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Morning Buzz: Amazon reportedly chooses LIC for HQ2, Recording links Saudi prince to Khashoggi assassination

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Tuesday, November 13

Weather
• Rain today with a high of 53 degrees.

Top Stories
• A new recording strongly links the Saudi Crown Prince to the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

• Amazon has reportedly chosen Long Island City and Northern Virginia as the two locations for its HQ2. The announcement can come as soon as today.

• Police are investigating after a group of Wisconsin high school students made the Nazi salute for a picture.

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2020 Census Town Hall  Tues Nov 13th 6-8pm  Borough President Melinda Katz, cordially invites you to attend her 2020 Census Town Hall. Please RSVP at queensbp.org/RSVP.  Helen Marshall Cultural Center  – Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, Kew Gardens.
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Queens News
• Women working on the LaGuardia Airport’s $4 billion overhaul are being paid up to $50,000 less annually than their male counterparts, according to a new lawsuit.

• The 265 victims of the Flight 587 crash were remembered in a memorial service 17 years after the accident.

• A man jumped off the Throgs Neck Bridge on Monday in an apparent suicide.

Politics
• Democrat Kyrsten Sinema becomes Arizona’s first female senator.

• Ivanka Trump’s vacation following the Charlottesville protest cost taxpayers $14,000 in Secret Service protection.

Entertainment
• Celebrities and fans remembered the life of Marvel Comics visionary Stan Lee.

• Celine Dion used an odd video to announce that she’s working on a children’s clothing line.

Buzzing Back

• In 1971 this song by Three Dog Night is released in the US.  It was a tune that songwriter Paul Williams would later say that he wrote in 20 minutes.

• In 1934 director Garry Marshall is born in The Bronx, NY. He created this TV series and directed this movie, which was the third highest-grossing movie of 1990.

Opinion
• The Post argued French President Emmanuel Macron ignored the lessons of history and of today’s political realities when lecturing Trump.

• The Daily News insisted that if the Senate and Assembly act like professional legislators, they will get treated as such.

In the Blogs
• A man was killed by a hit-and-run in Forest Hills Gardens.

• A couple robbed a man at gunpoint aboard the 7 train.

Trending in New York
• Northern Virginia
• Jill Scott
• El Chapo
• Boone
• #WorldKindnessDay

Scoreboard
• The Giants won! The team moves to 2-7 after beating the San Francisco 49ers, 27-23.

• The Nets (6-8) fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves, 120-113.

• The Rangers (9-7-2) beat the Vancouver Canucks, 2-1.

•  The Islanders (8-6-2) face the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 7 p.m.

• The Jets have issues but Rex Ryan doesn’t think all of the blame should be put on head coach Todd Bowles.

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Real Estate
• A 14-story mixed-use development is coming to 47-15 35th Avenue in Astoria.

• For Sale – Middle Village – Amazing 1 family on a 20×150 s/f lot.  Custom built designs and finishes – too much to list!  Large 70 ft home has open concept, 3 BRs, 1.5 bath, massive yard.  Asking $1.150M. Crifasi Real Estate. 718-894-8700

• For Sale – Forest Hills Gardens – 3BR, 2 bath co-op features a wood-burning fireplace, private garden, dog friendly, bike & storage rooms.  Garage available for extra fee. Close to all.  Asking $725,000. Halstead Real Estate 718-520-0303

• Sold – Rockaway Park - A three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,300-square-foot condo at 176 Beach 127th St. for $999,000. Zillow

Technology
• Airbnb joined Google in ending its policy of forced arbitration for employees claiming workplace harassment.

• See how popular Youtube gamer Ninja transformed his basement into a state-of-the-art studio.

Events
• Ridgewood – 11 a.m. – Blink Fitness grand opening. 55-27 Myrtle Ave.

• Kew Gardens – 6 to 8 p.m. – 2020 Census Town Hall.  Helen Marshall Center –  Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

• Flushing - 7 p.m. – Evening Readings: Ricky Richard.  LeFrak Concert Hall, Room 264, 65-30 Kissena Blvd.

• Kew Gardens – 7:45 p.m. – Community Board 8 Monthly Meeting.  Queens Borough Hall, Room 213, 120-55 Queens Blvd.

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November 13th, 2018 at 2:24 pm

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