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Sen. Chuck Schumer proposes expanded background checks for new hires at children's organizations

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Sen. Chuck Schumer is pushing a proposal for children's organizations to obtain additional background information about the people they hire.

The proposal comes after 71 people were arrested in a child pornography sting, including a local Boy Scout leader and ex-police chief.

Under New York law, most children's groups can only look at state background checks when hiring new employees.

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