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Traveling Travails: What to know about long lines at airport security

NEW YORK — Fliers should brace for long waits at airport security over the holiday weekend. In recent weeks, some major airports saw wait times exceeding 90 minutes at peak hours, and passengers missed flights waiting to get through security. ...

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Bill Clinton can put Democrats back in the business of fighting poverty

Poverty has haunted Appalachia for a century, and with the coal industry dying, the anger and hopelessness are rising. So, as the campaign trail wound through the down-and-out counties of West Virginia and Kentucky, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders spoke ...

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On the Freddie Gray Case: Despite acquittal, Nero may still plead the Fifth

BALTIMORE, MD — Despite his acquittal Monday on assault and related charges stemming from the arrest of Freddie Gray last year, Officer Edward Nero may still have reason to invoke his right to remain silent as his co-defendants go to ...

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Class-action-waiver ban levels playing field

Earlier this month the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposed rule that would effectively block banks, credit card companies and other financial services providers from using pre-dispute arbitration clauses to bar their customers from bringing or joining class actions ...

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Nevada spat shows Democrats divided, too

There is no shortage of political punditry ready to explain how the candidacy of Donald Trump has torn the Republican Party asunder. But it is just now becoming clear that the campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is doing much ...

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Rhetoric is not the solution to surge in violence

The number of homicides increased in the first three months of 2016 in more than two dozen major cities across the country and that trend seems to be continuing into the first half of the year. The data showed particularly ...

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Veterans Affairs: A hero’s welcome

Just steps away from Nassau Community College, which houses a center for veterans affairs, stands an unlikely beacon of hope, community and gratitude for returning soldiers. It’s the headquarters of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, a Garden City law firm ...

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Donald Trump’s taxes

These columns warned Republican voters that Democrats and the media would make an issue of Donald Trump’s tax returns — after he was the GOP’s presumptive nominee — and that didn’t take long. Last week Hillary Clinton began what is ...

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Men, whites ‘need not apply’

Producers of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” came under fire recently for advertising for “nonwhite” performers. The hip-hop musical about America’s founding fathers features Latino and African-American performers in most of the prominent roles. While it’s common practice to state the ...

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Reason has to return to gun law debate

I know this column will be wildly unpopular with many readers. Honestly, I don’t want to write it. I have received all of the emails on this subject that I care to. However, to do my part as an honest ...

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Obama’s Hiroshima trip misguided

We live in the real world and just lately I’ve wondered whether President Obama occupies the same planet. Obama will travel to Japan this month and visit Hiroshima, the first sitting president to do so after the United States in ...

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Legal Language: Where there’s no will

The music world was shocked by the sudden passing of Prince last month. Another shock came when it was revealed the Artist died without a known will, leading the court to appoint a special administrator to decide the fate of ...

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