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40 years later, ‘Power Broker’ is standard reading

In this Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, author and biographer Robert Allan Caro smiles during an interview in New York. A generation of city planners and builders have come of age since Caro's 1,300-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "The Power Broker," was published 40 years ago. Celebrated for its exhaustive detail, controversial for its startling disclosures, Caro's book has been cited as inspiration for a new approach to urban planning _ more modest in scale, more focused on community involvement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder Robert Moses changed his life: Robert Caro’s “The Power Broker.”

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Rookie Jabari Parker headlines new-look Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd directs his players from the bench in the first half of their preseason NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rookie Jabari Parker speaks in the calm, measured tones of a 10-year veteran. A polished demeanor exudes confidence, while a strong work ethic draws respect from his new NBA teammates.

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‘Stalker’ star Maggie Q loves acting _ and privacy

In this image released by CBS, Maggie Q appears in a scene from "Stalker." The series, which stars Maggie and Dylan McDermott as detectives who investigate stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD, airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET. (AP Photo/CBS, Monty Brinton)

NEW YORK (AP) — For Maggie Q, her new series, “Stalker,” hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. She sees privacy, and guarding her personal space, as vital to her freedom.

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This Date In Baseball

1910 — After three straight defeats and trailing Philadelphia 3-2 in the ninth, the Chicago Cubs tied the score and then won 4-3 in 10 innings for their only victory as the A’s won the World Series in five games.

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Firestorm over Met opera hits fever pitch

In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo,  protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening  in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about  the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a musical work about the death of a Jewish man they say glorifies his Palestinian killers.

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