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On abortion issue and Roe v. Wade, beliefs of LI Christians mirror most of nation

Christians Long Islanders are as divided on the hot-button abortion issue as most of the country. Between the extremes — no abortion at all or abortion with no restrictions — there is nuance among Christians on the Island. 

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New redistricting maps aid GOP, make some districts more competitive

The congressional and State Senate maps create more swing districts and sets off campaign jockeying to adjust to the changing boundaries.

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Bethpage Air Show's lone female aerobatic stunt pilot once feared flying

Jessy Panzer, one of the few female aerobatic air show performers and air racers active in the United States, will perform at the Jones Beach show on Memorial Day weekend.

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Through the looking glass: LI man's antique bottle collection gives a peek into the past

Mike Cavanaugh, who started collecting antique bottles in his retirement, takes his kayak out into the waters near his East Rockaway and Gilgo Beach homes in search of the bottles. He then researches the history of the bottles to compile stories for a website he created.

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Students of color now the majority in 32 more LI school districts

Students of color have gone from being the minority to the majority in 32 Long Island districts over the past 20 years, a Newsday analysis found.

Where to get great gelato on LI

Even if you've eaten your fill of ice cream, there's always room for gelato.

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'I never thought I was going to hear the C word ... it was like a cruel joke'

Tim McCabe, of North Bellmore, said doctors found two cancerous tumors while he was undergoing a liver transplant. He gave himself a day to be angry about it, then moved on to face his latest health challenge.

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Donaldson draws ire of Anderson, La Russa with 'Jackie' remark

Donaldson said, "What's up, Jackie?" to White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, who is Black — an action that culminated in a bench-clearing melee in the fifth inning and led La Russa to call the comment racist.

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Plans made for memorial to baymen in Oyster Bay

The baymen's work, pulling up shellfish from the bottom of the bay, will be memorialized in a bronze figure sitting in his boat.

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$31M in federal funding to clean up, restore Long Island Sound

Restoration projects include a planting program on the shore of Northport Harbor, salt marsh restoration at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, North Shore oyster plantings, and programs to monitor water quality.

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Huntington OKs $660G in software purchases for building department

Town Supervisor Ed Smyth said the contract will help streamline building permit approvals and complement consolidation and other enhanced technologies already in place.

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Cops: Girl, 13, raped by man she met via Snapchat

Police said the man met up with the girl at a playground in Hauppauge, where he raped her.

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NUMC trustee quits after Blakeman files charges against him

Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said in a complaint that Farbenblum, former chair of the board that runs NUMC, breached his fiduciary duties.

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Pedestrian, 74, hurt after being hit by SUV in Wyandanch

The pedestrian, who was crossing Lake Drive, was struck by an unlicensed driver, police said.

LI Special Olympics opening ceremony

The Long Island Special Olympic opening ceremony for the spring games, was held on Saturday in Farmingdale. After months of training, athletes will compete for top medals. Newsday's Steve Langford reports.

DA: Man pleads guilty in fatal stabbing of wife

The body of Melissa Molinari, who was stabbed 58 times, was found in the Pine Barrens wrapped in garbage bags and duct tape, prosecutors said.

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