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July 24, 2019 - 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller, the taciturn lawman at the center of a polarizing American drama, bluntly dismissed President Donald Trump’s claims of “total exoneration” Wednesday in the federal probe of Russia’s 2016 election interference. In a long day of congressional testimony, Mueller...
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June 27, 2019 - 12:32 am
MIAMI (WBEN/AP) — Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they argued exist only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing inequality as a defining theme in their fight to deny President...
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June 18, 2019 - 10:09 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (WBEN/AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda...
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May 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — New York's Democrat-controlled state Senate approved legislation Monday that would require addiction treatment providers to contact predesignated loved ones when someone undergoing treatment shows potentially life-threatening behavior, such as relapse. The bill's sponsor,...
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Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - The White House is refusing to rule out the possibility that the federal government may shut down again as another deadline looms at the end of the week. Negotiators are clashing over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, creating a new hurdle...
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Washington, DC (WBEN/AP) - As the new 116th Congress is sworn in on Thursday, a partial shutdown of the federal government will continue. From the sound of local Congressman, the stalemate could last a while. "Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have to realize border security is important to this...
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(WBEN) - Though it appears that Congress has come to a temporary agreement to fund the government and avoid a shutdown just before the holidays, that doesn't mean the debate over a spending bill will truly come to a close. "Well, it's going to pass, but it's nothing," said Congressman Brian Higgins...
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March 24, 2018 - 5:29 pm
Albany, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - The next two weeks are likely to be some of the busiest of the year as New York State lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo work to pass a new state budget before the April 1 deadline. Cuomo unveiled his $168 billion budget recommendation in January. Lawmakers...
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP/WBEN) - New York state could adopt its own version of net neutrality under legislation announced by state lawmakers. The bill would require internet providers doing business with the state or its municipalities to certify that they don't interfere with web traffic or speed to favor...
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January 23, 2018 - 5:04 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — A federal prosecutor told a jury Tuesday that a former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo accepted more than $300,000 in bribes, but defense attorneys belittled the claim, saying the bulk of the money was his wife's salary at a legitimate job. Longtime Cuomo confidante...
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