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1. Attorney: Crash victims contributed to their own deaths – The defense attorney for James Farr said in court the brothers his client struck with his car were drunk and walked against traffic signals. By Cham Lau


2. LI retailers offer deals to lure holiday shoppers – Despite forecasts of a rise in holiday revenue, many retail analysts say shoppers are still being conscientious about how much they spend. By Keiko Morris    

3. Melville drug company to lay off 100 workers – Nycomed US Inc., the U.S. headquarters of a Swiss company, is planning to lay off 100 people, but a spokeswoman declined Tuesday to say how many Long Island workers would be affected. By Carrie Mason-Draffen

4. Kings Park psych site cleanup estimate at $215M – That's the price of demolishing all 57 abandoned buildings on the property and returning the 368 acres to open space, said a statement from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. By Stacey Altherr

5. Altschuler, ahead by 383, rejects Bishop recount request – Attorneys for Randy Altschuler Tuesday formally rejected a request from Rep. Tim Bishop's campaign to agree to a hand recount of the 185,000 ballots cast in their congressional race, in which Altschuler holds a 383-vote lead. By Reid J. Epstein


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