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December 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

As war rages on in Syria, the debate over accepting refugees heats up in the U.S. We discuss the crisis with former Middle East envoy Ambassador Dennis Ross. Actress Sonia Manzano tells us what she’s up to now after retiring from the PBS children’s show. Finally, we’ll take you to the “Holiday Lights Spectacular at Jones Beach.”

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December 16, 2015 at 9:56 am

City Councilman Corey Johnson shares his efforts to grow affordable housing to his Mid-Manhattan district amid rising rates of homelessness across the city. We also bring you the best Christmas lights in the area. We know where they are and we’re sharing our list. And Chef Lidia Bastianich helps us get into the holiday cooking spirit with her favorite Christmas recipes.

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December 11, 2015 at 2:31 pm

A jury Friday found former Sen. Dean Skelos and his son Adam guilty of corruption in a federal trial. They were convicted on all eight charges of extortion, bribery and conspiracy. The verdict comes just less than two weeks after the former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was found guilty in his own corruption trial. Immediately following the verdict, Manhattan U.S. […]

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