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MTA Giving Up On Federal Aid, Will Borrow $3 Billion

The Metropolitan Transportation Agency plans to borrow nearly $3 billion to cope with the loss of revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SUNY-Wide Pooled COVID-19 Testing May Be More Effective, Expert Says

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced earlier this month all SUNY campuses will implement COVID-19 pooled testing. Researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University and Quadrant Biosciences in Syracuse developed the science behind it.

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ProPublica & WSHU Team Up On Voting Issues

WSHU is partnering with the non-profit newsroom, ProPublica , to help power our 2020 voting coverage for the first time. Local elections officials are planning around historic conditions with the US postal service delivery delays and public health precautions due to the pandemic — and local journalists are, too.

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House Dems wants to negotiate federal relief, as the U.S. reaches 200,000 coronavirus related deaths. The MTA gives up on waiting, and back to school pains still a problem in this new normal.

Eric Trump, the middle son of President Donald Trump, will have to appear for a deposition before the New York Attorney General’s Office sometime in the next two weeks, a state judge ruled Wednesday.

New York Attorney General Letitia James said her office would move forward with the deposition sometime in the next two weeks.

“To be clear, no entity or individual is allowed to dictate how or when our investigation will proceed or set the parameters of a lawful investigation,” James said.

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Nearly a dozen Long Islanders have been charged in an identity theft ring that’s worth $1 million in fraudulent loans and credit card accounts in Suffolk County.

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Voters flood Connecticut town clerks for absentee ballots, recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers, and violent crime drops on Long Island.

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Violent crime fell across Long Island in the first six months of 2020.

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Federal prosecutors have launched an investigation into allegations of illegal employment practices at a Veterans Affairs hospital system in Connecticut.

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Over 50 high school students in New Canaan, Connecticut, are in quarantine after four of them tested positive for the coronavirus.

In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, using both the English and Spanish language, a sign points potential voters to an official polling location during early voting in Dallas.
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Connecticut election officials and the state bar association are recruiting lawyers and law school students to volunteer as poll workers in the upcoming election.

Katrina McKelvin of New London, Conn. on Aug. 6, 2020 deposits her absentee ballot for the Aug. 11 primary in a special box that has been set up outside the New London City Hall.
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Election officials in Connecticut’s towns and cities learned several lessons after the state’s primary election on what to expect for the upcoming general election. Most had to do with how absentee ballots were handled.

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Connecticut's local governments try to build confidence in the electoral process ahead of a hot presidential election amid of a pandemic.

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