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Gov. Christie Helps NJ Mom Get Son Replacement Driver's Permit

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Chris Christie made a special trip to help a New Jersey teen replace a damaged driver’s permit after his mother pleaded for help. 300 more words

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Move Over Andrew Jackson: Harriet Tubman To Adorn $20 Bill

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) —¬†Abolitionist Harriet Tubman will soon be the new face of the $20 bill.

The 19th century abolitionist and leader of the Underground Railroad would replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson, the nation’s seventh president. 321 more words

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Law Officials Pushing For Encryption Legislation, Call It An Issue Of Victims' Rights

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Law enforcement and crime victims want Congress to help authorities gain access to cellphones with potential evidence.

Calling it an issue of victims’ rights, the Manhattan district attorney says it’s crucial that Congress pass legislation requiring tech companies to give law enforcement a way to access information on encrypted phones and other devices. 480 more words

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Police: Man Killed Inside Manhattan Homeless Shelter, Roommate Sought

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was found slain at a Manhattan homeless shelter Friday morning, police said.

At around 8:20 a.m., the 56-year-old victim’s body was found with injuries to his neck in a third-floor bedroom at the Bellevue Men’s Shelter on East 30th Street at First Avenue, CBS2’s Steve Langford reported. 268 more words

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Mets Fans Excited For Home Opener Against Phillies

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The home opener for the Mets is always a special day, but there was a lot more excitement this season.

The team came in as the defending National League champions, and their starting pitcher, … 664 more words

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Cruz Rallies Audience Upstate, Makes Matzah In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Ted Cruz told an upstate audience Thursday that momentum is on his side, and also stopped off to make matzah with a group of youngsters in Brooklyn. 705 more words

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John Kasich Feasts In The Bronx, Holds Town Hall In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Republican presidential candidate John Kasich helped himself to some of Arthur Avenue’s best Italian food while campaigning in the Bronx Thursday. 389 more words

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