NYC, NJ target cashless businesses, alleging bias against the poor

Lawmakers in New York City and New Jersey are working to pass bills that would require retailers to accept cash, alleging that the growing cashless trend discriminates against low-income customers. Low-income, minority and less-educated households are more likely to have no bank accounts or rely on financial products that come from outside the banking system. […]

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Black Friday shooting as gunman opens fire at New Jersey shopping centre, injuring one

A SHOOTER opened fire at a New Jersey mall during Black Friday sales, injuring at least one man. Customers streamed out of Jersey Gardens shopping centre after the drama at 1am this morning. Shoppers run for their lives after a gunman injured one man after a shooting at a New Jersey mall A man was […]

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Riding high on optimism – but can Democrats really deliver at the midterms? | US news

In a side-room at TGI Fridays off US Highway 22, the chicken wings are free, but the beer is not. The talk is optimistic, but the recent memories of vivid disappointment are right there under the surface. Above the bar, subtitled television pundits are previewing a tense night of winner-takes-all October baseball. And in the […]

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Lucky Lunch: New Jersey Man Wins Million Dollar Fortune Thanks To Fortune Cookie Numbers 

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Some people just have all the luck, and New Jersey native Ronnie Martin is one of them. Ronnie went to the gas station and bought three lottery tickets using numbers printed on a fortune cookie paper he opened years ago. It turns out, the “lucky numbers” from the old cookie […]

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Man mocked online for shaving on train says he was homeless and trying to clean up | US news

A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a New Jersey commuter train said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter. Anthony Torres, 56, told the Associated Press that the people judging him on social media don’t know the struggle he’s […]

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Joe Biden rips Trump as he campaigns for Democrat Mikie Sherrill in midterms

A speech peppered with Biden’s folksy asides — assurances that “I’m not kidding” and odes to the shoe shiners and sandwich makers of America — ended with a plea for young people to care about politics even if the state of the country has disheartened them. “So don’t tell me you got a hard time. […]

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Robber who forced couples to have sex at gunpoint in motels gets 148 years in prison

A CREEP who forced couples to have sex at gunpoint inside motels while he robbed them has been sentenced to 148 years in prison, according to reports. Rasheed Powell, 43, was told his “reign of terror ends here” after he was convicted in March on 60 counts, including aggravated sexual assault and robbery. Motel sex […]

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US radio hosts face backlash for calling New Jersey’s Sikh Attorney General Gurbir Grewal ‘turban man’

Grewal is born to Indian immigrant parents in Jersey City and was raised in the state’s Hudson and Bergen counties. (AP) Two radio hosts in the US are facing severe backlash for referring to New Jersey’s Sikh-American Attorney General Gurbir Grewal as the “turban man” after some people expressed outrage over the “xenophobic and racist” […]

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Democrats, activists rally against Trump’s family separation policy

Trump has sought to blame Democrats, saying their support for passage of a broader immigration bill would end the separations. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday: “As a mother, as a Catholic, as somebody who has got a conscience. … I will tell you that nobody likes this […]

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