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Sen. Scott gives Trump history lesson over Charlottesville

President Trump on Wednesday received a history lesson that put his inflammatory reaction to violence at a white nationalist rally in perspective, according to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) Scott, the Senate’s lone black Republican, sat down with Trump a month after saying the President’s “moral authority” was “compromised.” Trump faced intense bipartisan backlash after blaming “many sides” for the violence ...

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Cuomo assigns ‘gang prevention’ cops to 10 Long Island schools

ALBANY — Calling schools “the breeding ground” for dangerous gangs like MS-13, Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday announced state police will be going into schools to combat the problem. Cuomo during a Long Island appearance said “gang prevention officers” from the State Police will be posted in the 10 Suffolk County schools believed to have the highest incidents of gang-related activity. ...

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White House: ESPN's Jemele Hill should be fired for Trump insults

The White House wants to see an ESPN commentator tossed from the game for insulting President Trump. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday she thinks controversial tweets from “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill, in which the ESPN star called Trump a white supremacist, are a “fireable offense.” “I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone ...

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Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout

A day after the sleep-inducing primary election that five out of six registered city Democrats avoided Tuesday, the hangover has set in. Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese said the lesson was “money matters” — but low turnout did too. Here are some takeaways: *On Tuesday the Board of Elections preliminary estimate found just 439,963 people voted — a mere 14% of ...

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Senate OKs bill to open cellphone networks amid natural disasters

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would require cellphones to work on other carriers’ networks during natural disasters. The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act, pushed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, which aims to shore up phone networks that often break down during emergencies from Superstorm Sandy in New York to Hurricane ...

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TV viewers keep asking the FCC to punish CNN for Trump coverage

Hundreds of TV viewers are taking up President Trump’s war with CNN by filing Federal Communications Commission complaints calling for the news network to be punished and taken off the tube, records show — even though the agency has zero authority over cable. Since late June, viewers have filed more than 1,100 FCC complaints about news coverage of Trump. No ...

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Michael Flynn's son now a subject of Trump-Russia probe

The Trump-Russia probe has become a family affair for the Flynns— and it’s getting more intense. The son of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has become a subject of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s suspected Russia ties, according to a report on Wednesday. That means the father and son are now both wrapped up in the epic criminal ...

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Sal Albanese, Bo Dietl quarrel on Twitter over election results

It wasn’t exactly the most substantive of mayoral debates. Sal Albanese — who lost his bid to be the Democratic mayoral nominee but remains the Reform Party candidate — got into a Twitter tiff Wednesday with independent candidate Bo Dietl, who had sought to wrest the Reform line from him. After Albanese tweeted about successfully holding the line — amid ...

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Pol pushing to rename Trump park after Heyer gets hate mail

A Queens assemblywoman has been targeted with hate mail since proposing legislation to rename Donald J. Trump State Park after the counterprotester killed during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., police said Wednesday. Three postcards addressed to Nily Rozic (D) and received at her Union Turnpike office since last Thursday have made it clear the sender is no fan ...

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Clinton fires back at Sarah Huckabee Sanders for book barb

Hillary Clinton clapped back at President Trump’s top spokesperson after she slammed the former Democratic nominee’s new book during a White House briefing. “I honestly don’t pay much attention to what she says,” Clinton said of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a Wednesday appearance on “The View.” The former secretary of state was addressing remarks Sanders made about Clinton’s ...

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