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Gillibrand snags GOP backing for new Hill harassment overhaul

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Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand is winning significant new Republican support in her campaign to combat sexual harassment in Congress. The New York Democrat on Thursday unveiled a proposal backed by eight GOP senators - including Majority Whip John Cornyn - that would overhaul Capitol Hill's workplace misconduct policy by making any harassment settlement public unless a victimized employee decides otherwise. Sens. Ted Cruz , Joni Ernst , Lisa Murkowski , Cory Gardner , Dan Sullivan , Rob Portman , and Lindsey Graham joined Cornyn in signing onto Gillibrand's push to remodel the secretive system...
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New York woman accused of trying to send Bitcoin to ISIS

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Zoobi Shahnaz of Brentwood is charged with trying to send $85,000 in bitcoin to ISIS fighters in Syria.
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Beyoncé Didn't Like This New York Brewery's Tribute Beer

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One New York Brewery attempted to pay tribute to Beyonc? with a aptly named brew 'B?eryonc?,' but was shut down by the music superstar, reports Today .
The pilsner was made by Lineup Brewing because its owner, Katarina Martinez is a huge fan of Queen B. The beer was originally launched as a limited release in November but was so popular the brewery decided to do a November release as well.
The beer was originally made for an Oktoberfest event that made Martinez miss a Beyonc? concert. Art on the beer's can was even reminiscent of the singers 2013 album.
While the beer was exceptionally...
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N.Y. has second-highest debt in U.S., must make changes: DiNapoli

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New York has the second-largest debt burden in the nation and needs to rein in its penchant for borrowing cash, the state controller warned.
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Man on 1st day of job crashes tractor-trailer

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The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed, shutting down a road in Gloucester County, New Jersey, said it was his first day on the job.
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10,000 yards not enough for Bills' McCoy; 12K is new goal

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Now that LeSean McCoy is on the cusp of reaching 10,000 yards rushing, the Buffalo Bills running back is setting his sights on an even loftier goal.
How's 12,000 strike you before he's done.
McCoy reiterated his objective while wearing a blue hoodie with the words “We Chasing 10K,” written on the front with Buffalo (7-6) preparing to host Miami (6-7) on Sunday.
The ninth-year player has 9,961 yards rushing after a season-best 156-yard performance on a snow-covered field in Buffalo's 13-7 overtime win against Indianapolis last weekend. With 39 yards rushing against...
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Blue Origin's Test Flight This Week Included Medical Tech, Student Experiments

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Astronauts who suffer chest trauma such as a collapsed lung could soon have a new technology to save their lives: The payloads aboard Blue Origin's suborbital test flight Tuesday included a NASA-funded space technology that could treat the dange
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Holocaust survivors worldwide celebrate Hanukkah

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Hundreds of Holocaust survivors are taking part in the third candle lighting of Hanukkah in Berlin, Jerusalem and New York part of a tribute to survivors worldwide that's being organized by the Jewish Claims Conference
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Five unforgettable moments in one of the NFL's best rivalries

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Here are five memorable moments that went the Eagles' way in their heated rivalry with the New York Giants.
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Utility makes push for nuclear subsidies, drawing opposition

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The explosion in the natural gas market that lowered utility rates and led energy companies across the country to seek multi-million dollar nuclear subsidies has New Jersey lawmakers scrambling to...
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Exclusive: Guggenheim Partners working to quell investor concern about management

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NEW YORK - Top executives at asset manager and investment bank Guggenheim Partners LLC are working to quell clients' concerns about the fate of their chief executive officer and about an ongoing examination by U.S. securities regulators.
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NBA unveils vote schedule for All-Star Game with new format

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NEW YORK - Debuting a new NBA All-Game format in which players will pick teams in an effort to energize the event, the league has unveiled the voting schedule for its 2018 showcase.
The NBA had previously announced that the Eastern vs. Western Conference format would be scrapped for the first time, replaced by captains choosing sides in the latest effort to generate more enthusiasm and perhaps competitiveness for the game.
The West has won six of the last seven games, scoring nearly 200 points in the lacklustre last two. Following last February's 192-182 victory in New Orleans, players...
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Eagles have the miracles; Giants own all the Lombardi trophies

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The Eagles have dominated their NFC East rivalry with the Giants during the Super Bowl era, but New York has a 4-0 advantage in Lombardi trophies.
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Counting 'Lies': The New York Times' comparison of Obama and Trump shows glaring media blind spots

Counting 'Lies': The New York Times' comparison of Obama and Trump shows glaring media blind spots

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The chart alone reveals a perennial problem in center-left mainstream media attempts at data journalism.
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Armie Hammer, Kyle MacLachlan and other celebs talk holidays

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NEW YORK - Christmas at Miranda Cosgrove's house will be all about Penelope, her dog. Armie Hammer's holiday wish list is directly from the heart: Some quality family time with his two kids. And when it comes to the real tree-fake tree debate? Well, celebrities are just like us.
We asked a range of stars from film, TV and music to share their favourite holiday traditions and they were happy to oblige.
Cosgrove, the “iCarly” and “Despicable Me 3” actress, said Penelope was a Christmas gift five years ago and now she's the beneficiary of some wrapped-up toy largesse under the tree.
“We're...
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Doctor accused of spiking drink with abortion pill

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A New York doctor is accused of causing his girlfriend to lose her baby by spiking her drink with an abortion pill.
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New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel

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New York and New Jersey have agreed on how to pay their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. New...
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The House just voted to avoid a government shutdown, but the plan could...

The House just voted to avoid a government shutdown, but the plan could still crash and burn in the Senate

The House passed a GOP-led bill to fund the government, slightly lowering the odds of a government shutdown. The bill passed by a vote of 230 to 197. The bill now moves to the... Read more ...

Theresa May has 'no plans' to build Boris Johnson's Channel bridge

Theresa May has 'no plans' to build Boris Johnson's Channel bridge

Boris Johnson floats the idea of building a huge bridge across the English Channel. But Theresa May says there are no plans to do so. Experts dismiss the idea as... Read more ...

China needs the world more than ever right now. Don't tell Donald Trump

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Bill to Avert Shutdown Passes House

Bill to Avert Shutdown Passes House

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Report: Christie Learned Hard Way About Loss of Airport Perk

Report: Christie Learned Hard Way About Loss of Airport Perk

Chris Christie has lost one of the perks he enjoyed as New Jersey governor and sources tell Bloomberg that he found out the hard way. Christie, who left office on Tuesday... Read more ...

A new Brexit legal challenge could give MPs the power to stop Britain...

A new Brexit legal challenge could give MPs the power to stop Britain leaving the single market

Exclusive: A fresh legal challenge to Theresa May's Brexit plans is being planned for March. Campaigners are preparing to take the government to court over its intention to... Read more ...

House Passes Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Remains

House Passes Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Remains

Basic governance may yet elude Republicans. Read more ...

Fusion GPS interview with House panel leaves huge pile of breadcrumbs for...

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The House Intelligence Committee released the transcript of its interview with Glenn Simpson, the cofounder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. The transcript left a... Read more ...

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Trump went to Pittsburgh to fire his initial salvo in the most important...

Trump went to Pittsburgh to fire his initial salvo in the most important political race so far in 2018

President Donald Trump visited Pennsylvania on Thursday ahead of a major special congressional election. He touted the Republican candidate repeatedly. It was his opening salvo... Read more ...