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The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe last year by a Minnesota dentist brought a lot of attention to the idea of trophy hunting. Washington is the only state that bans some hunters from bringing their trophies into the country. Now four other states are considering similar bills -- among them, New York and Connecticut.

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Tuesday is not only New York’s presidential primary. It is also the day for two special elections to replace the disgraced former leaders of the New York State Legislature, who lost their seats after being convicted on multiple felony corruption charges.

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Control of the New York State Senate could be decided tomorrow when voters in southwestern Nassau County on Long Island go to the polls to fill the seat vacated by former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. Skelos was convicted on federal corruption charges in December.

Tuesday’s presidential primaries in New York have been getting a lot of media attention. But there is also a local election on Long Island that day.

It’s the special election to replace New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, a Rockville Republican, who lost his seat last December after being convicted of corruption.

WSHU’s senior political reporter Ebong Udoma spoke with New York State Capitol Reporter Karen DeWitt about the upcoming elections.