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The Windham Campbell Literary Prizes Festival wrapped up at Yale University last week. Nine prizewinners from around the globe in drama, non-fiction, and fiction were surprised with the prestigious awards that grant them $150,000 each.

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Maker culture is based on the idea that people can build interesting things with their own hands: high-tech things like robots, or simple household crafts. Some makers got together recently at Tunxis Community College in Farmington, Connecticut.

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It is still against the law in New York for stores to add “surcharges” to customers. But it is not a crime to offer a “discount” to cash customers.

The arcane semantic game played out in federal court this week. Consumer advocates say the ruling means poor customers are subsidizing rich customers.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s already making preparations, in case Hurricane Joaquin hits New York full force in the coming days.

Cuomo says he’s staffing up emergency operations centers, notifying National Guard offices that they might have to be deployed, and having work crews clear any trouble spots known to be prone to flooding, even though the track of the storm is still somewhat uncertain.

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The James Zadroga 9/11 Health Compensation Act, a law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders, expired midnight Thursday because Congress didn't act.