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‘We Want Justice’: Mass Demonstrations and Marches Erupt Nationwide to Protest Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

From Washington, D.C. to Denver to New York City to Minneapolis—where George Floyd was killed at the hands of police just three months ago—massive demonstrations and marches erupted Monday demanding justice for Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old father of six who was shot multiple times in the back at point-blank range by a Kenosha, Wisconsin police …

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New York Attorney General Sues Trump Organization, Accusing President’s Company of Misleading Lenders and Dodging Investigation

New York Attorney General Letitia James revealed Monday that she filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s business empire, calling on the New York State Supreme Court to force the Trump Organization to comply with seven subpoenas that the company has thus far failed to respond to. The subpoenas would release thousands of documents regarding the company’s alleged …

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Mail-In Voters and Candidates Sue to Block ‘Unconstitutional’ Assault on Postal Service by Trump and DeJoy

A group of voters from several states and candidates for public office in New York filed a federal lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alleging that the pair’s ongoing assault on the U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatens Americans’ right to vote amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Among the plaintiffs in …

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Mail-In Voters and Candidates Sue to Block ‘Unconstitutional’ Assault on Postal Service by Trump and DeJoy

A group of voters from several states and candidates for public office in New York filed a federal lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy alleging that the pair’s ongoing assault on the U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatens Americans’ right to vote amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Among the plaintiffs in …

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“That’s How They Got Capone”: Filing by NY Prosecutors Indicates Broader Probe Into Alleged Trump Tax Fraud

Court filings by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Monday led to renewed speculation that prosecutors in New York have targeted President Donald Trump with a wider probe into possible fraud or other financial crimes than was previously known—demanding eight years of personal as well as business tax documents just weeks after the U.S. …

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‘This Is…Kidnapping’: Video Shows Plainclothes NYPD Officers Throwing Protester Into Unmarked Van

Plainclothes officers from the New York City Police Department on Tuesday snatched an 18-year-old protester off the streets, threw her into an unmarked minivan, and sped away without explanation, a disturbing incident that immediately drew comparisons to the authoritarian tactics recently used by federal agents in Portland, Oregon. “Violently forcing protesters into an unmarked van …

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ACLU and Immigrant Rights Groups Challenge Latest Trump Effort to ‘Rig the Census for Partisan Gain’

“The constitutional mandate is clear—every person counts in the census. Undocumented immigrants are people—and nothing President Trump does or says changes that fact.” “We want to make sure that President Trump can’t erase this country’s millions of hard-working immigrants and cripple the regions that have welcomed them as neighbors.”—Gustavo Torres, CASA So said Dale Ho, …

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Twenty-One State Attorneys General File Suit to Stop ‘Illegal’ Effort by Trump to Skew the Census for Political Gain

New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Friday spearheaded a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his attempt to “illegally” tip the representation in the U.S. House of Representatives by excluding the counting of undocumented immigrants in the 2020 census. According to a statement from James’ office, the suit—filed by a coalition of states, …

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Twenty-One State Attorneys General File Suit to Stop ‘Illegal’ Effort by Trump to Skew the Census for Political Gain

New York state Attorney General Letitia James on Friday spearheaded a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his attempt to “illegally” tip the representation in the U.S. House of Representatives by excluding the counting of undocumented immigrants in the 2020 census. According to a statement from James’ office, the suit—filed by a coalition of states, …

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‘Money Couldn’t Buy a Movement’: AOC Trounces Wall Street-Backed Democratic Primary Opponent

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez handily defeated CNBC contributor and Wall Street-backed challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera in the Democratic primary for New York’s 14th Congressional District on Tuesday, a victory that the progressive congresswoman celebrated as evidence that “money couldn’t buy a movement.” “Wall Street CEOs, from Goldman Sachs to Blackstone, poured in millions to defeat our grassroots …

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Vowing to Take on Corrupt System ‘That’s Literally Killing Us,’ Jamaal Bowman Jumps Out to 25-Point Lead Over Rep. Eliot Engel

Facing down millions of dollars in corporate dark money and an opponent backed by some of the biggest names in the Democratic establishment, progressive educator and former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman jumped out to a formidable lead Tuesday over hawkish 16-term incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel in the closely watched Democratic primary race in New …

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Tax the Rich and Divert Billions From NYPD Budget to Fund Public Hospitals, Says Nurses Union

New York’s largest union of registered nurses is calling on the state’s Democrat-controlled government to divert billions of dollars from jails, the New York City Police Department, and the pockets of the rich to help fund public hospitals that have been strained beyond capacity by the coronavirus pandemic. In an internal memo obtained Monday by …

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Skull Fractured by Police and Lied About by Trump, 75-Year-Old Peace Activist Martin Gugino Still Unable to Walk

Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old peace activist whose skull was fractured when Buffalo police officers shoved him to the ground earlier this month during a Black Lives Matter protest, is still hospitalized Tuesday and remains unable to walk, according to his lawyer.  Attorney Kelly Zarcone updated media outlets of Gugino’s condition following the brain injury and fractured skull he suffered after the …

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“Stay in the Streets. It’s Working”: Two Weeks Into Racial Justice Protests, New York State Classifies Use of Chokeholds as Felony

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday urged Americans to stay the course in the massive protests which have been held in cities and towns across the U.S. for the past two weeks, pointing to New York State lawmakers passing long-awaited legislation to classify chokeholds as a felony as evidence the pressure is working. The Eric Garner …

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Cuomo Order That Sent Estimated 4,300 Covid-19 Patients to Nursing Homes Denounced as ‘Single Dumbest Decision Anyone Could Make’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing new criticism after the Associated Press reported Friday that a state directive led to over 4,300 still recovering coronavirus patients being sent to New York’s “already vulnerable nursing homes.” “It was a death sentence,” tweeted Daniel Choi, a doctor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine …

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‘Democracy Has Prevailed’: Federal Court Rules NY Primary Must Go Forward With Sanders, Yang, and Others on Ballot

A federal court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by the New York Board of Elections and ruled the state’s Democratic presidential primary must take place on June 23 as scheduled, a decision that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang celebrated as a win for democracy. “We expect New York to work to make …

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Victory for ‘Basic Democracy’ as Judge Orders New York to Reinstate Sanders, Yang, and Others to 2020 Primary Ballot

A federal judge late Tuesday ordered New York election officials to restore Sen. Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang, and other Democratic candidates to the state’s 2020 presidential primary ballot, a decision progressives hailed as a victory for “basic democracy.” The ruling by Judge Analisa Torres of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New …

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