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Heat wave New York City
Xinhua/Sipa USA
July 21, 2019 - 6:22 pm
The heat wave baking the Tri-State stretched into its third day Sunday—breaking heat records, sparking widespread power outages and prompting warnings from officials, who urged residents to be careful as temperatures neared 100 degrees amid stifling humidity.
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Schumer - 9/11 VCF Vote
Peter Haskell/WCBS 880
July 21, 2019 - 4:56 pm
A vote in the Senate is on the way this week to give permanent funding to the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, and Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday that he is optimistic about what’s ahead.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Alex Wong/Getty Images
July 21, 2019 - 3:30 pm
After little to no activity last weekend, undocumented immigrants on edge about potential ICE raids are getting advice from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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Queens house fire
July 21, 2019 - 12:31 pm
A house fire in Queens claimed the lives of a woman and young girl Sunday morning, the FDNY says.
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This undated photo provided by the Bernie Sanders campaign in July 2019 shows him as a child, center, with his mother, Dorothy; father, Eli; and brother, Larry. For most of his career, Bernie Sanders has avoided sharing details of his own story, rarely linking policy proposals to his personal experience. But relatives and former classmates who grew up alongside Sanders _ and occasionally now Sanders himself _ say there are clear connections between the candidate’s Brooklyn boyhood and his decades of speeches and legislative proposals aimed at leveling the economic playing field. (Bernie Sanders campaign via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 12:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Back on Brooklyn College's red brick campus this winter to launch his second bid for the White House, Bernie Sanders set aside rhetoric for a few minutes to acknowledge the neighborhood where he grew up. The irascible Vermont senator recalled that his father had come to Brooklyn as...
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AOC at town hall
WCBS 880
July 20, 2019 - 6:09 pm
The chants of “send her back” at one of President Trump’s rallies this week continued to fuel the feud between the president and four freshman congresswomen. One of them, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, responded at a town hall in Queens on Saturday.
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FILE- This April 30, 2015 photo shows an exterior view of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Seven artists have asked the museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 20, 2019 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven artists have asked New York City's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas. The artists are protesting Warren Kanders' role as vice chairman of...
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July 20, 2019 - 3:02 pm
Police on eastern Long Island are monitoring a 10-to-12-foot shark spotted in shallow waters near the village of Quogue.
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New York City pool
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July 20, 2019 - 2:34 pm
Westchester pools and beaches are among those across the Tri-State that have extended hours Saturday and Sunday, oases amid a scorching heat wave.
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Police Lights Daytime (Getty)
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July 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
State authorities are investigating the shooting death of a man during a confrontation involving a New Jersey police officer.
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