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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

FILE - In this April 18, 2012 file photo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan speaks during an affordable housing news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22, 201…

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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver speaks during New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's first State of the State address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decade…

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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 photo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, right, stands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo before Cuomo's State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, N.Y. Silver, who has been one of …

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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is transported by federal agents to federal court, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

This June 18, 2014 photo shows Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 on public corruption charges.(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's seat is empty before session in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges. (…

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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, accused of corruption, is taken by federal agents to court Thursday. He didn’t enter a plea.

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Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

NEW YORK — Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York’s most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks.

January 22, 2015 5:25 pm Photos

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Stocks rally, euro falls as Europe unveils stimulus plan

Stocks rally, euro falls as Europe unveils stimulus plan

S&P's 500 wipes out its losses for the year.

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ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, following a meeting of the ECB governing council. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, following a meeting of the ECB governing council. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi speaks during a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, following a meeting of the ECB governing council. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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ECB unleashes its most aggressive effort to revive economy

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe’s ailing economy will get a major dose of stimulus from the European Central Bank — a bond-buying program designed to make loans and exports cheaper so companies can hire and expand.

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Stocks rally, euro falls after Europe unveils stimulus plan

Stocks rally, euro falls after Europe unveils stimulus plan

The European Central Bank has its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. The ECB pledged Thursday to spend 1.1 trillion euros to revive the continent’s sagging economy.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

Anti-abortion demonstrators head towards the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gathered in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decision that declared a const…

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

Roy Rohn, 87, of Riverdale, Md., carries a cross that says "abort abortion" as anti-abortion demonstrators march toward the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the annual March for Life on the National Mall. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators are gathering in W…

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

Abortion-rights supporters hold up signs in front of the Supreme Court as they wait for the arrival of anti-abortion demonstrators during the March for Life Thursday.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

Thousands turned out Thursday for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., to protest the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision that legalized abortion.

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House

GOP pushes abortion bill through House

WASHINGTON — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version.

January 22, 2015 2:25 pm Photos

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Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

Here's how the numbers break down for consumers.

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