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New York City Aims to Stop Hairstyle Discrimination

New York City doesn’t want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it has unveiled novel anti-discrimination guidelines. The city Human Rights Commission released the guidelines Monday. The…

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Regional Briefs – February 17, 2019

Man Who Made Numerous ‘Swatting’ Hoax Calls Arrested TRENTON – Police on Friday captured a man who made numerous phony emergency “swatting” calls for more than a year, The Associated…

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New York Food Stamp Benefits to Be Released Early

All recipients of food stamps in New York will receive their March benefits a week earlier than scheduled. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the early release is to ease the burden…

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Regional Briefs – February 14, 2019

Teen Girl Struck by Police Cruiser Dies From Wounds CAMDEN, N.J. – A teenage girl struck by a police cruiser Wednesday night died from her injuries, The Associated Press reported.…

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Vape Pen Causes Small Fire as Passengers Board Plane

A small fire caused by an overheated vape pen battery delayed a Houston-bound flight from New York’s LaGuardia airport. The incident occurred on Wednesday during the boarding of a SkyWest…

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Regional Briefs – February 13, 2019

High Winds Push Plane Into Bridge at Buffalo Airport BUFFALO – High winds Wednesday morning pushed a United Airlines plane onto a jet bridge at the Buffalo airport as it…

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NYPD Mourns Detective Killed by Friendly Fire

The New York Police Department is mourning a detective killed by friendly fire as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun. Detective…

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NJ Senate Committee Advances Assisted Suicide Bill

Legislation allowing physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients who request it was advanced last Thursday by a New Jersey State Senate committee. The bill has been before…

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Two Police Shot During Robbery, One Cop Shot Dead

A NYPD detective was shot and killed, and a sergeant was wounded in a furious gunbattle Tuesday night with an armed robber in Queens, law enforcement sources said. The New…

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Notorious Drug Lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Convicted

Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political…

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Regional Briefs – February 11, 2019

Village Tells Employee to Stop Tweeting About Politics AMITYVILLE, N.Y. – A village is banning political tweets by its employees and volunteers, Newsday reported. Amityville is requiring workers to sign…

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