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Rapper T.I.’s remarks spark NY bill to end virginity tests

Dec. 4, 2019 3:22 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York could bar doctors from performing so-called virginity tests under legislation prompted by the rapper T.I.'s controversial claim that he has a gynecologist check his daughter's hymen annually. Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages said Tuesday the bill she submitted last month would...

Some decry Gov. Cuomo for using racial slur during interview

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Some criticized New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants. The Democrat used the slur in an interview on WAMC radio while speaking about Columbus Day and a recent...