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White House Says FARC Deal Not Discussed at Secret Mar-a-Lago Run In

The White House is pushing back on reports of a secret Mar-a-Lago meeting between President Donald Trump and two former Colombian presidents last week. A White House official acknowledged to NBC News that former Colombian Presidents Álvaro Uribe and Andrés Pastrana were invited to Trump's Palm Beach club by one of its members, but say the group shared a mere hand shake after Trump bumped into them there. The official, who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity, says the entire exchange lasted only a couple of minutes and denies that the tenuous Colombian peace deal with the FARC — a revolutionary group in the country — was discussed. When asked about the meeting during Wednesday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters "I don't have anything for you at this time." But the White House account doesn't match that from one of the meeting's participants. Pastrana tweeted a thank you at the President's Twitter handle after the meeting, expressing gratitude for a "cordial and very frank conversation" about the problems of Colombia and the region. The Miami Herald was first to report the meeting, adding that it was reportedly arranged by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a critic of the peace plan. Image: Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez (left). Former Colombian President Andres Pastrana (right). Former Colombian presidents Alvaro Uribe Velez (left) and Andres Pastrana (right). EPA/AP Trump himself has not yet publicly discussed his stance on the issue, but his decision could impact the $450 million in foreign aid promised by former President Barack Obama.The Mar-a-Lago meeting brings forth many questions, both about what the Trump administration will do regarding the FARC deal, but also regarding government transparency and the loophole that Mar-a-Lago provides.Asked about the added secrecy of Mar-a-Lago, the same White House official argued that the president can hold meetings and bump into people outside of the White House as well. And Spicer has long defended the Palm Beach destination as a place for the president to both work and see family.But visitor logs are not disclosed from the club, which members must pay a fee of $200,000 to join, and Trump has spent seven weekends at his Palm Beach getaway. While there, he often golfs with undisclosed partners - despite requests from White House reporters to know who is joining him on the course

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Dear Marty

I'm all for small business's but when Cebu on 88-3 ave has a gridlock because of there valet parking . It is dangerous because there are many angry drivers that can't ft through because of the many doubled parked cars. And for myself I have to triple park to let my daughter and granddaughter out to get to there home. Is there anyway Cebu could be told not to have cars doubled park for long period of times. There is gonna be a road rage out here one day. I'm just saying but it's not fair for the people who live here and the horns honking when you are putting your babies to sleep. Thank you

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NYS Senator Martin J. Golden To Be Honored At Walk

New York State Senator Martin J. Golden, a fierce advocate for lymphedema and lymphatic disease research, will be honored with LE&RN's 2014 Impact Award at this Sunday's Walk for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases. The Senator was instrumental in passing two resolutions in the New York State legislature this past year, one honoring LE&RN's Youth Ambassador Connor Looby and the other recognizing March 6 as Lymphedema Awareness Day in New York State. While Senator Golden had a busy schedule on the anniversary of September 11, which so impacted the city and his district, he took a few moments out of his day today to talk to us about why lymphatic disease research is so important to him. "So many people in my community, and in every community around the United States, have people who have been afflicted with cancer, and lymphedema is an all-too-common side effect. We also know people who have been born with lymphedema or other lymphatic diseases. And far too little attention has been devoted to this area," the Senator said. "I have worked closely with both Senator Dean Skelos and Senator Kemp Hannon to ensure that more resources are devoted to these diseases." When asked what he thought about LE&RN hosting its first-ever Walk in Brooklyn, Senator Golden, whose district includes large areas of Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Manhattan Beach, laughed. "Of course I'm thrilled and I know that LE&RN will find a supportive community in the wonderful people of this borough. I myself am looking forward to an amazing day of meeting advocates and raising awareness."

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Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program

Dear senator Golden, please consider implementing this wonderful program to recognize youth like myself in a Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program, implemented by some other NY State Senators!

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Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program

Dear senator Golden, please consider implementing this wonderful program to recognize youth like myself in a Youth Leadership Recognition Awards Program, implemented by some other NY State Senators!

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Street Lights in Marine Park

Senator Golden, I moved from Dyker Heights to Marine Park 3 years ago and the amount of accidents on Fillmore Avenue and East 37th-38th streets are staggering! It is very difficult for drivers coming up the side street to see up the avenue and it creates two dangerous intersections. As much as I do not like too many street lights, I do feel for the safety of our neighbors (there are so many families in this area with young children, and I have two small children almost ready to go outside and play) and for motorists, we do need one on the corner of E37th or E38th streets and Fillmore ave. thank you for considering.

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Create a new park

You know what would make this lovely place even more lovely? A new park! Please consider it.

Official response from considering

This is something my administration is actively considering.

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