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Former State Senator Malcolm Smith sentenced to 7 years in prison

Former Queens State Senator and Majority Leader Malcolm Smith is spending the next seven years of his life behind bars.

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CUNY Prep renamed after Dr. Derrick Griffith

The CUNY Board of Trustees renames CUNY Preparatory School in the Bronx after its founding, the late Dr. Derrick Griffith who died in the May 2015 Amtrak accident that killed eight people.

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Education For a Better America and the Amsterdam News team up for scholarship

Education for a Better America (EBA) and the New York Amsterdam News are partnering to award two high school students scholarships to help them with their first year of college.

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Baltimore County Police fatally shoot unarmed Black man

Questions linger after police fatally shoot an unarmed Black man near Baltimore, according to reports.

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City pools open for summer

City public pools are open for the summer season.

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Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage legal across America

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court ruled all 50 states must allow same-sex couples to marry and recognize their marriages.

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WATCH: Funeral services for South Carolina massacre victim Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney were held Friday.

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Safe and Fair - Everywhere: Will it work?

With the addition of 1,300 more cops on the street, a new plan by the mayor and the police commissioner aims to improve police-community relations while keeping people safe.

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NYCHA renovations keep apartments vacant for an average of seven years

Major repair and renovations take apartments off the market an average of 2,605 days; over $8 million in estimated lost rent

An audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer found that the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) keeps apartments off the rent rolls for an average of 7 years while doing major repairs.

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Min. Louis Farrakhan and leaders mobilizing for 20th anniversary of Million Man March

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will join with leaders from across the nation to officially announce plans for the Millions for Justice convening to demand justice and equality for all in America.

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