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Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

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The often bumpy road from vice president to the presidency

It looks like Vice President Joseph Biden may be entering the Democratic presidential primary in 2016. Since the closing days of World War II, there have been 14 vice presidents, all of them elected vice president except for Gerald Ford who was appointed vice president and became president when Richard Nixon resigned. Comments (1)

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Politics

Concannon matches his experience up against six Democratic contenders

Joe Concannon, the Republican contender in the race for the eastern Queens City Council seat vacated by Mark Weprin, said he was eagerly waiting to see who his Democratic opponent will be following the primary election on Sept. 10. Comments (1)

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Astoria

Astoria organization helps asylum seekers adjust to New York

The image of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi lying face down and dead in the surf at a Turkish beach resort is now seared on the world’s conscience, a tragic symbol of a massive worldwide displacement of population. Wars, conflict and persecution have forced more than 60 million people, more than at any time since 1949 when the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees began keeping records, to flee their homes and seek refuge and safety elsewhere, according to a report from the U.N. refugee agency. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Politics

Follow primary election results here on Thursday

The TimesLedger Newspapers will be covering the Democratic primary election for Council District 23 throughout the day Thursday. Comments (2)

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