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Ex-lawmaker pushes state to use unspent legal cash to fix subways

ALBANY — A liberal former state lawmaker and a conservative fiscal watchdog have joined forces — calling on the state to redirect billions of dollars in unspent legal settlement money to help fix the subways. Former Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D-Westchester) and E.J. McMahon, of the Empire Center for Public Policy, sent a letter outlining the idea to Gov. Cuomo, legislative ...

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Suit claiming state provides poor education in NYC to go to trial

ALBANY – The state’s highest court on Tuesday allowed a lawsuit that accuses New York of shortchanging school kids to proceed to trial — but only as it relates to New York City and Syracuse. In a partial victory for Gov. Cuomo’s administration, the Court of Appeals dismissed the claims of an educational group that New York was failing to ...

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State Department's anti-Semitism office will soon be unstaffed

The State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism will soon be abandoned. The Trump administration has yet to name someone to take over the role of special envoy and it’s not clear if the position will remain intact, CBS News reports. The special envoy role, which is responsible for developing and implementing policies and projects to combat hatred towards ...

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NBA: Five Ring Chasers Who Could Help The Golden State Warriors Repeat As Champions [Opinion]

The Golden State Warriors will have to do a lot of work to keep most of their roster intact this summer. Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry are among the free agents, but they are expected to remain with the Warriors. The same cannot be said for Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Ian Clark, David West, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Matt Barnes, ...

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State Department's anti-Semitism office will soon be unstaffed

The State Department’s office to monitor and combat anti-Semitism will soon be abandoned. The Trump administration has yet to name someone to take over the role of special envoy and it’s not clear if the position will remain intact, CBS News reports. The special envoy role, which is responsible for developing and implementing policies and projects to combat hatred towards ...

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North Korean state newspaper calls President Trump a ‘psychopath’

Takes one to know one. A state-run North Korean newspaper on Thursday published an editorial calling President Trump a “psychopath” and claiming he is preparing for a pre-emptive strike on the paranoid empire. “South Korea must realize that following psychopath Trump … will only lead to disaster,” the article in Rodong Sinmun said, attacking the attempts of those two nations ...

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Kevin Durant To Re-Sign With Golden State Warriors, Set To Get $4 Million Less Than His Max Next Year

NBA superstar Kevin Durant reportedly plans to re-sign with the reigning champion Golden State Warriors for a much lower price — all for the sake of the team. In a recent report by ESPN, it has been revealed that the 2017 NBA Finals MVP has decided to pass on his player option and voluntarily becomes an unrestricted agent on July ...

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Hillary Clinton’s emails under State Department probe: report

Lock her up … still? Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides could lose their still-active security clearances pending the results of a State Department probe into their alleged mishandling of classified info over a private email server, Fox News reports. It remained unclear why Clinton’s former employer had begun investigating her over the debated-to-death email issue, as ...

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State Senate Republicans kill the Child Victims Act again

ALBANY — State Senate Republicans once again turned their backs on child sex abuse victims. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan responded “yes” when asked Tuesday afternoon if the Child Victims Act is done for the year. “It’s under discussion, but the Senate is not going to be taking that bill up,” Flanagan told reporters. Flanagan killed the bill’s chances a ...

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