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In addition to the new NYPD traffic agents, the mayor will create a 16-member "anti-placard-fraud unit" and assign cops to blitz the areas around schools, police station houses and courthouses. The Department of Transportation and NYPD also plan to explore creating a "unified system" over the next three years to better manage and enforce placards, as well as metered parking payments.
  • CBO verdict: 51 million uninsured by 2026 under House health care bill

    CBO verdict: 51 million uninsured by 2026 under House health care bill

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    The finding is a blow to arguments from House GOP leaders who managed to get their bill over the finish line by arguing that a last-minute addition of $8 billion would bolster protections for those with pre-existing conditions. That number would grow to 14 million people by 2026, fueling a 17 percent reduction in Medicaid enrollment.The report said older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage.The Trump administration attempted some counter-programming ahead of the ...
  • Alabama fires baseball coach Greg Goff after 1 season

    Alabama fires baseball coach Greg Goff after 1 season

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    By the time first-year athletics director Greg Byrne addressed the situation publicly Wednesday afternoon, there was no secret: Goff was out. Goff met with Byrne on Tuesday and the decision to dismiss him was made Wednesday. Byrne said he plans to be respectful of other coaches still involved in their teams' postseasons and warned the coaching search could take some time to progress.
  • Former CIA chief says he warned Moscow over election hacking

    Former CIA chief says he warned Moscow over election hacking

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    Whatever Trump did or didn't do personally during the campaign, he has clearly implicated himself in the post-election cover-up by repeatedly pressing intelligence officials to end the Russian Federation inquiry and publicly disavow it. Brennan said that the Central Intelligence Agency at times provided tips about terrorist plots to the Kremlin, but he indicated that Trump violated key protocols.
  • Demure Melania Trump visits Vatican with black vale, in head-to-toe black

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    The pontiff said last week he would "never make a judgement about a person without hearing him out" and some Vatican observers suspect he will hold his tongue, at least for now. During the election the Pope on a visit to the Mexico-US border said that people who only think of building walls instead of bridges were not Christian.
  • Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway

    Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway

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    Engineers warn that we may see more before the seasonal danger is over. The slide is covering up approximately one-quarter of a mile stretch of Highway 1 in an area called Mud Creek. Last year, a wildfire burned for almost three months in the Los Padres National Forest and on private land, sparked by an illegal campfire. The highway was already closed because of an earlier landslide along the route, the latest of several since January.
  • National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers down Celtics, take 3-1 series lead

    National Basketball Association roundup: Cavaliers down Celtics, take 3-1 series lead

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    Then he tied a team playoff record with his 21 points in the third, set a Cavs postseason record with nine field goals and scored the final 14 points of the period. "I'm telling my guys on the court the whole entire game, we've seen this before, we've been through this, we've experienced this, and we're going to get through this, and from that point on, it clicked", Irving said.
  • Weekend preview: Memorial Day honors the fallen

    Weekend preview: Memorial Day honors the fallen

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    Grave sites of men and women who have served are decorated with wreaths, flowers, and other trinkets. For many it is time off work, a time to relax. This idea soon grew in popularity and inspired other countries in Europe to sell poppies on Memorial Day with the proceeds being donated to the families of fallen soldiers.
  • California guards, 7 inmates sent to hospital after brawl

    California guards, 7 inmates sent to hospital after brawl

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    Counselors were sent to the prison to help employees recover. The Office of the Inspector General was notified and the CDCR states investigators from the Office of Correctional Safety are also being sent to the Crescent City prison known for housing some of the state's most notorious prisoners.
  • Trump asked top intel officials to defend him on Russian Federation claims

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    Then this week, the Washington Post reported that according to sources, "Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Schiff said the subpoenas will likely go out this week. "I don't think (Trump) ever asked somebody to say something that they didn't believe was true", the former official said.
  • Hunt Begins For 12th Juror In Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Trial

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    McMonagle, one of Cosby's defense lawyers, said he was "very satisfied" with the chosen jury. A second pool of 100 will be summoned to the courthouse Wednesday for the continuation of jury selection. Legal experts have said Cosby, a pioneering entertainer who was the first African American to co-star on a network television show, would benefit from having blacks on the jury.
  • Rouhani leads in Iran's presidential election - preliminary results

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    While he urged "all nations of conscience [to] work together to isolate Iran", Iran is the country holding democratic elections, not Saudi Arabia . Our missiles are for peace and for defense ... Though the Trump administration says otherwise, the order wrongly targets Muslims, as a federal court has ruled, singling them out on the basis of religion.