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NASA And Stony Brook To Study How Space Travel Affects Human Health

Saturday marks 50 years since the first moon landing. Now, NASA is tapping a team from Stony Brook University to investigate how going to space impacts human health.

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Thousands Freed From Prison Custody As DOJ Implements Sentencing Reform Law

Updated at 4:11 p.m. ET More than 3,100 people will leave Bureau of Prisons custody starting Friday, part of what Justice Department officials call "a truly monumental effort" to comply with the First Step Act, a criminal justice law passed by Congress last year. Most of the offenders being freed have been convicted of drug-related crimes and have been living in halfway houses across the United States in preparation for their release, acting BOP chief Hugh Hurwitz told reporters at a news...

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Report: Long Island One Of The Fastest-Growing Tech Markets

Long Island has one of the fastest-growing tech markets in North America. That’s according to the U.S. Commercial Real Estate Services Group.

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Mortal Kombat was the first game series that Wilbert Roget remembers totally falling in love with. The characters and the story were so much more real than those of many other games at the time. As he told me, he was thrilled to have the opportunity to write the soundtrack for the newest iteration, Mortal Kombat 11

Week In News: July 19, 2019

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New York gets a new law to combat climate change. In Connecticut Governor Lamont keeps pushing for tolls, but he did get a deal on pensions. Those are just some of the stories we’ll cover today with our guests:

Scott Davidson

Police will investigate the assault of a Long Island woman and her girlfriend earlier this month as a hate crime.

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Six lunar modules from the Apollo Program still sit on the surface of the moon, each with a name plate: “Made in Bethpage.”

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Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed into law a bill that could greatly reduce greenhouse gases in New York. He was joined by former Vice President Al Gore, a long-time activist against climate change.

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A budget watchdog group says New York’s budgeters used a sleight of hand to make it seem as though the state was adhering to a legal cap on the growth of health care spending, by shifting a Medicaid payment from last fiscal year to this year.

New York Board Of Regents Names New Commissioner

Jul 18, 2019
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Beth Berlin will serve as acting Commissioner of the New York State Education Department starting in September.

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Rudy Sunderman says he will continue to serve as a Suffolk County legislator and fire district manager in Centereach, Long Island.

A consultant group recommends the Metropolitan Transportation Authority consolidate more than 40 of its various agencies into six departments in an effort to cut costs.

These are happy days for Gilberto Pereira Brito and his family. Inside the kitchen of their Brockton apartment, his three young children climb all over him like he’s a human jungle gym. Four-year-old Taliyah’s eyes light up when she talks about the fireworks they watched together on the Fourth of July.

But just beneath the surface of this summertime revelry, Pereira Brito and his family are still coming to terms with the very recent past.

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