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Trump now says he misspoke as he stood side-by-side with Putin. Also on the Wednesday rundown: A Senate committee looks at the latest attempt to weaken the Endangered Species Act; and public input is being sought on Great Lakes restoration.

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Civil rights advocates say adding a citizenship question to the census will discourage immigrant participation. (U.S. Census Bureau)

NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed Wednesday asks a federal court to stop the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The lawsuit was filed by the American and New York Civil Liberties Unions on behalf of immigrant-rights organizations. The suit charges that the order to include the q

Advocates for immigrants' rights say asking about citizenship will stop many from participating in the 2020 Census. (StockSnap/Pixabay)

NEW YORK — New York immigrants' advocates are mounting opposition to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. They're convinced the question will discourage participation by New York's 4 million immigrants, potentially costing the state billions in federal aid and political power in C

Almost 850,000 children in the state of New York live in poverty, nearly half in extreme poverty. (rubberduck1951/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The latest U.S. Census Bureau figures show little change in child poverty in New York state. The data shows that, nationally, more than 13 million children, or 18 percent, lived in poverty in 2016, a drop of almost two percent. But, New York's child poverty rate was almost three p

Jason Starr of the NYCLU gave a talk at the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island Wednesday about the educational and legal needs of several thousand children from Central America who have arrived since 2012. Courtesy: HWCLI

NEW YORK – While the national spotlight is focused on the great needs of Syrian refugees in Europe, unaccompanied children from Central America continue to flow into the U.S., and New York is a prime destination – as detailed at a meeting Wednesday. Jason Starr, Nassau chapter director

PHOTO: Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Suzanne Hanlon/Flickr

NEW YORK - Federal programs have lifted nearly 740,000 New York children out of poverty, according to a new report by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. The group used a new tool for calculating poverty rates, instead of the official measure, and found federal assistance has made a big difference

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

PHOTO:  President Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010. Deadline for enrolling for health insurance through the ACA is March 31st. Photo credit: Wikipedia

NEW YORK - While it has enrolled a half a million New Yorkers through the Affordable Care Act, New York has not done a good job of reaching out to Latinos, Hispanics and immigrants, according to Jackie Vimo of the New York Immigration Coalition. Just look at the state health care exchange website, s

Photo: Following years of political battles, a new (LICET) poll shows overwhelming support among Nassau County voters for reforming the way voting maps are drawn. Photo Credit: LICET

NEW YORK – Advocates are using a newly released poll to press for changes in the way voting maps are drawn up in Nassau County. Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, says some public officials have resisted change by arguing that voters don't understand the redistricting

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