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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.

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Republicans have nominated Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro as the party's nominee for governor. Delegates endorsed the 42-year-old Molinaro Wednesday over state Sen. John DeFrancisco of Syracuse. Molinaro is a former state lawmaker and mayor who vowed to look out for "everyday New Yorkers" and take on powerful special interests if elected. Republicans are holding their nominating convention Wednesday and Thursday in Manhattan. Democrats are gathering this week on Long Island.

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton has told New York state Democrats that the party can win by sticking with its core principals when it comes to education, health care, the environment and equality. The former secretary of state, U.S. senator and presidential candidate on Wednesday addressed the New York state Democratic convention on Long Island, where she endorsed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's bid for a third term.

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald issued the written decision Wednesday. In ruling, she said no government official _ including the president _ is above the law. The ruling came in a case brought by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and individuals who'd been blocked by Trump after criticizing him.

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