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View From Here: Immigration

View From Here: Immigration Updated

🕔20:30, 25.Jul 2014

The crisis of illegal immigrant young people at the southern U.S. border is not as far away as you might think. CNN reports that Chris Cabrera, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council in the Rio Grande Valley, a

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VIEW FROM HERE: NYPD wolf pack attack and kill unarmed man on Staten Island

VIEW FROM HERE: NYPD wolf pack attack and kill unarmed man on Staten Island Updated

🕔20:02, 25.Jul 2014

How else to describe them? The officers circled the big black man, Eric Garner, 43, a father of six who witnesses said had just broken up a fight, snatching at him until one of them strikes, grabbing Garner around the

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SCOTUS Affirms Denial of Birth Control by Family-Owned Companies Updated

🕔12:38, 5.Jul 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The United States Supreme Court closed its 2013 with a case that allows the religious owners of closely-held or family-owned companies to trample on the reproductive choices its women employees and their religious rights. In a

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Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson

Wrongful Convictions Vacated by Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson Updated

🕔17:10, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office has vacated eight murder convictions of men who were imprisoned for crimes they said they did not commit. Six cases were vacated. In two cases two of the men were co-defendants.

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Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

Campaign Promises Kept: DA Thompson Hosts First Town Hall in Brownsville

🕔16:58, 28.Jun 2014

By Mary Alice Miller During last year’s contentious campaign for Brooklyn District Attorney, then-candidate Ken Thompson vowed to support raising the age of criminal responsibility so that children under the age of 16 would not be prosecuted and imprisoned as

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City Budget Due: de Blasio still in talks with City Council

🕔09:24, 23.Jun 2014

  By Stephen Witt With the June 30 deadline fast approaching for the de Blasio Administration and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to come to an agreement on the city’s Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget, both sides are playing it close

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News Briefs

🕔10:58, 6.Jun 2014

  Interfaith Medical Center Gets Clean Bill of Health   Interfaith Medical Center (IMC) this week emerged from bankruptcy after a federal court approved its restructuring proposal, ending a year-and-a-half battle that threatened its closure. “We are thankful for all

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Bed-Stuy City Councilman Robert Cornegy’s School Safety Bill Scheduled for Hearing

🕔09:03, 30.May 2014

  By Stephen Witt The City Council this week finally scheduled a June 12 hearing for Bedford-Stuyvesant City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr.’s seemingly common sense legislation to warn educators when elementary and special education students leave school unattended and on

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Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls Located Deal to Exchange 50 Schoolgirls for 100 Boko Haram Prisoners Falls Apart

🕔09:02, 30.May 2014

  By Mary Alice Miller The Nigerian military announced it knows the whereabouts of 276 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. On Monday, Nigerian Chief of Defense Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh told a group of demonstrators that “the good news for the

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City Council asks de Blasio for $14.2 Million for More Summer Youth Jobs

City Council asks de Blasio for $14.2 Million for More Summer Youth Jobs Updated

🕔13:42, 28.May 2014

  By Stephen Witt A coalition of elected officials, community-based organizations and youths demanded this week that the de Blasio Administration put in another $14.2 million from the budget to pay for another 10,000 jobs (minimum-wage jobs) for the city’s

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