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Rep. Kathleen Rice, Long Island Residents Push For Tougher Animal Cruelty Laws

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A public hearing was held in Mineola on the importance of tougher laws for those who abuse animals.

Nancy Nunez told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall that it upsets her when a person is convicted of abusing or killing an animal and then gets a slap on the wrist as punishment. 104 more words

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State Senate GOP Demands New York Congressional Delegation Reject Iran Deal

State Senate Republicans demanded that New York’s representatives in Congress—in both parties—vote against the Obama administration-backed deal to drop sanctions against Iran in exchange for a pause in its nuclear program. 497 more words

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Charles Schumer Comes Out Against Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Charles Schumer, the senior senator from New York and the ascendant Democratic minority leader, announced tonight that he would oppose the Obama administration-backed deal to drop sanctions against Iran in exchange for a temporary pause in its nuclear development program. 566 more words

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Will Vote for 'Imperfect' Obama Iran Deal

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she would vote for a President Barack Obama-backed agreement to drop sanctions against Iran in an exchange for a pause in its nuclear program—even as she called the deal “imperfect.” 515 more words

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