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One person shot at anti-Donald Trump protest in Wash. state

A man was critically wounded after gunfire erupted on a Washington college campus where protesters lamenting Donald Trump’s inauguration clashed with supporters of a right-wing commentator featured at a speaking event there, authorities said. Hundreds of protesters had gathered on the University of Washington campus in Seattle to oppose an event where alt-right figurehead Milo Yiannopoulos was slated to speak ...

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TWICE AS NICE: RAF doubles jihadi kills in one year as Islamic State crumbles

Fighter jets and unmanned drones killed 1,191 fighters for the death cult in Iraq and Syria last year. This is compared to just 606 kills in 2015 – bringing the total number of terrorist deaths to 1,864 since the UK joined the US-led coalition in September 2014. High-tech RAF Typhoons and Tornados make up the bulk of the figures, with ...

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State Sen. John Sampson sentenced to five years for corruption

Ex-Brooklyn Sen. John Sampson was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison by a judge who struggled to understand why the once-powerful pol became so greedy. Sampson attempted to stymie a mortgage fraud investigation into a friend who loaned the state senator money. He also lied to the feds about his secret ownership of a Brooklyn liquor store. “At the ...

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Cuomo proposes $152.3B state budget

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo wants to extend mayoral control over New York City schools through 2020, allow movie theaters to sell beer and alcohol, and tax and regulate e-cigarettes and other vapor products. The proposals are all part of a $ 152.3 billion state budget proposal Cuomo unveiled Tuesday night. Unlike last year, when the governor, who is feuding with ...

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BREAKING: 1,000 British tourists forced to FLEE Gambia as STATE OF EMERGENCY declared

Thomas Cook has decided to bring holidaymakers back to the UK after a 90-day state of emergency was declared by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh – just two days before he was set to step aside. The latest stunt by President Yahya Jammeh is the latest in a string of attempts to extend his 22-year reign in office. The President, who ...

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State officials looking to merge three ailing Brooklyn hospitals

ALBANY – State officials are preparing to move ahead with long-awaited efforts to overhaul the healthcare network in central and eastern Brooklyn, including the likely merger of at least three money-losing hospitals into a single care-providing entity for the region. While no final decisions have been made on how to proceed, Gov. Cuomo’s administration is planning to issue a request ...

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Cuomo appoints Rowan Wilson to top state court

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo has tapped Rowan Wilson, a Harvard Law School graduate with 30 years of legal experience at a Manhattan law firm, to fill a vacant seat in the state’s top court, the administration announced early Monday. Wilson, a Democrat and a partner in the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore, would become the Court of Appeals’ second ...

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LOVETT: New York pols might hurt the state by fighting Trump

ALBANY — Efforts by Gov. Cuomo and other top New York Democrats to pitch themselves as the anti-Donald Trump could wind up hurting, not helping, the state, a GOP state senator warns. Citing the late New York Democratic U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, state Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Utica) noted how the state has long sent more money to Washington than ...

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State Senate vows to stop New York City’s bag tax

State lawmakers vowed Sunday to block the city from slapping a 5-cent fee on plastic and paper bags. The fee on disposable bags, passed by the City Council last year, is set to go into effect Feb. 15. But the state Senate plans to vote Tuesday on a measure that would block the bill, its sponsor, Sen. Simcha Felder, said ...

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North Koreans are 'HOOKED ON STATE SUPPLY OF OPIUM', defector claims

Kim Hyeong-soo, who escaped Kim Jong-Un’s dictatorship in 2009, has claimed the hermit kingdom is depended on the drugs industry. Having worked for the government’s top secret research body, the Longevity Institute, Mr Hyeong-soo claimed the hermit state is trading opium and that locals are getting hooked.  Mr Hyeong-soo said: “Kim Il-sung gave an internal decision to party officials that ...

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