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Weekend Roundup

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25 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested as group gathers in Washington Square Park

Occupy Wall Street protesters are gearing up for a Monday demonstration to mark the first anniversary of the movement — and give the 1% a fresh headache. Nearly 200 scruffy anti-capitalists swarmed Washington Square Park on Saturday in a warmup for Monday morning, when the activists will march on Wall Street and attempt to disrupt rush-hour traffic. Read more: Daily News

Queens teenager shot to death outside of Boys And Girls High School in Brooklyn

A Queens teenager was found shot to death outside of a historic Brooklyn High School on Friday. Police responding to a 911 call found Kaiim Vieira, 17, outside of Boys and Girls High School with multiple gunshot wounds. Read more: CBS

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula revealed! Photo surfaces despite his efforts to shield face from media after interview with police

Federal investigators questioned — but later released — one of the filmmakers behind the incendiary anti-Islam video that sparked violent clashes across the Middle East. Nakoula Basseley Nakoula was taken in for questioning near his Southern California home early Saturday, officials said. Read more: Daily News

Driver faces DUI charges following Midtown crash

A man is facing drunk driving charges after his car smashed into a passenger van near Radio City Music Hall in Midtown this morning, injuring six people. Police say a Mercedes sedan ran a red light and smashed into a GO Airlink passenger van around 4:45 a.m. at Sixth Avenue and 50th Street near Radio City Music Hall. Read more: NY1

When it comes to Queens politics, Asian-language media have it covered

When Democratic Assembly candidate Ron Kim — fresh off a hard-fought primary win — visited two senior centers in Flushing on Friday, he was greeted by a crush of reporters and photographers. Kim is one step closer to making history by becoming the first Korean-American lawmaker in the State of New York. And while that’s an interesting story for any reporter it’s huge news for the scores of Asian-language newspapers, radio stations and television stations that aggressively cover Queens politics on a daily basis. Read more: Daily News

Wheelchair softball tourney takes place in Queens

When a car accident paralyzed Joe Mendez 20 years ago, he thought his sports-playing days were over. “It took me a long time to be able to handle the ball, to maneuver the chair and stuff like that,” he said. “It takes time and effort.” He eventually re-learned to play softball, on wheels. Read more: NY1