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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The beer was originally made for an Oktoberfest event that made Martinez miss a Beyonc?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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Jared Kushner reportedly warned that his close friend Wendi Deng Murdoch may...

Jared Kushner reportedly warned that his close friend Wendi Deng Murdoch may be a Chinese spy

Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, was reportedly warned by US intelligence that his close friend Wendi Deng Murdoch could be a Chinese Spy. The US... Read more ...

Boris Johnson says his £350 million a week Brexit claim was an 'underestimate'

Boris Johnson says his £350 million a week Brexit claim was an 'underestimate'

Boris Johnson defends the Leave Campaign's contentious claim that Brexit will create an extra £350 million a week to spend on the NHS. "We grossly underestimated the sum... Read more ...

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Republican Senator Compares Trump to Stalin

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Trump Advocates For Public Service On MLK Day, But Spends It At Mar-A-Lago...

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Trump Attacks Senator Who Confirmed 'Shithole Countries' Comment

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The president went after Sen. Dick Durbin, who said Trump did indeed call Haiti and African nations "shithole" countries. Read more ...