Sheldon Adelson wants to pay for new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or […]

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Omaha private bank, Enterprise rental company cut ties with NRA

A prominent private banking company and a top car rental chain are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association amid a social media movement to “#BoycottNRA.” The First National Bank of Omaha in Nebraska will not renew its contract for the gun group’s NRA Visa Card, spokesman Kevin Langin said in a statement. […]

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DeVos backs $1.3B school choice proposal for military children

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday backed a proposal to allow military families to use $1.3 billion in public funds to send their children to private school or pay for other education services. The plan is in line with the Trump administration’s focus on promoting charter and private school programs […]

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Long Island official accused of taking $5G bribe from contractor

A Long Island public official took a $5,000 bribe from a contractor and then tried to make the man lie about the shady payment, authorities said Thursday. Long Island federal prosecutors charged Richard (Rob) Walker, a top aide to former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, with obstruction of justice and making false […]

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Educators tear apart Trump's plan for teachers to pack guns

What could possibly go wrong? President Trump’s plan — parroting National Rifle Association talking points — to “harden” schools and arm teachers received a failing grade Thursday from parents, educators, school safety experts and public officials. While Trump and his cronies at the NRA believe instructors packing heat in classrooms would act […]

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Over 3,000 state workers made more than Cuomo's $179G salary

ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo is the state’s top elected official, but he’s far from being the highest paid state worker. A whopping 3,568 state employees earned more in 2017 than the $179,000 salary paid to Cuomo, according to data the Empire Center for Public Policy released Thursday. The figure was up from 2016, […]

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Ill. gov drinks chocolate milk to show diversity is 'really good'

Illinois governor Bruce Rauner took a gulp of chocolate milk to display his commitment to diversity Wednesday. “It’s really, really good — diversity,” he said in front of an audience at the Thompson Center in Chicago. Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire included the governor in the demonstration, […]

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Mueller files new charges against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates

Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were slammed with tax fraud charges in the Russia probe Thursday, adding to the laundry list of federal crimes they’re already accused of. Manafort and Gates became the first two Trump associates indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller last October over […]

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