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April 21, 2016 at 5:58 am

The polls are closed, and the results are in: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have won the Empire State. Yesterday’s New York primary promised to be a game-changer in the race to the White House, and we explore its impact with the help of The Blaze anchor Amy Holmes, and Mike Morey, a democratic strategist and former communications director for Senator Chuck Schumer. Next, former NYPD officer Peter Liang was convicted by a jury in February for fatally shooting unarmed Akai Gurley. Yesterday, a judge spared him from prison time: reducing that conviction from manslaughter to criminally negligent homicide, and sentencing him to five years’ probation and at least 800 hours of community service. In a MetroFocus exclusive, the family reacts and Akai Gurley’s aunt, Hertencia Petersen, expresses their outrage. She’s joined by amNewYork reporter Alison Fox, who brings us the latest city-wide reaction to the sentencing. Finally, Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves as he goes toe-to-toe with some of America’s biggest corporations, accusing them of “destroying the moral fabric of America.” According to the Democratic presidential candidate, these large companies are guilty of tax avoidance. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former chair of the Congressional Budget Office, joins us to share his perspective on the battle that’s brewing.

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April 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm

The polls are closed, and the results are in: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have won the Empire State. Yesterday’s New York primary promised to be a game-changer in the race to the White House, and we explore its impact with the help of The Blaze anchor Amy Holmes, and Mike Morey, a democratic strategist and former communications director for Senator Chuck Schumer.

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April 20, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Former NYPD officer Peter Liang was convicted by a jury in February for fatally shooting unarmed Akai Gurley. Yesterday, a judge spared him from prison time: reducing that conviction from manslaughter to criminally negligent homicide, and sentencing him to five years’ probation and at least 800 hours of community service. In a MetroFocus exclusive, the family reacts and Akai Gurley’s aunt, Hertencia Petersen, expresses their outrage. She’s joined by amNewYork reporter Alison Fox, who brings us the latest city-wide reaction to the sentencing.

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April 20, 2016 at 6:26 pm

Senator Bernie Sanders is making waves as he goes toe-to-toe with some of America’s biggest corporations, accusing them of “destroying the moral fabric of America.” According to the Democratic presidential candidate, these large companies are guilty of tax avoidance. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former chair of the Congressional Budget Office, joins us to share his perspective on the battle that’s brewing.

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April 20, 2016 at 5:52 am

From a staff lawyer at General Electric to the media mastermind who ran NBC, Bob Wright is an industry visionary. In his new book, The Wright Stuff: From NBC to Autism Speaks, Bob Wright chronicles the highs and lows of his luminous career and the unlikely journey that led him to establish the organization Autism Speaks with his wife. In this special edition of MetroFocus, Wright speaks candidly about his tenure at NBC, his thoughts about Donald Trump and most importantly, his new mission: to tackle the ever-rising rate of autism. For him, it’s personal.

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April 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

Is Donald Trump’s victory in New York an absolute guarantee? What are the chances Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders will topple former New York senator Hillary Clinton? In preparation of tomorrow’s primary, we break down the big picture when it comes to poll numbers and the candidates forecast to win. Next, In 2014, New York ranked 46th out of 50 states in terms of voter turnout. We get to the bottom of this trend with the help of Bill Rudin, chairman for the Association for a Better New York, whose new initiative “Promote the Vote” aims to increase voter participation across the state. Finally, the verdict is in for former NYPD officer Peter Liang, and despite an investigation into possible juror misconduct, the court has ruled against a mistrial. All that remains is his sentencing on April 19th. In an exclusive sit-down interview, Hertencia Petersen, the aunt of the shooting victim Akai Gurley, reflects on the case and speaks out about justice for her family.

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April 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

The verdict is in for former NYPD officer Peter Liang, and despite an investigation into possible juror misconduct, the court has ruled against a mistrial. All that remains is his sentencing on April 19th. In an exclusive sit-down interview, Hertencia Petersen, the aunt of the shooting victim Akai Gurley, reflects on the case and speaks out about justice for her family.

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MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, the Anderson Family Fund, Judy and Josh Weston, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Dorothy Schiff Endowment for News and Public Affairs Programming, Jody and John Arnhold, Rosalind P. Walter, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, Laura and Jim Ross, and Shailaja and Umesh Nagarkatte.

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