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Jay-Z and Beyonce join Trayvon Martin march

New York City
Hundreds of demonstrators, including music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce, joined Trayvon Martin's mother Saturday in New York City at one of about 100 rallies around the country calling for justice for the slain black teenager. … Full Article

Now that senate passed immigration reform, Clarke to draft house bill

Crown Heights
Calling the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed by the senate “a significant step forward for millions of Americans,” US Rep. Yvette Clarke said she's prepared to draft a similar bill in the house. … Full Article

Nadler wants to ease tax burden on large families

Bensonhurst
In the 2003 movie “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Steve Martin played the hapless father of 12 children and had audiences laughing in the aisles. But in real life, many families with a lot of children struggle financially, according to US Rep. Jerrold Nadler. … Full Article

Grimm charges that Obama’s legacy is ‘tarnished’ by scandals

Bay Ridge
President Barack Obama’s legacy has been tarnished due to the triple threat of scandals involving Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service and the seizure of Associated Press reporters’ phone records by the US Department of Justice, according to the lone Republican in the New York City congressiona … Full Article

Feds raid Associated Press, secretly grabbing wide swath of phone records

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the ne … Full Article

Nadler: Country’s future depends of immigration reform

Bensonhurst
The immigration reform package presented by a bipartisan group of eight senators contains a lot of good ideas but doesn’t go far enough, according to US Rep. Jerrold Nadler. … Full Article

Grimm on TSA’s knife rule: I told you so!

Bay Ridge
US Rep. Michael Grimm said he told the federal Transportation Security Administration that allowing passengers to bring knives onto airplanes was a bad idea. And now, the TSA appears to be backing off. … Full Article

Obama says Boston bombings an act of terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday the deadly Boston Marathon bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a "malevolent individual." … Full Article

Brooklyn Conservatives praise Thatcher as a role model

Bay Ridge
Contrary to her public image as the tough-as-nails “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher was a “kind and gentle lady,” according to New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, who met the former British prime minister several years ago. … Full Article
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