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Joko Widodo: Islam in Indonesia is moderate – Talk to Al Jazeera

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Joko Widodo, commonly known as Jokowi, was elected president of Indonesia, one of Asia's leading economies - and the country with the largest Muslim population in the world - in October 2014. He rose to power promising to be "the people's president" and with an initial approval rating of 70 percent, expectations were high. His dreams of further improving the country's economy - especially for the poor - and to fight corruption and bureaucracy, however, were very ambitious. He promised to transform Indonesia's infrastructure to interconnect its most remote regions, a project at an estimated cost of over $1tn. But only in 2015, Indonesia's economy, South Asia's largest, was growing at its lowest... Read More
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Inside the high-tech simulator where NYC ferry captains learn to avoid killing kayakers

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Lyft and Uber will return to Austin on Monday

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Lyft and Uber will return to Austin on Monday - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddScript=f... Read More
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Jakarta Governor Convicted of Blasphemy Resigns

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Published on May 25, 2017Jakarta's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama who was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison earlier this month has officially resigned Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Vermont’s governor vetoes legal marijuana bill

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Vermont's governor refused to sign legislation to legalize recreational marijuana, unless the state's Congress makes some changes.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69420/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Governor names King, Law, to special transit panel

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Two prominent Long Islanders have been named to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s task force to address the summer’s looming transportation crisis at Penn Station. U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford, and Kevin Law, President of the Long Island Association, were appointed to the panel that includes transportation experts and public officials. They are charged with developing both a short-term transit solution as well as long-term systemic changes. Cuomo’s plan focuses on three elements: They are: Develop an immediate plan for the Penn Station summer crisis. Recommend viable long-term management solution for Penn Station and turning it into a 21stCentury transit hub with Farley Train Hall and the Gateway... Read More
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Iowa Governor sworn in as new China ambassador

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was sworn in as new China ambassador at 10am CDT in Iowa.Among Branstad’s most immediate assignments will be working with China to help defuse the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea’s advancing ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.During his hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in May, Branstad told senators, “If confirmed, I hope to use my unique position as an “old friend” of President Xi and a trusted confidant of President Trump to positively influence the U.S.-China relationship.”Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile... Read More
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Gov. Christie Announces NJ TRANSIT Summer Plans

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Published on May 23, 2017The governor announced the state made an agreement with Amtrak that only affects Midtown Direct service on the Morris and Essex Lines as Amtrak prepares to make repairs at Penn Station. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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UN Asks Indonesia to Repeal Blasphemy Law, Free Ahok

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Published on May 22, 2017The United Nations issued a statement from a group of human rights experts urging Indonesia to repeal its blasphemy law and free the governor of Jakarta who was sentenced to two years for violating it Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Cuomo calls on Trump for federal help with Penn Station

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday called on President Donald Trump for federal help at Penn Station, saying the “impact of the state of disrepair” is at “a tipping point.” Cuomo put out a letter to the Republican Trump that included a reference to his New York roots, telling him, “As a New Yorker, I think you know the severity of the situation.” The governor, a Democrat, wants the federal government to help figure out and fund transportation alternatives while repair work is undertaken after a spate of problems including two derailments. Cuomo also reiterated a call he has made before, that a private operator should take over operations at Penn Station from government-funded Amtrak, which operates the station... Read More
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“Janesville” and the Costs of American Optimism

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Ten on-site history lessons on Long Island

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Long Island may not necessarily come to mind when a tourist visits New York for the first time. However, Long Island is filled with an immersive and rich history, with places pre-existing the 17th century. Below is a map and list of the top ten places to visit, should you be in the vicinity, or if you’re a history buff. A. The John Bowne House (Flushing NY) Photo by: Jean Pierre Guzhnay While Flushing is not technically Long Island, back in the 18th and 19th century, it was very much part of the region. Since this site will be the closest to NYC, it will be the first stop on the historic site route. The John Bowne House sta... Read More
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The Pot Startups Prepping for Jeff Sessions’ New War on Drugs

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Amid all the chaos and confusion of the Trump administration, one certainty abides: Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like pot.The former Alabama senator once joked that he thought the Ku Klux Klan was “ok” until he found out they smoked weed. During a 2016 Senate hearing, he called marijuana a dangerous drug. He also didn’t shy away from Reefer Madness-era moralizing: “Good people,” he said, “don’t ... Read More
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The significance of Trump’s first foreign trip

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Published on May 19, 2017Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) on the importance of President Trump’s first foreign trip, and the likelihood of former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) becoming the next FBI director. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Cities Can’t Sign Treaties—But They Can Still Fight Climate Change

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This seems weird, doesn’t it? If the White House withdraws from the Paris climate accord, we’re going to adopt it in Los Angeles. #CAPIdeas — Eric Garcetti (@ericgarcetti) May 16, 2017 Not because of the sentiment. Climate change presents a real danger to humanity, and it’ll hit the humans who live near oceans first. Los Angeles, where Eric Garcetti is mayor, has a ... Read More
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Bell rings for Round 2 of $100M downtown initiative

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New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative is back for a $100 million second round. Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of Round 2 of the program, which will once again offer monetary and other support to the creation of Strategic Investment Plans for rebuilding efforts in 10 designated downtown communities across the state. The initiative, part of a “comprehensive approach” to neighborhood and economic transformations across New York, looks to “build upon the successful first round,” according to the governor’s office.... Read More
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Puerto Rico Embarks On Historically Huge Debt Protection Hearings

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Enlarge this image A mural displays notable historical figures and a fading Puerto Rican flag on a dilapidated building in San Juan earlier this month. Between its public-sector debt an... Read More
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One Candidate’s Plan to Resist Trump by Teaching Kids to Code

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Alec Ross knows Trump country well. The former Obama administration staffer hails from the heart of coal country in Charleston, West Virginia. He grew up alongside the very people that President Trump likes to say Washington has left behind.As with Trump, Ross believes that government needs to do a better job lifting up these “forgotten men and women.” Unlike Trump, Ross believes accomplishing that goal has little to do with sealing off the borders or reviving the coal industry at the expense of the world’s climate. Instead, Ross argues the key to a more inclusive economy depends on a simple promise: ensuring all students have access to a computer science education. It’s not exactly the kind of lock-her-up-and-buil... Read More
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Current GOP health care bill would be a ‘disaster’ for states, says Colorado governor

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says the current version of the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, now bound for the Senate, “in no way improves the health care system.” William Brangham speaks with Hickenlooper about what’s at stake for health care in the U.S., as well as his reactions to the latest reported revelations coming out of the White House.... Read More
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Karamba Security Closes $12M in Series B Financing, Seven Months after Raising A Round, Driven by Market Demand for its Preventive Approach to Automotive Cybersecurity

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Investors’ excitement in broad market traction brings total funding in one year to $17M ANN ARBOR, Mich. & HOD HASHARON, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 16, 2017– Karamba Security, a provider of cybersecurity solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles, today announced $12 million in Series B funding, bringing total investment in the company to $17 million, one year after closing a seed round. The funding w... Read More
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No. 216: Top craft brews, Buffalo bots and you can’t imagine what you coulda made with Amazon

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It’s May 16: A happy Tuesday, everybody and welcome new readers including Nora, Raul and Zak. Happy to have you all aboard. Nikola Tesla filed a patent on this day in 1900 covering “The art of transmitting electrical energy through the natural mediums.” Spaghetti-Os made their debut in 1965. But first, this: Thirty-nine-year-old Emmanuel Macron was sworn in as the president of France on Sunday, becoming the youngest leader in the country’s “modern” history, which dates back to 1848 and the previous youngest president, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, the 40-year-old nephew of the man from Elba. (Limited by the constitution to one term, Louis later staged a coup d... Read More
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Recreational marijuana would be legal in New Jersey under new bill

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TRENTON, New Jersey -- Marijuana could be grown, sold and used in New Jersey under new legislation introduced Monday in the state Senate.Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the bill's sponsor, said at a news conference that the measure has little chance of being enacted under Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who opposes legalization efforts. But Scutari said he's introducing the measure now as a way to lay the groundwork for it to be enacted by the next governor. He pointed to states like Colorado that have successfully implemented recreational marijuana laws, and he called the country's marijuana prohibition a failure."It is time to end the detrimental effect these archaic l... Read More
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Linden man killed by drunk driver set to graduate college Wednesday

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LINDEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- A young man who was killed in a hit and run crash in New Jersey was supposed to be celebrating his graduation from Rutgers Newark. Instead, his family is planning his funeral.23-year-old Mujahid Henry was a politically active student who was about to graduate on Wednesday. He was community-minded, and was driven to one day become a lawyer. Henry was coming home from work early Friday morning in Linden, when he was hit by a drunk driver. Henry was about to get inside of his parked vehicle when he was struck and killed. Police tracked down the drunk driver, and he has been charged in the tragic hit and run.Henry worked for gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, who posted a message... Read More
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Behind Hawaii’s push to be a startup paradise

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We all know the San Francisco Bay Area is home to Silicon Valley, but a few cities and states around the country are trying to recreate the region’s success. In Nebraska, you have Silicon Prairie, then there’s Silicon Alley in New York City, Silicon Roundabout in London, and Silicon Beach in Venice, California. Many of these have popped up in just the past few years, and some states are beginning to realize the importance of supporting these new innovation hubs. Among these is one of the most isolated states, geographically speaking: Hawaii. Working with the local community, the government has been pursuing efforts to establish a tech hub that is being dubbed Startup Paradise. During my last visit to Hawaii, I spoke with Gover... Read More
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The Real Threat to Our Government Is Tech Illiteracy

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In February 2016, two months after Rizwan Syed Farook killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, FBI director James Comey spoke before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the global threats facing the US. “The growing use of encryption,” Comey testified, was “overwhelmingly affecting law enforcement.” As an example of this technical imposition, Comey informed the legislators that his agency “still [has] one of [the San Bernardino] killer’s phones that we have not been able to open.”Comey’s remarks precipitated a weeks-long, very public imbroglio between the FBI and the tech community. Within... Read More
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Rosenberg: Fight looms over the future of Republic Airport

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Is air piracy taking place at Republic Airport? Two years ago Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wanted to hand Republic over to privatized management, add commercial flight service, and create a tax free business zone. Community leaders in the surrounding neighborhoods couldn’t organize fast enough to oppose the governor’s plan to reinvent Republic Airport, as they had pa... Read More
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Lawmakers tour Penn Station as Christie, Cuomo call for privatization

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- New Jersey state lawmakers toured Penn Station Friday to get a first-hand look at infrastructure in desperate need of repair after an ongoing wave of delays have left commuters frustrated and angry. And it comes as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo are pushing to privatize the transit hub.The legislators got an eye-opening glimpse at the scope of work that Amtrak will undertake this summer, including the spaghetti junction of tracks and switches that needed to be replaced after a train derailment last month paralyzed service on New Jersey Transit, LIRR and Amtrak lines for a week. "This whole time, the passengers have been paying," commuter Uchenna Uzoukw... Read More
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Governors Christie and Cuomo call for privatizing Penn Station

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- Almost a quarter of a million workers ride the Long Island Rail Road every day.Another 75,000 take NJ Transit trains. When Penn Station shuts down, disaster follows, as we've seen. Thursday night, there are calls from two governors to privatize Penn Station.With massive commuter delays becoming a daily nightmare at Penn station, commuters are not the only ones who have run out of patience.New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a joint letter declaring they have lost all faith in Amtrak. "A professional, qualified, private station operator must be brought in to take over the repairs and manage this entire process going," the lett... Read More
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FBI raids Maryland GOP consultant over 2013 Virginia race

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Windows in the doors of a Republican political consulting firm are obscured, as the FBI serves a search warrant at the office of Strategic Campaign Group on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Annapolis, Md. Kelley Rogers, the president of the firm, told reporters the investigation relates to work the firm did for former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican who lost Virginia's 2013 governor's race. (AP Photo/Brian Witte) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- FBI agents raided the offi... Read More
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Dozens protest location of Shrewsbury substance abuse center

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SHREWSBURY, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was met by protests Thursday as he cut the ribbon at a drug rehab facility in Shrewsbury.Residents say they aren't protesting the existence of the Seabrook House in their town, only that it is too close to a school. Dozens of parents showed up outside the White Street facility, with the general message of "We understand the need for facilities like this, but why in a residential area along a street where there are children walk to and from school?""Not near a school! Not near a school," they chanted.The demonstrators said they were given no notice of the facility relocating, right around the corner from an elementary school. And the... Read More
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With Albany’s help, all’s well in Ocean Beach

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The Village of Ocean Beach will get a backup freshwater supply, thanks to a $3.7 million boost from Albany. The package – which includes a $1.9 million zero-interest loan and a $1.2 million low-interest loan – will help fund a new water-supply well to serve as a “redundant water source” for the village, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Ocean Beach’s stipend was part of $62 million in grants and low-cost financing approved Thursday by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp., focused on upgrading local drinking-water and wastewater systems across the state. Cuomo announced the $62 million total, which includes ... Read More
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Dozens protest location of Shrewbury substance abuse center

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SHREWSBURY, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was met by protests Thursday as he cut the ribbon at a drug rehab facility in Shewsbury.Residents say they aren't protesting the existence of the Seabrook House in their town, only that it is too close to a school. Dozens of parents showed up outside the White Street facility, with the general message of "We understand the need for facilities like this, but why in a residential area along a street where there are children walk to and from school?""Not near a school! Not near a school," they chanted.The demonstrators said they were given no notice of the facility relocating, right around the corner from an elementary s... Read More
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Apple announces $1 billion expansion at Nevada data centre

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Apple is planning to spend an extra $1 billion (approx. £780 million) on expanding its Nevada data centre, alongside several further land investment in the area, in a bid to take advantage of the regional tax breaks. The expansion of the data centre, based at the Reno Technology Park, will double the facility’s size and will provide greater capacity for Apple’s growing iCloud storage services. According to Apple executive Mike Foulkes, the expansion project will bring hundreds of new jobs in both operations and construction. The tech giant had originally invested $1 billion to build the Reno facility in 2012. On confirming the project five years ago, Apple was awarded $89 million in state property and tax aba... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces Autonomous Vehicle Testing To Begin In New York State

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State Police and Department of Motor Vehicles Will Ensure Safe Testing on New York Roadways. Albany, NY - May 10, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York is now accepting applications from companies interested in testing or demonstrating autonomous vehicles on public roads. Included in the FY 2018 Budget, new legislation allows for testing autonomous technology through a year-long pilot program. In addition to the legislation, the new Department of Motor Vehicles application process is another step forward in making New York the epicenter of cutting-edge technology and innovation. ... Read More
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Jakarta Governor Ahok Sentenced to 2 Years for Blasphemy

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Published on May 10, 2017Jakarta's first Christian and ethnic Chinese governor has been sentenced to two years in prison for blasphemy over comments he made about a verse in the Quran Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Rush Hour Power Problem Creates Massive Delays

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As CBS2’s Scott Rapoport reported, the Riders Alliance says the problem goes all the way to Governor Cuomo.... Read More
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What does Ahok's conviction for blasphemy mean for Indonesia? – Inside Story

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Not long ago, Jakarta's Governor popularly known as Ahok - was hoping to run for the presidency. Now, one of Indonesia's well-known politicians is instead going to prison for two years. Ahok has been convicted of blasphemy, for questioning a verse in the Quran that deals with non-Muslim leaders. The controversy led to weeks of sometimes violent protests. But many human rights activists say he's innocent, and this case was politically motivated.So, what's the impact of this case for Indonesia's diverse society? and was the verdict politically motivated?Presenter: Richelle CareyGuests:Greg Fealy - Political Analyst who specialises in Indonesian politics. ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces First Statewide Aging Services Mobile App

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First in the Nation App Connects Older Adults and Their Families with Vital Services and Information in Their Communities; Supports Governor's Goal to Make New York First Age-Friendly State in the Nation. Albany, NY - May 9, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first statewide mobile app to connect older adults with valuable resources and services in their communities. The New York State Office for the Aging’s Aging Services app will provide New York's more than 3.7 million older adults with easily accessible material about benefits, programs, and services, including information regarding health and wellness, housing, and tra... Read More
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Texas lieutenant governor: Sanctuary cities are not safe

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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX) argues the people who say sanctuary cities make us safer are flat out wrong.... Read More
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Controversy over Texas sanctuary city ban

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law banning sanctuary cities in his home state, even though some local authorities opposed the measure. CBS News' David Begnaud reports.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Indonesian governor sentenced to prison for blasphemy

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Indonesian governor sentenced to prison for blasphemyA court in Indonesia has sentenced the governor of Jakarta, the country's capital, to two years in prison for blasphemy after he was convicted of insulting the Quran. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, was the city's first Christian governor in 50 years. The case has been seen as a major test for the predominantly Muslim country's justice system.Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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No. 214: Health is hot, what the French are up to and Crayola needs your help

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It’s Tuesday again: Hope it’s a good one. Welcome new readers Sara, KC and Beth and all those others who go by numbers. Happy to have you aboard. You can send story ideas, tips, news releases, birthdays, criticisms and corrections to editor@innovateli.com. Long Island’s Healthiest Companies: A new Innovate LI program recognizes local firms that promote workplace health and employee wellness. Nominations being accepted here now and mark your calendars for Sept. 13. But first, this: The big news buried in last week’s b... Read More
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GOP Rep. Evan Jenkins to challenge Democratic Sen. Manchin

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(AP) -- Republican congressman Evan Jenkins announced Monday that he will challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in next year's midterm election. Jenkins' candidacy ensures the West Virginia race will be one of the top Senate contests of 2018 as Manchin tries to hang onto his seat in a deeply red state. Manchin is a popular former governor who is among the... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Texas governor signs law banning sanctuary cities

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American Majority CEO Ned Ryun and Fox News contributor Leslie Marshall on law banning sanctuary cities in Texas.... Read More
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Actress, Hispanic role model Chita Rivera opening at Cafe Carlyle

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NEW YORK, New York (WABC) -- Actress and Hispanic community role model Chita Rivera will open in the small, intimate room at the Carlyle Hotel.At 84 years old, Rivera is a force of nature with more energy than most people have in their mid-40s. She is a living legend who remembers the joy in breaking new ground on Broadway and tries to bring that to every single performance. The cafe at the Carlyle was the very place where cabaret singer and pianist Bobby Short was a mainstay for so long, and Rivera doesn't just like living her life, she's loving it."I still have stories to tell," she said. "I still have energy to give."Rivera will perform from May 9 through May 20 in the intimate Carlyle Cafe.... Read More
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Indonesia to disband hardline group Hizbut Tahrir

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Indonesia to disband hardline group Hizbut Tahrir.Indonesia has announced that it will ban the group Hizbut Tahrir. It says the organisation's ideology calling for an Islamic state is against the constitution. The move comes just a day before the verdict in the blasphemy trial of a Christian governor, known as Ahok. For months conservative religious groups have protested against him and demanded the Christian governor be put in prison for blasphemy.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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Sanctuary Cities Ban Prompts Protests in Texas

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a so-called "sanctuary cities" ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally. Opponents protested outside of the Governor's mansion on Sunday evening. (May 8)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news... Read More
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WCBS Honored With Governor's Award

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GOP may face political fallout for Trump health care bill

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ATLANTA -- It's "Trumpcare" now, and Republicans have to answer for it.After dozens of symbolic votes, House Republicans finally pushed through a bill to gut Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, with President Donald Trump hailing the replacement as "a great plan" that has "really brought the Republican Party together." Democrats are giddy about what could be severe political consequences for the GOP.Even though the Senate still has to act, Republicans now largely own a measure that would curtail, and in some cases take away completely, benefits Americans have embraced after seven years. Chief among them: a guarantee of paying the same amount for coverage regardless of health history. Budget analysts estima... Read More
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The Latest: New Mexico governor orders lawmakers to capitol

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(AP) -- The Latest on New Mexico's state budget crisis (all times local): 1:40 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is calling a special session of the Legislature in an attempt to resolve a state budget crisis. Martinez issued a proclamation Friday ordering lawmakers to return to the New Mexico Capitol on May 24. The decision comes as the Supreme Court weighs accusations that... Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in ... Read More
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Who’s on the hook for preexisting conditions under the GOP’s new health care bill?

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Former Lieutenant Governor Betsy McCaughey (R-NY), American University Executive in residence Capri Cafaro, and Republican Strategist Ford O’Connell break down the GOP’s new health care bill, and how preexisting conditions will be covered.... Read More
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Puerto Rico Files Bankruptcy-Like Case to Cut Debt

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The island's governor says he wants to move Puerto Rico's debt crisis into federal bankruptcy court... Read More
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NY Gov. Cuomo urges shared services for local governments

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New York governor Andrew Cuomo says local governments should share resources to ease tax burdens that could increase under federal tax proposals. Cuomo on Thursday in Long Island ceremonially signed a bill allowing for counties to create plans to reduce property taxes by consolidating government programs or sharing equipment. The plan requires the top county executive to bring together local elected leaders and come up with a plan that would require public approval. Democrat Cuomo argues that many villages, cities, towns and counties could save money by pooling their purchases or cooperating to make duplicative services more efficient. Cuomo says the plan is “more critical than ever” to ease property taxes... Read More
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Predicting pushback, gov advances consolidation plan

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By GREGORY ZELLER // With the federal government set to deliver a crippling tax blow to Long Islanders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo backed word with deed Thursday, setting in motion his master plan to lower this region’s astronomical property-tax rates. Harkening to promises he made earlier this year during his annual State of the State tour, the governor signed the Middle Class Recovery Act, authorizing Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other statewide county execs to gather representatives of local governing bodies – in Suffolk, Cuomo pegged the number at 400 – and force them to brainsto... Read More
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Cuomo Signs Gov’t Efficiency Bill Into Law on Long Island

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New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Long Island on Thursday to sign a bill into law requiring small local governments to devise a plan to share resources with one another. Under the law, county executives are mandated to hold public meetings with the leaders of local towns, villages, school districts and other special districts in their areas to see what efficiencies can be found. The goal is to decrease local government spending and, in effect, reduce local property taxes to ease the burden on homeowners. “I don’t believe that there aren’t more efficiencies that can be found from government,” Cuomo told a crowd of local lawmakers and supporters at the Local 66 union hall in Melville. “You are all in the basi... Read More
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The Latest: Colorado governor wants map of gas lines

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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, investigators stand by as debris is removed from a house that was destroyed in a deadly explosion in Firestone, Colo. The home explosion that killed two people was caused by unrefined natural gas that was leaking from a small abandoned pipeline from a nearby well, fire officials said Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (Matthew Jonas /The Daily Times Call via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation into a fatal house explosion in northern Co... Read More
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Puerto Rico turns to courts for debt protection

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Ricardo Rossello, then the Puerto Rican gubernatorial candidate, speaks during a forum, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Gov. Rossello announced on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory's $70 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the biggest bankruptcy-type process ever for the U.S. municipal bond market. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File) (Credit: AP) (AP... Read More
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Taxi drivers rally at City Hall over dropping medallion values

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NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Some taxi drivers now suing New York City over the sinking value of their taxi medallions.Drivers say services like Uber and Lyft have created unfair competition, and they blame the city for not creating a level playing field. "Ask the credit unions at least to restructure some of the loans," cab driver Steve Howell said.Howell started driving a checkered cab in the 1970s and is still working at 65. The drivers protested on the steps of City Hall Wednesday, asking Governor Andrew Cuomo for a bailout."Today I lose everything," drier Pardeep Sharma said. "They got my house. I don't know what I can do now."The hard-fought medallions necessary for them to do business went ... Read More
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'SNL' alum Joe Piscopo won't run for New Jersey governor

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TRENTON, New Jersey -- Former "Saturday Night Live" comedian and Donald Trump backer Joe Piscopo said Wednesday that he will not launch an independent campaign to succeed Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.Piscopo announced the decision during his radio show, telling a live audience at an event in Paramus that he doesn't want to be a divider. He then brought Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who is running to succeed the term-limited Christie, on stage to endorse her ahead of next month's primary."This woman knows exactly what the heartbeat of this state is," Piscopo said. He added that he was "saddened and disappointed" to not be running but that after talking to Guadagno one-on-one recently, he th... Read More
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Puerto Rico announces huge, historic debt restructuring

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Ricardo Rossello, then the Puerto Rican gubernatorial candidate, speaks during a forum, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Gov. Rossello announced on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory's $70 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the biggest bankruptcy-type process ever for the U.S. municipal bond market. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File) (Credit: AP) (AP... Read More
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Prudenti: Judge Abdus-Salaam’s life should be celebrated

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Law Day (May 1) has a special significance for me because it celebrates the rule of law and the triumph of right over might. This year, however, the festivity is a bit dimmed by the loss of a cherished friend who I viewed as the very embodiment of all that we celebrate on Law Day: Court of Appeals Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam. Sheila and I were friends, contemporaries and confidantes. When she was a judge of the Appellate Division, First Department, I was presiding justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department. When I was Chief Administrative Judge, she wa... Read More
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Li Zhao discusses the next ambassador to China

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Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad has been tapped as U.S. President Donald Trump’s Ambassador to China. To learn more about Brandstad and what he can do for the future of Chinese-American relations, CGTN’s Asieh Namdar spoke with the Co-founder and President of China Iowa Group, Li Zhao.... Read More
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Christie: Bayonne Bridge elevation work ahead of schedule

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This photo shows the Bayonne Bridge prior to a news conference announcing the bridge project completion, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, seen from Elizabeth, N.J. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that as of June 30, the $1.6 billion raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway will be completed, six months ahead of its year-end schedule. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Work to remove the lower roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, allowing bigger cargo ships to reach New York City-... Read More
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Branstad Promises to Confront Beijing on Issues

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The nominee to be the next US ambassador to China, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, told Senators that he believes his long standing friendship with China's President Xi Jinping will help smooth bumps in the bilateral relationship. (May 2)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million In Federal Funding Available For New Yorkers To Receive Cooling Assistance

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Individuals with Heat-Related Health Issues May Be Eligible to Receive Air Conditioners. Albany, NY - May 1, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3 million is available for individuals with serious health issues to receive assistance to purchase air conditioners. Federal funding secured by the state will help New Yorkers with health issues that may be aggravated by extreme heat by providing cooling assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program. Individuals eligible for assistance can apply at their local department of social services beginning May 1. "The summer heat can beco... Read More
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MS-13 Target of Suffolk, State & Federal Crackdown

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Local, New York State and federal officials announced plans last week to crack down on MS-13, the violent transnational street gang that authorities suspect committed a recent quadruple murder in Central Islip. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone is seeking better protections for Central American immigrants that are unaccompanied minors—the most vulnerable population to gang recruiters—when they’re placed in communities on eastern Long Island. Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed state police ... Read More
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The Banal Horror of Arkansas’s Executions

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CreditIllustration by Tom Bachtell By the opaque reasoning of capital punishment, the state of Arkansas grew some unknowable fraction safer last Monday evening, when Jack Jones, a fifty-t... Read More
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The Writer Behind a Muslim Marvel Superhero on Her Faith in Comics

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“Ms. Marvel” is part of a long-delayed demographic shift in the world of comic books.CreditILLUSTRATION BY CHLOE POIZAT; SOURCE PHOTOGRAPH B... Read More
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Senator Kaminsky Applauds Transparency Initiative For Cleaning Product Chemicals

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New transparency requirements include mandatory disclosure of 1,4-Dioxane and other chemicals. Long Island, NY - April 28, 2017 - State Senator and Ranking Member of the Environmental Conservation Committee Todd Kaminsky applauded a new initiative requiring manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose their chemical ingredients. The new requirements, established by Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, include the hazardous chemical 1,4-Dioxane. “Consumers deserve to know what chemicals are in the everyday products they buy from the local store, and I applaud Govern... Read More
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Senator Hannon: State Takes Actions To Address 1,4-Dioxane In Drinking Water

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Hannon applauds Governor’s release of draft guidance for a “Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program.” New York, NY - April 28, 2017 - “This week the State took another important step, building upon the actions we took in this year’s budget, to protect New Yorkers from 1,4-Dioxane and other contaminants that can harm our drinking water. I applaud the Governor for this action,” Senator Hannon stated referring to the Governor’s recent release of draft guidance for a “Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure Program.”  Under this program, manufacturers are required to disclose to the Department of Environmental ... Read More
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Governor Cuomo Announces State Agencies Save $19.6 Million With Green Practices

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Office of General Services Launches GreenNY Website to Help Agencies Cut Waste, Costs. Albany, NY - April 28, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that green policies at state agencies saved New York taxpayers $19.6 million in the first five years of his administration, while substantially reducing paper use and waste and increasing recycling. A new report released today by the Office of General Services also found that state agencies are using green cleaning products, capturing and reusing rainwater, and generating renewable e... Read More
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No. 211: Real facts, a robotic dog and cloning the Star Trek tricorder

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It’s Friday out there: Looking back, April was not the cruelest month. Pretty wet, though. The 2 millionth American patent was issued this week in 1935. It went to automotive engineer Joseph Ledwinka for a wheel design. Classic car enthusiasts remember Ledwinka as the designer of the 1929 Ruxton, the first front-wheel-drive American car. (Four still known to exist.) Happy birthday Alice Waters. But first, this: Collect enough data, the saying goes, and you can prove anything. That’s not quite the charter of ... Read More
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New span at Kosciuszko Bridge opens with light show

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- The first span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge officially opened to traffic with a colorful light show set to music Thursday night. The first vehicles started to drive across the bridge at 11:30 p.m.The first phase of the bridge -- the first major bridge built in the city since the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge -- cost $555 million and will temporarily allow for three lanes of traffic in each direction. DOT time lapse video of construction:Ultimately, the span is expected to accommodate 180,000 cars per day. By comparison, the original bridge, opened in 1939, was built for only 10,000."I spent my childhood going back and forth across the bridge with our family," Governor Andrew Cuomo said ... Read More