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Obama seeks $3.7B to deal with border kids

WASHINGTON — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border, straining immigration resources ...

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President orders disaster relief aid to NY

President Obama on Tuesday declared a major disaster in the state of New York and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe mid-May storms and flooding. Federal funding also is available to ...

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Money for senior farmer’s market program

Some $1.5 million in famers market checks are being distributed throughout the state as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The program, with funding from the USDA Food and Nutrition Services, provides checkbooks worth $20 to low-income seniors ...

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Booker, Paul team up to scrub criminal records

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are teaming up on a bill aimed at helping low-level offenders wipe their criminal records clean. The Democrat and Republican odd couple introduced legislation Tuesday that ...

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FCC crafting rules for the future of the Net

Time is running out for consumers to make their voices heard on new regulations being crafted by the Federal Communications Commission that will dictate Internet availability for years to come. The FCC is considering rules that would allow giant Internet ...

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Panel endorses some NSA Internet surveillance

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency’s Internet surveillance programs. The programs provoked worldwide controversy when they were revealed last year by news organizations after leaks from ...

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Judge Geraci to preside over ceremony

Edward Newman, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Buffalo District director, will present 30 citizenship candidates Friday to U.S. District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr., Western District of New York. Judge Geraci will preside over the ceremony and will administer ...

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