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Owner Closes Local News Sites After Writers Vote to Unionize

Gothamist, DNAinfo sites in multiple cities shuttered Thursday

(Newser) - One week after 27 New York employees of local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist voted to unionize, they were out of a job, the New York Daily News reports. But they weren't alone. The 89 employees at DNAinfo and Gothamist-affiliated sites in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington,... More »

NYC Cop Punches Protester

Knocked-down Rivera-Pitre demands probe of Johnny Cardona

(Newser) - A New York City cop has been filmed viciously punching a Manhattan protester in the face in the middle of a street packed with demonstrators. The target, New Yorker Felix Rivera-Pitre, and his attorney are calling for an investigation of Friday's incident, notes the San Francisco Chronicle . Rivera-Pitre was... More »

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