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Guests to help politicians make statement at SOTU
6:24 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Conn. and NY members of Congress invite guests to State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech.
Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Viewers will notice that the White House will have several guests seated in the gallery with First Lady Michelle Obama during the President’s State of the Union address tonight. Also seated in the gallery will be guests of members of Congress. 

    

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Modest increase of Metro North riders
6:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

LIRR edges out Metro North as busiest commuter railroad

Credit Craig LeMoult

The Long Island Railroad has surpassed Metro North as the busiest commuter railroad in the country. The LIRR increased its ridership in 2013 by two percent, compared to 0.7 percent for Metro North.

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'We'll have to cut K-12 to add pre-k'
9:20 am
Mon January 27, 2014

LI schools displeased with pre-k plan

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to add pre-k despite skepticism from school administrators
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten.  This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program.  But  schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant. 

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Lanza to help obtain son's medical records
5:53 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Sandy Hook gunman's father to help commission obtain his son's records

This December 2012 photo released by the Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, shows a shattered window at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, after killing his mother inside their home. Lanza committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut State Police

The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting has agreed to help a state commission obtain his son's school and medical records. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's chairman announced this on Friday.

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NY biomass industry responds
10:08 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Cuomo looking to launch biomass heating program to reduce heating oil consumption

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, presents his 2014-15 executive budget proposal at the Hart Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

A less heralded aspect of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's 2014  agenda is a plan to increase the number of homes and businesses burning biomass for heat.

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