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  • Joe Biden finally announces 2020 campaign for president
    Former Vice President Joe Biden stopped stalling and finally announced early Thursday that he’s running for the White House in 2020, becoming the most high-profile Democrat to enter an already overcrowded primary field. The long-awaited announcement from the ex-right-hand man to President Barack..…
    - 25 Apr 19, 5:45am -
  • Candidate for Queens DA Melinda Katz gets $25G campaign contribution from developer of TWA Hotel after weighing in on its approval
    Some local politicians have vowed not to take campaign cash from the real estate industry, but Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is bucking the trend. Katz, who is running for the office of Queens district attorney, received a $25,000 contribution from Tyler Morse, head of MCR Development,...
    - 7 Apr 19, 10:30am -
  • Mayor de Blasio announces new panel to evaluate plans for BQE replacement
    Mayor de Blasio is pulling a Cuomo. Hizzoner announced plans to turn to a panel of experts for better options to fix a crumbling section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway — after initial proposals that would have closed the Brooklyn Heights Promenade were met with local outrage. The move comes...
    - 3 Apr 19, 12:27pm -
  • New Yorkers agree: Mayor de Blasio shouldn’t run for president, new poll finds
    Who is clamoring for Mayor de Blasio to run for president? Pretty much nobody, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. A whopping 76% of New Yorkers polled said de Blasio should not run for president — with just 18% supporting a bid. The feeling was as universal among New Yorkers as their contempt...
    - 3 Apr 19, 11:26am -
  • New York City crime rate falls in March in all top categories vs. last year
    Crime in New York dropped in all seven major categories in March, helping push the city’s overall crime rate to an all-time low for any quarter in at least 25 years, the NYPD said Tuesday. Every reported index crime — murder, rape, robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larce…
    - 2 Apr 19, 3:33pm -
  • New York City misses deadline to name new NYCHA chair
    Mayor de Blasio blew the deadline on Tuesday to name a new chair for the beleaguered New York City Housing Authority. The search for a new leader is part of the city’s deal with the U.S. attorney for Southern District of New York and the federal department of Housing and Urban Development to fix..…
    - 2 Apr 19, 7:27am -

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  • fresh teaVox Sentences: Weinstein wants to settle (again)
    NurPhoto via Getty Images Weinstein’s latest attempt to settle; Netanyahu to resign from minister positions while Israel goes for third election. Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox…
    - 3 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 5:00pm -
  • fresh teaBoris Johnson is set to win major victory in UK elections
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the general election campaign in Uttoxeter, England, on December 10, 2019. | Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Boris Johnson needed a Conservative majority to “get Brexit done.” It looks like he succeeded, based on (usually accurate) exit polls. Prim…
    - 5 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 3:55pm -
  • fresh teaBoris Johnson, the UK’s prime minister, explained in under 650 words
    New UK Conservative Party leader and incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters in central London on July 23, 2019. | Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images Johnson and the Conservatives are expected to win big in Thursday’s election, according to the (usual…
    - 5 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 3:23pm -
  • fresh teaOdd Job: a Q&A series about the weirdest ways people make money
    Workers in the modern economy are taking on unexpected jobs. | Getty Images We talk to real workers about how they get paid. A marijuana delivery driver. A wedding speech writer. A professional twin (two, even). Amid the rise of the gig economy and falling unemployment, people all over America ha…
    - 6 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 2:50pm -
  • fresh teaWhy Democrats just gave away their best chance at ending the trans military ban
    Activists participate in a rally at the Reflecting Pool of the U.S. Capitol April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC to rally against the transgender military service ban. | Alex Wong/Getty Images The House’s first version of an annual defense policy bill reversed the ban. But the final version they ju…
    - 6 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 2:20pm -
  • fresh teaKentucky’s new governor is giving the right to vote back to 140,000 ex-felons
    Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear speaks after being sworn into office in Frankfort, Kentucky on December 10, 2019. | Timothy D. Easley, Pool/AP Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order that will restore voting rights to more than 140,000 people. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) signed an executive…
    - 7 hours ago 12 Dec 19, 1:38pm -

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