Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

Robert Capers faces replacement gossip amid word White House dictated orders on Muslim travel ban

One day after names of candidates were floated to potentially replace U.S. Attorney Robert Capers, a news report highlighted White House efforts to dictate legal strategy to U.S. Attorney Capers in the first contentious Court case involving President Donald Trump's Muslim travel ban.

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Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of public housing buildings in New York City are in "troubled" condition : HUD inspection

Ten per cent. of the New York City Housing Authority's apartment buildings were rated as being in "troubled" condition, according to inspection data published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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After Peralta joins IDC, the GOP-controlled State Senate it enables is about to enter immigration fray

After Peralta joins IDC, the GOP-controlled State Senate it enables is about to enter immigration fray

New York State Sen. Jose Peralta recently announced he was joining the Independent Democratic Conference, which enables the GOP to control the New York State Senate. A Republican State Senator has proposed a bill that may put at risk some undocumented New Yorkers.

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Brooklyn Federal Judge orders stay, partially blocks Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

Brooklyn Federal Judge orders stay, partially blocks Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

U.S. District Court Judge Ann Donnolly issued an order Saturday evening, ordering a stay that partially prevented implementation of President Donald Trump's Executive Order that had instituted travel restrictions on individuals entering the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations.

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Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn may be called upon to defend Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn may be called upon to defend Trump's Executive Order on Muslim travel ban

If U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-Brooklyn) and Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan) and others are unable to negotiate the release of individuals detained at JFK Airport under President Donald Trump's anti-immigration Executive Order, then resolution may need to be reached in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn.

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de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

de Blasio's budget continues minimal funds for NYCHA in face of Federal probe into toxic conditions [Updated]

In a year when Mayor Bill de Blasio finds himself fighting for his political survival, he minimally extends existing budgetary support for NYCHA, even in the face of a reported Federal investigation into toxic living conditions in New York City's public housing.

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Clinton Global Initiative to close, despite fewer conflicts due to Hillary Clinton's electoral loss

Clinton Global Initiative to close, despite fewer conflicts due to Hillary Clinton's electoral loss

The Clinton Foundation is moving forward to close the Clinton Global Initiative months after press reports acknowledged a Federal investigation, despite former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's electoral loss that now unencumbers foundation activities.

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Out-of-state LGBT officials take the lead on travel bans, while Sen. Hoylman remains on sidelines

Out-of-state LGBT officials take the lead on travel bans, while Sen. Hoylman remains on sidelines

Out elected LGBT officials from the West Coast are emerging as leaders against the passage of new laws that discriminate against the LGBT community, with out LGBT leader Brad Hoylman inexplicably absent.

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Bharara mum if de Blasio is using new digital campaign video to influence potential jury pool

Bharara mum if de Blasio is using new digital campaign video to influence potential jury pool

Mayor Bill de Blasio has said that his controversial new digital campaign video was meant to inform the public of his policy achievements -- and it may also be aimed to influence others : like, a potential jury pool.

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