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Thursday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 54. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph.


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Report: Spitzer seeks to run for office again

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lost his race for city comptroller to Scott Stringer last month, but a published report Wednesday said that does not mean he has any plans to end his political career. Read more: CBS New York/AP

New York’s airports lag in amenities: report

They may be getting some much-needed improvements, but New York’s three airports still aren’t up to snuff when it comes to amenities, according to one local airport advocacy group. Read more: NBC New York

NY pre-K to cost $225 million in year one but that ‘shouldn’t be a problem': study

As Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota argue over how to raise funds to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, a new report offers a fresh take on how New York City and the state could share the cost of the program. Read more: New York Daily News

Storm-battered communities in NY compete for bonuses

More than 100 New York communities slammed by severe storms and massive flooding in the last two years are all seeking shares of $750 million in federal rebuilding aid and also competing for $3 million bonus grants. Read more: Fox New York/AP

Website contractors blame Obama administration

The principal contractors responsible for the federal government’s trouble-plagued health insurance website say the Obama administration shares responsibility for the snags that have crippled the system. Read more: AP