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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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August 29, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Long Island will get $8.3 million to fight MS-13 gang violence and keep young people from joining gangs. He said the grant will go to 17 organizations and school districts for job training and placement, and for after school programs. "...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a rally in Tampa, Fla. Florida voters are going to the polls, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to select nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of Trump. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 28, 2018 - 9:29 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for Florida governor Tuesday, pulling off an upset against better funded and better known candidates on his quest to become the state's first black governor. Gillum will now face GOP nominee U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis during a rally in Tampa, Fla. Florida voters are going to the polls, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to select nominees to replace Republican Gov. Rick Scott in an election that’s caught the attention of Trump. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
August 28, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Rep. Ron DeSantis rode a robust endorsement from President Donald Trump to victory Tuesday in Florida's Republican gubernatorial primary. DeSantis was one of several Republicans running in contests in Florida and Arizona who hoped that cozying up to the president would be rewarded by...
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August 28, 2018 - 6:50 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Former FBI Director James Comey will address students, faculty and staff at the University of Connecticut. UConn President Susan Herbst announced Tuesday that Comey will be this year's speaker at the Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum on Oct. 15. In a message to the UConn...
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Donald Trump
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August 28, 2018 - 6:39 pm
UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A billboard referring to President Donald Trump as "Our Leader The Idiot" is making waves in a New Jersey town. The billboard is in Union Township, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) west of New York City. A New York-based activist tells News12 New Jersey that he's paying...
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August 28, 2018 - 2:20 pm
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- Take two tough-talking New Yorkers, put them in a room opposing each other, and watch the fireworks – and, at times, insults – fly. That’s what happened at Wednesday night’s Democratic gubernatorial primary debate at Long Island’s Hofstra University, at which Gov...
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Donald Trump
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August 28, 2018 - 11:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the "very serious situation" of social media companies "suppressing" conservative voices and "hiding information" and good news. Trump recently has made similar complaints about the issue, which has been making the...
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The American flag files at half-staff at the White House, Monday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2018, in Washington. Two days after Sen. John McCain's death, President Donald Trump says he respects the senator's "service to our country" and has signed a proclamation to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff until his burial. The flag atop the White House flew at half-staff over the weekend but was raised Monday and then lowered again amid criticism. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 28, 2018 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relented under pressure by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain's "service to our country" and re-lowering the White House flag. While much of the nation remembered McCain's record as a war hero, longtime...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2018, file photo, attorney Lanny Davis speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his K Street office in Washington. Cohen’s lawyer is walking back his assertions that his client could tell a special prosecutor that Trump had prior knowledge of a meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Davis said Monday, Aug. 27, he “should been much clearer that I could not confirm the story.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 27, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — They're the ultimate insiders, but the lawyers speaking publicly on behalf of President Donald Trump and his longtime "fixer"-turned-foe Michael Cohen have been fumbling the facts of late. Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, spent recent days walking back his bombshell assertions that his...
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The desk of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is draped in black on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain died at the age of 81, on Aug. 25, 2018, after battling brain cancer. (Senate Television via AP)
August 27, 2018 - 5:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain expressed his deep gratitude and love of country in his final letter and implored Americans to put aside "tribal rivalries" and focus on what unites. Rick Davis, former presidential campaign manager for McCain who is serving as a family spokesman, read the farewell...
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