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Donald Trump Jr. heads to Capitol to explain meeting with Russian

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump’s oldest son is scheduled to make his first appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday as part of a Senate investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and a meeting he had with Russians during his father’s campaign last year. Donald Trump Jr. will be interviewed by staff on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is one ...

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Corrupt councilman Wills missed 40% of meetings in a year

Convicted ex-City Councilman Ruben Wills kept up his no-show ways to the end. The often missing in action ex-pol was absent from 34 of the 130 meetings he was supposed to be at in the year before he was booted from office, and missed another 17 straight meetings for undisclosed medical reasons. In all, he wasn’t there for 40% of ...

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Brooklyn housing complex co-owned by Trump finds a buyer

The newly announced sale of a huge Brooklyn development co-owned by President Trump will have to be approved by his administration’s housing officials. The owners of Starrett City, the nation’s largest publicly subsidized housing project, revealed Wednesday they’d reached an agreement to sell the property for $ 850 million. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), now run ...

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Albanese says he never lit up; de Blasio jokes about wanting to

Hizzoner isn’t toking around. Mayor de Blasio confessed Wednesday, during a lighthearted exchange at the final Democratic mayoral debate, that he sometimes wishes he still smoked marijuana. De Blasio has admitted in the past to passing the dutchie during his heady days at New York University — but swears he hasn’t sparked up since. The pressures of running the Big ...

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Foes of ex-Brooklyn district attorney endorsed in judge race

They’re candidates for Brooklyn Civil Court judge, claimed they were maliciously prosecuted by a former district attorney and received endorsements Wednesday from the Families of the Wrongfully Convicted. John O’Hara and Sandra Roper are two of the 11 candidates running on the Democratic ticket. Primary Day is Tuesday, and there are only five available slots. O’Hara, a political gadfly, campaigned ...

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Success Academy boss slams de Blasio over charter space requests

The charter school war grinds on. Success Academy founder Eva Moskowitz and other leaders of city charter schools held a demonstration Wednesday on the steps of City Hall to rip Mayor de Blasio for failing to respond to requests for space in city school buildings. The school leaders said charter critic de Blasio is stalling on responding to their requests, ...

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De Blasio acts like Trump during pesky debate questions

When it comes to the pay-to-play allegations that have dogged Mayor de Blasio for much of his first term, the mayor’s approach is simple: Become Donald Trump. Like Trump, de Blasio never admits culpability and, when confronted with contrary facts, immediately blames the questioner (the press). On Wednesday evening, the mayor was again presented with this agita-inducing issue not once ...

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De Blasio, Albanese trade punches in final primary debate

Mayor de Blasio and his primary challenger Sal Albanese traded punches on cops, corruption and Columbus as they squared off in their final primary debate Wednesday night — with the mayor doing plenty of bobbing and weaving. The face off was the second of two debates held before the primary Tuesday — giving Albanese his last, best chance to raise ...

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New York sues Trump's White House to defend 'Dreamers' program

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman lifted the banner for a multi-state legal assault on the White House Wednesday to defend the “Dreamers” immigration program rescinded by President Trump. In a lawsuit joined by 15 states and Washington, D.C., Schneiderman and other attorneys general contend that Trump’s order violates the due process rights of people of Mexican descent, who account ...

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Pols pitch expanding stays at shelters for teens, young adults

Homeless and runaway youth would be able to stay longer in the city’s crisis shelters under new legislation that will be introduced in the City Council Thursday. One bill would allow teens and young adults to stay in the shelters for 120 days, up from 30 days under current law. Another bill would let New Yorkers up to age 25 ...

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