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Wednesday, February 8

Weather
• Partly cloudy and warm. High of 61.

Top Stories
• The Army is allowing the Dakota Access oil pipeline to be completed, canceling any further environmental study.

• The U.S. Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary thanks to a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence.

• A Staten Island toddler who was abducted by her father, sparking an Amber Alert, has been found safe.

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Victor Manuelle in Concert Fri Feb 10th 9pm Latin Grammy nominated salsa singer, songwriter, and improvisational son singer, known to his fans as El Sonero de la Juventud. $54.46 – $125 Resorts World Casino, Central Park events space, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica
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Queens News
• Cops now believe race played a role in the murder of Howard Beach jogger Karina Vetrano.

• A school principal has been fired after treating his favorite staff members with a trip to College Point’s Spa Castle.

• An actor who was busted in Queens with several fake federal IDs actually escaped from prison years ago.

Politics
• Senate Republicans silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren from reciting a letter from Coretta Scott King to criticize Jeff Sessions.

• Despite passing the Assembly, the sanctuary state bill will not likely come up for a vote in the State Senate.

Entertainment
• Trump-hater Rosie O’Donnell is eager to play senior adviser Steve Bannon on Saturday Night Live.

• The Grammys will feature performances by Katy Perry and a Lady Gaga-Metallica collaboration.

Buzzing Back

• In 1978 New England digs out after blizzard

• In 1931 Actor James Dean is born in Marion, Indiana

Opinion
• The Daily News calls the GOP’s attack on legal immigration “misguided.”

• The Post says Trump’s tough talk and tough action on Iran seem to be working.

In the Blogs
• A traffic agent was struck by a car at a busy Ridgewood intersection.

• The Variety Boys & Girls Club is hosting a reception for its Young Professionals Committee.

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Scoreboard
• The Nets (9-43) fell short against the Charlotte Hornets, 111-107.

• The Rangers (34-18-1) soundly defeated the Anaheim Ducks, 4-1.

• The Knicks (22-31) welcome the Clippers to MSG. Tip-off is at 8 p.m.

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Little Makers: Bath Tub Art Sun Feb 12th 10:30am Make your own colorful crayons to make bath time fun. $8 + NYSCI Admission. NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona
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Real Estate
• The most expensive listing in Queens in January was a $4 million house in Little Neck.

• For Sale –  Rego Park – New Listing! Spacious one bedroom co-op w/ parquet floors throughout, large window, great closet space, gym on lobby level.  All utilities included, no additional A/C fee.  24 hr doorman.  Asking $229,000  O’Kane Realty  718-779-1111

• For Sale – Briarwood – Large one bedroom co-op w/ wood floors, modern updated kitchen, updated bath.  Asking $190,000  Crifasi Real Estate  718-894-8700

• Sold – Kew Gardens – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom co-op at 118-11 84th Avenue for $369,000. Zillow.

Business News
• Dow Jones and Nasdaq both hit all-time highs opening on Tuesday, while S&P was five points away from a record.

• General Motors’ fourth-quarter profits fell, sending its share plummeting five percent.

Events
Woodside – 6 p.m. – Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer delivers remarks at Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens ribbon cutting. 60-20 Woodside Ave.

Flushing – 6:15 p.m. – Flushing Chamber First Lunar New Year Celebration. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd.

Middle Village – 7:30 p.m. – Community Board 5 meeting.  Christ the King HS, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave.

Jamaica – 9 p.m. – Boy Band.  Resorts World Casino, 110-00 Rockaway Blvd.

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February 9th, 2017 at 8:13 am

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