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Bill Akins resigned Tuesday evening as secretary of the Pasco Republican Executive Committee when he said he discovered party loyalty trumped the First Amendment. . (read more)


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Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year -- the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday (read more)

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WASHINGTON – A pair of White House officials played a role in providing Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with the intelligence reports that showed President Donald Trump and his associates. (read more)

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WASHINGTON — The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified material it said relates to …. (read more)

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WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday advanced President Donald Trump's nominees to lead the labor and agriculture departments and moved the new administration closer to filling the final pair of empty seats in his Cabinet. . (read more)

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Baxter is a strong contender for the vacant position at Bafana Bafana after being formally approached by Safa (read more)

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A former Glenwood Landing Fire Company treasurer was sentenced Thursday to five years' probation and more than $45,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to embezzling cash from a department account, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said (read more)

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — The deaths of 13 senior adults in a crash as they returned home from a retreat has left fellow worshippers at their Texas church mourning the smiling regulars who served in the kitchen, led Bible studies and spent time in fellowship. . (read more)

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Bond investors reading the tea leaves on where interest rates are headed can look to the Federal Reserve’s new working paper which implies official rates—and Treasury yields—will remain historically low, helping to keep Treasury yields low and corporate bonds attractive. . (read more)

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WASHINGTON — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes faced growing calls Tuesday to step away from the panel's Russia investigation as revelations about a secret source meeting on White House grounds raised questions about his and the panel's independence. . (read more)

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The career criminal accused of shooting a fellow drug dealer to death didn’t stop when his gun ran out of bullets, sources said (read more)

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The governor of Maine issued a full pardon to a dog sentenced to death after it killed a smaller pup last winter (read more)

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White House officials helped give Nunes info that Trump was swept up in foreign surveillance, which Nunes then used to defend Trump (read more)

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Two officers were injured and two suspects were arrested after police interrupted a fraudulent check-passing scam Wednesday at a bank in Lynbrook, officials said (read more)

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The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it gave the top Republican on the House intelligence committee access to highly classified materials. But it invited a bipartisan group from the panel to view information it says relates to surveillance of President Donald Trump's associates. (read more)

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Riverhead Town officials have struck a $40 million deal to sell the remaining property at The Enterprise Park at Calverton to Luminati Aerospace, the Riverhead Town Board announced Thursday (read more)

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WASHINGTON — Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate on Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who returned to the Capitol after back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence. . (read more)

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The owner of the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream received the second-largest IDA tax break in the state in 2015, state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said Monday -- but his conclusion was challenged by local officials. (read more)

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