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Here and Now

Here and Now

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in New York City.
The state Legislature is on summer break.
In the afternoon, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meet with Their Majesties King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the president participates in a bilateral meeting with the king.
Trump then heads to West Columbia, SC, where he will in the :in the McMaster for Governor Rally” at Airport High School before returning to the White House in Washington, D.C.
The Buffalo Billion corruption trial and the Seklos corruption retrial continue in NYC.
State Comptroller DiNapoli is attending the RFK Human Rights Compass Conference, Hyannis, Mass.
At 7 a.m., NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio will appear live on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
At 10 a.m., NYC Councilman I. Daneek Miller and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 3 host a press conference on the 15-month Spectrum worker strike against Charter Communications, City Hall steps, Manhattan.
At 10:30 a.m., “The Brian Lehrer Show” features Rep. Joseph Crowley, WNYC.
At 11 a.m., Cuomo makes an announcement, 7 World Trade Center, 10th Floor, 250 Greenwich St., Manhattan.
Also at 11 a.m., NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will visit Spruce Street School and join students in a video conference with NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station, 12 Spruce St., Manhattan.
At 11:15 a.m., de Blasio and interim NYCHA Chair Stanley Brezenoff will visit an apartment at Campos Plaza, after which there will be a media availability, NYCHA Campos Plaza, 611 E 13th S., Manhattan.
At 11:30 a.m., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York City Councilwoman Margaret Chin and Two Bridges residents rally to demand the opportunity to provide input on future development in their neighborhood, 22 Reade St., Manhattan.
At noon, Carranza delivers remarks at Leadership and Public Service High School’s commencement ceremony, St. Paul’s Chapel, 209 Broadway, Manhattan.
At 7 p.m., de Blasio appears live on NY1’s “Inside City Hall.”
Headlines…
President Donald Trump said that people who enter the United States illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to invaders who are trying to “break into” the country – a proposal legal analysts and immigrant rights advocates say would violate the Constitution’s due process provision.
Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, discussed hiring a friend of a lobbyist family that owned a condominium he was renting for $50 a night, newly released emails suggest .
Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film star better known as Stormy Daniels, was scheduled to meet today for the first time with prosecutors investigating Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal fixer, but the meeting was canceled , according to tweets from Michael Avenatti.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders declined to say whether he would support defunding the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, even as some Democrats have said the agency should be abolished because of the role it plays in apprehending illegal immigrants.
Lena Dunham, Sia, Amber Heard and other stars visited the border city of Tornillo, Texas, to protest the Trump administration’s policy that separated migrant children from their parents.
Comedian and late night host Jimmy Fallon responded to Trump’s tweet about him by saying he would donate to an immigrant advocacy organization in the president’s name.
A prominent Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, said he thought a Virginia restaurant owner was wrong for asking White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her ​eatery.
Rep. Maxine Waters said members of the Trump administration should expect continued harassment at restaurants and in public if they keep defending his “zero tolerance” immigration stance that separated and detained thousands of migrant children away from their parents.
Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of The Red Hen in Lexington, said she asked Sanders to leave because the White House press secretary works for an “inhumane and unethical” administration.
The Washington Post editorial board defended Huckabee Sanders, saying she and other Trump administration staffers deserve to “eat dinner in peace.”
A 15-year-old migrant boy who was housed in a large shelter in a former Walmart near the southern tip of Texas walked off its premises on Saturday and disappeared into the borderland, officials said.
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake threatened to block Trump judicial nominees unless there’s a congressional vote on tariffs and other major issues.
The story of a three-year affair that unfolded between a young reporter, Ali Watkins, and James Wolfe, a senior aide to the Senate Intelligence Committee with access to top-secret information — is now part of a federal investigation that has rattled the world of Washington journalists and the sources they rely on.
Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City as throngs of people crowded the streets , rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march.
For Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon, both of whom bring formidable résumés to voters in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community this fall, the parade offered a stage for the Democratic primary. They marched, but it’s not clear that anyone noticed them in a political sense.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s daughter, Alison, will be marrying another woman, Elizabeth Weiland, in November, the senator announced during NYC’s Gay Pride Parade.
The state’s first official monument to the LGBT community, honoring victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, was unveiled in Hudson River Park in the West Village.
A “torrent of tips” was generated by the NYPD’s call for assistance in identifying the men shown on video last week dragging a 15-year-old boy, Lesandro Guzman–Feliz, out of a Bronx bodega and stabbing him to death in a gruesome attack that may have been a case of mistaken identity.
The police announced the arrest of a suspect, Kevin J. Alvarez, 19, of the Bronx, on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault, though authorities would not say which person he was in the surveillance video showing the attack on Guzman-Feliz.
In total, five members of the deadly Dominican gang Trinitarios have been arrested for allegedly hacking Guzman-Feliz with knives and a machete and leaving him on the sidewalk to die.
Cops are investigating a second gang attack in the Bronx that is eerily similar to the mistaken-identity slaying Guzman-Feliz, which left a 14-year-old boy in critical condition with multiple stab wounds.
Leecia Eve, one of four Democratic candidates running for state attorney general, has begun staffing up by dipping into her ties to Cuomo and Hillary Clinton, and has hired as her campaign manager her brother, Ichor Strategies founder Eric Eve.
The Daily News’ Ken Lovett : “In a year where little got done, picking winners of the just-completed state legislative session was not easy. But there were plenty of losers.”
The insurgent Democratic candidates taking on Cuomo (Nixon) and Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) in primaries are set to cross-endorse each other today – a day before the congressional primary.
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and dozens of advocates held a rally to demand that state senators renew speed cameras near schools after the lawmakers failed to extend the street safety program last week.
The NYC Parks Department’s shoddy oversight over how private contractors handle department construction projects has cost taxpayers nearly $5 million, including nearly $800,000 at Trump’s fancy golf course in The Bronx, city Comptroller Scott Stringer said .
The death of a worker at the Belmont Park racetrack this month was the result of bacterial sepsis, not hantavirus, a rat-borne illness that was initially suspected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In a case being closely watched around the country, New York health officials have said a drug Orkambi,a drug that was approved in 2015 for cystic fibrosis, is not worth its price, and are demanding that Vertex give a steeper discount to Medicaid recipients. It’s the first test of a new law aimed at reining in skyrocketing drug costs in the program.
A bill approved in the final hours of the state Legislature’s annual session would give Google Maps and other global imaging websites the presumption of accuracy when they are used as evidence in New York courts.
The celebrity-friendly indoor cycling studio Flywheel has lost a bid to skip paying NYC sales taxes through a state exemption for “participatory sporting activities.”
Attorneys for the pizza deliveryman detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at Fort Hamilton Army Base have filed an open records request for the background check form he swears he didn’t sign.
Convicted felon and ex-Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm goes into tomorow’s GOP congressional primary owing hundreds of thousands to creditors — including his mom.
As with so much of politics and everything else these days, the race between Grimm and the incumbent he’s trying to unseat, Rep. Dan Donovan, has revolved around Trump, and which Republican candidate can best carry his mantle in the lone Republican-held seat left in New York City.
Here are some other primary races to watch – both in NYC and around the country.
NY-24 Democratic candidates Juanita Perez Williams and Dana Balter, who are vying in tomorrow’s primary to take on Republican Rep. John Katko in the fall, made their final pitches before voters head to the polls.
Depending on your point of view, Republican NY-19 Rep. John Faso’s backing of the work requirement for food stamp recipients in the Farm Bill may bolster his chances of winning a second term in Congress — or come back to haunt him.
GMA profiled Katie Wilson, single-mom-turned-congressional-candidate in the crowded NY-21 Democratic primary.
“This American Life” followed Jeff Beals , a high school teacher and one of a handful of Democrats running in the NY-19 primary.
Under fire for letting the city’s speed camera program lapse, state Senate Republicans floated an idea they say better addresses student pedestrian safety. They want to require stop lights or stop signs at intersections in more than 1,000 school zones.
The Albany police department has been in contact with both state Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s office and Albany County District Attorney David Soares following Friday night’s fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man during a violent domestic incident.
Protesters gathered in Croton-on-Hudson to call on Cuomo to shut down the Algonquin gas pipeline at the Indian Point Power Plant, following the release of a risk assessment.
The creators of two inflammatory online fake news items don’t identify Buffalo defense attorney Joseph Terranova by name in any of the pictures on the phony stories – but there he is .
After a cool first weekend of summer, Upstate New York will see hot weather roaring back by next weekend.
Three months after the co-owner of del Lago Resort and Casino went to Albany asking for financial assistance from the state, he was back at the state Capitol to meet with top Cuomo administration officials, though topics of conversation in the meeting weren’t made clear.
Democrat Phil Steck might have to wait until September to know who his Republican opponent will be this year. Christopher Carey and David Feiden are both pursuing the Republican nomination in the 110th Assembly District.
Disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reportedly used properties owned by his friend and restaurant magnate Giuseppe Cipriani as a “hunting ground” for women — even going so far as to turn rooftop suites into his own personal “sex pads.”
A former Manhattan prosecutor who’s now a high-profile defense lawyer embroiled in the Weinstein scandal held on to his law-enforcement badge after joining the private sector — and used it to try to impress a group of women.
More than 500 graduating seniors from Albany High School participated in a graduation ceremony at the Times Union Center, but the event wasn’t all pomp and circumstance, and was marked by students turning their backs on the school board president.
Vince Wilcox, owner of Wiley’s Flies in Ray Brook, guided former President Barack Obama and five of his friends on a fly fishing excursion in the Adirondacks last week.

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