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    What you need to know about NY's Paid Family Leave benefits – New York News

    Look for a new nibble out of your paycheck soon. New York state is gearing up to start its latest mandated worker benefit: an enhanced Paid Family Leave program. The state last week finalized regulations that take effect Jan. 1 and allow most workers to take up to eight...
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    Kushner calls Russia meeting 'waste of time' – New York News

    WASHINGTON – Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is denying that President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia, saying in a statement ahead of congressional interviews that he has “nothing to hide.” The 11-page statement provided to The Associated Press by a representative Monday details four contacts with Russians...
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    Complaints about Singh led to firing, ex-city official claims – New York News

    A former deputy commissioner for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio intends to sue the city for at least $5 million, claiming he was “unlawfully” fired in part because he raised concerns that indicted Long Island restaurateur Harendra Singh, a deep-pocketed campaign donor, was receiving preferential treatment from...
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    What are we supposed to learn in college? – New York News

    Sixty-five percent of children entering primary schools today worldwide will eventually work in jobs that don’t exist yet, according to the World Economic Forum. That also means that students currently in college will enter a work environment that will barely be recognizable when they reach their peak earning potential...
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    Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs – New York News

    A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines — more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed...
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    Gazette leans way too far to the left – New York News

      I suffered through a year of Hillary-loving and Trump-bashing, but was optimistic that once the election was over, things would calm down and a balance would be reached. But on July 19, I opened the paper to two columns written by (surprise) Washington Post writers. “Trump’s next health...
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    Sometimes, it’s safer to engage in profiling – New York News

      The term, “profiling” usually connotes something we abhor. But all too often, the American news media captions an article concerning supposedly friendly forces, Iraqi, Afghan or Syrian, gunning down an American serviceman or woman. The embedding of such soldiers with American units is not uncommon. We have been...
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    Trump’s legacy will, unfortunately, live on – New York News

      Just out of curiosity, I Googled “Worst Pope” and found Pope Alexander VI, who reigned from 1492 to 1503. He had his mistresses and offspring, and his papacy was characterized by nepotism and dealings through the church to benefit the family fortune. More than 500 years after the...
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    Kosciuszko deserves to have name stated – New York News

      UNESCO has declared the year 2017 to be the “Year of Kosciuszko” worldwide, marking the 200-year legacy of Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko since his passing in 1817. On July 21, 1981, the New York State Legislature, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, officially named the bridges over the...