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November trial date set for ex-Assembly speaker

NEW YORK — A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni considered scheduling ...

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Leading Dem calls for Silver to step down

ALBANY (AP) — A senior Democratic member of the state Assembly called for Speaker Sheldon Silver to step down Monday as the longtime leader fought to maintain his grip on power in the wake of federal corruption charges. Assemblyman Keith ...

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Silver hospitalized after bike fall

ALBANY — New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is being treated at a hospital for an infection following a Nov. 10 fall from his bicycle. Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says there is no bone, ligament or other structural damage to ...

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Koch: Dump Silver

ALBANY — Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch says his fellow Democrats should dump one of their leaders, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Silver is the only top lawmaker who refuses to sign onto Koch’s agenda ...

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Bloomberg: Stopping mosque compromises terror fight

NEW YORK CITY — Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered an impassioned speech at an event marking the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, saying that not allowing a proposed mosque to be built near ground zero would be "compromising our commitment to fighting terror with freedom."

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