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Sen. Schumer's claim that the GOP is 'kicking 13 million people off health insurance'

November 16, 2017 - 12:51 pm

"We're kicking 13 million people off health insurance to give tax cuts to the wealthy."- Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., in remarks on the Senate floor, Nov. 15


Veteran sportswriter uses a racial slur while commenting on LeBron James-Knicks scuffle

November 14, 2017 - 04:13 pm

When a scuffle broke out in Monday's Knicks-Cavaliers that involved LeBron James, it wasn't a surprise that Peter Vecsey weighed in. After all, the veteran sportswriter has been a fixture for decades in New York and NBA media.

A group's goal: Pay bail for poor defendants nationwide

November 13, 2017 - 02:10 pm

NEW YORK — In the past 10 years, a small charity called the Bronx Freedom Fund has donated bail money to thousands of poor New Yorkers charged with crimes, freeing them from jail and helping them avoid the dispiriting delays of backlogged local co

Criticized, investigated and scorned, De Blasio is poised to win

November 6, 2017 - 12:27 pm

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term was punctuated by probes into his fundraising, arguments with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, ugly clashes with his own police force, rising homelessness and the widely publicized failure of his national agenda.