Muslims criticize Bloomberg veto of NYPD watchdog

(RNS) Muslim-American civil rights groups are criticizing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for vetoing a bill on Tuesday that would have created an independent inspector general to oversee the New York City Police Department.

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N.J. lawmakers approve gay marriage, but veto looms

Maryanne Spoto |

NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Even as Gov. Chris Christie's threat of a “swift” veto looms, gay rights activists are celebrating after the state Assembly voted on Thursday (Feb. 16) on a bill to legalize same sex marriage in New Jersey. By Maryanne Spoto.

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