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Wednesday, November 20

Weather
• Partly cloudy with a high of 47 degrees.

Top Stories
• New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing JUUL over its marketing tactics aimed at teens.

• After months of pressure, Governor Cuomo will release $60 million in state spending on 2020 Census outreach.

• Subway workers are threatening a holiday slowdown as the MTA contract talksheat up.

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Queens News
• The MTA is preparing to renovate half a dozen stations along the 7 line in Queens.

• Education advocates pressed state lawmakers to fully fund public schools at a forum in Bayside.

• A former councilman claims he was removed from the board of directors at a school for criticizing how they handled a recent controversy.

Politics
• House Democrats are tapping Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney to be the first female Oversight Committee chair.

• Disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate is taking steps to run for office again, this time against Assemblyman Jeff Aubry.

Entertainment
• Emilia Clarke opened up about her “terrifying” nude scenes on “Game of Thrones” and the pressure she felt to please fans.

• Netflix has ordered a follow-up series for the History show “Vikings” set 100 years after the end of the original show.

Buzzing Back

• In 1967, a 19-year-old Arlo Guthrie releases this album, which would lead the 60’s generation into social consciousness and activism.

• In 1971, actor and comedian Joel McHale is born in Rome. He is best known as the host of this pop culture show.

Opinion
• USA Today says Trump’s Ukraine scandal is not just another partisan debate, but an abuse of power.

• Seth Barron predicts in the Post that Bloomberg will soon apologize for everything else he did right as mayor.

In the Blogs
• The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on mobile marketing for local businesses.

Take photos with Santa this holiday season at the Shops at Atlas Park.

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Scoreboard
• The Islanders (15-3-1) topped the Pittsburgh Penguins in overtime, 5-4.

• The Knicks (4-10) visit the Philadelphia 76ers at 7 p.m.

• The Nets (5-8) host the Charlotte Hornets in Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m.

• The Rangers (8-8-2) welcome the Washington Capitals to MSG at 8 p.m.

• Carmelo Anthony, who officially signed with the Portland Trail Blazers, will wear No. 00.

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The Thanksgiving Scarecrow: A Musical Thurs Nov 21st 9pm A comedic musical follows the origin of the newest holiday mascot as he enjoys obscure museums, a deviant barbershop quartet and an appearance from Santa! $5. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave., Astoria.
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Real Estate
• The city will turn 14 more cluster sites into affordable housing, providing homes for 200 homeless families.

• For Sale – 53-40 212th Street, Bayside - One family brick has 3 BRs, 2.5 bath, LR, DR, kitchen, full finished basement w/laundry & storage, wood floors. Private driveway & 1 car garage.  $858,000. CB Kueber 718-628-0100 

• For Sale - 76-22 57th Road, Middle Village – One family home on large 30×100 lot has 2 BRs, 1 bath, beautiful yard w/ deck.  $749,000. O’Kane Realty. 718-779-1111

• Sold – Whitestone – A three-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1,188-square-foot house at 22-04 169th Street for $720,000. Zillow.

Business News
Netflix stock is holding steady in the wake of the Disney+ launch.

• Google is entering the gaming industry with the launch of the cloud-based streaming service Stadia.

Events
East Elmhurst – 8:30 a.m. – Queens Chamber of Commerce hosts Councilman Mark Gjonaj for small business town hall. 75-20 Astoria Blvd.

Forest Hills – 9 to 11 a.m. – Curaleaf Ground Flower Pods launch statewide. 107-18 70th Rd.

Ridgewood – Noon to 2:30 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Maspeth Federal Savings, 66-60 Fresh Pond Rd.

Flushing – Noon – Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce hosts mobile marketing workshop. Kenvic Training Center, 36-57 Main St.

Flushing – 6 p.m. – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky to host Dream Act information session. East-West High School of International Studies, 46-21 Colden St.

Richmond Hill - 7 to 9 p.m. – Councilwoman Adrienne Adams hosts Census 2020 information session and job fair. Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens, 110-04 Atlantic Ave.

Astoria – 7:30 p.m. – Democratic Debate Watch Party. Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Ave.

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