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Get the Medicaid tab off the counties' backs entirely, so property owners' tax load isn't so danged high that some of them will be hurt by the capping of the federal SALT (State And Local Taxes) deduction at $10,000. Governor Andrew Cuomo is detailing his eighth state budget this afternoon in the state's capital. "This is an important topic, it is a hotly debated topic - pardon the pun - and it'd be nice to have some facts in the middle of the debate once in awhile", Cuomo said.
  • Vehicle soars into second floor of building, gets lodged for hours

    Vehicle soars into second floor of building, gets lodged for hours

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    It shows a Nissan Altima traveling at a high rate of speed before it slams into a center divider. According to OCFA, the auto was travelling at high speed just before it hit a concrete divider. The driver, not yet publicly named by police, later admitted that he had been using narcotics. Luckily no one died in the incident and only two people suffered minor injuries.
  • Man hijacks Greyhound bus and threatens to kill everyone in IL

    Man hijacks Greyhound bus and threatens to kill everyone in IL

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    Police said 40 passengers were able to evacuate the bus and no injuries were reported. Schmaling said he reluctantly complied and was taken into custody without incident. Authorities were notified by immigration authorities, Vargas-Rosas has been in the country illegally and was deported "some time ago back to Mexico, but was back and was threatening to kill".
  • 32BJ, others rip Trump for ending TPS for El Salvadorans

    32BJ, others rip Trump for ending TPS for El Salvadorans

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    Trump's eviction of the Salvadorans "is consistent with the pattern set by the administration over the past year", Sáenz said. Their delegation determined "large-scale protection issues if TPS holders are forced to return to their home countries, particularly El Salvador ", he said in the op-ed.
  • Turkey condemns US' PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria

    Turkey condemns US' PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria

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    Turkey and the USA have always been at odds over the latter's support to the Syrian Kurdish militia. The US sees the YPG as the most effective fighting force against IS and past year provided it with arms ahead of major battles in Syria. Ibrahim Kalin, the presidential spokesman, said the US was taking steps to legitimize and solidify the YPG. Erdogan said the new operation into Afrin would be an extension of Turkey's 2016 incursion into northern Syria, which aimed to combat ISIS and stem ...
  • Canadian police search for man who cut 11-year-old girl's hijab

    Canadian police search for man who cut 11-year-old girl's hijab

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    According to reports, 11-year-old Khawlah Noman was attacked by a man who attempted to cut off her hijab. After she screamed, the man ran away, but returned minutes later to "continue cutting [her] hijab again". She told police she was first attacked as she walked with her brother along Birchmount Road around 8:30 a.m. She said she was on the sidewalk when she sensed a man behind her and turned to find him holding scissors.
  • General Motors to make first mass-market driverless vehicle

    General Motors to make first mass-market driverless vehicle

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    The vehicle GM plans to deploy, dubbed the Cruise AV, will reportedly be the "first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own". GM is asking for exceptions to rules around cars on roads that are specific to having humans at the wheel, and detailing their workarounds and safety measures.
  • Treasury releases withholding tables for new tax law

    Treasury releases withholding tables for new tax law

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    Employers should begin using the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018. Congressional Democrats are concerned that in making those changes, the IRS may have caved to pressure from the administration to deliver immediate tax savings to workers' paychecks while exposing taxpayers to higher tax bills in 2019.
  • Trump Trades Blows with Canada

    Trump Trades Blows with Canada

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    What started as tariffs on lumber products has blown up into a vast relitigation of trade disputes going back two decades. Canada lodged a World Trade Organization complaint accusing the USA of regularly breaching global trade laws through various countervailing and anti-dumping duties, citing almost 200 examples spanning several decades.