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Here's how Hope Hicks has outlasted most other Trump aides

Hope Hicks will become the third White House communications director since President Trump took office eight months ago. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Hicks being named to the job permanently Tuesday. Unlike predecessors Mike Dubke and Anthony Scaramucci, the 28-year-old media guru has been one of the few people considered untouchable within […]

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Supreme Court sides with Trump on refugee ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump to broadly implement a ban on refugees around the world from entering the country. The justices granted a request from the Trump administration to block a federal appeals court decision that allowed entry to refugees who had a contractual commitment from a resettlement organization. According […]

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De Blasio set to win low-turnout Democratic mayoral primary

Mayor de Blasio was expected to win the Democratic primary for mayor Tuesday — but few were expected to bother to vote. Ahead of the polls closing at 9 p.m., observers said turnout appeared to be light as Hizzoner faces several challengers, the best known being former City Councilman Sal Albanese. Valerie Vazquez-Diaz, a Board […]

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Sean Spicer wants Melissa McCarthy to share her “SNL” Emmy

Sean Spicer wants a piece of Melissa McCarthy’s Emmy. The former White House press secretary told The Blast that he deserves part of the award for the actress’ portrayal of him on “Saturday Night Live,” which she won for guest actress in a comedy series at the Creative Arts Awards Sunday. Spicer hasn’t always been […]

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New stats: Poverty rate down, median household income on the rise

The U.S. poverty rate dropped by 0.8% and the median household income rose by 3.2% from 2015 to 2016, federal statistics released Tuesday revealed. The poverty rate decreased to 12.7% last year from 13.5% in 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2016 report. The median income increased […]

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White House: DOJ should 'look at' prosecuting Comey

Lock him up? The White House said Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice should “certainly look at” a criminal prosecution of former FBI Director James Comey over his press leaks and Senate testimony. “That’s the job of the Department of Justice, and something they should certainly look at,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders […]

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Nancy Pelosi, Trump law boss mull border security to save DACA

WASHINGTON — The top House Democrat and a senior White House official both indicated Tuesday they are open to compromise on border security to expedite legislation to help immigrants brought here illegally as children. White House legislative director Marc Short said at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast that despite President Trump’s advocacy for a southern […]

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Hillary Clinton fans turn out in hundreds for NYC book signing

Hundreds of Hillary Clinton fans packed into the Barnes & Noble in Union Square Tuesday morning ahead of a book signing by the vanquished presidential contender. Long Island resident Allan Holland, 63, awoke at 3 a.m. to catch a 3:47 a.m. train to Manhattan to see his Democratic hero. He arrived outside the book store […]

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Legal Aid Society slams state’s familial DNA testing proposal

The Legal Aid Society launched a broadside Monday at the state’s familial DNA testing proposal, saying the move is an abuse of power. In June, the State Commission on Forensic Science voted 9-2 to allow the technique to be used by law enforcement agencies across the state in violent felony and sex crime investigations. The […]

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Mayor de Blasio votes in primary amid landslide win predictions

Predictions of a landslide victory didn’t stop Mayor de Blasio from voting in the Democratic primary Tuesday morning. Hizzoner, flanked by First Lady Chirlane McCray, arrived at the Park Slope public library in Brooklyn just before 8 a.m. to cast his ballot. A group of protesters calling on de Blasio to speed up his planned […]

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