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Donald Trump
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January 07, 2019 - 6:56 pm
Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled New York Legislature are making another attempt to have President Donald Trump's name removed from a defunct state park.
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Patrick Poillon
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January 07, 2019 - 4:42 pm
MASTIC BEACH, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — A Long Island man was charged Monday in the hit-and-run death of a couple killed days before Christmas. Patrick Poillon, 24, is accused of driving 70 mph through a stop sign in Mastic Beach on Dec. 22, colliding with a Subaru and then taking off. Authorities say the...
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Steven Pollard
January 07, 2019 - 4:39 pm
A 30-year-old FDNY firefighter died Sunday night after falling from a Brooklyn drawbridge while trying to help people injured in a car crash.
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Seattle Rep. Theresa Vasqueda
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January 07, 2019 - 4:15 pm
Two Seattle councilwomen warned New York's elected leaders Monday to pass legislation addressing housing and transportation issues that will follow Amazon’s second headquarters.
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Schumer on shingles
Sophia Hall/WCBS 880
January 07, 2019 - 3:39 pm
Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Monday to address a shingles vaccine shortage on Long Island, saying it’s the "perfect example" as to why the government shutdown should end.
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Lynne Patton
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
January 07, 2019 - 2:28 pm
Lynne Patton is the regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in New York and New Jersey.
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Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo
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January 07, 2019 - 2:13 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton are rallying around legislation that would bolster abortion rights in New York State.
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Peter King and Tom Suozzi
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January 07, 2019 - 1:43 pm
Congressmen Tom Suozzi and Peter King announced new legislation Monday that aims to help Long Island residents lower their tax bills.
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January 07, 2019 - 1:28 pm
A subway rider was stabbed Monday morning by a man who was illegally selling MetroCard swipes, police say.
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Mayor De Blasio
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY
January 07, 2019 - 11:18 am
Mayor Bill de Blasio got the Matt Groening treatment on a new episode of The Simpsons that aired Sunday.
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