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Morning Buzz: Off-duty cop shoots himself in the head, Cespedes opts out of Mets season after going missing

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Monday, August 3

Weather
• Mostly sunny with a high of 91 degrees.

Top Stories
• Microsoft confirmed it is in talks to buy the U.S. arm of the popular app TikTok, and has discussed with Trump about security concerns.

• Democratic and Republican lawmakers are far from a deal on the next coronavirus relief bill.

• The captain and owners of a New York City party boat were arrested for hosting a crowded booze cruise.

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Queens News
• An off-duty NYPD officer fatally shot himself in the head in his Astoria home.

• A woman was brutally attacked while trying to film a couple assaulting a passenger on the 7 train.

• The Queens man who was filmed being placed into an illegal chokehold by police in the Rockaways has been arrested again.

Politics
• House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a top Democrat, compared Trump to Benito Mussolini.

• White House chief of staff Mark Meadows reassured that the 2020 election will happen on November 3 as planned.

Entertainment
• Talk show host James Corden may be in line to replace Ellen DeGeneres, but her executive producers say not so fast.

Nikki Bella gave birth to her first child, while twin sister Brie Bella welcomed her second child into the world.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1996, this song begins its reign atop the U.S. pop charts.

• In 1941, domestic diva and TV personality Martha Stewart is born in Jersey City, NJ. In 2016, she began hosting a TV show with this rapper.

Opinion
• The Times says members of Congress should test themselves for COVID-19 and protect people working on Capitol Hill.

• The Post says turning around New York City’s crime spike will require action from more than the NYPD.

In the Blogs
• A new report found that 11109 in Long Island City is the most expensive ZIPcode in Queens.

• Queens College has unveiled “QC at a Glance,” its digital brochure for prospective students and parents.

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Scoreboard
• The Yankees (7-1) swept the Boston Red Sox with a 9-7 victory. The Bronx Bombers will host the Philadelphia Phillies at 7:05 p.m.

• The Mets (3-7) were blanked by the Atlanta Braves, 4-0. They play the Braves in Atlanta again at 7:10 p.m.

• The Nets (31-35) topped the Washington Wizards, 118-110.

• The Rangers will take on the Carolina Hurricanes on the road in the second game of their first-round matchup. Puck drops at noon.

• After failing to show up to the Mets game on Sunday, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes decided to opt out of the 2020 season. The move will likely end his tenure in Queens.

• The Mets also acquired veteran outfielder Billy Hamilton for right-handed prospect Jordan Humphreys.

• The Jets released veteran guard Brian Winters, who has been with Gang Green for six years.

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Real Estate
• Construction has partially topped out at 45-18 Court Square, a six-story additionto an existing LIC structure.

• For Sale – 141-15 28th Avenue, #5-F, Flushing – 700 s/f Mitchell Gardens co-op has 1 BR, 1 bath, gym in complex, parking available, close to everything. All utilities included in maintenance of $741. $238,000  CB Kueber Realty 718-628-0100

• Sold – Astoria – A five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 1,782-square-foot house at 20-51 33rd Street for $1.325 million. Zillow.

Weekend Crime Roundup
• On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 call of a man shot inside 22-30 Dix Avenue in Far Rockaway. Cops found a 35-year-old man lying on the ground in front of apartment 1C with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. There are no arrests and an investigation is ongoing.

Events
Virtual – 10 a.m. – State Legislature hosts oversight hearings on nursing homes, long-term facilities and hospitals. Livestream here.

Virtual – 6 p.m. – Comptroller Scott Stringer, local elected officials host southeast Queens virtual town hall. Register here.

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August 3rd, 2020 at 8:42 am

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