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9/11
Robert Sciarrino/Pool/Sipa Press
February 25, 2019 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, first responders and their advocates were back at the Capitol Monday urging Congress to ensure that a victims' compensation fund does not run out of money. Members of the New York delegation, joined by first responders, survivors and...
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Tower Of Light
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
February 25, 2019 - 2:19 pm
A bipartisan group of lawmakers is joining former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart for a rally on Capitol Hill Monday to call on Congress to make sure money keeps flowing to the fund that helps those sickened by toxic post-9/11 conditions.
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Chuck Schumer
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February 25, 2019 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday demanded that the Trump administration earmark at least $1.2 billion in the federal budget for New York City's blighted public housing _ the nation's largest. The New York Democrat spoke at the Alfred E. Smith Houses on Manhattan's Lower East Side...
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Google Street View
February 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm
NYACK, N.Y. (AP) -- A funeral will be held Thursday for a pregnant mother of six who police say was killed when a driver hit her family outside a convenience store after words were exchanged about his smoking. Melissa Castillo DeLoatch, 32, of Stony Point shielded her youngest child, a girl in a...
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Barbara Hillary
Barbara Hillary
February 25, 2019 - 1:13 pm
The first known African-American woman to reach both the North and South poles is getting ready for an expedition to Mongolia – and she’s undertaking the feat at 87 years old.
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Swastika Brighton Beach playground
@ChaimDeutsch/Twitter
February 25, 2019 - 11:03 am
Days after swastikas were found in a schoolyard in Queens, more have been discovered at a playground in a predominantly Russian Jewish neighborhood of Brooklyn.
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Queens hit and run
Google Street View
February 25, 2019 - 9:39 am
A young woman was struck and killed by a cab driver in Queens on Sunday in what witnesses described as a chaotic scene.
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Brooklyn church statue vandalism
NYPD
February 25, 2019 - 8:49 am
Police are looking for a man who they say casually picked up a statue at a Brooklyn church and tossed it in a garbage can.
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Drone
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February 24, 2019 - 5:11 pm
A 26-year-old man on Long Island is facing criminal charges after allegedly shooting down a drone this weekend.
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New  York City skyline
Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
February 24, 2019 - 4:26 pm
Would you like to see New York broken into two states? An Upstate Republican is proposing just that.
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