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District attorney to run for Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's seat

WESTBURY, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice got the backing of Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., as she announced Wednesday she will run for McCarthy's seat.

McIntyre, McCarthy say they're leaving Congress

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Two Democratic members of Congress, Reps. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina and Carolyn McCarthy of New York, said Wednesday they won't seek re-election.

Rep. McCarthy to be treated for lung cancer

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., said she will undergo treatment for lung cancer this summer.
The Issue: The gun debate: To have and to hold -- or not, depending on the bill

The Issue: The gun debate: To have and to hold -- or not, depending on the bill

As legislation to help curb gun violence wends through the U.S. Congress, several states and communities are taking their own action -- some that would enhance gun control, some which would do away with control measures and some that would require households to have handguns.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Report: Senate may take up guns next month

Report: Senate may take up guns next month

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate is likely to move gun control legislative proposals piecemeal, rather than comprehensively, possibly beginning next month, Politico reported.
Some Dems push for tighter gun control

Some Dems push for tighter gun control

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) -- Some Democrats pushed for stricter gun-control laws after the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting in which 12 people were killed and 58 injured.

Gun show loophole bill is back in Congress

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., said Sunday she has reintroduced a bill in Congress designed to require background checks for purchasers at gun shows.

Gun bill tightens background checks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush has signed federal legislation mandating tighter screening of U.S. gun buyers.

Black GOP mayor opens congressional bid

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Hempstead, N.Y., Mayor James Garner says he will try to oust veteran Democrat U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy in the Nov. 2004 election.

A Blast from the Past

Today is a "date that will live in infamy." On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The raid, which lasted a little more than an hour, killed nearly 3,000 people and nearly destroyed the entire U.S. Paci
By United Press International

A Blast from the Past

The weekly UPI Blast from the Past package for Dec. 2-8.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Oct. 17, 2002

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Sept. 13, 2002

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 7.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 3.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Carolyn McCarthy
Sen. Hilliary Clinton, D-NY, speaks to those gathered at a news conference to urge Congress and the President to stop $125 million that might be taken from 9/11 first responders for injuries they received on Sept. 11, on June 16, 2005 in Washington. Clinton is also joined by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, Nita Lowey, D-NY, and Carolyn McCarthy, D-NY...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)
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Carolyn McCarthy (born January 5, 1944) is the U.S. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district, serving since 1997. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located in central Long Island in west-central Nassau County and includes Mineola, the Five Towns, East Rockaway, Rockville Centre, Oceanside, Garden City, Hempstead, Uniondale, East Meadow, Roosevelt, Franklin Square, Valley Stream, and Elmont.

McCarthy was born Carolyn Cook in Brooklyn, raised in Mineola. Her father was a boilermaker and her mother worked at Woolworth's. In her youth, she was an athlete and wanted to become a physical education teacher but found reading challenging and later was diagnosed with dyslexia. After caring for her boyfriend injured from a car accident, McCarthy decided to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She lived with her family in Mineola, a suburban area about twenty miles outside New York City on Long Island. On December 7, 1993, her husband, Dennis, was killed and her son, Kevin, severely injured, on a Long Island Rail Road commuter train at the Merillon Avenue station, when a mass murderer, Colin Ferguson, opened fire on random unarmed passengers. Ferguson killed six and wounded 19 others. McCarthy responded to the crime by launching a campaign for additional gun control that eventually propelled her to Congress in 1996 on the Democratic ticket.

In the biographical 1998 television movie The Long Island Incident, which portrayed these events, she was played by actress Laurie Metcalf.

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