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  • nieuwPresident Obama fishes in the Adirondacks
    Fishermen are known for their whoppers. But the one Vince Wilcox tells is no fish story.On Thursday and Friday, he guided former President Barack Obama and five of his friends on a fly fishing excursion in the Adirondacks."The president has only…
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  • Lawsuit: Harassment at corrections agency left woman disabled with fear
    Strengthening workplace protections in state government was a focal point of this year's legislative session in Albany, but a federal lawsuit filed in 2012 and headed to trial this fall illustrates how state agencies are rarely held accountable when…
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  • Is six months key to overcoming opioid addiction?
    Capital Region providers and agencies who deal directly with the opioid crisis every day have major concerns about the quality and length of local treatment programs for people battling addiction, according to a new Siena College survey.
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  • Class of 2018 enters a whole new world
    This year's high school graduates are entering a world that is vastly different from what their parents knew. We talk with some graduates to gauge their thoughts on the Class of 2018.
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  • Beer hits two HRs in ValleyCats' victory
    Drafted in the first round by the Houston Astros this month, Seth Beer had his first two-homer game as a pro on Saturday night, hitting a pair of two-run blasts in Tri-City's 8-2 victory over the Lowell Spinners before a crowd of 2,415 at Bruno Stad…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jun 18, 2:56am -
  • Churchill: Push for Jordan Peterson visit is a fight for speech
    Saratoga SpringsMadelyn Streb is smart, self-assured and unafraid to speak her opinion. She is also willing to tick people off.If she weren't, Streb would not be the driving force behind the effort to bring Jordan Peterson to Skidmore College. Nor…
    - 1 day ago 24 Jun 18, 12:47am -
  • Photos: Shaker High graduation
    It was good-bye high school and hello big world as North Colonie's Shaker High School seniors gathered for commencement Saturday morning at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena.
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  • 19 more arrests announced near Disc Jam festival

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  • Albany officer killed 20-year-old man as he stabbed his mother, chief says
    ALBANY — Albany police shot and killed a 20-year-old man as he was stabbing his mother in the face inside a city home late Friday night, Police Chief Robert Sears said Saturday.Officers Elston Mackey and Derrick Ellis arrived at 61 Partridge St.…
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  • nieuwGloria Allred's cheerleader abuse lawsuit undercuts fight against real thing
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: My husband and I laughed out loud at the ridiculous image. We laughed so hard we were nearly crying. There she stood in front of the television cameras in all of her glory — the great Gloria Allred — holding up the dreadful inst…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Jun 18, 12:57am -
  • nieuwChelsea Manning's Senate campaign in Maryland falters toward end
    Government leaker and transgender rights advocate Chelsea Manning entered the U.S. Senate race in Maryland to huge fanfare this year, but her campaign is poised to wind down quietly Tuesday when voters head to the polls on primary day. Ms. Manning pr…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 9:44pm -
  • nieuwRobert Ballard's Titanic search a Cold War cover story
    The mission in 1985 was straightforward: Scour the depths of the Atlantic Ocean to locate the resting place of the Titanic. But even some members of the crew had no idea of the top-secret classification of their search or its true aim: to find and in…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 8:43pm -
  • nieuwStephanie Wilkinson, Red Hen restaurant owner, cites 'morals' in kicking out Sarah Huckabee Sanders
    Not only does the owner of the Red Hen restaurant have no regrets about kicking out Sarah Huckabee Sanders, she insisted Saturday she would do it all over again, saying people need to "uphold their morals." Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of the 26-seat e…
    - 20 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 11:25am -
  • Dems seek info about Virginia facility after abuse claims
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's two Democratic senators asked the Trump administration Friday for answers about operations at a juvenile detention facility in the state where immigrant children said they were bound, beaten and isolated in solitary con…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:03am -
  • Adding 'national' to Rock Creek Park
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton wants to change the name of America's third-oldest national park, Rock Creek Park, to Rock Creek National Park. Where's Rock Creek Park, you might ask? What's the point, you might wonder? For star…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jun 18, 11:01pm -
  • Lee Boyd Malvo, D.C. sniper, gets new sentencing hearing
    RICHMOND, Va. — A sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 3-0 decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appea…
    - 3 days ago 21 Jun 18, 8:46pm -
  • MetroAccess driver charged, accused of raping disabled passenger
    Police arrested a MetroAccess van driver Wednesday night after he was accused of raping one of his disabled passengers on Monday. An adult female passenger with an intellectual disability told Metro Transit Police that Deymon Levarne Childs, 40, of S…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 2:55pm -
  • Trump International Hotel should lose liquor license, clergymen tell D.C. alcohol board
    Donald Trump isn't good enough to sell booze. That's what a group of religious leaders is reportedly telling the local alcohol-control board in the District of Columbia, saying his hotel should lose its liquor license on the moral-character clauses c…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 2:38am -
  • Allison Hrabar, Justice Department paralegal, harassed Kirstjen Nielsen at Mexican restaurant
    One of the shouting socialists who chased Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a D.C. Mexican restaurant Tuesday night is a Justice Department worker. Democratic Socialists of America member Allison Hrabar reveled in her actions Wednes…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:40am -
  • Initiative 77's fate to be decided by D.C. Council
    D.C. voters have approved a measure to end the tipped-worker wage, but the initiative's fate rests with the D.C. Council, which can still kill the proposal. Ten of the council's 13 members — as well as the mayor, business owners and tipped workers…
    - 4 days ago 21 Jun 18, 1:32am -
  • Republican Party of Maryland courts independent, Democratic voters
    With primary elections just days away, the Republican Party of Maryland is targeting independent — and even some Democratic — voters by citing lower taxes, more jobs and greater bipartisanship under the deep-blue state's GOP administration. "We v…
    - 4 days ago 20 Jun 18, 11:54pm -
  • NPS weighing 'white civil rights rally' proposed outside White House by 'Unite the Right' organizer
    The National Park Service is in the process of deciding whether to permit a "white civil rights rally" proposed to happened mere steps from the White House this summer. Park officials have approved an application submitted by Jason Kessler, the white…
    - 4 days ago 20 Jun 18, 8:23pm -
  • Muriel Bowser, D.C. mayor, wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jun 18, 3:49pm -
  • Theodore McCarrick, former D.C. archbishop, removed from ministry over 'credible' sex abuse claim
    Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry for allegedly sexually abusing a teenager nearly 50 years ago when he was a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. In a statement Wednesda…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jun 18, 1:33pm -
  • Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner at Mexican restaurant MXDC disrupted by Democratic Socialists of America
    Homeland Security secretary Kristjen Nielsen had her dinner plans Tuesday night torpedoed by shouting socialist protesters angry at immigration enforcement, which they said should not exist. Ms. Nielsen had sat down at MXDC Cocina Mexicana restaurant…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jun 18, 2:07am -
  • D.C. primary sees low voter turnout
    The District's primary elections yielded no surprises Tuesday, with all elected officials successfully defending their seats and voters approving a measure to apply the city's minimum wage to tipped workers. Voters going go to the polls braved swelte…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jun 18, 1:19am -
  • Obama often the beneficiary of Confederate cleansing in South
    The push to scrub the Confederacy from the public square has reverberated in favor of President Barack Obama, a Chicagoan by way of Hawaii whose name is popping up on signs and structures throughout the South. The latest entity to be Obama'd is J.E.B…
    - 5 days ago 20 Jun 18, 12:42am -
  • Kevin Zeese, demonstrators want Donald Trump to pardon Julian Assange
    President Trump has been in a pardoning mood lately, and Kevin Zeese has a suggestion on who should be next on his list. Mr. Zeese, co-director of the social justice group Popular Resistance, and about 15 fellow demonstrators braved the blazing sun a…
    - 5 days ago 19 Jun 18, 9:36pm -
  • Maryland to remove border National Guard due to Trump policy
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland will recall the four National Guard members Gov. Larry Hogan sent to the U.S.-Mexico border and will not deploy other resources until a federal policy of separating immigrant children from their families is rescinded,…
    - 6 days ago 19 Jun 18, 4:35pm -

The Week

  • nieuwJeff Flake says Congress should stand up to Trump like the media and the courts have done
    President Trump has faced institutional checks and balances to his power, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) argued on ABC's This Week Sunday, but they haven't come from Congress.It's difficult "for a lot of my colleagues to say, 'Hey, let's stand up to the…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 5:50pm -
  • nieuwBernie Sanders declines to endorse abolishing ICE
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declined to join other progressive politicos in endorsing the call to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) during an appearance on CNN's State of the Union Sunday."More than a dozen Democratic congressional…
    - 14 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 5:18pm -
  • nieuwTrump tweet proposes immediate deportations without due process
    President Trump on Twitter Sunday proposed that immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally be immediately deported without due process:We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Jud…
    - 15 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 4:47pm -
  • nieuwKushner says the Trump team's Israel-Palestine peace plan is coming soon
    The Trump administration will soon debut its Israel-Palestine peace plan, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner said in an interview published Sunday by Al-Quds, an Arabic language newspaper.The proposal will be released wit…
    - 16 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 3:26pm -
  • nieuwTurkey heads to the polls for a snap election
    Turkey votes in a presidential and parliamentary election Sunday, a snap election in which President Recep Tayip Erdogan is expected to face his most serious challenge in a decade and a half.Erdogan called the election in April, planning to consoli…
    - 16 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 3:14pm -
  • nieuwSaudi women can finally drive
    Saudi Arabian women can legally drive for the first time in decades as of Sunday, when the cancellation of the national ban on women drivers officially went into effect. Riyadh announced its plan to lift the ban last year, and since then, women have…
    - 17 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 2:35pm -
  • nieuw10 things you need to know today: June 24, 2018
    1. The Trump administration released a plan Saturday night to reunite migrant families who were separated before President Trump signed his executive order reversing his policy of splitting up children and parents at the border. The plan ties reunifi…
    - 19 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 12:48pm -
  • nieuwTrump in Nevada says 'trade stuff' will 'work out,' praises his administration's 'very good job' on immigration
    President Trump spoke at a campaign rally for Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) in Las Vegas Saturday evening, urging his audience to vote against Heller's opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), whom Trump called "Wacky Jacky." A "vote for her is a vote for i…
    - 19 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 12:46pm -
  • nieuwThe Trump administration released a plan to reunite migrant families — eventually
    The Trump administration released a plan Saturday night to reunite migrant families who were separated before President Trump signed his executive order reversing his own policy of splitting up children and parents at the border.The plan ties reuni…
    - 19 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 12:24pm -
  • nieuwIs democracy finally taking root in Iraq?
    Iraq is again struggling to form a new government. Fifteen years after the U.S.-led invasion, has democracy taken root? Here's everything you need to know:What is daily life like?There are distinct signs of progress: Downtown Baghdad is bustling,…
    - 22 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • nieuwLaurence Tribe's book recommendations
    Laurence Tribe is a Harvard law professor and leading constitutional scholar who has often argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. His latest book, co-authored with Joshua Matz, is To End A Presidency, an examination of presidential impeachment.Tyran…
    - 22 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 9:55am -
  • nieuw7 brutal cartoons about America's family separation crisis
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    - 22 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 9:50am -
  • nieuwScientists have trained AI to see through walls
    Each week, we spotlight a cool innovation recommended by some of the industry's top tech writers. This week's pick is an AI with X-ray vision."Omnipresent wireless signals that keep us connected can now be used like X-rays to see and track the move…
    - 22 hours ago 24 Jun 18, 9:30am -
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant, and its online reviews are now predictably political
    White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday became the third member of the Trump administration to have trouble dining out this week. Senior policy adviser Stephen Miller was heckled while eating at a Mexican restaurant. Homeland S…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 5:47pm -
  • Mike Huckabee tweeted a 'joke' that Nancy Pelosi's campaign is run by MS-13 gang members
    Former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee posted a tweet Saturday morning in which he suggested House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is in league with the MS-13 gang, a favorite subject of President Trump and his all…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 5:16pm -
  • The Trump administration is reportedly in chaos trying to figure out how to implement the order reversing family separations
    Implementation of President Trump's hastily crafted executive order reversing his administration's policy of separating families at the border reportedly has the executive branch in chaos. "It was policy based on a PR-messaging impulse," light on de…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 4:43pm -
  • Katie Arrington, lawmaker who primaried Rep. Mark Sanford, gravely injured in car crash
    Katie Arrington, the South Carolina state representative who defeated Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) in his GOP primary race this month, has been seriously injured in a car crash, her campaign announced Saturday.Arrington was riding with a friend when…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 4:10pm -
  • Massachusetts governor's son accused of sexual assault during a flight
    A.J. Baker, the adult son of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who shared a flight with him Wednesday."On June 20, the crew of flight 1354 were notified of an incident between customers shortly befo…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 3:07pm -
  • Pentagon announces suspension of two more 'war games' with South Korea
    The Pentagon announced Friday it has come to an agreement with South Korea to indefinitely suspend two more joint training exercises. The two countries previously announced the suspension of "large-scale" military exercises following President Trum…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 2:44pm -
  • Trump claims he does 'a much better job' with migrant detention than Obama
    President Trump referenced a Drudge Report headline on Twitter Saturday morning to claim his administration has handled migrant detention better than their predecessors:Drudge Report “OBAMA KEPT THEM IN CAGES, WRAPPED THEM IN FOIL” We do a muc…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 2:27pm -
  • 10 things you need to know today: June 23, 2018
    1. President Trump on Friday said "Republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration" reform. "Even if we get 100 percent Republican votes in the Senate, we need 10 Democrat votes to get a much-needed immigration bill," he tweeted, calling fo…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 12:37pm -
  • Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies at 54
    Drummer Vinnie Paul, a founding member of the metal band Pantera, has died, the band's Facebook page announced late Friday. He was 54. "Paul is best known for his work as the drummer in the bands Pantera and Hellyeah," the brief statement said. "No…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 12:31pm -
  • The military is preparing to bring missing American soldiers' remains home from North Korea
    The military said Saturday it is delivering more than 200 caskets to the North Korean village of Panmunjom, close to the South Korean border, in preparation for the return of the remains of U.S. soldiers missing since the Korean War in the 1950s.Th…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 12:15pm -
  • America's imminent merger mania
    The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:"Let there be deals," said Elizabeth Winkler at The Wall Street Journal. That's what corporate executives across the country heard last week when Judge Richard…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 10:00am -
  • 6 beautiful brownstone homes
    Philadelphia. This five-bedroom, single-family restored Victorian was built in 1860. Original features include 14-foot coffered, beamed, and carved-plaster ceilings; a skylight over the stairs; carved-wood molding, railings, and fireplace surround;…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 9:55am -
  • Beware fund fees
    Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:Research your fund's feesIndividual investors are wasting up to $7 billion a year on "expensive index funds that are no better than cheaper funds — without…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 9:45am -
  • 5 excellent outdoor chairs
    1. Nemo Stargaze Recliner Luxury ($250)The first-ever reclining camp chair is so comfortable you might want it in your living room. "More like a mini-hammock than a chair," it has a free-swinging seat and a headrest that prevents neck strain while…
    - 2 days ago 23 Jun 18, 9:35am -
  • The EPA is celebrating its response to Hurricane Maria with a commemorative coin
    Residents in Puerto Rico were left without power for months after Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico, and experts estimate that around 4,640 people died. But the Environmental Protection Agency thinks it did an A-plus job responding to the disaste…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jun 18, 9:12pm -
  • World Cup sees nearly equal Spanish-English viewership through 1st week
    World Cup viewers are hearing "GOAL!" and "GOL!" in almost equal measure.NBC Universal's Telemundo subsidiary reported Friday that through the first seven days of the World Cup, about 48 percent of viewers are watching the Spanish-language network,…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jun 18, 8:24pm -
  • The week's best photojournalism
    Horses race in Ascot, Britain. | (Reuters/Andrew Boyers)Participants compete in a dragon boat race in Hong Kong. | (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)Honor guards march in Volgograd, Russia. | (EPA-EFE/ATEF SAFADI)A worker carries yoga mats in Dehradun,…
    - 2 days ago 22 Jun 18, 8:14pm -
  • Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu played audio of children crying in a detention center for 5 straight minutes on the House floor
    An audio recording of immigrant children recently separated from their parents circulated the web after it was published by ProPublica, but Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) wanted to be completely sure that his fellow lawmakers heard it, too.Lieu played th…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 7:35pm -
  • Trump autographed photos of people murdered by undocumented immigrants
    President Trump hosted an immigration event Friday with "Angel Families" whose relatives have been killed by undocumented immigrants. While Trump was standing with the "permanently separated" families, as he called them, reporters noticed something…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 7:30pm -
  • Sean Hannity reportedly used a burner phone in Singapore because of fears China might try to listen into his conversations with Trump
    Fox News host Sean Hannity reportedly used a burner phone while he was in Singapore covering President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un out of fear that China might try to bug his personal device, BuzzFeed News reports. "He talks…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 7:09pm -
  • House Intelligence Committee Democrat claims Roger Stone, Michael Caputo 'lied through their teeth'
    When Trump advisers Roger Stone and Michael Caputo testified before the House Intelligence Committee on their contacts with Russians, they "lied through their teeth," claims a Democrat on the committee, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.). Speaking on Yah…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 6:44pm -
  • Nikki Haley says it's 'ridiculous' that the U.N. wants to examine American poverty
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen found it "offensive" to suggest President Trump's administration intended to split up immigrant families, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders thought it was "absolutely ridiculous" to…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 6:36pm -
  • House passes massive package aimed at combating the opioid epidemic
    The House overwhelmingly passed a massive package meant to address the opioid crisis by a vote of 396-14 on Friday. "This is costing us lives. This is why we're so focused on ending this opioid epidemic," said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) in com…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 5:37pm -
  • When Trump vowed to impose tariffs on European cars, Ford and GM stock plunged
    The escalating economic conflict with the European Union is proving dangerous for American car companies.After President Trump announced Friday that he would impose a 20 percent tariff on all cars imported from the EU, shares for both European and…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 5:35pm -
  • Watch this Nigerian player go out of his way to console his Icelandic opponent after he misses a crucial penalty kick
    Iceland, a country with a population smaller than Wichita, Kansas, stunned World Cup audiences around the globe last week with its massive draw with Argentina. While Strákarnir Okkar needed a win over Nigeria on Friday, the magic just wasn't there:…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 5:21pm -
  • Trump’s pledge to 'grow the ocean economy' could just fatten his own wallet
    President Trump this week signed an executive order designed to roll back environmental regulations that protect the world's oceans — and handed himself a business win in the process.The executive order aims to "facilitate the economic growth of…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 4:24pm -
  • The Week contest: Live long
    This week's question: A Florida woman who recently celebrated her 105th birthday has confessed that she has no idea how she reached such an old age, because she spent much of her life partying, drinking, gambling, and smoking. If Helen Granier were…
    - 3 days ago 22 Jun 18, 3:21pm -

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