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Federal role in civil rights cases: Problematic and lengthy

WASHINGTON — Almost as soon as George Zimmerman was pronounced "not guilty" in a Florida courtroom, the cry went up. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s young politicos travel deep into the heart of Texas

Brooklyn was well represented at a four-day national convention of young Democratic Party activists that took place deep in the heart of Texas, according to one participant, who said he came back energized by the experience. … Full Article

Velazquez seeks to protect city's industrial waterfront

Most of the waterfront-related legislation that has been proposed in the wake of Superstorm Sandy has dealt with securing Coney Island, Rockaway and other beachfront areas. … Full Article

Mayor Bloomberg: US needs immigration reform now

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says now is the time for immigration reform in the U.S. … Full Article

Jay-Z and Beyonce join Trayvon Martin march

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

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

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

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
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