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President Barack Obama speaks on situation in Iraq. (credit: CBS 2)

Obama: U.S. Won’t Send Troops Back Into Combat In Iraq

The U.S. won’t send troops back into Iraq, but President Barack Obama said he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options, which he’ll review in the coming days.

06/13/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

U.S. Reps: Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Should End Releases From Guantanamo

Following the controversial Taliban prisoner swap, members of Congress on Monday were questioning whether other prisoners should be released from Guantanamo.

06/09/2014

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference in Midtown on June 8, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Obama’s Student Loan Order A Good Move

President Set To Announce Expansion Of ‘Pay As You Earn’ Program Monday

06/08/2014

Protecting Children Against Predators

Youth Groups: Access To Predators’ Records Will Mean Better Safety

New legislation has been proposed in light of a recent massive sexual predator bust. Proponents said the legislation will better protect children.

06/02/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for youth organizations to have access to a federal crime database on June 1, 2014, in Manhattan.  (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer: Give Youth Groups Access To Applicants’ Complete Criminal Histories

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to give youth organizations access to a federal crime database when screening seeking to volunteer or work with children.

06/01/2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans May 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans’ Health Care Issues

President Barack Obama says he accepted the resignation with “considerable regret” amid widespread troubles in the VA health care system.

05/30/2014

Schumer On Heroin

Schumer Asks For $100 Million To Fight Heroin Trade In New York

U.S. Sen Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Monday that he is asking for $100 million in funding for to curb the scourge of heroin in New York and across the country.

05/26/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Launches Re-Election Bid At Democratic Convention On Long Island

Cuomo sounded a triumphant note in his party convention address that cited his successful efforts to pass gay marriage and gun control and his work to boost education investments and fix the economy of upstate New York.

05/22/2014

Officials call for the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission to reconsider its ruling denying landmark status to Jackie Robinson's former Brooklyn home. (Credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Officials Renew Push To Have Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Home Declared Landmark

There’s doubt about the historical significance of a Brooklyn house that was once home to Jackie Robinson, but don’t tell that to supporters of an effort to grant city landmark status to the house.

05/19/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Pushes For Lower Student Loan Interest Rates

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Congress to allow college graduates to refinance their student loan debt to get the same interest rates now offered to current students.

05/18/2014

Barnard College graduation ceremony in 2012 (credit: Getty Images)

Some Positive Signs, But Most College Grads Still Battling Weak Job Market, Big Debt

College seniors will soon be donning caps and gowns, but more than half will also be shouldering staggering debt.

05/12/2014

Politicians, activists rally outside City Hall for Nigerian schoolgirls, May 12, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Officials Rally As New Video Purports To Show Captive Nigerian Schoolgirls

A Nigerian Islamic extremist leader says nearly 300 abducted schoolgirls will not be seen again until the government frees his detained fighters.

05/12/2014

Senator Chuck Schumer outside of the Nigerian Consulate. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Reward Leading To Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria.

05/11/2014

bulletproof vest (Credit: Clipart)

Sen. Schumer Backs Bulletproof Vests Legislation

Schumer told reporters on Wednesday that he’s in support of a bill that would increase funding for a federal grant program that reimburses local departments for the cost of the vests.

05/07/2014

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Charles Schumer Asks FDA To Block Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become “the Kook-Aid of teen binge drinking.”

05/04/2014

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