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Long Island's taxing tax season

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Jennifer and Paul Cellura planned to use their IRS refund to put up new fencing around their backyard in Huntington Station. And they were going to spend whatever was left on diapers and clothes for the new baby, due any day now. But the $6,000 they usually get back turned into a $2,000 debt to…

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Facebook suspends Pages from Russia-linked viral video company

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Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Facebook’s crackdown on Russia-linked accounts has usually taken down outlets with a relatively small presence, but its latest move is more substantial. The social network has suspended three Pages from Maffick Media, a viral video outlet that has racked up 30 million views in the space of a few months,…

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How to watch the NBA Dunk contest, 3-point contest, skills challenge

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Former FBI acting director on decision to investigate Trump The former FBI acting director tells 60 Minutes about the measures taken to ensure investigations into President Trump wouldn’t “vanish.” See the full story Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS Feb 15 What happened to the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram Some of the teens…

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Texas secretary of state apologized for inaccurate claim of 95,000 non-citizen voters that Trump tweeted as evidence of voter fraud

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David Whitley, the Texas secretary of state, apologized for a misleading claim that tens of thousands of non-citizens were registered to vote. Last month the secretary of state’s office said it was investigating the legal status of 95,000 registered voters who had provided work visas or green cards as documents when they obtained a driver’s…

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Lefty’s Last Stand: CC Sabathia Makes It Official, Says He’ll Retire After 2019

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TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork) – Another longtime Yankee great is officially preparing for his farewell tour. During a packed press conference, and surrounded by his family, CC Sabathia announced that 2019 will be his final season in the major leagues. “I look forward to 2019 being a championship season for us, me going out and giving…

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Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks about hacked Democratic emails, says Mueller investigation

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Longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone communicated with WikiLeaks about hacked Democratic Party emails during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Friday court filing from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team. Mueller’s office gathered that evidence in a separate probe of Russian intelligence officers who were charged with hacking emails during the campaign and releasing them….

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3 Things to Know About Social Security if You’re Divorced

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Did you know Social Security spousal benefits extend to certain ex-spouses who have gotten divorced? Social Security benefits currently provide half or more of the income received in retirement for 69% of unmarried Americans and 48% of married couples, according to the Social Security Administration (SSA). So it’s a good idea to know as much as…

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Seeking independence 'is not a crime,' Barcelona protesters say

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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people waving pro-independence flags and holding pictures of jailed Catalan separatist leaders took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to call for self-determination for the northeastern Spanish region. Chanting “Freedom!” and “Independence!”, around 200,000 people, according to local police, took part in the peaceful march at a…

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Ocasio-Cortez returns to her Bronx neighborhood for her inaugural address

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Feb. 16, 2019, 8:37 PM GMT By Nicole Acevedo and Phil McCausland Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered at a performing arts high school in the Bronx on Saturday to hear the first inaugural address of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-elected liberal firebrand and youngest member of Congress. Ten minutes before she took the stage, a…

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2020 presidential hopeful and 'senator next door' Amy Klobuchar campaigns in Eau Claire

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota addressed supporters Saturday in Eau Claire as she began her first campaign swing of the presidential race. (Photo11: Bill Glauber / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) EAU CLAIRE – For Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, the path to the 2020 presidential nomination goes right through the Midwest. Klobuchar opened her…

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