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More than 67,000 Long Island public school students in grades three through eight refused to take the state English Language Arts exam on Tuesday in a fifth straight year of boycotts driven by opposition to the Common Core tests, according to a Newsday survey of districts (read more)


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The Hempstead Town Board on Tuesday amended the town's free air law so that service stations will be required to provide free air for tires during business hours only, instead of all day. . (read more)

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Construction on the $100 million Arboretum Project -- a 292-unit community of single-family homes and condominiums that is expected to revitalize the hamlet of Farmingville -- has been pushed back and isn't expected to start for at least another year. . (read more)

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Ben McAdoo said there were more than 100 things he could have done better last year. And that was before training camp even started. (read more)

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A new medication that helps women fight advanced ovarian cancer has been approved three months early by federal drug regulators because of its capacity to keep the disease at bay -- but it is not a cure, doctors said Tuesday (read more)

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A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm (read more)

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New York's permanent nexus of big money and major criminal cases now becomes part of a broader landscape of presidential and world politics (read more)

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He baits his hook ahead of the April 4 release of "Nevertheless" with chatty, amusing anecdotes, mostly about "Saturday Night Live.". (read more)

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Investigators have determined that a holdup at a Subway fast food restaurant in Carle Place on Tuesday is the fifth such type of knife point robbery tied to the same suspect, police said Wednesday (read more)

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As the playoffs near, the Rangers coaches want to test the boundaries of rookie defenseman Brady Skjei, perhaps for a bigger role in the post-season (read more)

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Here's the latest sign of progress by the Nets this season: They blew a game they absolutely should have won. Never mind that the Nets have by far the worst record in the NBA. (read more)

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Steven Matz's lonely climb back into the discussion for the Mets' Opening Day roster continued Tuesday morning at the six-pack bullpen adjacent to First Data Field. Dare we say Matz seemed slightly ahead of schedule, already progressing to a mound, but the workout itself remained fairly basic. (read more)

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday intended to increase U.S. (read more)

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A controversial Request for Proposal to sell alcohol at a visitors center of a state park in Jamesport has been withdrawn after North Fork officials objected to the sales, state and local officials confirmed Tuesday (read more)

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Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical northeast have emerged from their homes to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung onto rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines (read more)

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A city famous for its over-the-top persona is eagerly welcoming an NFL franchise that boasts an equally outsized reputation and the promise of big league legitimacy for the desert gambling oasis (read more)

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents (read more)

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The White House is calling for immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community development grants to help pay for the border wall that President Donald Trump repeatedly promised would be financed by Mexico (read more)

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A lawyer for former deputy Attorney General Sally Yates wrote in letters last week that the Trump administration was trying to limit her testimony at congressional hearings focused on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The hearing was later canceled by the House intelligence committee chairman. (read more)

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And one of the most celebrated writers in TV history has signed on for it, reports say (read more)

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A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S. (read more)

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Ivanka Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos say it's vital that girls and young women pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (read more)

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WASHINGTON -- The House will hold a showdown vote on a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act Friday afternoon, a dramatic step Republican leaders took after President Donald Trump late Thursday demanded a vote -- and said if it fails, he'll leave Obamacare in place (read more)

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Todd Fisher organized the upcoming memorial to give fans an opportunity to honor his mother and sister (read more)

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