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Long Island and New York City are teaming up to try to lure more foreign tourists.

Discover Long Island, the official tourism agency of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, will work with NYC & Company, its New York City counterpart, to lure tourists from Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Australia to Long Island as part of their New York visit.

Two-thirds of Long Island visitors come from the Northeast. Officials want more foreign visitors because they tend to stay longer and spend more money.

Raphael Satter / AP

Earlier this year, Facebook introduced tags that were supposed to warn users when a story could be fake news. But findings from a new Yale University study show that tags don’t do much to convince people.

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Montreal composer Maxime Goulet (Warhammer 40,000) wanted to do something really special to help celebrate the 375th anniversary of his city, which is home to more than 125 video game studios. He organized a spectacular concert, featuring music exclusively written for games made in Montreal. The concert is Friday, September 29th at the Place des Arts. As Maxime told me, it's a monumental project, but totally worth the effort.

Jessica Hill / AP

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy has said he will veto a Republican budget that was passed by the Connecticut General Assembly over the weekend. In stunning political move, three Senate Democrats and six House Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the bill.

Anthony Moaton

New Haven’s Pride Weekend is unlike many Pride celebrations across the country, both because it’s in September and because there’s more than just a parade.

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