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  • By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

    By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:19:04 GMT
    Vice President Mike Pence last year. BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty ImagesVice President Mike Pence last year. BECKROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

    With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. 

    With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. 

  • Cuomo: NY will make it easier to register to vote

    Cuomo: NY will make it easier to register to vote

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-07-25 16:42:52 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all state agencies to provide voter registration information in an effort to increase participation in elections. 

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered all state agencies to provide voter registration information in an effort to increase participation in elections. 

  • Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

    Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:42 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:42:47 GMT

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.             

    White House press secretary Sean Spicer is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.             

  • Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

    Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:24:02 GMT
    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:24:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks at American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times debut gala at Smithsonian American Art Museum on May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for WS Productions)WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks at American Visionary: John F. Kennedy's Life and Times debut gala at Smithsonian American Art Museum on May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for WS Productions)

    Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

    Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

  • Mayor visits Morris Heights for town hall meeting

    Mayor visits Morris Heights for town hall meeting

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:00:29 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio told the audience of a town hall meeting that Devoe Park would get new lighting and security gates in Morris Heights Wednesday evening.Mayor Bill de Blasio told the audience of a town hall meeting that Devoe Park would get new lighting and security gates in Morris Heights Wednesday evening.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio told the audience of a town hall meeting that Devoe Park would get new lighting and security gates in Morris Heights Wednesday evening. 

    Mayor Bill de Blasio told the audience of a town hall meeting that Devoe Park would get new lighting and security gates in Morris Heights Wednesday evening. 

  • Trump Jr. releases emails showing Russian aid for campaign

    Trump Jr. releases emails showing Russian aid for campaign

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:13:24 GMT
    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:30:25 GMT

    Trump Jr. now admits he wanted info on Clinton from a Russian lawyer he met during campaign; paper says he was told source was Russian government.

    Trump Jr. now admits he wanted info on Clinton from a Russian lawyer he met during campaign; paper says he was told source was Russian government.

  • Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for assaults made on taxi drivers

    Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for assaults made on taxi drivers

    Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for assaults made on taxi drivers

    New York lawmakers want stiffer penalties for crimes committed against taxi drivers.

    New York lawmakers want stiffer penalties for crimes committed against taxi drivers.

  • New Westchester Ave. building would bring affordable housing

    New Westchester Ave. building would bring affordable housing

    Many Bronx residents are applauding a new proposal for a mixed-used, affordable housing building along Westchester Avenue. The Procida Companies are proposing a 206-unit building that would bring affordable

    Many Bronx residents are applauding a new proposal for a mixed-used, affordable housing building along Westchester Avenue. The Procida Companies are proposing a 206-unit building that would bring affordable

  • Gov. Cuomo pledges $10M toward Orchard Beach Pavilion

    Gov. Cuomo pledges $10M toward Orchard Beach Pavilion

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to put $10 million into renovating the shuttered Orchard Beach Pavilion, but that may not be enough to get work going. The money, announced Monday in one of Cuomo's six State

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to put $10 million into renovating the shuttered Orchard Beach Pavilion, but that may not be enough to get work going. The money, announced Monday in one of Cuomo's six State

  • Yemeni businesses close to protest travel ban

    Yemeni businesses close to protest travel ban

    A group of Yemeni business owners plan to shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas around New York City in protest of President Donald Trump's travel ban on people hailing from seven Muslim-majority countries including Yemen. CaptionA group of Yemeni business owners plan to shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas around New York City in protest of President Donald Trump's travel ban on people hailing from seven Muslim-majority countries including Yemen. Caption

    A group of Yemeni business owners shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas around New York City Thursday in protest of President Donald Trump's temporary travel restrictions.

    A group of Yemeni business owners shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas around New York City Thursday in protest of President Donald Trump's temporary travel restrictions.

  • Immigrants’ fears grow as ICE raids strike close to home

    Immigrants’ fears grow as ICE raids strike close to home

    Federal authorities began conducting immigration raids in New York City and around the country this past week. More than 600 people have already been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

    Federal authorities began conducting immigration raids in New York City and around the country this past week. More than 600 people have already been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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