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  • Trump vows to overhaul welfare policy for immigrants

    Trump vows to overhaul welfare policy for immigrants

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:17:26 GMT

    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will soon introduce legislation that would bar new immigrants from having access to welfare programs for five years.

    President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he will soon introduce legislation that would bar new immigrants from having access to welfare programs for five years.

  • Akeem Browder, Kalief’s brother, runs for NYC mayor

    Akeem Browder, Kalief’s brother, runs for NYC mayor

    Monday, June 19 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-06-20 00:07:31 GMT
    The brother of a Bronx man who committed suicide after three years of incarceration at Rikers Island without going to trial is running for mayor.The brother of a Bronx man who committed suicide after three years of incarceration at Rikers Island without going to trial is running for mayor.

    The brother of a Bronx man who committed suicide after three years of incarceration at Rikers Island without going to trial is running for mayor.

    The brother of a Bronx man who committed suicide after three years of incarceration at Rikers Island without going to trial is running for mayor.

  • Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'

    Trump restores some Cuba penalties, rejecting 'oppressors'

    Friday, June 16 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-06-16 20:20:14 GMT
    Friday, June 16 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:05:42 GMT
    Trump's address Sunday was the centerpiece of his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, his first stop overseas as president.Trump's address Sunday was the centerpiece of his two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, his first stop overseas as president.

    White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that's aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security services.

    White House says President Donald Trump plans to announce a revised Cuba policy that's aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security services.

  • Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

    Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous allegations'

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-06-13 20:59:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:00:26 GMT

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. elections.

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversations with Russian officials about the U.S. elections.

  • Puerto Ricans vote for statehood in controversial referendum

    Puerto Ricans vote for statehood in controversial referendum

    Monday, June 12 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-06-13 00:29:11 GMT
    Ninety-seven percent of voters in Puerto Rico approved a measure Sunday to try and become the 51st state, but the results come from a disputed referendum that saw only 23 percent of eligible voters turn out.Ninety-seven percent of voters in Puerto Rico approved a measure Sunday to try and become the 51st state, but the results come from a disputed referendum that saw only 23 percent of eligible voters turn out.

    Ninety-seven percent of voters in Puerto Rico approved a measure Sunday to try and become the 51st state, but the results come from a disputed referendum that saw only 23 percent of eligible voters turn out.

    Ninety-seven percent of voters in Puerto Rico approved a measure Sunday to try and become the 51st state, but the results come from a disputed referendum that saw only 23 percent of eligible voters turn out.

  • Mayor, City Council reach agreement on most costly budget yet

    Mayor, City Council reach agreement on most costly budget yet

    Saturday, June 3 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-06-03 14:30:40 GMT
    The announcement of the more than $85 billion budget, which is budget is one of the earliest and most costly city budget ever passed on record, was announced Friday night.The announcement of the more than $85 billion budget, which is budget is one of the earliest and most costly city budget ever passed on record, was announced Friday night.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has reached an agreement with the City Council on the budget for 2018 ahead of schedule. The announcement of the more than $85 billion budget, which is budget is one of the earliest and most costly city budget ever passed on record, was announced Friday night. 

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has reached an agreement with the City Council on the budget for 2018 ahead of schedule. The announcement of the more than $85 billion budget, which is budget is one of the earliest and most costly city budget ever passed on record, was announced Friday night. 

  • Rep. Donovan opposes American Health Care Act

    Rep. Donovan opposes American Health Care Act

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-05-31 21:55:18 GMT

    Dan Donovan represents parts of south Brooklyn and Staten Island.

    Dan Donovan represents parts of south Brooklyn and Staten Island.

  • Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for assaults made on taxi drivers

    Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for assaults made on taxi drivers

    Lawmakers want stiffer penalties for assaults made on taxi drivers

    New York lawmakers want stiffer penalties for crimes committed against taxi drivers.

    New York lawmakers want stiffer penalties for crimes committed against taxi drivers.

  • Bay Ridge activists protest government military spending

    Bay Ridge activists protest government military spending

    Bay Ridge activists protest government military spendingBay Ridge activists protest government military spending

    A group of activists are protesting government military spending Tuesday.

    A group of activists are protesting government military spending Tuesday.

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