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Sanders releases new ad featuring Eric Garner's daughter

[embedded content] Bernie Sanders has released a dramatic new ad featuring an impassioned plea by Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, for Americans to vote for the surging progressive presidential candidate. The four-minute online ad begins with Garner talking about her daughter having learned about the civil rights struggle in the U.S. in school. “She just ...

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Donald Trump to clean up his language on campaign trail

Donald Trump is promising to clean up his foul-mouthed act. The Republican presidential candidate, infamous for his salty language on the campaign trail, said Thursday he was dropping the four-letter words to please his audience. “I went to the best school. I was the best student,” Trump said in a radio interview on “In the Morning” on WOR 710. “I ...

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Hillary Clinton pleads to N.H. voters for support in primary

Fading Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, facing a near-certain loss to Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, spent the last day before the crucial voting contest imploring Granite State residents to consider her and staving off rumors of an impending campaign shake-up “I need you tomorrow,” Clinton, who according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of recent polls is trailing Sanders ...

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Chuck Schumer wants crackdown on scammers imitating IRS

The FBI and Department of Justice need to crack down on an exploding number of scammers claiming to be from the IRS, Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday. The con artists tell unsuspecting people that they owe taxes and demand that they pay up via a wire transfer by transferring money onto a prepaid card. The scammers then claim that if ...

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Obama requests $1.8B in emergency funding to combat Zika

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP President Obama will ask Congress for more than $ 1.8 billion in emergency funding to tackle the fast-spreading Zika virus both at home and abroad. Amid an international outbreak, President Obama on Monday requested more than $ 1.8 billion emergency funding to help combat the rapidly expanding Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said ...

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Tax break to spur NYC housing development won’t be revived

Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News Gary LaBarbera, the president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, said the 421-a tax break is dead for good. A key housing tax break is “dead and will not be revived,” the head of the building trades union said Monday. The 421-a tax break expired last month after the ...

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Low-wage workers rip de Blasio's affordable housing plan

Christie M Farriella/for New York Daily News Low-wage workers say de Blasio’s housing plan stinks. A group of low-wage workers hit Mayor de Blasio’s affordable housing plan Monday, as top administration officials defended the plan. The workers said they can’t afford the homes in the plan — targeted at people making an average of at least 60% of the median ...

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Gov. Cuomo to host big-money fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton

Kathy Willens/AP Gov. Cuomo has praised Hillary Clinton, and now hopes to generate big money for her presidential campaign. ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo will host a big-money fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton next week. Dubbed “a conversation with Hillary Rodham Clinton,” the event will take place on Feb. 16 in the city. People are asked to donate $ 2,700 or raise ...

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Mayor dismisses call to probe anti-horse carriage plan

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images Mayor Bill De Blasio gives State of the City Address on February 4, 2016. De Blasio dismissed calls to investigate his legislative push as being “foolish.” Mayor de Blasio dismissed as “foolish” the push for a state investigation into his drive to ban horse drawn carriages. The Transport Workers Union requested a state attorney general’s probe ...

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Preet Bharara, Cuomo attend swearing-in judge ceremony

Mike Groll/AP U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (l.) arrives to the Court of Appeals for a swearing-in ceremony for Chief Judge Janet DiFiore on Monday in Albany. ALBANY — They were the two men in a room — with a lot of other people there too. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara and Gov. Cuomo — who he recently investigated — both ...

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