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NY county fighting with feds over housing and race
NY's Westchester County, home to Clintons and Kennedys, battles with US over housing and race
By The Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The entire U.S. government seems to be lined up against Westchester County.

It's a dispute that involves race, taxes, zoning and other sensitive suburban issues.

Federal agencies, a judge and a court-appointed monitor are berating Westchester, just north of New York City, over the implementation of a 2009 housing segregation settlement. They're also threatening contempt charges and fines.

They say the county is lagging on agreed-upon measures that would fight discrimination.

Westchester has cities but is best known for its heavily white villages and hamlets like Scarsdale, Bronxville and Chappaqua. Actors, ballplayers, Clintons and Kennedys call it home.

The man taking the brunt of the criticism is County Executive Rob Astorino. He's predicting the battle will have repercussions nationwide.

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