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LOVETT: Cuomo aide blames Michael Gianaris for state Dem tension

ALBANY — A top aide to Gov. Cuomo says reunifying the fractured state Senate Democrats will be almost impossible as long as Sen. Michael Gianaris remains in a top leadership role for the mainline Dems. The personal animosity between Gianaris and Bronx Sen. Jeffrey Klein, who heads up a group of eight breakaway Senate Democrats aligned in a leadership coalition ...

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White nationalist rally in Virginia triggers state of emergency

Tensions flared and protesters clashed in Virginia early Saturday ahead of a massive gathering of white nationalists, neo-Confederates and alt-right activists. Thousands descended upon the usually sleepy college town of Charlottesville, hours after torch-carrying white nationalists marched through the campus of the University of Virginia. A state of emergency was declared by Charlottesville officials just after 11 a.m., according to ...

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Alt-Right Rally in Charlottesville Virginia Sparks Riots, State of Emergency Declared

Alt-Right RallyState of Emergency DeclaredChaos in Charlottesville 8/12/2017 10:16 AM PDT Breaking News A “Unite the Right” rally in downtown Charlottesville has been met with protesters, and so much violence erupted … the governor declared a state of emergency. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made the declaration Saturday morning amid clashes between white nationalists and thousands of protesters. City officials deemed ...

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Islamic State used eBay to funnel money into U.S.: FBI

ISIS used bogus eBay deals to funnel money to an operative in the U.S., according to a report Thursday. Mohamed Elshinawy was arrested in Maryland more than a year ago following a detailed FBI investigation, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a 2016 indictment. Elshinawy is accused of pretending to sell computer printers on eBay to get ISIS payments through ...

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State Police spending $26M over budget as troopers guard airports

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo’s controversial decision to assign state troopers to New York City airports is costing millions of dollars more than anticipated. A quarterly budget report posted online by the Cuomo administration this week showed a $ 26 million boost in State Police spending from what was originally projected when the 2017-18 budget was adopted in April. “Increased spending ...

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Trump declares state of emergency, vows to combat opioid crisis

President Trump has declared war on opioid abuse. Days after hearing from a White House Opioid Commission, the President declared a national emergency Thursday in response to overdoses related to prescription opioid painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine. More than 183,000 people have died from opioid overdoses over the last 15 years, about half of which involved a prescription ...

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State Sen. Gianaris pushes for New York bail system reform bill

A state senator is pushing to breathe new life into a long-stalled bill that seeks to reform New York’s bail system. “Why do we make people pay to get out?” State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) said at a Wednesday news conference. “We are literally taking lives away from people because they are not rich enough.” New York’s bail system has ...

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Pair arrested for having sex at Wisconsin state fair

Wisconsin State fair-goers were given an X-rated show when a man and a woman were allegedly filmed having sex in public. The brutish couple were caught having sex near a concession area in the Coliseum — much to other visitors’ horror. “We’re here for a horse show or a dog show — not to make babies,” Morgan Hakenson, a fair ...

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Golden State Warriors Party with Bikini Babes for Cancer Charity

Golden State Warriors Pool Party with Bikini Babes… For Cancer Charity! 8/8/2017 4:26 PM PDT Matt Barnes had the best weekend ever — rounding up some of his famous friends and teammates to party with hot bikini chicks … and it was all for a really good cause.  The NBA star and Snoop Dogg teamed up for their annual Athletes vs. Cancer ...

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Sources: Suffolk Dem Leader cuts state Senate seat deal with GOP

Here is the third item from my “Albany Insider” column that was cut for space from the print editions: In what would be a blow to the Democratic attempts to win control of the state Senate, the head of the Suffolk County Dems has a deal that would allow the Republicans to keep a seat expected to soon become vacant, ...

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