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Schumer asks feds to hire priest for Brooklyn jail

The Metropolitan Detention Center does not have a full-time priest on duty, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, who is pushing the Federal Bureau of Prisons to assign a Catholic clergy member to the Sunset Park jail. … Full Article

Gillibrand calls on Franken to resign

In a sharply worded rebuke of a fellow lawmaker, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) called on Al Franken to resign after another woman came forward to charge the Minnesota senator of forcibly kissing her. … Full Article

Brooklyn pol says Congress overdue for sexual harassment reckoning

With the news of the shocking firing of “Today” anchor Matt Lauer still sinking in across the country and with the ongoing scandal involving sexual harassment allegations against longtime U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Donovan bucks GOP, votes no on tax plan

When the House of Representatives voted 227-205 on Thursday in favor of a landmark bill to overhaul the nation’s tax system, the lone Republican in New York City’s Congressional delegation decided to buck his party and vote against the legislation. … Full Article

Mom who lost teen to suicide lauds anti-bullying bill

The mother of a teenager who committed suicide last year after he was bullied at his Bay Ridge school is putting all of her energy behind legislation aimed at addressing the growing problem of bullying in the U.S.  … Full Article

VIDEO: Security in the digital era

The idea of cybersecurity can seem overwhelming and even unnecessary, but as digital interconnectivity expands, online safety and privacy are crucial, according to a Brooklyn-based collective. … Full Article

Donovan inspects damage in Puerto Rico as part of congressional delegation

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who represents a district hit hard by Superstorm Sandy five years ago, traveled to Puerto Rico on Saturday as part of a bipartisan congressional delegation on a fact-finding mission to the hurricane-ravaged island. … Full Article

Brooklyn was well-represented at the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Dinner

Almost 2,000 guests packed the Hilton Midtown Hotel in anticipation of the 72nd Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner on Oct. 19. … Full Article

Dance as a form of resistance: Activists gather at Borough Hall in protest of Trump travel ban

More than 100 activists of different races and faiths banned together in front of Brooklyn Borough Hall Monday night to protest against President Donald Trump’s third travel ban. … Full Article

De Blasio supports Donovan pedestrian safety bill

Cities across the country would get federal funds to install safety bollards to protect pedestrians in heavily trafficked areas like New York’s Time Square if a bipartisan bill sponsored by a Brooklyn lawmaker wins approval. … Full Article

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