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New York set to become first state to offer free tuition at public four-year colleges

NY set to offer free 4 year college Budget negotiators struck a deal late Friday that could make New York the first state to cover residents’ tuition at public four-year universities.

The $163 billion state budget agreement includes the Excelsior Scholarship, which covers tuition for any New Yorker accepted to one of the state’s community colleges or four-year universities, provided their family earns less than $125,000 a year.

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FBI reviews handling of thousands of terror-related leads: report

FBI renews handling of terrorist reportsThe FBI is reviewing terrorism-related leads and tips to make sure that nothing was missed during prior investigations, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

A top official told AP that the review of tips from the past three years is an effort to "err on the side of caution."

The official added that the review is a way for authorities to "refine and adapt to the threat, and part of that is always making sure you cover your bases."

The re-evaluation of prior cases follows numerous incidents in which individuals previously known to the FBI committed violent acts of extremism.

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Engines May Need to Be Replaced in 1.2 Million Hyundai, Kia Cars

Reccalls of Hundai, Kia carsHyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. announced recalls to inspect and, if necessary, replace four-cylinder engine assemblies in as many as 1.2 million U.S. vehicles, the South Korean companies said Friday.

Manufacturing errors in Hyundai’s 2.0- and 2.4-liter “Theta” four-cylinder engines, which both companies use in their vehicles, could cause engine bearings to wear prematurely and lead to an engine stall, according to recall notices posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website Friday.

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Baltimore residents urge support of consent decree; Justice Dept. seeks delay

Baltimore consent decreeA federal judge in Baltimore heard public testimony largely urging him to agree to a consent decree ordering sweeping reform of the city's police force.

In a four-hour hearing on Thursday, U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar heard from Baltimore residents and community organizers, asking for approval of an agreement reached in the final days of the Obama administration. The city and the Justice Department, led at the time by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, agreed on the terms of the decree after a federal investigation of city police and courts found numerous examples of racial discrimination, unconstitutional actions and excessive force.

The majority of those speaking at the hearing were supportive of the consent decree.

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Master of the insult: Comedian Don Rickles dies at 90

Don Rickles dies at 90Don Rickles was Mr. Warmth to a generation of comics as the master of the put-down.

In a career that spanned more than 60 years, Rickles, who died at age 90 Thursday at his Los Angeles home, appeared in movies (from Beach Party films of the early '60s to Casino in 1995) and sitcoms (CPO Sharkey) and he voiced Mr. Potato Head in three of Disney’s Toy Story films. (”It’s a beautiful check,” he said of the toy character, and his main accomplishment in the eyes of his grandchildren. “I sit in a booth and just do me.”)

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Law-abiding mother to be deported to Mexico in sign of Trump policy shift

Law abiding mother to be deportedThe mother of four American children, the youngest of whom is three years old, has been picked up by federal agents at her home in Fairfield, Ohio, and taken into detention ahead of imminent deportation back to her native Mexico.

Maribel Trujillo has been told that her deportation is set for next Tuesday from the US, where she has lived for the past 15 years. Her rushed removal is one of the starkest examples yet of Donald Trump’s push to catch and deport undocumented immigrants who previously were tolerated by the authorities as law-abiding and peaceful members of society.

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Appeals Court: Civil Rights Act protects gay workersAppeals Court: Civil Rights Act protects gay workers

Civil Rights law protects gays: Appeals CourtA federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Tuesday that the Civil Rights Act prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In an 8-3 decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said "discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is a form of sex discrimination."

"Any discomfort, disapproval or job decision based on the fact that the complainant -- woman or man -- dresses differently, speaks differently, or dates or marries a same-sex partner, is a reaction purely and simply based on sex," Chief Judge Diane Wood wrote for the court.

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