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Appeals court reinstates 'diaphragm' law holding NY cops liable for restricting suspects' breathing

The appeals court ruled that the law's language was not unconstitutionally vague in how it said law enforcement should not restrict the breathing of a suspect.

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2 charged in scheme to steer Hempstead school food contracts, feds say

According to the indictment, Sharon Gardner, then the food services director for Hempstead schools, steered more than $1 million in sole-source breakfast contracts to Maria Caliendo's company, even though cheaper options existed.

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CDC advisers: Children age 5 through 11 'should' get third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

A scientific advisory committee to the CDC voted 11 to 1 with one abstention to recommend to parents nationally that they "should" get their children a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11. 

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Despite CDC advice, some on LI decline to mask again

Few if any businesses, schools or other venues have announced plans to reinstitute the masking mandates ubiquitous earlier in the pandemic — before vaccines were widespread and deaths and hospitalizations were brought under control.

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About one-third of state judges at Montauk retreat get COVID-19

Of the more than 70 New York State judges who went to the three-night retreat at Star Island Resort & Marina, 20 later tested positive for the coronavirus, a court system spokesman said.

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U.S. case of monkeypox reported in Mass. man

Massachusetts reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada, and health officials are looking into whether it is connected to small outbreaks in Europe.

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NY State recovers $36M from H&M over unused gift cards

The attorney general's office said H&M would pay more than $28 million to the state, with more than $18 million of that going into the Abandoned Property Fund for "unredeemed balances" on H&M gifts cards sold before 2015.

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Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

The white man charged with murdering 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared briefly in court today after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge.

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LI parents weigh prospect of imported baby formula amid shortage

Long Island experts interviewed said more formula choices are welcome, but they urged parents to be careful in choosing which one may be right for their baby.

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James W. Foote, who loved portraying Teddy Roosevelt, dies at 73

Once he dressed as the nation's 26th president to attend a Halloween party, Foote was off playing the president for the rest of his life.

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The ultimate guide to LI's food trucks, mobile bars

Try gelato-stuffed doughnuts, artisanal burgers and bar-pie pizza, plus booze.

Summer TV preview: 40 great shows to watch

From Westworld to the Upper West Side and Westeros, this summer is packed.

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