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  1. CARIBBEAT: Caribbean Week -New York returnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | New York Daily News

    Patrons eye some of the cuisine at the 2015 Rum and Rhythm event at Caribbean Week- New York, presented by the Caribbean Tourism Organization. This year, the tasty affair will be held Friday in Manhattan.

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  2. Minority lawmakers bash Trump over housing crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | The Hill

    Donald Trump Minority lawmakers bash Trump over housing crisis Trump: Romney 'walks like a penguin' Trump and Ryan to speak by phone MORE for cheering on the 2000s housing collapse, saying the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's cutthroat mentality proves he's unfit for the White House. Noting the crisis hit minority communities disproportionately, a group of Democrats - including leaders of the Black, Hispanic and Asian American caucuses - attacked Trump for seeking to profit from the economic misfortunes of vulnerable homeowners.

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  3. Black lawmakers want Labor to push tech on diversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 25 | The Hill

    Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling on the Department of Labor to push tech companies on issues related to diversity. In a Wednesday letter to Secretary of Labor Tom Perez led by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries , the lawmakers said that the agency should make tech companies with sizable government contracts write affirmative action plans.

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  4. Rep. Jim Jordan seeks impeachment of IRS chief John KoskinenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 24 | Cleveland.com

    Rep. Jim Jordan and other Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday urged Congress to impeach Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen for botched responses to a congressional inquiry into how the IRS handled tax exemption requests from political groups. "This is certainly breach of public trust, dereliction of duty and negligence in gross, gross form," said Jordan, accusing the IRS of targeting conservative groups for improper scrutiny and then trying to cover it up by destroying evidence.

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  5. With de Blasio beset by challenges, potential opponents start lining up for New York's mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 23 | Swing State Project

    Sign if you agree: Presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. Neither should the Senate.

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  6. Decoder: the Confederate Flag Controversy ExplainedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Roll Call

    The furor over the Confederate flag resurfaced this week in Congress, nearly a year after the iconic symbol derailed the entire appropriations process. Here's a look at how the controversy began.

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  7. House begins work on spending bills despite budget impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 17 | The Hill

    House Republicans are plowing ahead with their first spending bill of the year despite the lack of a budget resolution to guide them. GOP leaders say they haven't given up on passing a budget resolution after months of internal debate about what it should contain.

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  8. Probes of de Blasio, Cuomo could shake up New York politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | New York Business.com

    None of the old hands in the world of New York politics and government can remember another time when both the mayor and the governor were under investigation by the U.S. attorney. The result is that New York politics is approaching an unexpected fork in the road with very uncertain consequences.

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  9. Fearing Trump, some Dems up pressure on Sanders to exitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 14 | SFGate

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pauses while speaking during a campaign stop in Rapid City, S.D., on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Sanders spoke to hundreds of people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and thousands of people in Rapid City Thursday during a campaign swing through South Dakota.

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  10. Dems fear Sanders is undermining efforts to beat TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 13 | The Recorder

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pauses while speaking during a campaign stop in Rapid City, S.D., on Thursday.

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  11. Federal, state lawmakers move to curb police use of cellphone trackersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 | Christian Science Monitor

    Congressional lawmakers have introduced two bill that would regulate how police use technology to surveil cellphone use, following similar efforts in at least a dozen states. For years, police departments have had access to powerful technology that can mimic cellphone towers and allow officers to track suspects' calls and text messages, often scooping up massive amounts of mobile data in the process.

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  12. Possible de Blasio reelection rivals criticize him at City HallRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 | New York Daily News

    Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. says "it's too early to tell" if he'll back Mayor de Blasio's reelection bid. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries held a news conference at City Hall to demand de Blasio provide more funding for summer jobs for teens in the upcoming budget.

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  13. De Blasio tiptoes around scandal questions - again :0Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 10 | New York Post

    Despite assurances that he discloses everything, Mayor de Blasio ducked and weaved Tuesday in response to questions about five investigations swirling around his administration. At his first press availability on the issue in a week, Hizzoner refused to say if he had directly solicited funds from people with business pending before the city. 2 comments

  14. Congressman: Cuomo Should Get Speaking Slot at Dem Convention-Despite Federal ProbeRead the original story

    Tuesday May 10 | The New York Observer

    Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries called for the Democratic National Committee to give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a chance to address the nation at its convention in July-despite an escalating Justice Department investigation into one of the governor's key economic development initiatives and one of his closest aides . Mr. Jeffries argued to the Observer today that the governor's policy successes had "absolutely" earned him billing at the Philadelphia conclave, despite the probe into whether the state handed handed sweetheart contracts to Mr. Cuomo's campaign donors through the Buffalo Billion program in Western New York.

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  15. 'A Lot of Smoke Emanating From City Hall': Top de Blasio Rivals Join ForcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 10 | The New York Observer

    Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries -two top critics and rumored challengers to Mayor Bill de Blasio-joined up outside City Hall today to attack the mayor's budget priorities and weigh in on the investigations besieging his administration. The putative purpose of the press conference was to demand the mayor steer $80 million toward summer jobs' programs targeted at low-income minority youth.

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  16. These Brooklyn college students have a message for CongressRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 9 | MarketWatch

    Like most college students still at a school event on a Friday afternoon, the group of 30 or so students gathered in a large classroom at Medgar Evers College last week was initially not the most enthusiastic. Some needed coaxing to sit in the circle of chairs set up for them in the middle of the room.

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  17. St. Joseph's College Announces 97th Annual Commencement SpeakersRead the original story

    Tuesday May 3 | PRWeb

    It is only appropriate that through our various commencement exercises, we honor and celebrate the College's core values and mission. The SJC Long Island undergraduate commencement will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., depending on major, at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, New York.

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  18. Why Sanders will ultimately back ClintonRead the original story

    Apr 30, 2016 | Buenos Aires Herald

    ... a Sanders supporter, actress Rosario Dawson, mentioned Monica Lewinsky at a campaign rally. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, D-NY, a Clinton supporter, demanded Sanders tell his supporters "to stop providing aid and comfort to Donald Trump and the ...

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  19. De Blasio tackles funding probe, foes consider a run for 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 30 | New York Daily News

    As Mayor de Blasio grapples with five separate investigations into his team's fund-raising efforts, potential challengers who might have been scared to take on a sitting mayor are now rethinking staying on the sidelines, sources told the Daily News. Among those most openly pursing the gig is Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., a 43-year-old Democrat who has become increasingly critical of de Blasio in recent weeks.

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  20. Jeffries leads synthetic drug fact-finding effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

    A bipartisan delegation of House members, led by U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, is on a mission to get the facts behind the rise in the use of synthetic drugs across the country. Jeffries, along with U.S. Reps.

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