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Another Powerful New York Politician Just Got Convicted for Corruption

Former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam were found guilty of eight charges of bribery, extortion, and conspiracy.
VICE Staff
12.11.15
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The Story of the Two Murderers' Escape from a New York Prison Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder

Details in the press about the prison break have grown increasingly lurid, with tales of large penises, sex on railroad tracks, and a bizarre spousal murder plot.
Matt Taylor
6.15.15
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One of the Most Powerful Politicians in New York Just Got Arrested for Corruption

On Thursday, Sheldon Silver, who has been state assembly speaker for two decades, turned himself in to the FBI.
Matt Taylor
1.22.15
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Is New York the Most Corrupt State in America Now?

New Yorkers will begin 2015 with their governor under a cloud of investigation, the most powerful member of the state legislature being probed for his extra cash, and a congressman resigning for tax evasion.
John Surico
12.31.14
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Why Are Most of New York's Women's Equality Party Candidates Men?

Because it's a sham orchestrated by corrupt politicians.
Matt Taylor
9.2.14
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We Talked to Tim Wu About Net Neutrality and Taking on Corrupt Politicians

It's not very often that you get to vote for the smartest person in the room, but Tim Wu is making it easy on New Yorkers.
Matt Taylor
7.23.14
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Is New York Serious This Time About Legalizing Medical Marijuana?

New Yorkers fashion themselves as the most socially tolerant, forward-thinking people on Earth, but when it comes to marijuana laws, the Empire State is still running decades behind schedule.
Matt Taylor
5.29.14