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Suburban New York police officials say an officer has been placed on modified duty and is under investigation after posting a racist photo on Facebook.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says the U.S. should allow people from Nepal who are living in the U.S. to overstay their visas without the risk of deportation while their country recovers from its recent earthquake.

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Members of Massachusetts all-Democratic congressional delegation are lining up behind an effort to hike the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says every eligible voter in the United States should be able to register to vote online.

Remington Arms has recalled most workers laid off last August and November at its upstate New York plant.

Sen. Charles Schumer says the manufacturers of e-cigarettes should be prohibited from marketing to children and creating flavors that he says are designed to appeal to kids.

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Developers of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City say they have secured all the needed state and federal siting permits.

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  New York's attorney general's office has written to the Boy Scouts of America nationally advising that state and city laws prohibit hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation. 

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he will decide "soon" whether he will challenge Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

Top lawmakers and several business leaders from around New York state will join Gov. Andrew Cuomo's trade mission to Cuba.

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