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Court-ordered mental health treatment may save money

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - State-run programs that compel people with serious mental illness to get treatment may reduce costs, according to a new analysis of New York State's system known as Kendra's Law. Full story

New York giving surviving gay spouses estate tax refunds

After her partner of more than 40 years passed away in 2009, Edie Windsor was hit with more than $600,000 in federal and New York estate taxes that heterosexual couples never had to pay. Full story

New York breaks peak power usage record in heat wave

(Reuters) - New York State's power grid operator said power usage on Friday broke a record set in 2006 as consumers cranked up their air conditioners to escape sweltering six day-long heat wave. Full story

‘A lot of pain...’ teary Spitzer reflects on last 5 years

   Disgraced ex-New York State governor Elliot Spitzer speaks with “Morning Joe’s” Mika Brzezinski about why he is running for public office, five years after his sex scandal.

Clownish LePage a liability for more serious Republicans

   Rachel Maddow reports on a litany of gaffes and embarrassing statements by Maine governor Paul LePage and points out the hazard for more respectable Republicans who associate with LePage in the course of campaign politics.

Better stent surgery stats needed: heart doctors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Publicly reported statistics about how patients fare after a common heart procedure often are inaccurate, says a new study that suggests publishing the poor quality numbers may do more harm than good. Full story

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Very Last Word: Pornographic prose

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  National Internet Sales Tax Ahead?

Is taxing internet sales fair? CNBC's John Harwood reports on today's vote; and Larry Fishelson, Dynalink CEO, says this is "anti-business," while Ted Potrikus, Retail Council of New York State, explains why this is fair.

  Follow the yellow-brick road to this upstate NY town

As Disney’s ‘Oz’ topped its opening weekend box office, the New York State hometown of the original story’s author — L. Frank Baum — is hoping more people will learn there’s no place like home. WSTM’s Alex Dunbar reports.

  Very Last Word: Pornographic prose

Lawrence O'Donnell revisits Ed Meese's involvement in the Attorney General's pornography commission, which consisted of, among other things, long passages of porn described and written out. Also, Joy Reid touches on the tough new gun laws New York State was able to pass Tuesday.

  New York State enacts tough new gun measures

Sheldon Silver, (D), New York Assembly Speaker, talks with Rachel Maddow about New York State's passage of a set of new gun laws and how tragedies like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the ambush in Webster, NY motivated politicians to act swiftly.

  Will NY gun laws mark a turning tide?

EJ Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about what the successful passage of new gun laws in New York State might mean for the chances of new gun legislation at the national level.

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File photo of jobseekers standing in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York
File photo of jobseekers standing in line to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York

Jobseekers stand in line around the block to attend the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. career fair held by the New York State department of Labor in New York in this April 12, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files