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Reps. Dan Crenshaw and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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February 05, 2019 - 8:31 am
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at fellow Congressional freshman, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw, after he joked about her progressive tax proposal on Twitter.
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Coney Island shooting
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February 05, 2019 - 7:20 am
A mother of six and grandmother was shot and killed in Coney Island – one of two bystanders shot in broad daylight during a dispute between two men, police say.
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Prisoners call out to protesters and family members gathers outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison where prisoners have been without heat, hot water, electricity and proper sanitation due to an electrical failure since earlier in the week, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 04, 2019 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The Federal Defenders of...
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Marcal Paper plant fire
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February 04, 2019 - 6:32 pm
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The parent company of a landmark New Jersey paper plant destroyed by fire last week says it is creating a website to help hundreds of affected workers find new jobs. RELATED: Massive fire destroys Marcal Paper plant in Elmwood Park, N.J. Soundview Paper Company said...
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February 04, 2019 - 6:17 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is calling on the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI to "conduct an appropriate investigation into alleged crimes committed at the Trump National Golf Club" in Bedminster, N.J. Menendez's office said in a press release Monday that the...
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February 04, 2019 - 5:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former New York City police officer has been sentenced to up to 15 years in jail for a 2016 drunken driving accident in Brooklyn that killed a pedestrian and injured three others. Prosecutors say 30-year-old Nicholas Batka, of Brooklyn, was sentenced on Monday after pleading...
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Mugshots showing Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera aka El Chapo.
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February 04, 2019 - 5:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The jury at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo has ended its first day of deliberations without a verdict. Jurors are deciding the fate of Joaquin Guzman in his drug-trafficking case. They are set to resume deliberating on Tuesday morning. The jury has heard...
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February 04, 2019 - 5:28 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A leading critic of New York subsidies for Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters in Queens has been nominated to serve on a state board with the power to reject the project. Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced Monday that she has recommended Queens...
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Super Bowl 53
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February 04, 2019 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Jersey gambling regulators say its sportsbooks lost $4.6 million on $34.9 million in Super Bowl wagers, the first major sporting event for bettors since sports gambling was legalized in the state last year. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday that casinos...
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Measles
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February 04, 2019 - 2:38 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut Department of Public Health has confirmed a hospital's report of a second case of measles in Connecticut. Yale New Haven Hospital reported this weekend that is has treated two patients in the past two weeks. The Health Department said Monday that both cases...
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