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News Minute: Here is the latest New York news from The Associated Press at 8:40 a.m. EDT

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is not leaving the political stage even as Democrats consider the pluses and minuses of her presence. The former Democratic presidential candidate has been weighing in on primary elections in Georgia and New York. She's also promising to be an active participant in red and blue states this fall. Yet Clinton remains a deeply divisive figure with approval ratings near record lows. Few Democrats can match her fundraising and star power, but not all in the party want her help.

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (AP) - War veterans and their supporters say a western New York post office has banned their time-honored tradition of handing out red artificial poppies as a fundraiser. VFW member Dan Lindsay tells WHEC that he was ordered to leave while distributing poppies in front of the Henrietta post office. The postal service says veterans' groups are among "many worthy organizations" but none may solicit on postal property. Monroe County has invited the VFW to offer its poppies at the motor vehicles office.

NEW YORK (AP) - A special prosecutor has started interviewing women whose abuse allegations led to former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's resignation. Two people familiar with the investigation say Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas was meeting with Michelle Manning Barish on Wednesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - New York Democrats have nominated New York City Public Advocate Letitia James to be the state's next attorney general. If elected in November, James will succeed ex-Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned this month following allegations that he assaulted four women he dated.

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