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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

New York, NY — President Obama's Education Secretary, Arnie Duncan, wants to close thousands of underperforming schools across the country, a process he has already started in Chicago. Duncan says it is part of a national effort to improve education, although some education advocates in New Y

New York, NY – The head of an Hispanic civil rights group on whose board Sonia Sotomayor sat for 12 years is defending the Supreme Court nominee from what he says are unexpected and "vicious" attacks. Before joining the federal bench, Sotomayor was a board member of the Puerto Rican Legal D

New York, NY - Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez of New York, the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, is in the spotlight as New York activists kick off a nationwide campaign aimed at fixing America's immigration system. The push to reform immigration starts in earnest Wednesday, when a nation

New York, NY — Health officials now expect the new swine flu to spread to all 50 states, and in New York the advice remains the same: If you feel sick, stay home. But Gwen O'Shea with the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island says millions of families in the state cannot afford to take tha

Albany, NY — State lawmakers must decide by June 30 whether to leave the mayor in control of New York City schools, amend mayoral powers or end them. Mayor Bloomberg paints a rosy picture of the city's school system, but members of the Campaign for Better Schools do not like the way he is doin

Albany, NY — A first-of-its-kind measure to protect domestic workers is up for consideration in New York. State lawmakers have heard from nannies, housekeepers and caregivers, who say the measure is needed to protect them from "slave-like" conditions. That might sound like overstatement - were

Albany, NY - President Obama signs a bill today that will create what he calls "an army of volunteers" dedicated to addressing the nation's toughest problems. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will, according to the president, triple the number of "Americans helping Americans" in a time of ext

Albany, NY - The Long Island Immigrant Alliance is welcoming the news that President Obama will add immigration reform legislation to his already-heaping plate of first-year priorities. A report in the New York Times says the President will move ahead on immigration reform this year, despite an over

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