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A memorial for Eric Garner near where he died in police custody on Staten Island.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Members Of Congress Seek Federal Probe Into Eric Garner’s Death

Six members of New York’s congressional delegation are asking the Justice Department to formally investigate last month’s police custody death of Eric Garner.

08/14/2014

Rep. Charlie Rangel gives a thumb's-up after voting in the Democratic primary on June 25, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images)

AP: Rep. Charles Rangel Holds Off Challenge To Win Congressional Primary

With 100 percent of the vote counted in unofficial results, Rangel led Espaillat 47.4 percent to 43.6 percent, a difference of fewer than 2,000 votes.

06/25/2014

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Student Loan Rates Double Without Congress’ Action

Subsidized Stafford loans, which account for roughly a quarter of all direct federal borrowing, went from 3.4 percent interest to 6.8 percent interest on Monday.

07/01/2013

A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

N.Y. Congresspeople: Possible Relief Ahead For Sandy Victims’ Insurance Rates

There might be some relief coming for superstorm Sandy victims who are facing skyrocketing flood insurance rates.

03/11/2013

Gov. Chris Christie, House Rep. John Boehner (credit: Getty Images)

Furious & Fuming: Christie Blames House GOP, Boehner For Politicizing Sandy Aid

Several lawmakers from New York and New Jersey said House Speaker John Boehner’s decision to abandon a vote this session would be a crushing blow to states ravaged by the devastating storm.

01/02/2013

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving dinner to residents of the Rockaways section of Queens on November 22, 2012. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Volunteers Spend Thanksgiving Serving Sandy Victims

For many victims of Superstorm Sandy, this Thanksgiving has a whole new meaning.

11/22/2012