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Cuomo, Pelosi target NY Republicans in new campaign

Cuomo, Pelosi target NY Republicans in new campaign

Cuomo , whose grandfather Andrea immigrated from Italy, said that unless people belonged to the Onondaga, Mohawk and other Upstate New York tribes, "we are all immigrants". Pelosi said. "We are fighti...

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Budget stalemate continues in IL

Budget stalemate continues in IL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - With Illinois approaching a third straight year without a state budget, there were fresh signs Thursday that the effects of the unprecedented stalemate will worsen for resid...

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Health care on Senate Republicans' Agenda

Health care on Senate Republicans' Agenda

Among them is raising the debt ceiling to avoid defaulting on the nation's bills, always a thorny political lift. Paul said that instead of trying to fix Obamacare , "which for all practical pu...

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Hawaii Signs Legislation To Implement Goals Of Paris Climate Accord Anyway

Experts have warned that North Korea is at significant risk of climate change-related problems. Hawaii's governor earlier today signed two bills into law that align with the Paris Agreement ...

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NY students can apply for free college tuition beginning Wednesday

NY students can apply for free college tuition beginning Wednesday

One of the major requirements is you must come from a household making under $100,000 annual. That cap will rise to $125,000 by the school year beginning in fall 2019. There will be another Excelsior ...

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Trump's Tweets 'Official Statements,' Spicer Says

Trump's Tweets 'Official Statements,' Spicer Says

No consultation with White House attorneys, just: "The President is the President of the United States so they are considered official statements by the President of the United States", as Spicer stat...

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Corps Commanders take exception to Afghanistan's 'unwarranted threats' against Pakistan

On the same day, a rocket struck the Indian diplomatic compound in Kabul . "For the region at large, a stable Afghanistan is more valuable than an Afghanistan at war", Mr. Past attempts at peac...

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Who is Christopher Wray?

Trump tweeted that he would nominate Wray, who formerly led the Justice Department's criminal division, saying that details would follow. Wray served in a leadership role in the George W. Senate Ma...

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Who is Reality Leigh Winner?

Who is Reality Leigh Winner?

Follow @hiltzikm on Twitter , see his Facebook page , or email michael.hiltzik@latimes.com . While some people are criticizing the Intercept for contacting the government to verify the documen...

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Iran TV: 'Terrorists' attack Khomeini shrine

Iran TV: 'Terrorists' attack Khomeini shrine

In exchange for Iran rolling back its nuclear program, the US and other world powers agreed to suspend wide-ranging oil, trade and financial sanctions that had choked the Iranian economy. IRIB and ...

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GOP lawmakers support Trump choice for FBI chief

At the Justice Department , he helped handle corporate fraud scandals, served on Bush's Corporate Fraud Task Force and oversaw major fraud investigations including that of energy giant Enron . "An...

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U.S. intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

Republican senators say they'll ask Comey why he didn't tell Congress at the time it allegedly happened that Trump asked him to drop an FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Mic...

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She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did

She Prodded Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. He Did

Carter is charged with manslaughter for allegedly using text messages to encourage her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, 18, to kill himself. The text messages a MA woman sent to the mother of her boy...

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A Troubling Spike in Drug Deaths

A Troubling Spike in Drug Deaths

Overdoses of opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in the United States in 2015 - the latest year for which data are available. These statistics reflect a gr...

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At least 12 dead after 'terror' attack in Tehran

At least 12 dead after 'terror' attack in Tehran

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), a bomb was detonated by an attacker outside the shrine, and security forces responded with gunfire killing the attacker. Iran, on the other hand,...

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New Bills cornerback took eight-hour, $932 Uber trip to Buffalo

New Bills cornerback took eight-hour, $932 Uber trip to Buffalo

Instead of crowd-sourcing a ride via Twitter like House did, Wright just grabbed an Uber instead. Length of the trip: 550 miles in eight hours. A rep for the 30-year-old said Wright also gave the dr...

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Islamic State claims attacks on Iran parliament, shrine

The two attacks happened nearly simultaneously and killed up to seven people. One attacker detonated a suicide vest, one was killed by security forces and other assailants were arrested, the Governo...

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US intelligence chiefs decline to discuss Trump contacts

A Democratic senator grilled intelligence and law enforcement officials on their conversations with President Donald Trump and the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. The e...

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House Intelligence Committee issues subpoenas in Russian Federation investigation

Flynn's decision to furnish relevant documents related to the U.S. Senate's investigation of Russian Federation was also reported Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal and Fox News . The panel is ...

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Harp signs letter opposing USA withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Sen. Joe Donnelly said: " Climate change is not an issue that the USA can solve on its own". Bloomberg, who is the U.N. Secretary-General's special envoy for Cities and Climate Change, submitte...

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