.  Eyewitness News wants to know what you think.  With A-Rod's past admissions of the use of steroids, does that taint this accomplishment? Send us your thoughts, and they could appear tonight on Eyewitness News.  Click below to post your comments.


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08/03/2010

Path cleared for Islamic community center and mosque at ground zero

Ignoring jeers and cries of "Shame on you," a city commission denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Center site that can now be demolished to make way for an Islamic community center and mosque.

Critics say it's fundamentally wrong to allow a mosque at the site because of the September 11th attacks. 

Supporters like Mayor Bloomberg disagree.     "In rushing into those burning buildings, not one asked, 'What
God do you pray to? What beliefs do you hold?"' Bloomberg said of the first responders. "We do not honor their lives by denying the very constitutional rights they died protecting."

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