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Immigration raids to target suspected gang members

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U.S. immigration officials on Sunday are expected to begin four days of nationwide raids targeting teenagers suspected of belonging to gangs, under a plan outlined in a U.S. Department of Homeland Security document that has been viewed by Reuters. Reuters reporter Julia Edwards Ainsley, who broke the story, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss.... Read More
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Trump taps talk show host to lead scientist role

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Trump nominated Sam Clovis to be the lead scientist of the Department of Agriculture, even though he has no agricultural experience.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70786/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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PHL Smoking Ban Takes Effect Without Implementing Rules

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The nationwide smoking ban in the Philippines takes effect on July 22, despite the absence of implementing rules and regulations (IRR). The Department of Health has said it is still "crafting" the IRR in consultation with other agencies, and hopes for its release soon.... Read More
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Facebook, GitHub, and the Ford Foundation donate $300,000 to bug bounty program for internet infrastructure

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The Internet Bug Bounty (IBB), a not-for-profit bug bounty program backed by such tech companies as Facebook and Microsoft, revealed that it has received three $100,000 donations from Facebook, an existing donor, and new investors GitHub and the Ford Foundation. Founded in 2013, the IBB provides financial incentives to security researchers and “white hat hackers” to identify weaknesses in core internet infrastructure and open source software such as Ruby, PHP, Python, and OpenSSL. The organization is managed by a panel of volunteers from across the security realm, including employees from Uber, Microsoft, Facebook, Adobe, and fellow bug bounty body HackerOne. ... Read More
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U.S. Department of Justice shuts down dark web marketplace AlphaBay

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The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline the site accused of allowing a global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods. Authorities said the law enforcement action was one of the largest ever taken against criminals on the dark web, part of the internet that is accessible only through certain software and typically used anonymously. AlphaBay allowed users to sell and buy opioids, including fentanyl and heroin, contributing to a rising drug epidemic in the United States, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news briefing in Washington, D.C. to announce the action. “The dar... Read More
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Trump’s Private Clubs In Florida Are Seeking Visas For Foreign Workers

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Enlarge this image The Trump helicopter is seen at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., in April. The president's club is requesting foreign worker visas to staff up during peak season. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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LI adds record number of private sector jobs

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New York is breaking records once again. This time, the state added a record 23,900 private sector jobs in June, increasing to a record of 8,079,200. The New York State Department of Labor also announced Nassau and Suffolk Counties added 19,100 private sector jobs since last year, up 1.7 percent. Long Island’s two counties also added about 2,400 government jobs in the past year, meaning there was an addition of 21,500 nonfarm jobs. Up 1.6 percent in the 12-month span, Nassau and Suffolk rank fourth out of the 16 areas listed by the state’s Department of Labor. “It’s a large number for the Island,” Shital Patel, a labor market analyst for the New York State Department of Labor, said. “We’re continuing ... Read More
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State Department moves to downgrade cyber-diplomacy office

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Enlarge / Rex Tillerson, US secretary of state, has decided to merge the State Department's Office for the Coordination of Cyber Issues into the department's economic bureau, as State's chief cyber-diplomat departs.Inga Kjer/Photothek via Getty Images ... Read More
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Feds have taken down two major dark web marketplaces

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The Tor Project launches its first public bug bounty program through HackerOne

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The Tor Project, the not-for-profit body behind the anonymizing Tor browser that lets anyone browse the internet without being tracked, has announced its first ever bug bounty program. Tor, an acronym of “The Onion Router,” is downloadable software that directs traffic through a volunteer-run network of relays. It’s typically used by whistleblowers and activists or those living under strict government regimes. Major tech companies and media outlets embrace Tor too, with ... Read More
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17 MS-13 Gang Members Busted Amid Crackdown, Feds Say

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Suffolk County police investigate the murders of four males at a park in Central Islip on Thursday, April 13, 2016 (Timothy Bolger/Long Island Press) Seventeen reputed MS-13 street gang members and associates were arrested recently for their alleged roles in several murders, including a quadruple slaying in Central Islip four months ago, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. Charges that the suspects are facing in a 59-count indictment unsealed last week at Central Islip federal court include murder, attempted murder, assault, arson as well as... Read More
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Mangano: Cooling Centers Open This Week

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With high temperatures and humidity impacting the region, and an upcoming heat wave expected, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that cooling centers will be open to the public this week. “The combination of heat and humidity can become unbearable and dangerous for many of our residents,” said County Executive Mangano. “I encourage residents to take precautions and visit one of our cooling centers if they need relief from the heat.” The following Cooling Centers – offered by Nassau County—are open for the remainder of the week from 10:00am-6:00pm Mitchel Field Complex - 1 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale - 516-572-0400 Wantagh Park Comm... Read More
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Jeff Sessions restores DOJ practice of civil asset forfeiture

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The Department of Justice announced it's reinstating the controversial practice of civil asset forfeiture. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid spoke to CBSN about what this policy's revival will mean for Americans.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Air Quality Alert issued July 19 at 3:42PM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING......AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT THURSDAY...The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hasissued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties...Suffolk...Nassau...Richmond...Kings...Queens...New York...Bronx...Westchester...Rockland.Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater thanan Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground LevelOzone. The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy wayto correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higherthe AQI value...the greater the health concern.When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Departmentof Healt... Read More
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Alabama’s mad cow had an unusual form of the disease

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Trump Officials Open Border to 15,000 Additional Foreign Workers

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Published on Jul 19, 2017The Department of Homeland Security announced on July 17 that it will allow for a one-time increase of 15,000 additional H-2B nonimmigrant visas for the remainder of this fiscal year. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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DC prosecutors are ramping up secret requests for location and internet history

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Study Sheds Light on Dog Origins

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Scientists have traced the emergence of the modern dog to the domestication of a population of gray wolves that took place in Europe between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago. By analyzing the DNA of two prehistoric dogs from Germany, an international research team led by Krishna R. Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolution in the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, has determined that their genomes were the probable ancestors of modern European dogs. The finding was published in Nature Commun... Read More
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BestMile Announces New Advisory Board Appointments

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SAN FRANCISCO & LAUSANNE, Switzerland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 19, 2017– BestMile formalizes its advisory board by appointing two outstanding industry leaders to support its rapid growth, Christopher Choa and Randell Iwasaki. Randell Iwasaki was appointed as the Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) in 2010. Prior to working at the CCTA, he worked for the California Department of Transportation for 27 years and his last position was app... Read More
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Electronics that belong to people flying into the US will get closer scrutiny starting today

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Mangano Announces Free, Family-Friendly International Music Festival At Lakeside Theatre

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the International Music Festival will take place on Sunday, July 23rd at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. The International Music Nights Concert Series provides residents an opportunity to experience the broad range of cultures that Nassau County has to offer. The Music Festival is a part of the International Music Nights Summer Concert Series, presented by the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums in recognition of Nassau County’s unique ethnic diversity. The International Music Nights are presented at the Lakeside Theatre, free of charge. The International Music Festival will featur... Read More
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Trump’s Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada

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Raya Bidshahri’s hands shook as she sat in her dorm room in February, reading the email that had been sent to all Boston University students. “It was a warning letter,” she says, about a ban the Trump administration planned to institute against travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran, where Bidshahri was born and where her family still lives. Bidshahri had moved to the United States three years earlier to study neuroscience, and was just months away from graduation, after which she wanted to launch her online education startup in the Bay Area. She planned to take advantage of... Read More
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AI Could Revolutionize War as Much as Nukes

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In 1899, the world’s most powerful nations signed a treaty at The Hague that banned military use of aircraft, fearing the emerging technology’s destructive power. Five years later the moratorium was allowed to expire, and before long aircraft were helping to enable the slaughter of World War I. “Some technologies are so powerful as to be irresistible,” says Greg Allen, a fellow at the Center for New American Security, a non-partisan Washington DC think tank. “Militaries around the world have essentially come to the same conclusion with respect to artificial intelligence.” Allen is coauthor of a 132-page ... Read More
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Air Quality Alert issued July 18 at 3:20PM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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Why is Comcast using self-driving cars to justify abolishing net neutrality?

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Mangano: County Department Of Health Receives National Awards

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One of 41 Health Departments Nationwide To Receive Prestigious Model Practice Award The Nassau County Department of Health was honored with a Model Practice Award at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) July 2017 Annual Conference.  The Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Program was one of 41 health department programs across the nation to receive this prestigious award for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a local public health need. The Department was also honored with two Promising Practice Awards.  The Division of Public Health Emergency Preparedness was recognized for Quality Improvement: Utilizing... Read More
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Mangano: Nassau County Department of Health Receives National Awards

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One of 41 Health Departments Nationwide To Receive Prestigious Model Practice Award Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau County Department of Health was honored with a Model Practice Award at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) July 2017 Annual Conference.  The Nassau County Lifeguard Certification Program was one of 41 health departments across the nation to receive this prestigious award for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a local public health need.  The Department was also honored with two Promising Practice A... Read More
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​​Study Reveals Origin of Modern Dog Has a Single Geographic Origin

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​​Study Reveals Origin of Modern Dog Has a Single Geographic Origin Reported in Nature Communications, the finding counters previous research that suggested two domestication events led to the modern dog   STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 18, 2017 – By analyzing the DNA of two prehistoric dogs from Germany, an international research team led by Krishna R. Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor of ... Read More
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DHS temporarily expands H-2B visa program

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The Department of Homeland Security said the expansion will offer "relief to American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm."Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70639/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Names of Mar-a-Lago visitors to be released

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Watchdog groups sued the Department of Homeland Security for access to who's visited the president at Mar-a-Lago, as well as other locations.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70632/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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Learn Exporting Essentials to Capitalize on Foreign Markets

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. By Linda Abbruzzese, Senior International Trade Specialist at the Office of Digital Initiatives, U.S. Commercial Service and Patrick Morris, Intern at the Office of Strategic Partnerships, Industry and Analysis The U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA), is collaborating with the National Customs Brokers Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) Educational Institute to present an exporting mechanics webinar series. The NCBFAA represents more than 970 member compan... Read More
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Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 14 Beaches

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Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 14 beaches, effective today, July 14, 2017.  This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall.  Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard for bathing water quality.   *14 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County: Centre Island Sound – Bayville Creek Club – Lattingtown Lattingtown Beach – Lattingtown  Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow  Morgan Sound ... Read More
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Uber, Lyft take down not just cab drivers, but also lenders

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Ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft have been so disruptive to New York City’s taxi industry, they are causing lenders to fail. Three New York-based credit unions that specialized in loaning money against taxi cab medallions, the hard-to-get licenses that allow the city’s traditional cab fleet to operate, have been placed into conservatorship as the value of those medallions has plummeted. Just three years ago, cab owners and investors were paying as much as $1.3 million for a medallion. Now they are worth less than half that, and some medallion owners owe more on their loans than the medallions are worth. “You’ve got borrowers who are under water. This is just like the subprime loan crisis,” said Keith... Read More
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Stephen Feinberg, the Private Military Contractor Who Has Trump’s Ear

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In the last week of the 2016 Presidential campaign, Stephen Feinberg, the billionaire Manhattan financier, made the largest political donation of his life. On November 3rd, just five days before the election, he gave nearly a million dollars to Rebuild America Now, the Trump-supporting super PAC known for its blistering attacks on Hillary Clinton. That Sunday, the PAC spent eight hundred thousand dollars on an eleventh-hour blitz of negative TV spots, including ... Read More
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How to Plant a Tree in the Desert

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President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord was perplexing to Europeans for many reasons, not least of which was their determination that climate change represents a for-profit opportunity. In particular, the Dutch, who more or less invented water management in Europe, a millennium or so ago, have developed a specialty in climate-change-related innovation. Four years ago, Jurriaan Ruys was a partner at McKinsey, focussing on global sustainability issues. The Dutchman had been an environmentalist since the age of eight, when he went door to door handing out stickers to save the sea turtles, but he became frustrated by the abstract nature of his work—... Read More
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Natural Gas Building Boom Fuels Climate Worries, Enrages Landowners

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They landed, one after another, in 2015: plans for nearly a dozen interstate pipelines to move natural gas beneath rivers, mountains and people's yards. Like spokes on a wheel, they'd spread from Appalachia to markets in every direction. Together these new and expanded pipelines — comprising 2,500 miles of steel in all — would double the amount of gas that could flow out of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The cheap fuel will benefit consumers and manufacturers, the developers promise. Loading... ... Read More
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What the Enron E-mails Say About Us

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A measure of industrial progress is the speed with which inventions grow insufferable. The elevator, once a marvel of efficiency, has become a social purgatory from which most of us cannot escape too quickly. The builders of the first commercial airplane couldn’t have foreseen the crushed knees and the splattered salad dressings that their machine would visit on the world. “Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day’s toil of any human being,” John Stuart Mill wrote in the “Principles of Political Economy” (1848), and the precept holds for recent innovations, too. Think of e-mail. Or, rather, try not to think of e-mail,... Read More
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Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero has died

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Cory Doctorow on technological immortality, the transporter problem, and fast-moving futures

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Rep. Tim Ryan, Tim O’Reilly, and Peter Hirshberg want to connect Ohio with Silicon Valley

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In May 2017 Ohio congressman Tim Ryan visited San Francisco to continue a dialogue with Bay Area entrepreneurs on connecting the middle of the country to Silicon Valley for growth. Rep. Ryan joined Maker City co-founder Peter Hirshberg in conversation with Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly media and author of the forthcoming book, WTF: What’s the Future, which examines how companies, policies and incentives must change at a time of rapid technological and economic change. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation. Welcome and background Peter Hirshberg: Thank you all for coming. This ... Read More
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Teachers With Student Debt: The Struggle, The Causes And What Comes Next

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Enlarge this image Chelsea Beck/NPR "I am overloaded and struggling. It's terrifying." "I feel like I'll be making the last payment from my grave." "It is an albatross around my neck. Years of paying and I feel like I'm getting nowhere." "Help!"... Read More
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Airport face scans raise privacy concerns

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The Department of Homeland Security is scanning the faces of passengers on international flights at six airports in an attempt to catch immigrants overstaying their visas. While government officials say they are not keeping biometric data of U.S. citizens, privacy advocates are skeptical. Associated Press reporter Frank Bajak joins Hari Sreenivasan from Houston.... Read More
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DHS disputes claim about Russian lawyer’s visa

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President Trump said Loretta Lynch granted a visa to the Russian lawyer who met with his son. The Department of Homeland Security says that's untrue.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70600/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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HHS cuts teen pregnancy prevention program funds

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cut about $214 million in federal funds, leaving over 80 programs without funding.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/70596/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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What’s behind Gulf demands to shut down Al Jazeera? – Inside Story

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Saudi Arabia and its allies blockading Qatar appear to be backing down from their demand to shut down Al Jazeera media network.It has been more than 40 days since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut off ties with Qatar and imposed an economic blockade.Noura al-Kaabi, the UAE minister for the federal national council, said the Emirates sought "fundamental change and restructuring" of Al Jazeera rather than to shut it.Al Jazeera calls it another attempt to "throttle" its independence and rejects any external intervention in its work.But what does this apparent concession mean for the larger dispute entering its second month?Presenter: Richelle Carey... Read More
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Stony Brook Distinguished Professor Receives Distinguished Alumni Award

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Stony Brook Distinguished Professor Receives Distinguished Alumni Award Dr. Arthur P. Grollman, Professor of Pharmacological Science Dr. Arthur Grollman recognized by John Hopkins University for his significant contributions to translational biomedical research Stony Brook, NY - July 14, 2017 – Arthur P. Grollman, M.D, Distinguished Professor of Pharmacological Science, Evelyn G. Glick Professor of Experimenta... Read More
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Peconic Bay begins $60M project

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Cardiac care is about to get a big, new facility – with a little help from the John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation. Northwell Health’s Peconic Bay Medical Center on Wednesday broke ground on a $60 million critical care building expected to take two years to build. The centerpiece is the Kanas Regional Heart Center, a cardiac center that will feature catherization labs that the system calls the first such facilities of their kind on the East End with the potential to save hundreds of lives each year. The John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation earlier announced a ... Read More
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Former DC staffer charged for distributing nude photos of sitting Congresswoman

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Award-Winning Research Could Make Wristwatches Smarter Than Smartphones

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Award-Winning Research Could Make Wristwatches Smarter Than Smartphones   Stony Brook, NY– July 13, 2017 – Award-winning research co-authored by  Xiaojun Bi , an assistant professor in the  Department of Computer Science at  ... Read More
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Freeport Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identities of Hundreds of People Across 31 States

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport woman pleaded guilty today to charges related to stealing the identities of hundreds of people across 31 states in order to fraudulently obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars. Seerojnie Ram, a/k/a Seerojnie Mohan, 49, pleaded guilty before Judge Robert Bogle to Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (an E felony). The defendant is due back in court September 18 and is expected to be sentenced to 1-1/2 to 3 years in prison. Additionally, the defendant has agreed to pay $52,498 to the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance for state tax refunds she fraudulently received and sign a $32,468 confession of judgement to the Internal Revenue Serv... Read More
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PET project brings Applied DNA to India, and the world

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Applied DNA Sciences wants to say one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics. After checking cotton, leather, European luxury cars, Department of Defense micro... Read More
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Air Quality Alert issued July 12 at 10:51PM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM EDT THURSDAY...The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hasissued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties...Nassau and Suffolk Counties...Air Quality Alert in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM EDT Thursday.Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater thanan Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground LevelOzone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy wayto correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higherthe AQI value...the greater the health concern.When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Departmentof Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuousou... Read More
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Gas station owner convicted in $1M sales-tax theft scheme

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The owner of several Nassau County gas stations been convicted in a $1 million sales-tax theft scheme, officials said. The gas stations were also convicted, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Acting Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Nonie Manion. Kulbir Singh operated BP stations including Gobind Petroleum in West Hempstead, Dashmesh Petroleum in Valley Stream and Karam Mart in Elmont, which he ran with his son Ladpreet Singh, according to authorities. He had been previously convicted for the same crime, authorities said. The gas stations collected but did not remit to the state more than $1 million in sales tax from September 2011 to December 2014, officials said. Kulbir Singh was... Read More
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Air Quality Alert issued July 12 at 3:53PM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING......AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM EDT THURSDAY...The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hasissued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties...Nassau and Suffolk.in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening......Air Quality Alert in effect from 10 AM to 10 PM EDT Thursday.Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater thanan Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground LevelOzone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy wayto correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higherthe AQI value...the greater the health concern.When pollution levels are elevated...t... Read More
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Air Quality Alert issued July 12 at 10:36AM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hasissued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties......Nassau and Suffolk.in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater thanan Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground LevelOzone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy wayto correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higherthe AQI value...the greater the health concern.When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Departmentof Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuousoutdoor physical activity to reduce ... Read More
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Air Quality Alert issued July 12 at 10:36AM EDT until July 13 at 8:00AM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hasissued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties......Nassau and Suffolk.in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater thanan Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground LevelOzone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy wayto correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higherthe AQI value...the greater the health concern.When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Departmentof Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuousoutdoor physical activity to reduce ... Read More
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(EXTENSION – area) Air Quality Alert issued July 12 at 10:36AM EDT until July 12 at 9:00PM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hasissued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties......Nassau and Suffolk.in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater thanan Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground LevelOzone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy wayto correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higherthe AQI value...the greater the health concern.When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Departmentof Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuousoutdoor physical activity to reduce ... Read More
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Air Quality Alert issued July 12 at 10:36AM EDT until July 13 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS New York City – Upton

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DESCRIPTION: ...AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM EDT THIS EVENING...The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation hasissued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the following counties......Nassau and Suffolk.in effect until 11 PM EDT this evening.Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater thanan Air Quality Index value of 100 for the pollutant of Ground LevelOzone . The Air Quality Index...or AQI...was created as an easy wayto correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higherthe AQI value...the greater the health concern.When pollution levels are elevated...the New York State Departmentof Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuousoutdoor physical activity to reduce ... Read More
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US DOJ Charges Former Audi Manager in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

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Published on Jul 11, 2017United States Department of Justice charges former Audi manager Giovanni Pamio on July 6, in connection to Volkswagen emissions scandal Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Suffolk County Executive Bellone Announces First Round Of Grant Applications Accepted For Septic Improvement Program

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Nine Homeowners Issued Grants to Replace their Outdated Septic Systems and Cesspools; 165 Homeowners Have Applied to Date. Suffolk County, NY - July 11, 2017 - Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone today announced the issuance of the first round of grant certificates under Suffolk County's Septic Improvement Program, the first-of-its-kind water quality program in New York State. As of today, nine grants have been issued to homeowners to help them replace their outdated septic systems or cesspools with advanced wastewater technologies designed to signif... Read More
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Startup workshop set for July 19

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Would-be entrepreneurs interested in starting a business can explore the benefits and challenges at a Suffolk County Department of Labor workshop in Hauppauge on July 19. An expert from the New York State Small Business Development Center will discuss the path to becoming a small business owner. Held at the county’s One-Stop Employment center at 725 Veterans Memorial Highway, the program starts at 9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 631-853-6600. Share this: ... Read More
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Mangano Honors Denise Thorsen Of Long Beach As Social Services Employee Of The Month

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Dr. John Imhof, Commissioner of the Department of Social Services (DSS), presented Denise Thorsen of Long Beach with a citation as Employee of the Month for her 29 years of exemplary service in the Department of Social Services, on Friday, July 7th at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. “I would like to congratulate Denise for being selected as Department of Social Services employee of the month,” said County Executive Mangano. “The work that the employees of DSS do is crucial to helping those in need. With your standards of integrity, respect, excellence, accountability, customer service and hard work, you have proven to be an invalua... Read More
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The Best Water Bottles

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The 27-ounce Klean Kanteen Classic Stainless Steel Bottle has been at the top of our list for four years. It’s easy to fill, easy to drink from, and ready to be tossed into the dishwasher at the end of the day. Most important, it’s leakproof and almost as light as a plastic bottle. You can also fit the Classic with any of a half-dozen cap styles if you’re looking for something different. Thermos Intak 24-Ounce Hydration Bott... Read More
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Zeldin: Brookhaven attack demonstrates need for improved cybersecurity

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With the rise in digital breaches domestically and abroad, from identity theft, to government and corporate hacking, it’s increasingly clear that cyber-attacks are a growing threat to our security. Just recently, on June 25, 2017, we were reminded of this risk too close to home when outside agents accessed the Town of Brookhaven’s website, as well as several websites belonging to the Ohio state government, and displayed pro-ISIS propaganda. Immediately following this breach, I was in touch with Brookhaven Town officials to offer my assistance in any way possible making introductions to the Ohio governor’s office and securing necessary support and resources from the federal government. Boosting our cybersecurity capabilities ... Read More
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DOLE to launch ID for OFWs

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The Department of Labor and Employment on July 4 said it will issue an ID for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), aimed at easing official processes for when they travel out of the country. The ID will serve as employment certificate and membership card for Social Security System, PAG-IBIG Fund and PhilHealth for Filipino migrant workers... Read More
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Graduate Student Awarded Fellowship for Linguistics Research

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Stony Brook Linguistics PhD candidate Paola Cepeda has been recognized with a 2017 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her thesis research entitled “Negation and Time. Against expletive negation in temporal clauses.” Cepeda is an international student from Peru. Scholars previously thought that this type of negation, which is present in a variety of natural languages, had no meaning (e.g., a speaker saying, “I missed not seeing you last summer” when he/she actually missed was “seeing you” and not “not seeing you”). Cepeda’s groundbreaking research suggests otherwise. In addition to addressing an open question in her field, her findings could have bro... Read More
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Why Swiss cheese has those mysterious, giant holes

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Why does Swiss cheese look like that? What's with all the holes? It turns out, those holes are key in making cheese Swiss! Dr. Michael Tunick, author of "The Science of Cheese," explains what goes into these bubbles. Following is a transcript of the video.Swiss cheese, those types of cheeses, have holes in them which are known as eyes because they are made to produce them.My name is Michael Tunick, I am a research chemist for the US Department of Agriculture. I wrote the book "The Science of Cheese."The kind of bacteria that's in them produce something called propionic acid. And as they do, it also produces carbon dioxide gas, and those little bubbles of carbon dioxide gas collect. And ... Read More
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5 places companies are finding tech talent outside Silicon Valley

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High salaries, low unemployment, and a lack of cheap housing and office space have driven some companies to look beyond the traditional San Francisco–San Jose corridor for talent and office space. While other large U.S. cities have their own tech and venture capital ecosystems, unemployment and affordability are often comparable. JLL’s latest report, Cracking the Hardest Code: Where to Find Tech Talent, analyzes markets with a high concentration of in-demand, affordable tech talent and available real estate, much of which is located near research universities that can be tapped for new employees. “The... Read More
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Hackers target U.S. nuclear facilities

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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are warning energy companies that nuclear facilities could be the target of a cyberattack. Officials did not say who was behind apparent intrusions into the business side of the operations, but they say public safety was not compromised. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues joins CBSN with details.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Nassau County Department of Health Issues Advisory Against Bathing at 19 Beaches

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Mineola, NY – Due to heavy rainfall, the Nassau County Department of Health is issuing an advisory against bathing at 19 beaches, effective today, July 7, 2017.  This advisory is issued as a precautionary measure for beaches known to be impacted by stormwater runoff caused by heavy rainfall.  Stormwater runoff can impact bathing water quality by elevating bacteria levels, which may cause exceedances of the New York State standard for bathing water quality. *14 North Shore Beaches within Nassau County: Centre Island Sound – Bayville Creek Club – Lattingtown Lattingtown Beach – Lattingtown Laurel Hollow Beach – Laurel Hollow Morgan Sound – Glen Cove Nor... Read More
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Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Wants All Your Data. What Could Go Wrong?

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The private ballot is tradition in the United States. Now, President Trump’s voter fraud commission wants to collect every American’s voting history and make it available to the public—all in the name of “election integrity.” This week, the newly formed Advisory Committee on Election Integrity asked secretaries of state across the country for their complete voter rolls, including people’s political parties, voting history, the last four digits of their social security numbers, felony history, and more. ... Read More
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FBI-DHS “amber” alert warns energy industry of attacks on nuke plant operators

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Nuclear Regulatory Commissionreader comments 0 Share this story ... Read More
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Hobby Lobby to Forfeit Ancient Artifacts

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The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 5 that arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby must forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts and pay a $3 million penalty... Read More
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Advocates push for safer LI streets

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Elected officials joined civic groups and business leaders in Farmingdale Thursday to promote traffic calming measures in and around Long Island’s downtown business districts. Organized by the Long Island Complete Streets Coalition and Vision Long Island, the event was held at the intersection of Main Street and Route 109, where trucks and other vehicles whizzed by at speeds eclipsing 50 miles per hour. Family members of pedestrian-accident victims pleaded for slower speed limits and stricter traffic controls in places where people have to cross major thoroughfares on their way to school, work or the train station. State Sen. Kemp Hannon announced tha... Read More
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Hobby Lobby fined $3 million for smuggled Iraqi artifacts

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The Department of Justice says Hobby Lobby will pay a $3 million fine after smuggling ancient artifacts from Iraq into the U.S. CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid joins CBSN with more details.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook... Read More
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Legislator Curran Announces Release of Baldwin D.C.C.R. Study Final Report

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(BALDWIN, NY) – Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran is proud to announce the release of the Baldwin Downtown & Commercial Corridor Resiliency Study (Baldwin DCCR) Final Report, the culmination of an extensive year-long local community engagement process. The Baldwin DCCR Study was conceived through the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, New York Rising Community Revitalization Program. The Final Report can be found online at www.BaldwinDCCRStudy.com. The Final Report sets forth comprehensive land use, mobility, green infrastructure and storm resiliency recommendations for the Grand Avenue corridor from Merrick Road, ... Read More
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Mangano: Outfall Project Moves One-Step Closer To Cleaning Nassau’s Western Bays And Protecting Our Shoreline

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Aqueduct Feasibility Study Complete; Plans for Connection from Bay Park to Cedar Creek Moves into Design Stage Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the completion of a feasibility study which determined that an existing, non-utilized 72-inch steel water main pipeline running from Valley Stream under Sunrise Highway to the Suffolk line has the ability to be repurposed into a force main to convey treated wastewater effluent from the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility in Bay Park to the Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant – thereby strengthening our shoreline, protecting our marine life and improving our environment for future generations. Accordingly, the Department of Public Work... Read More
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18 States Sue Betsy DeVos And Education Dept. Over Delay Of Borrower Defense Rule

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Enlarge this image Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, seen here testifying on Capitol Hill last month, is accused of unlawfully delaying a federal rule stemming from the Obama administration. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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President Trump addresses crowd in Poland

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President Trump wrapped up his visit to Poland with a speech to the Polish people, where he said that the U.S. and Poland share a "special bond." Matthew Kroenig, a professor in the department of government and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, joins CBSN with more.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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Apixio uses AI to extract patient conditions from medical records

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Apixio is trying to help insurance plans get more accurate reimbursement for patient care using assistance of machine learning. The company’s new service, called the Code Compliance Auditor, takes Apixio’s existing work on text mining medical records and applies that to helping insurance providers classify which of their patients have which diseases. That classification process, which is usually done manually by humans looking over medical records, is known as “coding,” since it involves matching written diagnoses with a set of numerical codes. It’s designed to serve companies that offer Medicare Advantage plans, which provide supplementary coverage to people who are covered under Medicare. Those plans are provide... Read More
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Mangano Announces Summer Concert Series At Grant Park

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the Summer Concert Series Lineup at Grant Park. All performances are free of charge and will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Grant Park Summer Concert Series is as follows: July 18th: Beatles Tribute August 15th: Dion Tribute August 22nd: Crosby, Stills and Nash/Joni Mitchell Tribute About Grant Park Built in 1955, Grant Park sits on 35 acres in Hewlett. The park features a popular pond where residents can fish for bluegills, carp and largemouth bass. For years, thousands have flocked to its hockey rink, especially in the winter, when open ic... Read More
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Attention School Nurses: Free Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Prevention Training Available on July 13th

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By Eden Laikin Mineola, NY – Building on prior initiatives to train school nurses to administer the lifesaving overdose reversal antidote Naloxone, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano invites school nurses and residents to attend a free Overdose Prevention Workshop on Thursday, July 13th at 7pm at the East Meadow Firehouse, located at 197 East Meadow Avenue.  Free Naloxone kits are provided to each trainee.  During the workshop, attendees will be trained to administer Naloxone and learn the warning signs of drug addiction, new and effective treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more. County Executive Mangano stated, “I encourage school personnel to take advantage of thi... Read More
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NEWS BRIEFS July 5, 2017

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Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced: Mineola, NY –a program in which income-eligible residents, age 60 and over, can receive a one-time (per person, per year) coupon book worth $20 to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at a local Farmers’ Market.  The coupons are provided by the New York State Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.  They will be available at no cost after July 17th at easily accessible, convenient locations throughout Nassau County. Farmers’ Markets are places where local farmers sell their produce directly to consumers, usually right off the trucks.   The produce is seasonal, locally grown, fresh-picked and reasonably priced. For more informatio... Read More
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Suffolk starts special traffic court for veterans

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Suffolk County held its first traffic court session last month specifically designed to give special consideration to U.S. military veterans. Known as Veterans Docket Day, the sessions are slated for the third Friday of every month and are aimed to help veterans lift or avoid driver license suspensions and reduce or withdraw traffic tickets for everything from parking citations to red-light camera violations. According to the county, veterans may unknowingly be driving with a suspended driver’s license or have incurred traffic violations due to post-transition issues stemming from their military service. To address the issue, the county’s special traffic court sessions allow honorably discharged or current vetera... Read More
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Mangano: Food Service Program to Provide Children with 62,000 Free Lunches this Summer

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Mineola, NY - County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and funded by New York State Department of Education - will begin July 5th and end August 18th.  In 2017 the County expects to serve approximately 62,300 lunches to 2,525 children at 30 community sites during the months of July and August. County Executive Mangano stated, “The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  Together, we are making sure no child goes hungry this summer in Nassau County.” Lunch meals are provided to all eligible children 18 years and under without c... Read More
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Mangano: Food Services Program To Provide Children With 62,000 Free Lunches This Summer

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County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) - administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and funded by New York State Department of Education - will begin July 5th and end August 18th. In 2017 the County expects to serve approximately 62,300 lunches to 2,525 children at 30 community sites during the months of July and August. County Executive Mangano stated, “The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Together, we are making sure no child goes hungry this summer in Nassau County.” Lunch meals are provided to all eligible children 18 years and under without... Read More
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Airlines In Turkey And Dubai Cleared From Laptop Ban

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Enlarge this image Emirates passenger planes at Dubai International Airport. The airline announced it is now exempt from the laptop ban imposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in March. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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Why I outsourced to Michigan instead of India

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For one CTO, offshoring software development seemed like a good idea. Six years ago, the CTO joined a fintech company that had a history of sending coding projects to India, China, Vietnam, and the Ukraine. Like so many U.S. corporations, this fintech company sent work overseas to take advantage of low-cost labor. However, after one year on the job, the CTO changed course and began outsourcing to Michigan. “We’ve shifted 90 percent of our outsourced work to Michigan over the past five years,” he said. “In my mind, it’s not about dollars and cents, but about value.” The CTO requested anonymity because his employer is a publicly traded fintech company whose customers include Paypal, Google, United Airlines, and Chase, am... Read More
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Mangano: Food Service Program to Provide Children with 62,000 Free Lunches this Summer

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Mineola, NY – County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that the Nassau Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) – administered by the Department of Social Services (DSS) and funded by New York State Department of Education – will begin July 5th and end August 18th.  In 2017 the County expects to serve approximately 62,300 lunches to 2,525 children at 30 community sites during the months of July and August. County Executive Mangano stated, “The Summer Food Service Program ensures children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.  Together, we are making sure no child goes hungry this summer in Nassau County.” Lunch meals are provided to all eligible children 18... Read More