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As Governor Andrew Cuomo tries to knock his female opponent off the Democratic primary ballot, he is preparing to run for re-election on the new Women's Equality Party ballot line. Cuomo's running-mate, Kathy Hochul, appeared with supporters at City Hall—including former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn—to announce that 100,000 New Yorkers signed petitions backing the party.

08/19/2014 08:53 PM

Washington Beat: Text-to-911 Service Picks Up Steam

Soon, reporting a crime or emergency will be as simple as sending a text message. The FCC is requiring cell phone companies to allow people to text 911, rather than making voice calls, but the technology faces some challenges.

08/19/2014 11:11 PM

ROLLING THE DICE

Rolling the Dice: NYC a Big Player in Casino Bidding Process Despite Local Moratorium

In paving the way for four Las Vegas-style resort casinos upstate, Albany lawmakers last year established a seven-year moratorium on casinos in the city and surrounding counties. The city nonetheless looms large in the process, however, and the possibility remains that casinos could eventually open shop here.

08/19/2014 10:03 PM

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On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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Garner Rally to Test Mayor's Commitment to Improve Public-Police Relations

A Saturday rally to protest the death of Eric Garner from an apparent police chokehold is turning into a significant test for Mayor Bill de Blasio. The new mayor promised to improve relations between New Yorkers and the NYPD. The march on Staten Island may be an opportunity to prove that he is following through—or it could signal that his administration has a long way to go. 08/18/2014 09:33 PM

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Pope Francis Hints at Possible NYC Visit in 2015

While on a flight back to Rome from South Korea today Pope Francis confirmed he would like to visit the United States sometime next September with a possible stop in the Big Apple. Updated 08/19/2014 12:32 AM

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