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Bronx councilwoman will resign at end of year

Enid, Alvarez, New York Daily News/Enid, Alvarez, New York Daily News Bronx City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo said she will step down at the end of the year. Bronx City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo will resign her seat at the end of the year, she announced Monday. The Democrat cited “pressing family needs” as the reason she chose ...

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Cuomo announces 'See Something, Send Something' app

ALBANY — Making the “See Something, Say Something” mantra high-tech, Gov. Cuomo on Monday announced a new smartphone app that will allow New Yorkers to report suspicious activity. Dubbed the “See Something, Send Something,” campaign, the app is available by download and will allow people to send a photo or written note to the state police Intelligence Center, where its ...

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Trump casts a slur on my WTC hero son

On Sept. 11, 2001, I lost my 23-year-old son, Mohammad Salman Hamdani, at the Twin Towers. He was a first responder and NYPD cadet who rushed down to rescue his fellow Americans — and gave the ultimate sacrifice. He didn’t discriminate. He followed his heart, his humanity and his training to do his best to save those lives were in ...

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De Blasio says his son has opposed racial issues at Yale

Mark Lennihan/AP Mayor de Blasio said he and his son, Dante, agree that Yale should rename Calhoun College. The school is named after a South Carolina senator who backed slavery. Mayor de Blasio said his son Dante has been active in protests over racial issues at Yale — and they both agree the school should drop the name of a ...

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John F. Kennedy's love letters sold at NYC auction

CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images John F. Kennedy had his eyes on a Swedish woman despite his marriage to Jackie Kennedy. Several love letters penned by John F. Kennedy were sold Monday by an Upper East Side auction house, but they weren’t written to Jackie. Kennedy began the correspondence just months after he married Jackie Kennedy in a lavish ...

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Planet Fitness will stop offering ‘unlimited’ indoor tanning

Kevin C. Downs/for New York Daily News New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the settlement with Planet Fitness is designed to protect customers from skin cancer risks of indoor tanning. ALBANY — Planet Fitness got burned by unlimited tanning. In a settlement reached with state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the fitness giant has agreed not to offer “unlimited” ...

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Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton slam Trump’s plan to track Muslims

Mic Smith/AP Jeb Bush called Donald Trump’s comments on tracking Muslims and closing mosques in America “just wrong,” blaming the GOP front-runner for “manipulating people’s angst and their fears.” WASHINGTON — Presidential candidates from Hillary Clinton to Jeb Bush blasted Donald Trump on Friday after the real estate mogul said he “would certainly implement” a database to track Muslims in ...

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President Obama visits refugee children in Malaysia

President Obama embraced a classroom of migrant children in Malaysia Saturday in a bid to send a powerful message to the world — they are not to be feared. “They’re just like our kids,” the President declared. Obama’s appearance at a learning center in the capital of Kuala Lumpur came as Europe grapples with the worst migrant crisis since World ...

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Black Lives Matter protester disrupts Donald Trump

Eric Schultz/AP Donald Trump told the Black Lives Matter protestor to get “the hell out of here.” A Black Lives Matter protester who disrupted a Donald Trump stump speech Saturday was beaten and kicked by supporters of the loud-mouth candidate. The activist was shoved to the ground by attendees after he began chanting during a Trump campaign stop in Birmingham, ...

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Stasi: Pols' views on Syrian refugees would sicken ancestors

Richard Ellis/Getty Images Ted Cruz is totally against accepting Syrian refugees into the U.S., while his father was Cuban refugee. This week’s vote to restrict entry of 10,000 Syrian refugees who are in danger of being exterminated in a religious holocaust by ISIS proves that hatred for refugees — be they Christian or Muslim — runs deepest among our elected ...

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