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Sheldon Silver to step down as N.Y. State Assembly speaker


22 hours ago

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver holding a press conference. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Longtime New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is facing corruption charges, will resign from his position.

Silver will be replaced on Monday by majority leader Joseph... read full article

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