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California appeals judge's ruling striking down assault weapons ban

Jun 10 2021

California officials on Thursday said the state has appealed a federal judge's decision to strike down its three-decade-old ban on assault-style weapons, saying the law is needed to prevent gun deaths.

With AOC's backing, Wiley cements liberal support in volatile NYC mayoral race

Jun 10 2021

NEW YORK For months, a trio of liberal Democratic candidates in New York City's mayoral race has vied for the mantle of progressive standard-bearer in a crowded field.

Explainer-What is 'ranked-choice voting,' the new system for New York's mayoral election?

Jun 04 2021

When New York City voters go to the polls on June 22 to select their party's mayoral nominee, they will fill out a new kind of ballot that allows them to pick up to five candidates in order of preference in a system known as ranked-choice voting.

New York City mayoral candidates trade barbs at debate as election looms

Jun 03 2021

The leading Democratic contenders for New York City mayor, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, faced harsh attacks from each other and a half dozen rivals during a televised debate on Wednesday. | Video

Republican-backed bills restricting vote advance across U.S., report finds

May 28 2021

Fourteen U.S. states have enacted 22 laws this year that make it more difficult for Americans to vote, according to a report released on Friday, as Republican lawmakers pursue tougher voting restrictions in the wake of former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud.

From Jersey Shore to Great Barrier Reef, businesses ask: Where's the help?

May 28 2021

ASBURY PARK, N.J./SYDNEY For more than a year, New Jersey restaurateur Marilyn Schlossbach has been waiting for this moment: The U.S. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the Jersey Shore's summer season, and the state is finally lifting indoor capacity limits as the coronavirus pandemic eases.

A motorcyclist, a 'jack-of-all-trades': the victims of California railyard massacre

May 27 2021

To his friends, Lars Kepler Lane - also known as "Keppy" - was a laid back, ordinary guy who liked to spend time with family and take on projects outside his work at Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California.

Bodycam footage raises questions about deadly arrest of Black man in Louisiana

May 19 2021

Newly published bodycam footage shows Louisiana state troopers punching, dragging and stunning a Black man who died in custody two years ago, raising fresh questions about a case that is already the subject of a federal civil rights investigation.

U.S. Vice President Harris to headline Democratic Asian American summit

May 17 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris, the first Asian American to hold the No. 2 position in the White House, will headline a virtual summit hosted this week by the leading Asian American Democratic political action committee, organizers told Reuters.

Yang sits atop mayoral field vying to revive a battered New York City

May 13 2021

NEW YORK Andrew Yang, the former presidential candidate and now New York City mayoral hopeful, bounded into a liquor store this week and listened as its owner shared how the business had suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.

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