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Biden visits Buffalo after mass shooting to comfort a grief-stricken city

The president called the attack “domestic terrorism” in a speech and met with the families of the victims.

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Exclusive: Chipotle workers file for HERO Act safety committees

A worker and union leaders allege the first attempt to invoke the law went ignored.

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New York lawmakers mourn Buffalo mass shooting deaths, demand action on white supremacy

State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said that any GOP official who perpetuates the racist ideology that apparently fueled the shooter is not fit to serve.

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Eric Adams for president?

New York City mayors have a long history of running for – and failing to win – the White House.

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New York’s once-booming oil industry and the risky wells it left behind

Western New York towns were built around oil production. Now, they’re grappling with the remnants of a declining industry.

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Political insiders unimpressed with both Hochul and Adams: Poll

Respondents to a City & State/Honan Strategy Group Poll also think Hochul will win reelection – but it’ll be close.

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Amazon Labor Union loses election at a smaller Staten Island warehouse

Workers at the LDJ5 facility rejected joining the union after it led the first successful effort to unionize an Amazon warehouse last month.

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New York City to provide $2 million to assist Ukrainians fleeing war with Russia

The announcement comes after President Joe Biden said the U.S. will set up a “streamlined” process creating a special status for Ukrainans seeking to reside legally in the U.S.

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NYC receives first opioid settlement distribution from Big Pharma

The city will receive $256 million total from the $1.5 billion in settlements that state Attorney General Tish James’s office reached with drug manufacturers.

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Syracuse police had other options for dealing with 8-year-old accused of stealing. They didn’t use them.

Options included talking to the child, calling his parents and giving consideration to his size, age and the fact he was crying, according to legal experts.