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    For fans who consider the sport from an ethical perspective, issues of brain diseases, violence and more raise a question: Is watching football morally problematic?

    The primary election for governor and lieutenant governor is set for Tuesday, with early voting sites locally closing on Sunday at 5 p.m.

    Authorities in New York City say a grandmother was killed and four people were injured, including a child, by a vehicle fleeing a police traffic stop. Assistant Chief Judith Harrison said officers in a patrol car pulled over a vehicle with mismatched license plates Saturday night. After initially stopping, the driver sped off into the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The injured were being treated at area hospitals. WABC-TV reported that two passengers from the car fled, and one person was in custody. It wasn’t immediately clear if that person was the driver.

    Seven women who say Ghislaine Maxwell helped Jeffrey Epstein steal the innocence of their youth are asking a judge who will sentence the British socialite on Tuesday to consider their pain. Manhattan federal prosecutors unveiled their statements publicly Friday, including graphic pictures of how one of them looked after two suicide tries that she blames on her trauma. Three women are seeking to speak at the sentencing of 60-year-old Maxwell after her December conviction on sex trafficking and other charges. Prosecutors say she should spend at least 30 years in prison. Defense lawyers say no more than five years behind bars are necessary.

    When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York’s tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists. But some public defenders, often allies of progressive activists, have praised the court’s ruling, saying gun-permitting rules like New York’s have long been a license for racial discrimination. The defense lawyers say that by making it a crime for most people to carry a handgun, New York and a few other states have ended up putting people — overwhelmingly people of color — behind bars for conduct that would be legal elsewhere.

    Two of four women who testified that Ghislaine Maxwell played a role in their sexual abuse at the hands of financier Jeffrey Epstein may be speaking at her sentencing or have their statements read aloud. Prosecutors told a federal judge in a letter Friday that two of six women who either testified or were mentioned during a December trial plan to attend the Tuesday sentencing of the 60-year-old British socialite. Maxwell’s lawyer says in a separate submission to the judge that the hearing “should not a bully pulpit for anyone who was not identified as a victim."


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    “I cannot remember a time when I did not want to be a nurse. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1993. Right now, I work full time as a Registered Nurse Care Manager for Hudson Headwaters Health Network, in the Homeward Bound (Pathways) Program. This is a program for patients with chronic i…

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