New York set to legalize recreational cannabis, after lawmakers pass & Cuomo vows to sign bill

New York’s state legislature has passed a bill legalizing the use of recreational cannabis for adults aged 21 and older, while ending most pot-related arrests in the state. Governor Andrew Cuomo has pledged to sign the measure. The legalization bill passed the state Senate 40-23 on Tuesday and was approved by the state assembly in […]

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TWO MORE former aides accuse New York governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct

Two more women have come forward with allegations of inappropriate workplace treatment by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, bringing the total number of accusers in the escalating sexual misconduct scandal to five. Ana Liss, 35, who served as Cuomo’s policy and operations aide between 2013 and 2015, said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that […]

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New York City protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor ends with 12 arrests

Twelve people were arrested during a protest in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, New York Police Department spokeswoman Denise Moroney said. Eight of those arrested received summonses for disorderly conduct, Moroney said. The other four face charges including resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, pedestrian on roadway, and “violation of local law infraction” for using an “amplified […]

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Lots of Drama But Little Certainty in Kentucky and New York Primaries

One after another, left-wing challengers took on New York incumbents, including Representative Gregory Meeks, the chairman of the Queens Democratic Party; Representative Yvette Clarke, who faced a slew of upstart candidates in Brooklyn; and Representative Carolyn Maloney, who represents parts of three New York City boroughs. Jerrold Nadler, the chair of the high-profile House Judiciary […]

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New York Primary, Kentucky Senate Showdown: What to Watch For Today

New York, Kentucky and Virginia are holding primary elections on Tuesday. There are also congressional runoff elections in North Carolina and Mississippi and runoff elections for legislative races in South Carolina. The Kentucky Senate Democratic primary is highly competitive, as are several House races in New York. Polls in Kentucky close at 6 p.m. local […]

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‘Terrorism’: New York Times accused of ‘doxxing for clicks’ by popular, anonymous Slate Star Codex blogger

The author behind the wildly popular blog, Slate Star Codex (SSC), has decided to go dark after a New York Times journalist said they would doxx them in an upcoming article, despite claiming it would be a “mostly positive piece.” The blog, reportedly penned by a practicing psychiatrist under the name Scott Alexander, covers topics […]

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Kentucky and New York Hold Primaries Today: What to Watch For

New York and Kentucky and Virginia are holding primary elections on Tuesday. There are also congressional runoff elections taking place in North Carolina and Mississippi and runoff elections for state legislative races in South Carolina. The races in New York and Kentucky are competitive and have drawn the most attention. Polls in New York will […]

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Roosevelt statue in New York to be removed as museum considers it racist – Times of India

The statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the Museum of Natural History in New York: NYT NEW YORK: The statue of former US president Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in New York City will be removed amid protests across the United States triggered by the killing of African-American man George Floyd, the […]

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Nine people shot at a large gathering in upstate New York

The incident started late Saturday night when officers responded to a complaint about a stolen vehicle in Syracuse. When they arrived at the scene, they found hundreds of people in the street. People began running toward the officers saying that someone was shooting, Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner said. The officers did not hear any […]

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New York governor ends daily briefings, claims success – Times of India

ALBANY: New York governor Andrew Cuomo wrapped up a string of more than 100 daily briefings that had become appointment viewing around the nation by declaring that the state has “done the impossible” in taming the coronavirus. The Democratic governor appeared alone behind his desk Friday during a brief address, a departure from his routine […]

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