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T-Shirt Vendor Emerges as Hero

Vietnam veteran doesn't want to make a big deal of it

(Newser) - The T-shirt vendor who alerted a New York City cop to a potential car bomb wasn't much interested in talking to reporters this morning. He just wanted to catch a cab home, reports the New York Times . “I’m not going to say anything," said the still unidentified... More »

Terror Suspect Doubled as Friendly Coffee Vendor

(Newser) - When he pushed his family's coffee cart on the streets of New York, Najibullah Zazi greeted people with friendly hellos and made a point to remember how regulars liked their joe. Now, feds say he trained with al-Qaeda and planned a massive bomb attack on the same city. The New ... More »

Upscale Street Vendors Spark NYC Food Fight

(Newser) - Old guard NYC food vendors are serving up a side of invective with their hot dogs, aimed at upscale newcomers disturbing the traditional order, the Times reports. In the last year the recession has pushed white-collar workers of all stripes onto the street, but the newbies don’t understand—or... More »

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