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NEW YORK - It's a big number that's making headlines in New York, but local advocates for immigrants say the flow of unaccompanied minors to Long Island is being taken in stride. Reports published in Newsday show that Long Island leads the state for the number of unaccompanied children arriving in ...Read More

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PHOTO: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) became the first federal agency to acknowledge the potential health risks from using cell phones earlier this year. Then, just last week, the agency backtracked from its earlier statements of caution. Photo credit: Hoclab/Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently became the first federal agency to acknowledge health risks from cell phone use. Then, without any explanation, the agency suddenly backtracked on its findings. Sometime before early June, the CDC posted significant new wordin...Read More

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PHOTO: According to Feeding America's new Hunger in America 2014 report, one in seven Americans depends on food bank assistance, while one in five U.S. households served by Feeding America food banks has at least one member who has served in the military. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

New York - One in seven Americans turns to a food bank for help. About 40 percent have education beyond high school and one in 10 is a student working on that higher education. Those are just a few insights into hunger presented in a new report from Feeding America. Paule Pachter, CEO with Long Isla...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and ...Read More

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PHOTO: The latest Kids Count research shows a 34-percent increase in children being raised by single parents, many of whom could benefit from a new New York law aimed at helping screen and treat maternal depression. Photo credit: Randen Peterson / Flickr.

NEW YORK - A new law in New York aims to combat the problem of maternal depression, and local advocates cite plenty of evidence that it's an issue that needs attention. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed S 6234B and A 9610B this month. The new law provides information and guidelines on screening for maternal...Read More

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PHOTO: Graham Nash, of Crosby Stills and Nash, fears America has been divided into a nation of "haves and have-nothings." Photo credit: Mark Scheerer

NEW YORK - "It's time for a revolution," says Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, who fears for an America that's become divided into "haves and have-nothings." The outspoken musician and activist was in New York talking about some of the views expressed in an autobiography that time-travels...Read More

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GRAPHIC: The media watchdog group Public Knowledge uses an octopus metaphor in its opposition to media mergers such as the proposed Comcast takeover of Time Warner. Image credit: Public Knowledge.

NEW YORK - Comcast wants to acquire Time Warner Cable; they're the two biggest cable TV companies. T-Mobile and Sprint - the third- and fourth-largest wireless providers - are rumored to want to merge, and 21st Century Fox's Rupert Murdoch reportedly wants to take over Time Warner - the media compan...Read More

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PHOTO: Consumer advocates say an FCC proposal for Internet fast lanes could slow down the Web for more than 60 percent of New Yorkers who use the Internet to download videos. Photo Credit @mlcliff

NEW YORK – It's a proposal pending before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would create fast lines on the Internet and new data indicates New Yorkers have plenty at stake in the ongoing debate. Ninety-six percent of New York adults use the Internet, according to Chaunda Ball,...Read More

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