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Republicans are seeking political advantage in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former closest aide. One of the governor’s opponents is pressuring Cuomo to answer some of the revelations in the trial about how state business was conducted, and whether a pay to play “atmosphere” was created.

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New York has purchased an additional 92 mortgages on Long Island in danger of going into foreclosure in order to keep properties from becoming “zombie homes.”

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In this article I’ll look at two things that, unless you are a serious ham operator or an absolute radio geek, you probably are unfamiliar with.

First, we will take a look at a very rare phenomenon first noted by radio listeners back in 1933. It generated several theories, but the correct one was only verified experimentally in recent times.

Second, we will look at a government-funded project that, while built for other purposes, was used to confirm the phenomenon 75 years later. 

Rebekah Sherry / WSHU

Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini has created a new law enforcement team that will exclusively investigate and prosecute all crimes committed by gang members in the county.

Jessica Hill / AP

In his final State of the State address on Wednesday, Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy says fairness is the reason why Connecticut is sticking to policies that are contrary to what he says is growing inequity in Washington. He urged state lawmakers to send a signal to the rest of the nation, and the world, that Connecticut is a place that will always recognize fairness and equality.

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