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MSNBC: Rep. Jeffries Discusses Outcome of Trayvon Martin Case

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Politicker: NYC Congressional Delegation Gathers to Denounce Trayvon Martin Verdict

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MSNBC: Two New York Congressmen Believe DOJ has a Case Against Zimmerman

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NY1 News: NYC Reps Demand Justice Dept. Pursue Trayvon Martin Case

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Law360: New Anti-Troll Bill Would Raise Patent Pleading Standard

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 6:42 PM ET) — Two congressmen introduced legislation Wednesday that would heighten pleading requirements for patent suits and restrict discovery, the latest bill in a slew of proposals aimed at cracking down on so-called patent trolls.The Patent Litigation and Innovation Act, or H.R. 2639, was introduced by Reps. Hakeem […]

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Queens Chronicle: Sandy Town Hall Yields Some Recovery Answers

If the two previous town hall meetings in Howard Beach discussing the neighborhood’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy were any indication, many entered St. Helen’s Father Dooley Hall on Sunday afternoon prepared for a showdown; a raucous meeting of angry, frustrated and confused homeowners loudly expressing their concerns and obstacles in the recovery from the community’s […]

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Forum News Group: South Queens Residents Pack St. Helen’s For Hurricane Sandy Town Hall

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Queens Courier: South Queens Residents Seek Help at Post-Sandy Town Hall

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WCBS NY: 1010WINS: Howard Beach Residents Seek Advice On Continuing Post-Sandy Woes

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