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Cuomo’s congestion-pricing plan to fund MTA subway hits roadblock

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo’s hope to impose a congestion-pricing plan to raise revenue for the beleaguered city subway system has hit a legislative roadblock — before he’s even proposed it. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk County) said he does ...

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GOP loses another candidate to challenge Cuomo in governor race

ALBANY — The Republicans lost yet another potential candidate for governor after Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said Thursday he will not seek to challenge Gov. Cuomo this year. While I believe that state government can be a servant of ...

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Connecticut boarding school settles sexual abuse lawsuits

A boarding school in Connecticut has made payouts to settle two lawsuits by former students alleging they were sexually abused by faculty members decades ago. They are the latest in a series of claims against the 250-student Indian Mountain School ...

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Thieves steal jewels worth millions from Venice museum

Two thieves made off with millions of euros worth of jewels in a brazen daytime heist at an exhibition in Venice Wednesday. Investigators believe that at least two suspects entered Doge’s Palace, a popular tourist spot, where Indian jewelry belonging ...

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Defense in Kansas bomb case wants Trump voters in jury pool

Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge on Wednesday to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for ...

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Dow Jones trades above 25,000 for first time ever

The Dow Jones industrial average is trading above 25,000 points for the first time Thursday, just five weeks since its first close above 24,000. The Dow broke through five 1,000-point barriers in 2017, on its way to a 25 percent ...

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Trump claims he doesn't talk to Bannon, contradicting White House

President Trump contradicted his top spokeswoman on Thursday, telling reporters that he doesn’t speak to his onetime right hand man Steve Bannon. “I don’t talk to him. I don’t talk to him,” Trump said before a White House meeting with ...

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Astros accept President Trump’s invitation to visit White House

The World Series champions are going to Washington D.C. Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan acknowledged Wednesday that Houston is “honored” by formally receiving an invite to the White House and that they will accept it. When they will ...

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Colo. killer bought 11 guns before live-streaming cop shooting

The disturbed gunman who live-streamed the moment he killed a Colorado sheriff’s deputy earlier this week legally bought nearly a dozen guns before being admitted to a veterans psych ward, according to reports. Between 2010 and 2013, Matthew Riehl purchased ...

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Trump’s lawyers reportedly hit Steve Bannon with cease and desist

President Trump is taking legal action to stop Steve Bannon’s “disparaging” attacks. Lawyers for the President sent a cease and desist letter to the former White House Chief Strategist, claiming he has broken his non-disclosure agreement signed during the campaign, ...

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