Tag: Long Island (NY)

These Students Are Learning About Fake News and How to Spot It

This article is part of our latest Learning special report. We’re focusing on Generation Z, which is facing challenges from changing curriculums and new technology to financial aid gaps and homelessness. The students sit at desks in groups of four, watching videos about the recent bush fires in Australia. One shows an apocalyptic landscape in […]

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Police Chief Made Fiery Claim Over MS-13 Murder. Records Dispute It.

Four days after a confidential witness in a case against the MS-13 gang was murdered on Long Island, the local police commissioner identified what he said was one of the causes of the brutal crime: the state’s new criminal justice policies. The commissioner, Patrick Ryder of Nassau County, said that because of a new law, […]

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Deer Overpopulation Meets Its Match: Women Who Hunt

A camo-clad pair of hunters slipped into the woods near Yaphank, Long Island, one Sunday this winter, to position themselves before sunset, when white-tailed deer are most active. One carried pink arrows, and the other had a purple bow. But the tree stand they planned to climb into was missing. It happens — the hunter’s […]

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Furor Erupts Over Killing of Witness in MS-13 Gang Case

In October 2018, Wilmer Maldonado Rodriguez stepped in to protect two boys who were being threatened by members of the MS-13 gang on Long Island, officials said. In return, the gang members stabbed Mr. Rodriguez repeatedly and hit him in the head with a bat. Despite the vicious assault, Mr. Rodriguez agreed to testify against […]

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These Are the 6 Women Who Are Testifying Against Harvey Weinstein

One actress accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her after he had pushed his way into her New York City apartment in 1993. A second woman said he forcibly performed oral sex on her inside of his TriBeCa apartment in 2006. Seven years later, in a hotel in Midtown Manhattan, the Hollywood producer allegedly raped a […]

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