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Alabama's Roy Moore launches 2020 Senate bid despite Republican Party opposition

21 Jun 2019

Alabama Republican Roy Moore, whose 2017 U.S. Senate bid was derailed by allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct involving teenage girls, said on Thursday he would run again for the seat next year, defying his party's leadership. | Video

U.S. Democratic hopeful Booker proposes clemency for thousands of drug offenders

20 Jun 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Cory Booker said on Thursday he would consider releasing thousands of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prisons, vowing to use the president's pardon power to address inherent inequality in the justice system.

Democratic presidential candidate Harris vows to shield 'Dreamers,' others from deportation

12 Jun 2019

NEW YORK Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Wednesday said she would shield six million undocumented immigrants from deportation, a significant expansion of an Obama-era program protecting "Dreamers" brought to the United States as children.

Presidential hopeful Booker releases sweeping affordable housing plan

05 Jun 2019

NEW YORK U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday proposed a tax credit for renters who spend more than 30% of their income on housing, an ambitious program that his presidential campaign estimated would benefit 57 million Americans.

Democrat Cory Booker announces plan to protect abortion rights

22 May 2019

NEW YORK Democratic U.S. Senator Cory Booker on Wednesday announced a series of executive actions he would take to protect abortion rights if he is elected president, as new statewide restrictions have thrust the issue into the 2020 campaign.

Former 'slave' in New York sex cult says founder ordered naked meetings

18 May 2019

NEW YORK The founder of an alleged New York sex cult held meetings in which female "slaves" gathered naked on the floor around him while he sat in a chair and lectured them on philosophy, one of the women testified at his criminal trial on Friday.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio becomes 24th Democrat to seek White House

17 May 2019

NEW YORK New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio entered the crowded 2020 presidential race on Thursday, arguing that his record of progressive accomplishments in the country's biggest city positioned him as the perfect foil to President Donald Trump. | Video

Democrat Andrew Yang wants to be president - and give you $1,000 a month

16 May 2019

NEW YORK Andrew Yang is ready for his closeup next month at the first Democratic presidential debate, when he knows most Americans will have one question: "Who is the Asian man standing next to Joe Biden?"

New York City Mayor de Blasio to join crowded Democratic presidential field

16 May 2019

NEW YORK New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who emerged as a progressive standard-bearer in 2013 but has struggled amid middling approval ratings to build a national profile, will enter the 2020 presidential race on Thursday, according to a source close to the mayor.

Victims of alleged N.Y. sex cult seemed 'broken,' former member testifies

13 May 2019

NEW YORK Several women members of an alleged New York sex cult, including "Smallville" actress Allison Mack, became dangerously thin after following near-starvation diets at the direction of the group's leader, a 12-year veteran of the group testified on Monday.

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