N.Y. Gov. Paterson makes Iraq visit

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Lady Liberty dome reviewed for reopening

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NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The safety of fully reopening the Statue of Liberty in New York to the public is being studied, a congressman says.
Lady Liberty's crown may reopen to public

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Beauties, geeks competing for U.S. visas

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WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressman from New York says fashion models competing with high-tech workers for precious U.S. visas should be moved into a new immigration slot.

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Report: Lawmaker wants Clemens probe ended

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., wants the Justice Department to drop its perjury investigation of Roger Clemens, a report said Thursday.

Shady dentist office shuts down in N.Y.

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Congress won't get Saudi deal till '08

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Weiner to fight illegal cigarette trade

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has announced plans for legislation aimed at limiting the illegal sale of cigarettes nationwide.

Newton Creek oil spill worse than thought

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Lawmakers oppose Saudi arms deal

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Pressure to reopen Statue of Liberty crown

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress wants to know why the Statue of Liberty's crown remains closed nearly six years after the World Trade Center attacks.

N.Y. considers stringent sex offender laws

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A recent report from U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has New York City considering more stringent regulations on the location of convicted sex offenders.

NYC march protests groom's shooting death

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Demonstrators crowded New York's Fifth Avenue to protest the 50-bullet barrage that killed a groom during a wedding day confrontation with police.

Navy laptop computers missing, says report

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy reportedly is missing two laptop computers containing personal information on about 31,000 recruits from the New York-New Jersey area.
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Anthony Weiner
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) participates in a press conference responding to the Bush Administration's plan to negotiate a 20 billion dollar weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2007. The congress members explained that they would not support the negotiations. (UPI Photo/Dominic Bracco II)

Anthony David Weiner (pronounced /ˈwiːnər/; born September 4, 1964) is a former U.S. Representative who served New York's 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. A Democrat, Weiner held the seat previously occupied by Democrat Charles Schumer and won seven terms, never receiving less than 59 percent of the vote. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York City in the 2005 election, and had begun to amass a campaign fund to run again for mayor in 2013.

Previously, Weiner was a New York City councilman from 1992 to 1998, and a congressional aide to then-U.S. Representative Schumer from 1985 to 1991. A New York City native, he attended the public schools and graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Weiner resigned from Congress due to a sexting scandal that began when he accidentally posted a link to a sexually suggestive picture of himself on his public Twitter account. He resigned effective June 21, 2011. A special election is scheduled for September 13, 2011, to fill the remainder of his term.

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