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ALBANY, N.Y. The two Republican primary candidates in the sprawling 21st Congressional District agreed on many issues, but continued to spar over their roots in northern New York during a debate Tuesday. Matt Doheny, 43, and Elise Stefanik, 29, are seeking the ballot spot in what was traditionally a Republican district where Democrat incumbent Bill Owens chose not to run. By George M. Walsh. SENT: 540 words.


ALBANY, N.Y. - The Democratic-led state Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation that would legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes, increasing pressure on the Senate to pass it before the session concludes at the end of June. The bill, dubbed the Compassionate Care Act, passed 91-34. The Assembly had previously passed medical marijuana legislation, and in April Democratic Speaker Sheldon Silver said if the Senate were to take up the legislation the Assembly would pass it again. By Josefa Velasquez. SENT: 130 words. SENT: 400 words.


ALBANY, N.Y. - A federal prosecutor has asked members of New York’s Legislature to preserve any material relating to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s defunct anti-corruption commission. By Josefa Velasquez. SENT: 330 words.


NEW YORK - A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous is sentenced to time served. Prosecutors had detailed Hector Xavier Monsegur’s cooperation in court papers while asking a judge to reward him with leniency. By Larry Neumeister. SENT: 330 words, photos.


NEW YORK - Political activists asked a new inspector general for the New York Police Department on Tuesday to force police officials to fully disclose details about how undercover officers sought to secretly infiltrate and monitor liberal activist groups. By Tom Hays. SENT: 500 words.


NEW YORK - Thousands of New York City police officers will soon be carrying emergency antidotes to help deal with the recent spike in heroin overdoses, officials said Tuesday. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and city Police Commissioner William Bratton announced that the state is providing the New York Police Department with $1.17 million from civil and criminal forfeiture cases to pay for 19,500 kits intended to equip patrol officers, including those assigned to transit and housing bureaus. By Michael Virtanen. SENT: 250 words, photos, video.

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