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Schumer wants feds to look into e-cigarettes

  U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal government needs to figure out why e-cigarette devices and batteries are exploding and catching fire, hurting users. The New York Democrat on Sunday cited a recent Associated Press story saying the FDA ...

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One final hurdle for Tubman Park

The proposed Harriet Tubman National Historic Park in Auburn, Cayuga County, still needs to overcome one final hurdle. Legislation has already passed to pave the way for the park’s creation, but the project still needs to be officially established under ...

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Conservatives endorse Wendy Long to challenge Schumer

NEW YORK — New York’s Conservative Party has chosen Wendy Long as its challenger to Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer. The Conservatives chose Long at their meeting in Brooklyn on Saturday, one day after Republicans designated her as their candidate. Long ...

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Schumer wants more legroom on planes

NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish seat-size standards for commercial airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes “like sardines.” The New York Democrat told The Associated ...

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White House fires back at Schumer over counterterrorism funding

NEW YORK — A White House spokesman ripped Democratic U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday and questioned his credibility on national security issues after Schumer joined city officials in criticizing the administration’s funding of local counterterrorism programs. Schumer, of New ...

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Schumer opposes cuts to anti-terror funds

NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million. The New York Democrat is pushing President Barack Obama to reconsider the cuts. Schumer ...

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