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In a lawsuit filed last week against federal agencies, the New York Civil Liberties Union said federal officials are holding young adults – even those without suspected gang ties – indefinitely and illegally.
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The Republican field for governor is far from being settled as GOP officials continue to eye Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro as an alternative to state Sen. John DeFrancisco, and Molinaro isn’t completely dismissing the talks.
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The Brooklyn teen accusing two NYPD detectives of raping her in the back of a police van said she was handcuffed during the brutal assault, and that she has the hospital records to prove it.
A raffle intended to raise money for the local fire department in the Hudson Valley town of Kent had a Windham AR-15 semiautomatic rifle as one of the prizes, but after last week’s school shooting in Florida, the fundraiser suddenly took on much larger implications.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer joined the family of a Genesee County man who died in a pileup on the state Thruway in January to push for changes aiming to make collisions with tractor-trailers less deadly.
Nassau County must disclose records relating to its short-lived school speed camera program after a state appellate court ruled this month that the county’s Traffic and Parking Violations Agency was subject to public information laws.
Winemakers and residents from the Finger Lakes region urged Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration to reject calls for a massive trash incinerator between Seneca and Cayuga lakes that would generate energy by burning thousands of tons of trash each day.
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If New York really wants to speed up the closing of the Rikers Island jail complex, New York City and state officials need to move away from the counterproductive language of mutual recrimination that will hinder this effort.
It’s looking like New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s replacement will be an empty chair, at least for a while, as the chancellor is set to depart next month and the search for a successor seems to have stalled.
It took years for the heroes who labored on the smoldering pile after 9/11 to shame Washington to take responsibility for the deteriorating health of those poisoned by the toxins unleashed by the collapse of the twin towers, and they may need to start fighting again.
Even as he touts his administration’s commitment to the Adirondacks, Cuomo is resurrecting a bad idea to change how New York pays property taxes on large swaths of state-owned wilderness.
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President Donald Trump ordered the Justice Department to issue regulations banning so-called “bump stocks,” which convert semi-automatic guns into automatic weapons like those used last year in the massacre of concertgoers in Las Vegas.
Trump wants Pennsylvania Republicans to fight the implementation of a court-drawn congressional map that threatens a half dozen GOP-held seats this November, but most experts see little hope in a legal challenge to the new districts.