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Teachout Clears Second Hurdle to Appear on Primary Ballot

A Fordham Law School professor on Wednesday won the second round of her court battle with Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was trying to have her thrown off the primary ballot, saying she fails to meet the residency requirement to run. Updated 08/20/2014 09:30 PM

Cuomo's Running-Mate Announces 100K Signatures for Women's Equality Party Line

As Governor Andrew Cuomo tries to knock his female opponent off the Democratic primary ballot, he is preparing to run for re-election on the new Women's Equality Party ballot line. Cuomo's running-mate, Kathy Hochul, appeared with supporters at City Hall—including former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn—to announce that 100,000 New Yorkers signed petitions backing the party.

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Washington Beat: Text-to-911 Service Picks Up Steam

Soon, reporting a crime or emergency will be as simple as sending a text message. The FCC is requiring cell phone companies to allow people to text 911, rather than making voice calls, but the technology faces some challenges. 08/19/2014 11:11 PM


Garner Rally to Test Mayor's Commitment to Improve Public-Police Relations

A Saturday rally to protest the death of Eric Garner from an apparent police chokehold is turning into a significant test for Mayor Bill de Blasio. The new mayor promised to improve relations between New Yorkers and the NYPD. The march on Staten Island may be an opportunity to prove that he is following through—or it could signal that his administration has a long way to go. 08/18/2014 09:33 PM

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