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Scenes from New York’s International Women’s Day protests

Scenes from New York’s International Women’s Day protests

World News
During the International Women’s Strike demonstration in New York, women and allies from all walks of life came together in support of international feminism. NEW YORK — On March 8, hundreds of New Yorkers gathered in Washington Square Park to strike and march in celebration of International Women’s Day. The day’s events included a strike, a rally, and a march to various sites with historical feminist importance around New York City. The first part of the event, from 4 to 5 p.m., was framed as an hour-long strike from work, in solidarity with women striking across the globe on March 8. “We believe…a women’s strike to be both possible and fundamental in this political moment,” International Women’s Strike NYC, the group that organized the event, wrote on Facebook. “Therefore, w...
Kushner Cos. face NY investigation for falsified housing documents

Kushner Cos. face NY investigation for falsified housing documents

World News
After revelations that the company lied on at least 80 housing documents while Jared Kushner was CEO, New York officials are scrutinizing the Kushner Cos. The New York City Council is investigating the Kushner Cos. after an Associated Press report revealed that it repeatedly filed false paperwork with the city related to dozens of residential buildings it owned. While President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was CEO, the Kushner Cos. routinely claimed to have no rent-regulated tenants, despite having hundreds, according to construction permits reviewed by AP. New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres says the false documentation should have been discovered long ago. For one thing, the documents are publicly available online for anyone to see — the deception was i...
How Rep. Louise Slaughter changed America

How Rep. Louise Slaughter changed America

World News
Rep. Louise Slaughter’s legacy will continue to be felt in Congress and in America for years to come Rep. Louise Slaughter, one of the longest-serving and most progressive Democrats in Congress, has died at 88 years old. She served the Rochester, New York area as representative for the 25th congressional district (previously numbered as the 30th and 28th district) since 1987. Slaughter passed away on Thursday after she fell at her residence in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, ending her historic career as a champion for the rights of women and other Americans, as an aggressive defender of public health, and as a powerful ethics watchdog. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said she was “heartbroken” by the news of Slaughter’s passing. “Louise was a trailblazer,” Pelosi sa...
Meet the new Pennsylvania congressional races!

Meet the new Pennsylvania congressional races!

World
With the Pennsylvania district map upheld — and the candidate filing deadline passed — a look at who’s running in the primaries for each of the state’s new House districts. After a one-of-a-kind first three months of the year, featuring a court-ordered re-drawing of the state’s congressional map, a court battle over that order, and a separate congressional special election under the old map that’s now finally over, it’s finally time for Pennsylvania to begin its primary season in all 18 of its new congressional districts. Those races may very well determine which party starts 2019 with control of the House of Representatives. The filing deadline for candidates passed earlier this week, just one day after a pair of court rulings exhausted all remaining challenges to the new map — ...