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Prosecutors seek congressional probe of supplement industry
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced....
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Cuomo: Education reforms are transformative, pro-teacher
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday touted the contentious educational reforms he fought to include in the state budget as transformative and said that when combined with a big school funding increase, they make this budget the "most pro-teacher" ever....
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NYU Langone, Lutheran Medical Center get OK to affiliate
NEW YORK (AP) -- NYU Langone and Lutheran Medical Center say their affiliation agreement has received final state approval....
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Rocky first year for the new GED and other equivalency tests
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) -- The number of people taking high school equivalency exams in the U.S. plummeted - and the percentage who passed fell, too - in the year after a revamped, Common Core-inspired GED was introduced along with two new competing tests....
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NY issues regulations for medical marijuana program in works
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Cancer, AIDS, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis are among the conditions for which New Yorkers can apply for the statewide medical marijuana program expected to start next year....
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US gives threatened status to northern long-eared bat
DETROIT (AP) -- The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly wiped out in some areas by the spread of a fungal disease....
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Hillary Rodham Clinton tours NYC child center in Brooklyn
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton toured an early childhood development center in New York City on Wednesday, appearing alongside the city's first lady to launch a "Talk to Your Baby" public awareness campaign....
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NYC detective's video rant at Uber cab driver spurs transfer
NEW YORK (AP) -- A detective heard on video berating an Uber driver and asking, "How long have you been in this country?" was stripped of his gun and badge Wednesday and will be transferred from the police anti-terrorism division, officials said....
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Eyes on national profile, NYC mayor to travel to Iowa
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning a trip to Iowa this month as he moves to expand his national profile....
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Another senior de Blasio staffer to depart
NEW YORK (AP) -- Another senior member of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is departing....
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