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December 20, 2016 at 5:58 am

Tonight, federal and state grand juries have begun hearing testimony in connection with criminal investigations related to Mayor de Blasio. Politico Albany Bureau Chief Jimmy Vielkind has the latest, and also brings us up to date with the political maneuvering in Albany as Senate Democrats fight for control of the chamber.

Then, could President-Elect Donald Trump use New York’s IDNYC program to deport undocumented immigrants? Republican State Assembly members Nicole Malliotakis and Ronald Castorina recently filed a suit to prevent the de Blasio administration from destroying IDNYC personal data, and join us to discuss the current fight over the program’s data.

Finally, it’s a wonderful anniversary! The holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life was released 70 years ago tomorrow. We talk with Donna Reed’s daughter, Mary Owen, who shares her mother’s memories of this holiday classic.

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December 17, 2016 at 7:18 am

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff gives us a fascinating look at how advances in military medicine are changing the lives of America’s service members. Woodruff, who was critically injured covering the War in Iraq in 2006 and was saved by military medical care, brings his personal understanding of the issues to this special half-hour exploration.

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December 16, 2016 at 4:03 am

Find out Mayor de Blasio’s thoughts on the Trump presidency, its potential impact on New York’s working poor, the future of the Democratic Party, terror threats to the city, and what the mayor feels are his greatest accomplishments and challenges. WABC Eyewitness News anchor Bill Ritter joins MetroFocus host Jack Ford with analysis of his conversation with the mayor on ABC 7’s Up Close.

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December 15, 2016 at 5:05 am

Get paid to house your homeless friends and relatives for the holidays! We’ve got the details of New York’s “Home for the Holidays” program in an exclusive interview with Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner of Social Services.

Then, the Brooklyn-Queens Connection starts to gain steam! We’ve got the details of this ambitious $2.5 billion project, and four years ago today the worst mass school shooting in US history occurred: 20 children under the age of 7 were murdered along with 6 staffers in Newtown Connecticut. Can a community move forward after such horrific heartbreak?

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