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Hearing raises Stefanik profile

Washington It didn’t take long at Friday’s impeachment hearing before Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, the House Intelligence Committee’s only Republican woman, was gaveled down by the panel’s Democratic chairman. Republicans kept the 35-year-old Harvard graduate from the North Country in ...

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Leak investigation exposes inspector general’s selective public disclosure

ALBANY — The state inspector general’s office, which had hidden its investigation this year into allegations that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had improperly received details on the private deliberations of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, does not consistently issue ...

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Churchill: Almost feeling sorry for Roger Stone

I’ve written about Roger Stone a handful of times, none of them flattering. I’ve described the infamous political operative as deceitful and dishonest, and, given that Stone revels in his smears and distortions, I wasn’t exactly going out on a ...

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Trump and Ukraine ambassador engage in second impeachment hearing

This is a developing story and will be updated as the public hearing continues. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine engaged in an unprecedented back and forth as he attacked her on Twitter while ...

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3 guilty in East Village blast

New York Three people were convicted of manslaughter Friday in the 2015 East Village building explosion that killed two men. They also were found guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court of assault charges for injuries to 13 people in the ...

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Mahoney will talk JCOPE

This week’s episode of “New York Now,” the award-winning coproduction of WMHT and the Times Union, includes Ray Suarez’s report on the state’s efforts to reduce maternal mortality. At the Reporters Roundtable, Brendan Lyons and Casey Seiler of the Times ...

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Albany DA: Justice reforms to burden animal shelters, pets could go back to abusers

ALBANY — Prosecutors say changes to New York’s bail and discovery procedures could pose burdens for animal shelters and potentially endanger their cruelty cases against animal abusers. The central problem, according to Albany County District Attorney David Soares, is the ...

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Criminal justice reform advocates push for more community resources

ALBANY — Despite recent calls to revisit sweeping criminal justice reforms set to go into effect in January, advocates are preparing to fight for social services programs and other public resources to further shift New York’s criminal justice strategy toward ...

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IG won’t say if Cuomo, Heastie interviewed in ethics’ leak probe

ALBANY — State leaders will not say whether Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo or Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie were interviewed by the state inspector general’s office as part of a recent investigation into allegations the governor had improperly received details ...

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Poll shows support for third-party ballot access

ALBANY — A substantial majority of New York voters oppose making it more difficult for minor political parties to qualify for the ballot, according to a poll recently conducted by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm based in North Carolina. ...

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