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Possible DA nominee removes roadblocks to appointment

Attorney Joseph Conway before the Suffolk County Legislature

(Credit: John Dunn)

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Conway, now a criminal defense attorney in private practice in Mineola, appears to have eliminated  any obstacles to taking the job of Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice, a Democrat elected to Congress-- if another Democrat, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, decides to appoint him.

Conway, whose name has cropped up as a possible nominee,  moved from...

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White House: No rescheduled Obama visit to LI before election

President Barack Obama is back on the money trail, making forays to appear at fundraisers in Rhode Island and Wisconsin, but a White House aide said he won't make it to Long Island for a rescheduled visit before the election on Nov. 4.

Amid a spike in concern about Ebola, Obama canceled his planned trip on the eve of the sold-out Oct. 16 fundraiser at the Garden City Hotel to meet with advisors...

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