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Sunday, Nov 19

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Loss of deduction would affect many

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A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills…

Saturday, Nov 18

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NYC taxi drivers camp it up in playful pinup calendar

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years ... courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?

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Abuse victims hope for reforms

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Every year, Bridie Farrell travels to the state Capitol hoping it's the last time she has to urge lawmakers to pass the Child Victims Act and allow people molested as children to sue those responsible even after the statute of limitations…

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Transgender sex offenders pose dilemma in state civil confinement

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Vyvenne Jasmyn Ward, 51, has spent almost two decades in prison on rape convictions.

Albany man gets 20 years for 2016 tavern shooting

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ALBANY -- A city man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for a September 2016 shooting at the Elbo Room tavern following an argument.

Friday, Nov 17

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White House photographer talks to 'New York Now' about new book

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ALBANY — This week's episode of "New York Now," the award-winning coproduction of WMHT and the Times Union, features Matt Ryan's interview with longtime White House correspondent Ken Walsh of U.S. News & World Report, who discusses his new…

Thursday, Nov 16

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School superintendents fear loss of SALT deductions could spark backlash with school budget votes

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If the tax overhaul that Congressional Republicans passed on Thursday makes it into law, school superintendents in New York fear it could spark a revolt when people vote on school budgets in May.

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'Sopranos' co-star Imperioli will play Cuomo in Dannemora escape miniseries

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ALBANY — The acclaimed actor Michael Imperioli will play the Gov. Andrew Cuomo in "Escape at Dannemora," the Showtime miniseries dramatizing the 2015 escape by Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility.

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Store shooter hurts man

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It's a "miracle" more people weren't hurt when a man dressed in camouflage, wearing body armor and armed with two rifles sprayed a retail store with bullets, wounding one man, before being tackled by police, authorities said.

Wednesday, Nov 15

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Rep. John Faso to vote against GOP tax bill

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U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, said late Wednesday afternoon that he would vote against the House Republican tax reform legislation when it comes up for a vote on Thursday.

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Police: Woman drowned her 10-month-old son in bathtub

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Rochester woman has been charged with second-degree murder for drowning her 10-month-old son in a bathtub.

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Trump OKs disaster aid for Lake Ontario flooding

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Federal recovery aid will be coming to Lake Ontario shoreline communities after President Donald Trump issued a major disaster declaration for spring and summer flooding.

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Faso remains undecided about House GOP tax plan

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ALBANY — U.S. Rep. John Faso said in a telephone town hall Tuesday evening that he remains undecided about how he'll vote on Republican tax overhaul legislation, with the House expected to take up its version of the later this week.

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OMB director takes aim at Cuomo on GOP tax bill impact

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's top budget official on Tuesday lashed out at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for suggesting the Republican tax bill, if enacted, would drive wealthy residents from the state and leave behind the less…

Tuesday, Nov 14

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Ex-pension official pleads guilty in pay-to-play case

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A former top official at the state Comptroller's office who ended up steering $3 billion in pension fund investments in return for bribes of cash, designer watches, ski vacations, cocaine, strippers and prostitutes has pleaded guilty less…

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Project pools cash to pay bail for poor

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A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail by bailing them out as their criminal cases progress through the courts.

Monday, Nov 13

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NYS mayors denounce Republican tax plan

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ALBANY — Local mayors from across New York are the latest to join a chorus of opposition to federal Republican tax plans that call for elimination of state and local tax deductions.

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Thruway reaches contract agreement with Teamster workers

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ALBANY — After five years without a contract, the state Thruway’s 2,462 toll takers, maintenance workers and others represented by the Teamsters union have a deal.

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Schumer rallies against tax cut bill

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The Senate's top Democrat called on New York and New Jersey representatives to defeat the tax cut bill Sunday, saying solid opposition from politicians in two states where middle-class residents will be hurt the most can defeat it.

Sunday, Nov 12

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Notebook: DiNapoli heads to Germany for climate change conference

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ALBANY — State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is jetting off to Germany Monday and Tuesday to talk a little klimaschutz. Or, for non-German speakers, climate change.

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Astronaut joins NYC Veterans Day parade

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Americans honored their military veterans Saturday with a parade in the wintry cold of New York City, where one World War II vet thanked onlookers for remembering, and in a somber ceremony in a Texas community bloodied by a church massacre…

Saturday, Nov 11

Suspect arrested in gang killing

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A Long Island boy who vanished last summer was attacked by a group of people and hacked to death with a machete, according to a court complaint charging a 26-year-old man with murder in the suspected MS-13 gang killing.

Friday, Nov 10

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Lawmakers look to get sports betting in New York

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New York voters just approved two amendments to the state constitution but lawmakers are already looking to next year, specifically with a proposal that could allow sports betting in casinos, OTB parlors and race tracks.

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New York's junk sales are a treasure trove for state coffers

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ALBANY — The prices flow from Scott Perry's mouth with a machine-like whir.

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Suffrage anniversary, post-election analysis,

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This week's episode of "New York Now," the award-winning co-production of WMHT and the Times Union, features Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul in conversation with Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio on the 100th anniversary of the Empire…

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After electoral rebuff, Senate GOP doubles down on tax bill

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WASHINGTON — Election Day results notwithstanding, Republicans on Capitol Hill are steaming ahead with a deep tax-cut package that GOP stalwarts believe is a necessary ingredient to future success.

Thursday, Nov 9

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After loss in Westchester, Astorino rules out 2018 gubernatorial bid

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ALBANY – Days after losing his bid for re-election as Westchester County executive, Republican Rob Astorino is ruling out a second run for governor.

Constitutional convention supporters try a different tack until 2037

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ALBANY — Upstate secessionists, pro-marijuana activists and government reformers, to name a few, all looked to a constitutional convention as the place to achieve their lofty goals.

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Schumer channels election victories into effort to scuttle GOP tax plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Feeling the political wind at his back after years of reversals, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer pointed to Tuesday's Democratic electoral victories and predicted a momentum shift against the GOP tax bill.

'Blue wave' sweeps New York, but doesn't hit all of its voters

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ALBANY — Like a lot of them, it was an election that conveyed mixed messages. A blue wave lifted Democrats in New York on Tuesday, except where Republicans managed to stay afloat. Money dominated, except in races where the relative pauper…