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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo signs law targeting presidential pardon power

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Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday allowing the state to prosecute people who have been pardoned by the president, a move viewed as a "direct shot at President Donald Trump," and the Trump Organization, NBC News writes.

Why it matters: The law — effective immediately — closes what proponents describe as a loophole. New York prosecutors can now pursue criminal charges against individuals associated with the president and pardoned for similar federal offenses. "Multiple ex-Trump aides or associates are imprisoned or facing legal scrutiny in New York," NBC notes.

Harry Dunn's parents meet with Trump, decline to see suspect

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Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn, parents of Harry Dunn. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

The parents of Harry Dunn, a teenager killed in an auto crash that British police say involved the wife of an American diplomat, met with President Trump on Tuesday, but they declined to meet with Anne Sacoolas, the American suspect in the crash.

Driving the news: Sacoolas returned to the U.S. after invoking diplomatic immunity amid police reports that her vehicle struck 19-year-old Dunn's motorcycle when she was driving on the wrong side of the road in the U.K on Aug. 27.

Pence to lead delegation to Turkey for Syria cease-fire negotiations

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Vice President Mike Pence will lead a delegation to Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday to discuss an "immediate cease-fire and the conditions for a negotiated settlement" in northern Syria, where Turkey is engaged in a military assault on Kurdish forces who allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS, the White House announced.

Details: The delegation will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien and special envoy James Jeffrey. Pence will attend a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday, where the White House says he will reiterate Trump's "commitment to maintain punishing economic sanctions on Turkey until a resolution is reached."

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