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Mark Hamill donates to fundraiser to ban Trump from Twitter

The movement begins, sort of. “Stars Wars” actor Mark Hamill, whose character is famous for spearheading a resistance movement across the galaxy, is now looking for Americans to resist Donald Trump’s Twitter usage. Hamill donated to a GoFundMe page made exclusively to take a majority stake of Twitter and ban Trump from the networking site, according to the Hollywood Reporter. ...

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How a new Trump order could make flood damage worse after Harvey

When it rains under President Trump, the protections will be poor. Just a few weeks before Tropical Storm Harvey started devastating Houston, Trump rolled back Obama-era safety standards for floods — potentially setting up another city for even greater damage in a future storm. Trump announced this reversal at Trump Tower only days before Harvey hit Houston. But the news ...

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LOVETT: Sen. Boyle getting flack for raise he gave ex-boss' wife

ALBANY — A Long Island state senator running for Suffolk County sheriff gave the wife of one of his longtime political bosses a $ 25,000 raise this year. Sen. Phil Boyle granted the more than 45% pay hike to Patricia Walsh, the wife of former Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Edward Walsh Jr. The higher pay came several months after ...

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Women's Group wants Cuomo to back state constitutional convention

Here is the expanded second item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions: Fearful the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn federal abortion protections, a New York group that came together as part of the Women’s March on Washington is urging Gov. Cuomo to support a convention to make changes to the state constitution. In a recent letter to ...

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Seven council members back Francisco Moya for City Council

Seven candidates who are seeking to be the next City Council speaker have formed a united front in opposing the candidacy of ex-con Hiram Monserrate, the Daily News has learned. Council members Robert Cornegy, Corey Johnson, Mark Levine, Donovan Richards, Ydanis Rodriguez, Ritchie Torres and Jimmy Van Bramer endorsed Assemblyman Francisco Moya, who’s challenging Monserrate for the seat being vacated ...

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Queens pols to fight push to add tolls on free Manhattan bridges

With a new push to impose congestion pricing growing in Albany, Queens pols on Sunday vowed to fight any tolls on free bridges into Manhattan. Gov. Cuomo has said he wants congestion pricing — which imposes a fee to drive into the most congested parts of Manhattan — to raise cash for the problem-plagued MTA, though he hasn’t revealed any ...

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Trump tried to build tower in Moscow during presidential race

Donald Trump was running two campaigns at the end of 2015 — one for president and the other to get a Trump Tower built in Moscow, according to a new report. The President’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and Felix Sater, a Russian-born real estate developer, spearheaded the ambitious development plan, the Washington Post reported Sunday night. In an email, Sater, ...

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Trump demands ‘bring me some tariffs’ against China in meeting

President Trump demanded tariffs against China and called his top economic advisers “globalists” for failing to carry out his agenda, according to a report. Trump made the command during a meeting in the Oval Office with John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and economic adviser Gary Cohn, about plans to investigate China for ...

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Trump to lift Obama-era ban on providing military gear to police

President Trump is expected to roll back on an Obama-era policy banning the militarization of local police departments, according to a report. The proposal would reverse the controversial ban prohibiting federal authorities from providing local law enforcement groups with military gear, weapons and armored vehicles, documents obtained by USA Today say. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to address the ...

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Trump to lift Obama-era ban on providing military gear to police

President Trump is expected to roll back on an Obama-era policy banning the militarization of local police departments, according to a report. The proposal would reverse the controversial ban prohibiting federal authorities from providing local law enforcement groups with military gear, weapons and armored vehicles, documents obtained by USA Today say. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to address the ...

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