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Mystery of the returning harp seals
5:15 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

More seals or not, more LIers are seeing them

Harp seal sunning on a dock in Provincetown, MA
Credit Flickr/mkalbis

Long Islanders are seeing more seals this year. It's tempting to say the reason there have been more sightings is all the cold weather we've been having, but researchers are still scratching their heads about it.  

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Westchester County Executive to run as Republican
1:58 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Astorino announces candidacy for NY Governor

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his candidacy on YouTube on Wednesday.
Credit YouTube

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his candidacy on Wednesday to run as a Republican against Governor Andrew Cuomo. Astorino made his announcement on YouTube.

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NY politics
12:57 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Cuomo spends on ads to promote budget priorities

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending some of his multi million dollar campaign war chest on ads to promote his state budget priorities.

The ads, which feature in part Cuomo speaking directly to camera , focus on the governor’s pitch for his tax cut plan and an ethics package that includes public financing of political campaigns and a crack down on bribery.

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Vets received "other than honorable" discharges
6:22 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Vietnam vets sue, saying they had PTSD & were denied benefits

Vietnam veteran Conley Monk of New Haven is a plaintiff in the case
Credit Craig LeMoult

A legal clinic at Yale University in New Haven filed a federal lawsuit Monday on behalf of five Vietnam veterans and three veteran organizations. The suit is against the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The lawsuit seeks relief for tens of thousands of veterans who they say were wrongly denied benefits.

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Yale drama alum wins for "Twelve Years a Slave"
5:09 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Oscar winner Nyong'o celebrated by Yale School of Drama

Lupita Nyong’o accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave" during the Oscars on Sunday. Nyong'o is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.
Credit Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP

During her emotional acceptance speech for best supporting actress Sunday night at the Oscars for her performance in “Twelve Years a Slave,” Lupita  Nyong’o thanked the Yale School of Drama. The school's Dean, James Bundy, says they take enormous pride in Nyong'o's accomplishments, "and absolutely no credit."

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