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In Washington, ‘classified’ is synonymous with ‘controversy’

The letters from House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., to Debra Steidel Wall, archivist of the United States, and White House Counsel Stuart Delery are photographed Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams were undermined by her use of a private email server that included classified information. Donald Trump has risked criminal charges by refusing to return top-secret records to the government after leaving the White ...

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Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an unsecured office in Washington dating from his time ...

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Daughter, boyfriend plead guilty to killing mother as teens

A young woman and her boyfriend have pleaded guilty to fatally shooting the woman’s mother in her Rochester-area home in 2020. Hannah Thomas, who was 17 years old at the time of the killing and is now 19, pleaded guilty ...

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Supreme Court lets New York enforce gun law during lawsuit

New York can for now continue to enforce a sweeping new law that bans guns from “sensitive places” such as schools, playgrounds and Times Square, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, allowing the law to be in force while a lawsuit ...

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School lawsuits over social media harm face tough legal road

Like the tobacco, oil, gun, opioid and vaping industries before them, the big U.S. social media companies are now facing lawsuits brought by public entities that seek to hold them accountable for a huge societal problem — in their case, ...

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New York GOP says Santos ‘disgraced’ House, should resign

Local Republican leaders in New York on Wednesday called for the immediate resignation of their new GOP congressman George Santos, who is facing multiple investigations by prosecutors over his personal and campaign finances and lies about his resume and family ...

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Liberal senators oppose NY governor’s pick to lead top court

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was urged Monday to withdraw her chief judge nominee by liberal lawmakers who claim he’s too conservative and would tilt the state’s top court too far to the right. Hochul nominated Hector D. LaSalle to ...

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Hochul plans $1B investment in mental health care

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced plans Tuesday to add 1,000 beds for inpatient psychiatric treatment and create 3,500 housing units to address gaps in the state’s mental health care system. “We have underinvested in mental health care for so ...

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