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Bronx School For Nigeria

Bronx Elementary Students Request Lawmakers Aid Nigerian Kidnap Victims

The crisis in Nigeria is difficult for us to comprehend as adults, but what about children? One teacher is taking a unique approach to teaching her kids about what’s happening — and how they can make a difference.

05/08/2014

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Appears Determined To Land 2016 Democratic National Convention

It’s a move that if successful could mean an economic boost of hundreds of millions of dollars.

04/23/2014

Officer Manny Encarnacion (credit: LinkedIn)

King: NYPD Officer Held In India ‘Blatant Retaliation’ For Diplomat’s Arrest

Officer Manny Encarnacion was arrested early last month while traveling in New Delhi, where he was visiting his wife. He’s been barred from leaving the country until the case is resolved, officials said.

04/04/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Offers Assurances On Gay Rights At Sochi Olympics

President Vladimir Putin sought to ease concerns that Russia’s new anti-gay law would be used to punish athletes who display rainbow flags during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while insisting that gays are not discriminated against in his country.

09/04/2013

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (2nd R) talks to President of the American Action Forum and former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin (L) as Committee chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (2nd L) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (R) look on prior to a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee April 19, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Tempers Flare At Senate Immigration Hearing

Tempers flared at a Senate hearing on immigration legislation Monday as a Republican senator objected to a Democrat’s criticism of attempts by some to link the Boston Marathon bombings to the immigration bill.

04/22/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) presides over a hering on 'Superstorm Sandy: The Devastating Impact on the Nation's Largest Transportation Systems.' December 6, 2012 in Washington. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Retiring Sen. Lautenberg Praised By Senate Colleague Schumer

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) received praise from some of his Senate colleagues, after announcing that he will not run for reelection until 2014.

02/16/2013

Statue Of Liberty (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Entertainment)

Schumer To Obama: Statue Of Liberty Has Been Closed To The Public Long Enough

Is Uncle Sam shortchanging Lady Liberty? Three months after Superstorm Sandy, the government won’t say when the statue will reopen. On Monday night there was a demand for a timetable.

02/04/2013

The P.S. 22 Chorus of Graniteville, Staten Island, perform the 86th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Rehearsals at Macy's Herald Square on November 19, 2012.  (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

S.I. 5th Grade Chorus Heading To Obama’s Inauguration

The choir will sing “God Bless the USA,” “Home,” “On Top of the World” and “One Dream.”

01/18/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (file/credit: Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Schumer: eBay, Craigslist Agree To Remove Listings For Inauguration Tickets

Sen. Chuck Schumer had been asking companies to remove listings for tickets costing up to $2,000 each.

01/17/2013

People gather outside the White House to participate in a candle light vigil to remember the victims at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Call For Tougher Gun Laws In Wake Of Newtown Massacre

Lawmakers said meaningful action in the wake of last week’s elementary school shooting must include a ban on military-style assault weapons and a look at how the nation deals with individuals suffering from serious mental illness.

12/17/2012

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: CBS 2)

Schumer: Lack Of Coordination Keeping FEMA Generators Already In NY From Getting To Gas Stations

With long lines and only about 25 percent of gas stations in NYC and L.I. open for businesses, Schumer said FEMA had a solution that has not been put into effect yet.

11/09/2012

Property In New Rochelle belonging to Swaziland. (credit: CBS 2)

Westchester Cities Frustrated By Foreign Governments Not Paying Property Bills

A number of houses owned by countries like Mozambique, Swaziland and Ghana in Westchester County have racked up outstanding local taxes. Now officials are trying to do something about it.

05/09/2012

Synthetic Marijuana

New York Lawmakers Push For National Ban On Synthetic Marijuana

It’s known as incense or potpourri, but it’s not the kind you use to make a room smell nice. It’s an herbal mixture that’s being smoked for a high, and getting many people sick. Now, there’s a new effort to get it banned.

03/05/2012

Birth Control Pill (file)

Senate Rejects Effort To Reverse Obama Birth Control Policy; Republican: ‘This Is Tyranny’

Democrats argued they were protecting women’s rights. Republicans argued they were attempting to protect the First Amendment right to religious freedom. Both parties used the issue to rally their bases. The 51-48 vote was close, upholding Obamacare.

03/01/2012

Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants poses with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The Giants Win And So Do Some Area Lawmakers

Several New York and New Jersey lawmakers are “cashing in” on some big bets that Big Blue would be bringing home the title.

02/06/2012

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