5 things to watch for in Jackson's Supreme Court hearings

She likely will be questioned by senators about her judicial philosophy, her time as a public defender and her views on race and affirmative action.

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Match day for NYU LI and Stony Brook School of Medicine graduating students

Medical students from Stony Brook and NYU LI open letters on match day, which determines where they will go to medical residencies. Newsday's Steve Langford reports.

2nd Amazon warehouse in NYC to hold union election in April

In-person voting will be held at the facility known as LDJ5 every day from April 25-29, except for April 26, an NLRB spokesperson said. The count is expected to take place on May 2.

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Study cites link between older COVID hospital patients, antidepressants, dementia

The study found that 24% of patients 65 and older who were using psychotropic drugs before contracting COVID-19 developed dementia, compared with 9% of patients who were not. But more research is needed, said the study's lead author.

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Political polarization raising fears for future of democracy

A quarter of respondents to a recent Siena survey said they weren't sure if American democracy would exist eight years from now.

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To Ukraine with love: Brookhaven sunflower exhibit is art from the heart

"Everybody is so shook up with what's happening in the world," said town art instructor Maureen Pouder, who enlisted her students and other artists to paint about 50 works featuring Ukraine's national plant in a show of solidarity for the country and its citizens. 

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NYS: COVID grants still available for firms, arts groups

More than $70 million has been awarded to 2,970 LI applicants so far, says Empire State Development.

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Islip student wins Army Minuteman scholarship

Aidan Carman talks about recieving the Army Minuteman Scholarship, during a surprise ceremony at the American Airpower Museum in Farmingdale.

NYC keeping private-sector vaccine mandate in place

The city's mandate banning anyone from in-person employment absent COVID vaccination will continue indefinitely, the new health commissioner said Friday — an announcement with implications for the city's professional sports teams.

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Glen Cove physician sentenced in $3.8M COVID-aid fraud

The defendant, ordered to serve four years and three months in prison, spent the money on fancy watches, a yacht and to settle a drug case, according to prosecutors.

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$40G surprise leaves West Islip high school senior 'in shock'

Aidan Carman, who in the fall will attend Farmingdale State College, will be the school's first recipient of a national Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarship, which will cover all his fees and books.

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COVID-19 changed how 20 LI medical school students learned

The first graduating class of the NYU Long Island School of Medicine in Mineola saw firsthand how doctors struggled to understand the coronavirus and find effective treatments.

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Moderna seeks 4th shot; LI COVID-19 numbers inch up

The Massachussets-based pharmaceutical company made the request to determine the "appropriate use" of a second booster dose of the mRNA vaccine for all adults. On Tuesday, Pfizer and its partner BioNTech asked federal regulators to authorize an additional booster for seniors.   

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Schumer's task: Getting Jackson confirmed to Supreme Court

To do so, he must navigate a confirmation process that has become increasingly partisan and contentious over the past two decades.

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Honduras judge says ex-president can be extradited to U.S.

Former President Juan Orlando Hernández should be extradited to the United States to face drug trafficking and weapons charges, a Honduran judge ruled.

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Port Washington woman receives first lung transplant on Long Island

Lindsay Salguero-Lopez of Port Washington became the first person on Long Island to receive a heart and two lungs from a single donor.

LI woman gets new heart, lungs from one donor

"To speak and not get tired. To walk and not get tired. It's the first time in my 40 years that my body has done that," Lindsay Salguero-Lopez said of the results of her transplant surgery.

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Cops: Maryland man charged in sex abuse of LI teen who was missing

Police said the teen was found in the man's home Monday.

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Study: Ground Zero workers more prone to cancer mutations

The research showed that the mutations were related to exposure at Ground Zero, said Dr. Joanna Rhodes, a hematologist and oncologist with Northwell Health in New Hyde Park.

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Federal omnibus bill to fund public water supply hookups for 124 LI homes

Work will begin in the summer to transfer properties in Riverhead and Brookhaven towns whose private wells have tested positive for contaminants.

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U.S. demand for Ukraine flags is soaring

Huntington-based Glaser Mills has created a matching fund for civilian relief. 

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Mayoral rematch among key village elections on LI

In Great Neck Plaza, incumbent Ted Rosen is set to go against his 2020 challenger Leonard N. Katz. Elsewhere on Long Island, voters will choose new trustees, mayors and judges or fill vacant seats.

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NYC, Washington D.C., offer reward for suspect in homeless shootings

Hours after New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the $70,000 reward, police said early Tuesday that a suspected gunman had been arrested.

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Schumer asks SBA to postpone repayment of COVID-19 loans

The deferment of payments on COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans ends this month. The bills are coming due for 55,718 businesses and nonprofits on Long Island. 

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Feds investigating potential commercial use at Russia sites, including Glen Cove mansion

Lyuks Express Inc. has listed addresses at the Killenworth property and other Russian sites in the Bronx and Manhattan, but a State Department spokesperson told Newsday it "has no record of a request from the Russian Government" to use its properties in that capacity.

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Invasion of Ukraine forces Sea Cliff charity to adjust pediatric cardiac care mission

Russian Gift of Life, which now uses the name RGOL USA, has helped fund surgical training missions to Russia for medical teams that treat congenital heart problems in children, but now the focus is on providing basic medical supplies so operations can proceed. 

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LI suburbs figure large in GOP's campaign for governor 

State Republicans say they hope to win enough votes in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and in pockets of New York City, to take their first statewide race since George Pataki was governor.

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Suffolk to distribute at-home COVID tests as part of 'new normal'

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other officials said distributing and using the free tests is vital to keeping COVID-19 under control. 

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Analysis: Highest hospitalizations came in low-vaxxed and majority Black, Latino areas

People living in ZIP codes with the 50 lowest vaccination rates on LI were 39.4% more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 during the recent omicron surge than residents of the ZIP codes with the 50 highest vaccination rates.

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COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations down dramatically from last year 

Experts say the highly infectious nature of the omicron variant, combined with protection against serious illness from vaccines that were only starting to become available early last winter, explain why the decline is so much sharper this year than last.

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NY families frustrated in bid to bring Ukrainian relatives stateside

Under U.S. immigration law, tourist visa applicants must show their ties to their home country are strong enough that they would return after their visa expires. But as the war rages in Ukraine, the prospect of a fast return is questionable.

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Ukraine-born priest from LI haunted by images of war-torn homeland

"Every day ... another building, another memory of my childhood" and more dead civilians, said Father Vladyslav Budash, who has spent much of the past two weeks watching the war on YouTube and in pictures sent by his parents trapped in his hometown.

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Coffee business says online sales saved it during pandemic

Georgio's Coffee Roasters in Farmingdale says sales through their website, launched two months before the pandemic hit, enabled them to keep their business alive despite foot traffic from office workers drying up.

Biden national security adviser: Russia adding targets

National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the deadly attack on a military base in Lviv — about 10 miles from the Polish border — represented the latest escalation by Russian President Vladmir Putin.

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LI donations for Ukraine: Inside their 4,400-mile journey

Before supplies from Long Island can be trucked throughout Ukraine from a depot in the city of Lviv, one route stops at a Coney Island auto garage operating as a makeshift warehouse and an international shipper in New Jersey. Then, there are flights to a Polish airport and clandestine drives across the border.

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Babylon preps to repair eroding bulkheads where canal meets Great South Bay

At low tide the water can drop to less than 3 feet deep, leading to some boaters scraping bottom or running aground, said the town's waterways management supervisor.

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With all downstaters on the statewide GOP ticket, we're looking at the Republican strategy

The statewide GOP ticket has all downstaters: Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) and his running mate Alison Esposito, an NYPD officer. Newsday's Faith Jessie discusses what the Republican strategy is with Joye Brown.

Long Islanders unite to help Ukrainians

From supply drives to prayers for peace, Long Islanders have been doing what they can to support Ukrainians. Newsday's Cecilia Dowd reports.

New Data: Nassau GOP enrollment declines 25G since Trump ascendancy 

Democrats, nonaffiliated voters increase steadily statewide since 2016. GOP says it's not enrollment that counts but election turnout — as witnessed by its big wins in 2021.

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Cautious and optimistic, LIers two years into pandemic

It's been two years since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and while some Long Islanders are back to their pre-pandemic lives, others say they're taking a slower more cautious approach. Newsday's Shari Einhorn reports.

Hope, anxiety, uncertainty as LIers move past Year 2 of COVID-19

People are only now starting to see the coronavirus' physical and emotional toll and how it has impacted every aspect of their lives, a public health psychologist at the Rutgers School of Public Health said.

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LIer Tsunis confirmed as U.S. ambassador to Greece

The Senate confirmation came after Sen. Schumer added George Tsunis, the son of Greek immigrants, to the list of nominees to be approved.

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Made green upgrades in 2021? Don't miss these tax credits

Saving energy at home and on the road can go hand in hand with saving on taxes.

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Some minority groups undercounted, Census Bureau analysis shows

The U.S. Census Bureau's analysis of the quality of the 2020 census estimated Latinos and Black people, and Native Americans living on tribal lands, continued to be undercounted, some at rates even higher than in 2010.

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At 'Operation Natalie,' a focus on opioids' deadly hold

The first such seminar since the start of the pandemic included Nassau County leaders and community members in discussions about the ongoing opioid crisis and how to end it.

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U.S. extends mask rule for travel, weighs new approach

The masking requirement, which is enforced by the TSA, had been set to expire on March 18, but was extended by a month to allow the public health agency time to develop new, more targeted policies.

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We answer your questions on how best to donate to war-torn Ukraine

Answers to your questions on finding the right charities and making useful donations to Ukrainian refugees trying to survive the Russian invasion.

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How to protect your spending power from inflation

There are several strategies to cope with inflation, including a cutback on discretionary spending. But don't wait too long on big purchases; prices will likely rise.

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'A very big deal': Pfizer begins COVID-19 antiviral pill trial for children 

Pfizer announced it has started a clinical trial that could lead to Paxlovid being available for children ages six and up. Medical experts on Long Island said the pill being shown to be safe and effective for children could be an important step toward ending the pandemic.

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Mass vaccination sites across Long Island grow quiet

Activity at mass vaccination sites across Long Island, including the site at SUNY Old Westbury, has slowed down, and enthusiasm has been replaced by hesitation. Newsday's Steve Langford reports.

'A very big deal': Pfizer begins COVID-19 antiviral pill trials for children 

Pfizer announced on Wednesday that it has started clinical trials that could lead to Paxlovid being available for children ages six and up. Medical experts on Long Island said the pill being shown to be safe and effective for children could be an important step toward ending the pandemic.

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Feds: Queens man charged in U.S. Capitol siege

Ralph Joseph Celentano III hit a U.S. Capitol police officer from behind with a "football-type tackle," according to court documents, pushing the cop off a ledge and onto a terrace packed with rioters.

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Keith Corbett announces for Congress in 4th District

Corbett, 42, is an election lawyer who serves as law chair for the Nassau County Democratic Party and as counselor to the state Democratic Committee.  

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NY health department ends LGBT Network contracts

The New York Department of Health has terminated eight contracts, which the agency said totaled about $10 million "over several years," to the LGBT Network because its financial records were incomplete and did not show how the group spent state funding.

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Traveling? What you need to know now

What is the latest on masking for travelers? What about COVID-19 testing requirements? Travel and medical experts answer these questions and more.

Charles E. Entenmann, helped make Entenmann's a national brand, dead at 92

He helped expand his family's Bay Shore bakery and supported community institutions.

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Brookhaven reallocates $1.5M for rent relief

The town exhausted its share of federal rental assistance in January and believes the shift may help another 80 to 100 households. 

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Fading omicron has experts preaching what they practice

Physicians and health educators said the signs are clear that the pandemic could be waning, but the possibility of another omicron surge or a new variant has them weighing personal safety choices, and advising others to do the same.

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