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NYC Council Passes Immigration Reform Bill

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Queens, NY) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign a measure that limits the power of federal immigration officials. Queens Councilman Daniel Dromm says the legislation will make it tougher for ICE to detain inmates being held at Rikers Island.   The New York City Council okayed the bill yesterday.…

NYC Council Wants To Increase Public School Diversity

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Brooklyn, NY) -- New York City's public schools are among the most segregated in the country. That's what a national study found earlier this year, and now city council members want to do something about it. Two council members are pushing bills that they hope will increase diversity in public schools. One would force the…

Rep. Kinzinger: Ottawa Attacks Connected To ISIS

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Undated) -- Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger believes yesterday's attacks in Ottawa are connected to ISIS.   Representative Kinzinger says it may have been lone wolves who didn't have formal training from ISIS, but are just as dangerous. The House Foreign Affairs Committee member says police and military need to be able to protect themselves better…

Canadian Soldier Killed At Monument Honored

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Ottawa) -- Flags will fly at half staff in Ottawa for Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the soldier who was fatally shot while guarding Canada's War Memorial yesterday. His aunt told "The Globe and Mail" Cirillo was a member of Canada's Reserve Forces and was training to join the Canada Border Services Agency. The suspected gunman has…

U.S. Setting Up “Ebola-Ready” Hospital Network

Posted On October 23, 2014

(Undated) -- A go-to network of about 20 hospitals is being set up to deal with more potential cases of Ebola in the U.S. The Health and Human Services Department says officials are moving quickly to establish a "tiered and regionalized" approach to treating the disease. The goal is to have an "Ebola-ready" hospital no…