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Suffolk County Historical Society plans ‘Kids’ Week,’ April 12 -14

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 The Suffolk County Historical Society has designed some fun kid-themed ways for young visitors to enjoy the museum. All the museum signage will have been temporarily re-interpreted for school-age children to be able to understand it better. There will be touch table educational stations for lots of hands-on experiences. A “historical play room” will be set up for children to relive what life in the olden days was really like for young-uns. They’ll be able to dress up in colonial garb, play with toys, crafts and games that children years ago amused themselves with. There will be a scavenger hunt with prizes for those finding the most artifacts on the list. Cookies and juice will be served. Admission for children …

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Meet the Woman Who Can See With Her Ears

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The last thing twenty-one-year-old Pat Fletcher saw before the explosion was the chemical-filled steel tank beside her suddenly ballooning outward. With alarm she realized the plastic hose in her hand had grown unusually hot. Then the world flashed blindingly bright and turned a brilliant blue, the color of the flames engulfing her body. When she awoke, Pat thought she might be dreaming. The world around her was featureless and dark, as though she were lost in a gray, smoky fog. The sedatives and painkillers had something to do with it, as did the fact that her face was swathed in thick bandages. But soon a solemn doctor arrived at her bedside. And Pat learned there was something more. She had …

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 2

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 1

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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Face to Face with the Ghost of ISIS

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Abu Islam, whose real name is Mazan Nazhan Ahmed al-Obeidi, photographed by the author.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBIN WRIGHT On a crisp spring day in March, in the northern city of Sulaymaniyah, I met Abu Islam, a senior ISIS leader nicknamed the Ghost of ISIS by Iraqi intelligence for his elusiveness. He was escorted into a small office with faux-wood paneling and no windows at the Special Forces Security Compound in Kurdistan. His hands were manacled in front of him; he was blindfolded by a dark hood pulled over his loose black Shirley Temple curls. Long sought by the Iraqi government, Abu Islam was notorious for running clandestine cells of suicide bombers—some of whom were as young as twelve—and carrying out covert …

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The Artist Sam McKinniss on Capturing Lorde in the Twilight

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At a time when pop music and mass culture are analyzed with feverish determination, Sam McKinniss’s work offers an alternative.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DAN ALLEGRETTO Last year, the twenty-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde contacted the Brooklyn-based painter Sam McKinniss through mutual friends. She came to visit his studio in Bushwick, and then went to see his exhibition “Egyptian Violet,” which featured, among other works, a life-size oil painting, rendered with Symbolist intensity and high-classical technique, of Prince on a motorcycle. Soon after, she asked McKinniss if he would paint a portrait of her for the cover of her forthcoming album, “Melodrama.” The two artists are well suited; Lorde’s sonic palette is moody and electric, and she absorbs influences across genres and media; …

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Hate to Break It to Steve Mnuchin, But AI’s Already Taking Jobs

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Today, in 2017, the president’s top economic advisor said he had no worries about robots putting people out of work. “In terms of artificial intelligence taking over the jobs, I think we’re so far away from that that it’s not even on my radar screen,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told an audience in Washington. “I think it’s 50 or 100 more years.” Great! That’s a relief! President Trump can go back to horsing around on his big rig confident in the knowledge self-driving trucks won’t replace millions of drivers in a few years. Except Mnuchin’s wrong. Like super-wrong. Artificial intelligence is not only coming for jobs, the jobs it’s coming for are the precious few left over after old-school automation …

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Science Proves Trump’s Health Care Vote Ultimatum Was Never Going to Work

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President Donald Trump, who quite literally wrote the book on the art of the deal, has lost the first major negotiation of his presidency over the American Health Care Act. And it was his final strategic move that may have pushed the bill over the cliff. After tense negotiations with the House Freedom Caucus over the particulars of the bill Thursday, Trump called for an end to the bargaining and issued the reticent Republicans an ultimatum: Pass this bill, or Obamacare stays. “At some point, you either have a deal or you don’t,” said press secretary Sean Spicer Friday, explaining the president’s state of mind. Around the same time Spicer was briefing the press, House Speaker Paul Ryan rushed to …

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Video Captures Student Saving Friend's Life

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A Wisconsin high school student is being called a hero for using the Heimlich maneuver to rescue a choking friend in the school cafeteria. School surveillance video shows the incident. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent …

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How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

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Enlarge Getty Images | KrulUA reader comments 11 Share this story The US Senate yesterday voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers. Within a week, the House of Representatives could follow suit, and the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission last year would be eliminated by Congress. So what has changed for Internet users? In one sense, nothing changed this week, because the requirement to obtain customer consent before sharing or selling data is not scheduled to take effect until at least December 4, 2017. ISPs didn’t have to follow the rules yesterday or the day before, and they won’t ever have to follow them if …

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Family business

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Back in 1997, the New York Jets came within inches of grabbing a quarterback who could have rewritten their history – financial and football – on his way to the hall of fame. The Jets had the first pick and Peyton Manning was graduating from the University of Tennessee. Jets Coach and General Manager Bill Parcells spoke with Archie Manning, the former New Orleans Saints quarterback and Manning’s father. “Coach Parcells at the time spoke with my dad,” Peyton Manning told an audience of 1,200 at the recent Long Island Association Spring Luncheon. “Having a chance to play for Bill Parcells is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” LIA CEO Kevin Law interviewed the brothers, asking why Peyton, who graduated …

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LIer found guilty in defrauding S. Korean school of $5.5M

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A Long Island man was found guilty this week in defrauding a South Korean Christian missionary school of $5.5 million, spending that money on luxury cars, a 110-day gambling trip and more, authorities said. William Cosme, also known as Willliam Cosmo, of Jericho, was convicted after a one-week trial on two counts of fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York. “As a unanimous jury swiftly concluded after trial, William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said, in a statement. “Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly …

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The Detonation Detectives

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On the morning of March 6th, local time, at least four missiles were prepped for launch in North Korea. The missiles were transported to a field, and hefted upright in truck-mounted canisters. Lined up in a row against a backdrop of mountains, the engines fired and the missiles took off almost but not quite simultaneously, trailing skirts of flames behind them. They flew about 620 miles to splash down in the Sea of Japan — some of them falling less than 200 miles from Japan’s northwest shore. The test launch escalated rising military tensions already heightened by ongoing US and South Korean military exercises. On Monday evening, the US started its deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) …

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After an Immigration Raid, a City’s Students Vanish

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In Las Cruces, New Mexico, fear of Donald Trump’s immigration policies has kept some students home from school.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY EROS HOAGLAND / REDUX David Morales teaches social studies at Mayfield High School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of a hundred thousand people, located fifty miles north of the Mexican border. Some of his students are the children of undocumented immigrants, and a few of them might even be undocumented themselves. He doesn’t know which ones, exactly, and he doesn’t care. “When they’re in my classroom, I’m there to teach them,” he told me recently. “I make a point of not knowing, unless the student wants me to.” His classes are small, with around twenty students each, and when …

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Jericho Man Convicted of Scamming $5M from School

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A Jericho man was convicted Thursday of conning a Christian missionary school in South Korea of $5.5 million that he spent on luxury cars and a Las Vegas gambling spree in 2011. A Manhattan federal jury found William Cosme guilty of identity theft and wire fraud following a week-long trial. “William Cosme duped and defrauded a South Korean international school out of $5.5 million, money the school needed to carry out its mission of educating children,” said Joon Kim, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. “Cosme then took this stolen money and spent it lavishly on himself, including on a Lamborghini, a Ferrari, and a Cadillac Escalade, not to mention a 110-day gambling spree.” Prosecutors …

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS

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Research Suggests a Possible Role for a Storm of “Jumping Genes” in ALS Dr. Josh Dubnau aside a large image of brain cells of the fruit fly displaying transposon activation. Stony Brook, NY – March 24, 2017 – By inserting an amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)-linked human gene called TDP-43 into fruit flies, researchers at Stony Brook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a potential role for ‘transposons’ in the disease.  Transposons, which are also called ‘jumping genes’ because they jump from place to place within DNA, are virus-like entities that fill most of the spaces between genes in an organism. The new research demonstrates that these transposons are no longer effectively inhibited, resulting in a storm of jumping genes, …

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Tech Bigwigs Know How Addictive Their Products Are. Why Don’t the Rest of Us?

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In late 2010, Steve Jobs told New York Times journalist Nick Bilton that his children had never used the iPad. “We limit how much technology our kids use in the home.” Bilton discovered that other tech giants imposed similar restrictions. Chris Anderson, the former editor of WIRED, enforced strict time limits on every device in his home, “because we have seen the dangers of technology firsthand.” His five children were never allowed to use screens in their bedrooms. Evan Williams, a founder of Blogger, Twitter, and Medium, bought hundreds of books for his two young sons, but refused to give them an iPad. And Lesley Gold, the founder of an analytics company, imposed a strict no-screen-time-during-the-week rule on her kids. …

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Peconic Bay Medical Center adds to is leadership team with a brand new post: vice president for clinical transformation

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Peconic Bay Medical Center has a vice president for clinical transformation. It’s a newly created position that Peconic Bay has tapped the former president of Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital to fill. Somerville lives on Long Island and prior to joining the Mount Sinai Health System in 2014 was executive director of Northwell Health’s North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, Somerville, an R.N., will oversee the implementation of advanced clinical services at PBMC, beginning with the construction and development of the $60 million PBMC critical care tower, Peconic Bay Medical Center said in a statement. The tower will house the Kanas Regional Heart Center, a cardiac care facility that will include cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology suites. “We are pleased and …

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Can Arianna Huffington Save Uber?

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Enlarge this image Ariana Huffington speaks on stage during a conference in 2016 in New York City. She’s taking a bigger role at Uber. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Uber is in crisis. This week the president resigned, after just six months on the job. Morale has been shaken, following a damning account of sexual harassment. The board of directors is so concerned about the CEO’s ability to lead, they’re looking for a No. 2 to help steer the company. And now — in a curious plot twist — media mogul Arianna Huffington is emerging as chief of Uber’s campaign for culture change. The company decided to hold a conference call on Tuesday with reporters. …

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GOP Resurrects A Bill From 2003 To Help Small Firms Buy Health Insurance

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Enlarge this image Matt Kenyon/Ikon Images/Getty Images In a bid to improve the health insurance purchasing clout of small businesses, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives dusted off a piece of controversial legislation more than a decade old and passed it this week as part of their effort to remake the market after they throw out the Affordable Care Act. The bill, the Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017, had the support of 232 Republicans and 4 Democrats. It now heads to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain, experts say. The earlier bill, which passed the House in 2003 but didn’t advance, was widely panned by groups representing consumers, providers, the health insurance industry and state officials. …

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St. Isidore School annual ladies’ luncheon scheduled for April 8

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St. Isidore School will be welcoming in spring with its annual ladies’ luncheon on April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. The menu includes an appetizer, salad, the entree and dessert. Tickets for the event are $50 for adults and $25 for children from 5 to 12 years old. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction and a grand prize raffle for a Disney hopper ticket. Click here to download the reservation form. Return reservation with name and payment to St. Isidore School, 515 Marcy Avenue, Riverhead.

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Peter M. Coleman, 75

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Peter M. Coleman, a lifelong resident of Mattituck, died March 22, 2017. He was 75 years old. He was born in Greenport Hospital in 1941, the son of Cyril and Elizabeth (Duryee) Coleman. He graduated from Mattituck High School in 1959 and SUNY Delhi in 1961. After graduation, he served for two years in the U.S. Army,  from which he was honorably discharged. He and his new wife Sandy moved back to Mattituck where he joined North Fork Bank & Trust Co as a commercial lender. He graduated from the Stonier School of Banking, Rutgers University in 1973. After 25 years with North Fork Bank, he joined Riverhead Savings Bank for 5 years. He then retired after 18 years with Bridgehampton National …

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London attacker identified as Khalid Masood; ISIS group claims responsibility

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LONDON — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism – but was not currently on a terrorism watch list. As millions of Londoners returned to work a day after a rampage that killed four victims and injured at least 30, British Prime Minister Theresa May had a message for other attackers: “We are not afraid.” “Today we meet as normal – as generations have done before us, and as future generations will continue to do,” she said to lawmakers’ cheers in the House of Commons. PHOTOS: UK Parliament in lockdown …

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Jakarta School Brawl – 101 East

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On the streets of Jakarta, Indonesia, hundreds of middle and high school pupils arm themselves with deadly weapons to fight rival gangs from other schools. These brawls can last for hours, leaving blood and bodies in their aftermath. The violence is extreme, but the motivations are muddy. In this episode of 101 East, we talk to the teenagers on the frontline, their parents, teachers and the police about why so many otherwise regular kids are willing to fight and even kill their fellow pupils. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Mother of student at Rockville HS speaks out about rape case

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Kimberly Allman, whose son attends Rockville High School, on the rape case at the school involving an illegal immigrant.

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News networks ignore high school rape case?

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Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov and Mark Serrano, former campaign director for President George H.W. Bush, on the media’s coverage of a rape case at a Maryland high school.

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Buddhist meditation center in contract to purchase historic Grange Hall

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After a long and varied history of uses, the historic Grange Hall on Sound Avenue in Northville is now slated to become a Buddhist meditation center and community hub. The 186-year-old Grange Hall is in contract to be sold to the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center, presently located in Port Jefferson. “We’re excited,” Anthony Manetta, a member of the Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center said in a phone interview Monday. The second floor of the two-story building will be devoted to the practice of Buddhism and meditation; the first floor will be used to serve the community, hosting things like AA meetings, he said. The meditation center expects to finalize the sale some time in late April and open on …

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Google and Howard University launch residency program for black engineers

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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living

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Silicon Valley is coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem. Perennially youthful Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced last year a $3 billion initiative to obliterate human disease. Among his many crusades, Paypal co-founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel aims to end mortality. (“Basically, I’m against it,” he has said.) Alphabet has a whole company devoted to curing this most intractable of inconveniences. And they aren’t necessarily crazy to try. Since the 19th century, average life expectancies have risen for everyone (though not at equal rates) thanks to advances in science and technology. …

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PHOTOS: What's on the menu this season at Citi Field?

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NYPD: Suspect targeting black men in NYC was white supremacist Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan Utah man killed, wife seriously injured in London terror attack London attacker ID’d; ISIS group claims responsibility Car runs into side of school in East New York

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PHOTOS: Remembering the victims of the terror attack in Great Britain

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Three people were killed and at least 30 people were injured in the attack in Westminster. The dead included, British police officer Keith Palmer, 48, who was stabbed repeatedly, an American tourist who was celebrating his 25th wedding anniversary and a school administrator. Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement Thursday saying Palmer was “a husband, a father … he was every inch a hero.

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5 fun facts about giraffes!

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NYPD: Suspect targeting black men in NYC was white supremacist Utah man killed, wife seriously injured in London terror attack London attacker ID’d; ISIS group claims responsibility Car runs into side of school in East New York Prospects dim for vote on GOP health care bill in House

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Harlem Globetrotter visits teacher known for unique handshakes

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The teacher known for his unique handshakes with students brought in a surprise guest to fill-in. Barry White Jr., a fifth grade English teacher at Ashley Park K-8 School, brought in Harlem Globetrotter star Zeus to school so that he could do the now-famous handshakes with the kids. White became an internet sensation after coming up with the idea to greet each one of his students with a unique handshakes inspired by their individual personalities. Video of White’s idea went viral.

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Teen's 'cheesy' promposal to girl with Down syndrome goes viral

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NEWTON, KANSAS — Shaedon Wedel and his “cheesy” promposal to his best friend’s sister has gone viral. Shaedon, a senior at Newton High School, hatched the plan with his best friend, Carson. Carson originally was going to take his sister, Carlie, to the prom. After Carson started a relationship, Shaedon said plans changed, and instead, he made himself available as Carlie’s date. Why Doritos? Shaedon says that Carlie loves them, so he decided to use that as inspiration for the T-shirt. “I know I’m NACHO your typical Doritos but…” said the front of the shirt adorned with the snack’s logo. On the back, it read, “I’m going to be CHEESY and ask: WILL YOU GO TO PROM WITH ME?” Carlie, …

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South Texas school board gives Exxon $1.2 billion tax break

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(AP) — A South Texas school board has approved an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks to entice Exxon Mobil Corp. and its Saudi partner to build a $9.3 billion petrochemical plant within its district along the Texas Gulf Coast. The six-member Gregory-Portland Independent School District board’s unanimous vote late Tuesday adds to a $210 million tax package passed a day earlier by San Patricio… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Somebody Just Buy the ISS Already

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Two hundred and twenty miles above Earth flies the International Space Station, a $70 billion1 engineering marvel that no one has any idea what to do with. Short term, sure: astronauts, science, zero-gravity viral videos. Longer term, spending $3 billion to $4 billion annually to keep the ISS running conflicts with NASA’s other ambitions, like visiting Mars. Congress holds NASA’s purse strings, so ultimately the decision lies with that august body. Yesterday, a congressional subcommittee heard four space experts testify on the relative merits of saving vs. scrapping the space station (or at least, the US portion of it). The hearing yielded few new insights. But there’s one simple answer that no one at the meeting really discussed: Sell the ISS to someone …

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'Millions of Afghan children are out of school'

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Save the Children says millions of children in Afghanistan will not attend school this year. Nearly a third of all school-aged children – close to four million – are being kept at home, according to the global charity. It expects at least 400,000 more to drop out of school over the coming year, due to growing instability and a deepening economic crisis. It has warned that young Afghans are at risk of exploitation, including child labour, recruitment by armed groups, and child marriage. Al Jazeera’s Mereana Hond reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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A New Approach to Diagnosing Mental Disorders Could Become an Alternative to DSM-5

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A New Approach to Diagnosing Mental Disorders Could Become an Alternative to DSM-5An international consortium develops a new diagnostic system – detailed in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology Dr. Roman Kotov (center) and some members of the HiTOP consortium at a planning meeting in Chicago in 2016. Stony Brook, NY – March 23 2017 – A consortium of psychiatrists and psychologists from universities around the world, co-led by Stony Brook University, University of Minnesota and University of Notre Dame researchers, has proposed a new approach to diagnosing mental disorders. The approach, articulated in a paper published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, is a classification system of a wide range of psychiatric problems based on scientific evidence, illness symptoms and …

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State sets aside $1.2M to boost breastfeeding on LI

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New York State is setting aside more than $1 million dollars to boost breast feeding on Long Island, while setting aside additional funds to promote the practice in New York City and upstate. Long Island Jewish Medical Center will receive $1.2 million over five years from the New York State Department of Health to promote and support breastfeeding in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The program, with LIJ leading the charge on Long Island, will seek to expand “breastfeeding friendly” designations in obstetric and pediatric practices and day care centers. It also calls for promoting greater support to mothers who return to breastfeeding-friendly worksites as well as setting up Baby Cafes, spots to be established to further promote breastfeeding. “Breastfeeding has many …

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Car hits East New York Family Academy

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EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A car crashed into the side of a school in the East New York section of Brooklyn Thursday. The car hit the side wall of the East New York Family Academy on Linden Boulevard just after 7 a.m. A stairwell that is not in use was on the other side of the wall the car hit. There did not appear to be any major structural damage. The Buildings Department will examine the integrity of the structure. The driver, a man, was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation. (Copyright ©2017 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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The Guy Behind Ello (Remember Ello?) Just Built a Better Snapchat

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Let’s clear this up right from the start: Paul Budnitz does not want to take over the world. He didn’t create Ello to disrupt Facebook, even if the media says he did. And he definitely didn’t launch Wuu, an app that looks like Snapchat and Instagram yet stands firmly opposed to so much about them, in a bid to kill them. Really. He swears. No, Budnitz sees Wuu creating a space beyond those global town squares. A space where you don’t trade like for like or obsessively track your follower count. A space free of #influencers because everything is private. A space where people share silly photos, videos, and messages that vanish after 24 hours. A space—and this is key—without submenus and hamburger buttons. “I get frustrated with lots of …

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Lystable raises $10 million more to speed up adoption of its freelance collaboration app

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Lystable announced on Thursday that it has raised an additional $10 million in capital to support expanding access of its freelance collaboration app across the United States. The latest infusion of cash is part of the company’s existing Series A which happened in June 2016. Investors putting money into the round include Valar Ventures, which is associated with Peter Thiel, Max Levchin’s SciFi VC, Kindred Capital, Goldcrest Capital, Glynn Capital, and Wilmont Ventures. Lystable has now raised $21 million for its Series A. Founded in 2014 as an online platform for businesses to manage freelancers, Lystable is more than just managing paychecks and invoices. It’s about on-boarding these workers into systems while also providing tools around collaboration. Company chief executive …

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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

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In 2015, when researchers Ann Case and Angus Deaton discovered that death rates had been rising dramatically since 1999 among middle-aged white Americans, they weren’t sure why people were dying younger, reversing decades of longer life expectancy. Now the husband-and-wife economists say they have a better understanding of what’s causing these “deaths of despair” by suicide, drugs and alcohol. In a follow-up to their groundbreaking 2015 work, they say that a lack of steady, well-paying jobs for whites without college degrees has caused pain, distress and social dysfunction to build up over time. The mortality rate for that group, ages 45 to 54, increased by a half-percent each year from 1999 to 2013. But whites with college degrees haven’t suffered …

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How does Neil Gorsuch wield originalism in his decisions?

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In Judge Neil Gorsuch’s third day of questioning, Democratic senators pressed the Supreme Court nominee on how he interprets the Constitution as well as the effect of partisan politics on the court. Judy Woodruff analyzes today’s hearing with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Amy Howe of Scotusblog.com, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School.

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Striking Argentine teachers stage protest march in capital

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Teachers hold an Argentine flag during a protest demanding higher wages in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Tens of thousands of teachers marched to Plaza de Mayo, the park overlooking the presidential palace, during their fourth day of national strike. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Tens of thousands of Argentine teachers marched in the capital Wednesday as part of a nationwide strike challenging the administration of President Mauricio Macri. Unions for private and public school teachers are demanding a pay increase of 35 percent to compensate for Argentina’s high inflation in consumer prices. Last year’s inflation rate reached 40 percent. Provincial governments… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers …

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Hard times for Sears as retailer notes doubt about future

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Jack Walsh, 85, and his 82-year-old wife, Mary Ann, visit with a reporter at a Sears store, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. They said they have shopped at Sears their entire lives, buying items from curtains and window treatments to tires and tools. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Sears, a back-to-school shopping destination for generations of kids, has said that after years of losing money that there is “substantial doubt” it will be able to keep its doors open. But it also insisted that its actions to turn around its business should help reduce that risk. It was still a dramatic acknowledgment from the chain that owns Sears and Kmart stores, which has long… Content …

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5 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament in London

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LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage in the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Five people were killed, including the assailant, and about 20 others were injured in what Prime Minister Theresa May condemned as a “sick and depraved terrorist attack.” Lawmakers, lords, staff and visitors were locked down after the man was shot by police within the perimeter of Parliament, just yards (meters) from entrances to the building itself and in the shadow of the iconic Big Ben clock tower. He died, as did two pedestrians on the bridge, and the police officer. …

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4 dead in vehicle, knife attack at British Parliament in London

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LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, plowing a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the attacker, and about 20 others were injured in what authorities called a terrorist incident. Lawmakers, lords, staff and visitors were locked down after the man was shot by police within the perimeter of Parliament, just yards (meters) from entrances to the building itself and in the shadow of the iconic Big Ben clock tower. He died, as did two pedestrians on the bridge, and the police officer. A doctor who treated the wounded …

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Aspiring medical students raise money for 6-year-old's heart surgery on Long Island

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ROSLYN, Long Island (WABC) — Aspiring doctors who are only in high school are already being credited with saving a life. The students on Long Island raised money for a six-year-old boy to travel to the United States from overseas to get heart surgery. 6-year-old Erblin Sllamniku has learned plenty in the past week, mostly about the kindness of others. Erblin and his dad traveled nearly 5,000 miles from Kosovo. Aspiring medical students from St. Anthony’s High School raised $5,000 for the journey. It most likely saved his life. “I was terrified and scared while I was in Kosovo, and I was always scared that he will die, because no help from the doctors, no doctors who can help him,” …

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Timeline of events of the London terror attack

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At least four people are dead at after a violent incident was reported at the Westminster Bridge near the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. The incident was declared by officials as a terror attack. Here is a timeline of the events, based on when they occurred in London. 2:55 p.m. (Greenwich Mean Time Zone) A session of Britain’s House of Commons was suspended as witnesses reported hearing sounds like gunfire nearby. 3:05 p.m.The leader of Britain’s House of Commons said a man was shot by police at Parliament. David Lidington also said there were “reports of further violent incidents in the vicinity.” London police said officers had been called to a firearms incident on Westminster Bridge, near the …

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Attacker among 4 dead in suspected terror incident near UK Parliament in London

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LONDON — A knife-wielding man went on a deadly rampage at the heart of Britain’s seat of power Wednesday, mowing down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before stabbing an armed police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. Four people were killed, including the attacker, and about 20 others were injured. Lawmakers, lords, staff and visitors were locked down as the man was shot by police within the perimeter of Parliament and just yards (meters) from entrances to the building itself. He died, as did two pedestrians on the bridge, and the police officer. A doctor who treated the wounded said some had “catastrophic” injuries. In the House of Commons, deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle announced that the sitting was …

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Howard Blankman dies at 91

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Howard Blankman, the public relations veteran, died peacefully in his home on March 17. He was 91. Blankman was well-known in the Long Island business community, and also worked in government, television and theater; he was also a book author and a columnist. He described himself as a “sort of a poor man’s renaissance man.” Blankman was chairman, chief executive officer and founder of The Blankman Group, a Long Island-based public relations and marketing firm, which he launched in 1968. He sold the firm in 2004. Over the years, clients included Cablevision, Breslin Realty, Long Island Rail Road and more. As an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, Blankman was elected to the organization’s College of Fellows, …

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“Paging Dr. Fraud”: The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining Science

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For years, spurious journals have proliferated online, promising academic credibility in exchange for cash.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY GREG PEASE / GETTY In the fall of 2015, a young scholar named Anna Olga Szust began sending her C.V. and a cover letter to scores of scientific journals, with the hope of being named an editor. Editors play a vital role in the world of science publishing, checking the methodology of authors and managing the peer-review process; they are the thin red line between fact and fakery. At the same time, being appointed a journal editor is one of the many essential rungs in a scientist’s climb toward credibility and tenure. Szust is—or was, until today—an associate professor at Adam Mickiewicz University, in Poznań, …

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Study: Hospitalizations From Gunshot Wounds Cost U.S. Over $730M per Year

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Published on Mar 22, 2017 A new study out of Stanford University School of Medicine finds that initial hospital costs from gunshot wounds cost the United States over $730 million per year Category License Standard YouTube License

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Trump’s FDA Pick Has Friends in Big Pharma. But Who Doesn’t?

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Shortly after taking office, President Trump told pharmaceutical CEOs visiting the White House that he would accelerate drug approvals by eliminating 75 to 80 percent of the regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration. “Instead of it being 9,000 pages, it’ll be 100 pages,” he said. Slashing those rules could fall to Scott Gottlieb, the president’s pick for FDA commissioner. As with so many Trump nominees, expect Democrats to press the 44-year-old physician on his conflicts of interest when he appears before the Senate for confirmation. Gottlieb’s deep ties to the industry he would regulate go back more than decade, and he currently serves on the board of three pharmaceutical companies. His venture capital firm, new Enterprise Associates, funds 150 others. Gottlieb received more than $400,000 from Big …

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The Best iPhone Screen Protectors

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A glass screen protector can’t guarantee that you won’t break your iPhone’s screen. But it can prevent the screen from getting scratched, and scratches can affect glass’s structural integrity and make cracks more likely. Glass is more protective than film, and it comes closer to the look and feel of the iPhone’s own display. We found Yootech’s Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be just as good as TechMatte’s amFilm. Like the amFilm, it comes in a package of two, and everything about it is so similar that we suspect they may be made on the same production line—though when it comes to fitting larger phones, the Yootech offering is only for the 7 …

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Here’s to the winners

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Hundreds of Long Island’s top business and science minds gathered Tuesday for the 2017 Innovator of the Year Awards. Man of the hour Robert Catell (above); Mazars USA Partner — and Food & Beverage award presenter — Lou Biscotti (below). Including Master of Innovation Robert Catell, the former KeySpan and National Grid USA chairman, some 36 top innovators were honored by Innovate Long Island at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. “Our honorees include first-time entrepreneurs, inveterate tinkerers and some who have made invention and innovation their careers,” said master of ceremonies John Kominicki, Innovate LI’s founder and publisher. “Their ideas may not all end up changing the world, but they are all making it a …

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Teacher accused of improper relationship with student

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A high school science teacher has been accused of having an improper relationship with a student. Sarah Fowlkes has turned herself in to police. The school district says she’s been suspended. Melanie Torre of CBS affiliate KEYE-TV reports. 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 HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS …

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Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India?

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Enlarge this image Salaried employees file their income tax papers at an tax office in New Delhi in 2013. Many Indians, including the entire agricultural sector and those living on less than $3,700 a year, are exempt from income tax. The Finance Ministry says just 27 million Indians paid income tax last year. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption toggle caption Manish Swarup/AP Late last year, India sought to force people with large amounts of cash stashed away to deposit it in bank accounts. It was a tax-collecting exercise to get people to disclose unreported wealth and pay up. The government credits the move for a 12 percent increase in tax collections from the previous year. Enlarging that base in no small …

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Photographer Joan Weiss Exhibits Otherworldly ‘Illusions & Impressions’ In Manhasset

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The way Joan Weiss sees it, there’s always more than meets the eye. Her images really reside in the mind. Whether she’s honing in on details others might easily overlook, or capturing layers of meaning hidden in plain sight in a landscape vista, this acclaimed Long Island photographer brings an artistic aesthetic to her work that makes a lasting impression. Not bad for someone who could neither draw nor paint as a kid growing up in Brooklyn—and never saw her artwork stuck on the refrigerator door by her parents. But she did borrow her family’s trusty old Brownie, and that passion for photography—though it took some significant detours over the years as she pursued a high-pressure career as a medical …

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Jeep rear-ends car stopped for school bus on Main Road, then crashes into bus

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A three-car accident involving a Riverhead school bus on Route 25 in Aquebogue this morning sent one person to the hospital. No one on the bus was injured. The bus was carrying about 15 elementary school children at the time of the crash, which occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. The bus was stopped to pick up children just east of West Lane, when an eastbound Jeep rear-ended a car that was stopped in the eastbound lane. The impact of the rear-end collision sent the car through the fence of the Aquebogue Cemetery and into the graveyard. The Jeep then crashed into the driver’s side of the bus. “The bus was stopping to pick up my daughter,” said one woman at …

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Upper West Side private school bus driver charged in punching of child

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UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) — A bus driver has been charged after a 6-year-old student reported that he was punched in the face on the bus, giving him a nosebleed. Michael Bradley, 52, a school bus driver for The Ideal School on the Upper West Side, is accused of putting a 6-year-old boy in a headlock and punching him while on the bus. Bradley is charged with assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Bradley has 14 prior arrests, including one in 2015 for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He had his license suspended following a separate driving under the influence conviction. The bus company, Friendly Bus Services, was privately hired by some parents, according …

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Is the dark really making me sad?

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Enlarge / If it’s dark outside seemingly all the time, you must find ways to cope. Sara Andreasson reader comments 0 Share this story How do Scandinavians deal with long, dark winters? For Mosaic, Linda Geddes explores what this might teach us about the relationship between our moods and sunlight. The story is republished here under a Creative Commons license. The inhabitants of Rjukan in southern Norway have a complex relationship with the Sun. “More than other places I’ve lived, they like to talk about the Sun: when it’s coming back, if it’s a long time since they’ve seen the Sun,” says artist Martin Andersen. “They’re a little obsessed with it.” Possibly, he speculates, it’s because for approximately half the …

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High School Rape Drawn Into Immigration Debate

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A rape in a high school in Rockville, Maryland is getting national attention. Two male students are accused of raping a female student on Thursday. Officials say one of the suspects entered the US illegally. (March 22) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and …

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Survey finds exchange students think US high schools easier

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(AP) — Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday. “You… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Russian and EU parliamentarians visit school in eastern Aleppo

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Members of Russia’s State Duma and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) visited one of the schools in eastern Aleppo’s Masaken Hanano area on Tuesday. The joint delegation was led by Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Vladimir Vasilyev. Apart from visiting a school, the deputies also attended a distribution of humanitarian aid packages to eastern Aleppo residents, reports say. Earlier in the day, the delegation visited Russia’s Hmeymim airbase in Latakia. Previously, the delegation also met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Monday, with the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2254 reportedly on the agenda COURTESY: RT’s RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE – FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE …

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The legacy of Martin McGuinness

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Martin McGuinness, a paramilitary leader and the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, has died at the age of 66. He had suffered from a rare heart condition, standing down from politics earlier this year. As an education minister who had failed at school and a man who had been convicted of IRA membership, McGuinness was always a controversial figure. Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from Belfast. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul

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Four billion years ago, Earth was a lifeless place. Nothing struggled, thought, or wanted. Slowly, that changed. Seawater leached chemicals from rocks; near thermal vents, those chemicals jostled and combined. Some hit upon the trick of making copies of themselves that, in turn, made more copies. The replicating chains were caught in oily bubbles, which protected them and made replication easier; eventually, they began to venture out into the open sea. A new level of order had been achieved on Earth. Life had begun. The tree of life grew, its branches stretching toward complexity. Organisms developed systems, subsystems, and sub-subsystems, layered in ever-deepening regression. They used these systems to anticipate their future and to change it. When they looked within, …

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Weaponizing the Past

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History written to win legal arguments has a different authority from history written to find out what happened.CreditIllustration by Brian Stauffer On the night of April 9, 1931, James M. Kiley, thirty-nine, was shot with a .32-calibre pistol at a gas station in Somerville, Massachusetts, during a botched holdup. Kiley, the night manager, had twenty-four dollars in his pocket; the cash in the register was untouched. Herman Snyder, nineteen, was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. “Well, that’s that,” Snyder said, when the jury delivered the verdict. But that wasn’t that. Snyder filed an appeal arguing that his constitutional rights had been violated: during his trial, when the judge, the jury, lawyers for both sides, and a …

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Did senators get enough substance on Gorsuch’s views?

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It was an all-day interrogation for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, who fended off Democratic efforts to ferret out his views on hot-button issues. Judy Woodruff takes a close look at the day’s proceedings with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, Amy Howe of Scotusblog.com, Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute and Pam Karlan of Stanford Law School.

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Developmentally disabled adults face uncertainty as N.Y. changes Medicaid payments and deep federal cuts loom

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With elected officials and others arguing about the House Republican bill intended to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, some local residents who are dependent on Medicaid — and the nonprofit organization that serves them — are anxiously awaiting the outcome. Christine Barker and Alissa Slade are two residents of a group home for developmentally disabled adults operated by East End Disability Associates in Manorville. They rely on Medicaid for a lot more than doctor visits and prescription drugs. That’s because their housing, supervision and assistance, various therapies, job training — a wide range of services — are all largely paid for by Medicaid. “I rely on Medicaid for just about everything, I think,” said Slade, 23, who has …

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5 hurt, including 10-year-old boy, in Neptune pit bull attack

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NEPTUNE, New Jersey (WABC) — Police in New Jersey are investigating after five people were apparently bitten during a pit bull attack inside an apartment complex Tuesday morning. The incident happened just before 7 a..m. at the Brighton Arms complex in Neptune. Authorities say 41-year-old Terrance Simmons had agreed to take a friend’s pit bull Monday night, after the dog had bitten the man’s wife three days earlier. Simmons then visited his 32-year-old sister, staying the night with her and her 10-year-old son. The son woke up and wanted to see the dog, and when he opened the door, police say the pit bull immediately attacked and bit him on the arm. Simmons reportedly tried to grab the dog and …

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Preet Bharara gets job at NYU School of Law

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Preet landed on his feet. Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara found his first gig since being fired on March 11 by the Trump administration. Bharara will join the NYU School of Law as a distinguished scholar in residence as of April 1, the school announced Tuesday morning. Click here to read more: http://nydn.us/2mQFwd8 Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideoFriend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkda…Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/

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Medical Students Launch Careers at a Match Day Like No Other

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Medical Students Launch Careers at a Match Day Like No OtherAn MD/PhD student with cerebral palsy, a child of Haitian Immigrants, and a couple from Long Island find out where they will start their residency training Pictured are some of the students who will remain at Stony Brook as residents (preliminary or full residency), along with alumni who are also Stony Brook Medicine faculty. Chelsea Dahl, left, who matched to the University of Pennsylvania in Internal Medicine/Women’s Health, shares the envelope opening moment with Neyra Azimov, who matched to Winthrop (preliminary) for Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for Interventional Radiology  Stony Brook, NY – March 21, 2017 – Shouts and tears of joy filled the scene as 119 …

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Texas teacher arrested for sexual relationship with student

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LOCKHART, Texas — A female teacher at a school in Texas is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a male student. Police said Sarah Fowlkes, a science teacher at Lockhart High School, was “engaged in sexual contact” with a 17-year-old at the school. District officials say they were told of the report on Friday, March 10, and police immediately began an investigation. According to a district press release, police determined that a male student had been in contact with Fowlkes in person and by message. A warrant was issued for Fowlkes’ arrest on Monday, and authorities said she turned herself in. Fowlkes had been with the Lockhart Independent School District since Oct. 2014. (Copyright ©2017 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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Columbia University student sues over claim of uninvestigated rapes

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MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan — A Columbia University student has filed a lawsuit against the Ivy League school, claiming she was raped on two separate occasions in her dorm room and that the school failed to protect her after her as she was harassed afterwards. Amelia Roskin-Frazee said she is coming forward because she is angry with the university, and she is using the civil lawsuit as retribution. “I felt ashamed of it,” she said. “I felt like it was my fault, because why would he target me?” The horror of that night came just months after she enrolled in 2015 as a freshman at Columbia, when she said she was raped in her dorm room in Hartley Hall by an …

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How AI can solve the top 3 pain points in marketing

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Did you know there are over 3,874 companies offering marketing technology? That’s how many companies are featured on Scott Brinker’s behemoth 2016 Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic, which drives home the challenge of navigating the marketing industry. Above: Image Credit: Scott Brinker “Marketing has the unique challenge of not having a typical stack or process. If you look into any Fortune 500 company, they will have hundreds of products that they are stitching together,” says Eric Stahl, an SVP of Product Marketing at Salesforce. Leading marketing experts agree that the plethora of tools available to marketers and advertisers is both a blessing and a curse. The variety of options enables marketers to keep up with an ever-evolving digital landscape of consumer …

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The First Theatrical Landmark of the Trump Era

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To write “Sweat,” Nottage spent years interviewing residents of Reading, Pennsylvania.CreditPhotograph by Nathan Bajar for The New Yorker The playwright Lynn Nottage sometimes doesn’t know what her plays are about until well after she’s finished them. At the Yale School of Drama, in the late nineteen-eighties, she based a play on a news item about a Brazilian town where locals had found a glowing capsule thought to have supernatural powers; it turned out to contain radioactive waste, and more than a hundred thousand people were contaminated. Sometime later, Nottage realized that she had been writing about AIDS, which had claimed the lives of a number of her classmates and teachers. After her mother died, of Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 1997, …

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Prudenti: Chief Judge DiFiore already making her mark

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Following in the footsteps of a legend is always daunting, and it’s hard to imagine how difficult it would be to follow in the footsteps of two legends. But such is the fate of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. Judge DiFiore, who was appointed just a little over a year ago, comes after two of the most renowned chief judges of recent times: Judith S. Kaye, the first woman and longest serving chief judge in our state’s history, and a truly historic visionary who permanently altered the judicial landscape; and Jonathan Lippman, who had only seven years as chief but made the most of every minute with an dizzying break-neck pace, (as his chief administrative judge for four years, I can …

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Everything review: one of the best new games of 2017 is about literally everything

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Everything is a stew of contradictions. It’s slow and it’s thrilling. It’s silly and it’s clever. It’s strange and it’s familiar. Everything was created by artist David OReilly, who worked on the video game animations in the movie Her. His only previous game, Mountain, was about being a mountain. Not much happened, but it was a welcome curiosity. This game is a lot bigger than Mountain. It’s one of the most extraordinary games I’ve ever played, a magical playpen of being, rather than doing. The premise of Everything is simple. I begin as a pig, roaming green hillsides. I come close to another thing: a rock, a frog, a plant; it doesn’t matter. Let’s say it’s an oak tree. I …

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Soda bottle arm brings little boy new hope

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Ziad Mohammed was born in Egypt with no limbs, and he’s managed to get by without them. Now 11 years old, Ziad longs to join other kids his age at school and in other activities. While his family can’t afford prosthetics, his father’s clever reuse of an old soda bottle has given Ziad a whole new outlook on life. 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 HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get …

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“Alley Oop For Autism” To Raise Awareness & Funds At Jericho High School

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Approximately 1,000 people from the greater Jericho/Syosset community will be attending and/or participating in the eleventh annual “Alley Oop For Autism” fundraiser at Jericho High School on Saturday, March 25th. This extraordinary charity event features a “3-on-3” basketball tournament centered on raising awareness and much-needed funds for a rotating array of various organizations offering specialized education for children with autism. This year, proceeds will benefit the Life’s WORC Family Center for Autism (FCA), a not-for-profit agency that provides programs and services to people with autism. The FCA is located in Garden City and offers services throughout Long Island. “Alley Oop For Autism” was created by Justin Resnick when he was a Jericho High School student. He played on the Jericho …

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James Comey under fire from Democrats after FBI probe revelation

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WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey’s testimony that the bureau has been quietly investigating possible links between associates of President Donald Trump and Russian officials since the summer enraged Democrats who already blamed him for rattling the 2016 campaign’s closing days. For the first time, Comey confirmed that the FBI had opened a probe into the Trump campaign in July, the same month he called an unusual news conference to announce the agency had finished its investigation into whether Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information – and three months before he scrambled the White House race a second time by announcing that the Clinton probe was continuing, just days before the election. The revelation drew the ire of Clinton supporters who …

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More than Chicago 100 students surprised with new shoes, new bikes

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CHICAGO — More than 100 elementary school students were each surprised with a new bike, a new pair of shoes and a lunch bag full of food.Kindergarteners, first graders and second graders at Manierre Elementary School in Chicago’s Old Town Neighborhood were overjoyed when they were presented with their gifts Monday afternoon. Two 8th graders were also presented with $10,000 college scholarship checks. The surprise was part of the Making a Difference Campaign, put together by educators, coaches and parents. About 99 percent of Manierre’s students are from low income households. (Copyright ©2017 WLS-TV. All Rights Reserved.)

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NY University law school says Bharara is joining faculty

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Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is joining the New York University School of Law next month. The school announced the addition Tuesday, 10 days after Bharara was fired. He had declined an invitation to dozens of prosecutors to resign. from Preet Bharara’s official Twitter page In a tweet, Bharara calls the new job one way he plans to keep working hard on important issues he cares about. He starts April 1 as a distinguished scholar in residence. Bharara was appointed as U.S. attorney in Manhattan in 2009 by former President Barack Obama. Bharara says in a statement issued by NYU that he’s thrilled he’ll be addressing issues including criminal and social justice, honest government, national security, civil rights and corporate …