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LI Now Live: Feb. 17, 2014 Live

HEADLINES

A look at today's top stories.

NY EYES HI-SPEED RAIL New York transportation officials are setting up public hearings to discuss options for an idea that has been kicked around for years but has yet to leave the station: high-speed passenger rail service.

EX-MILITANT COP KILLERS SEEK PAROLE. Two aging ex-members of a militant black power group serving 25-years-to-life sentences for the 1971 killings of two New York City police officers will again go before the state Parole Board to ask for freedom. But this time, it will be after admitting for the first time that they were involved in the execution-style slayings.

NYERS SUPPORT LEGALIZING POT.  A new poll finds 88 percent of New York voters support the legalization of marijuana for medical use, and 57 percent also favor legalizing recreational use.

STABBING IN BALDWIN. First squad detectives are looking for a man who police say pushed, punched and stabbed a 19-year-old man in Baldwin early Monday on Grand Avenue near a Burger King restaurant.

POLS TO MTA: DERAIL LIRR STRIKE. The cover story of today's Newsday looks at mounting pressure that Long Island politicians are putting on the MTA to settle a contract dispute with Long Island Rail Road union workers to avert a strike that could cripple the nation's largest commuter rail system as soon as next month.

by tara.conry

DISTRICT TO VOTE AGAIN ON REPAIRS. The lead story of today's "Our Towns" section explores a decision by Sewanhaka Central High School District officials to hold another vote on funding to repair seven school buildings and several sports fields after voters killed a  $99.51 million bond referendum in December.
by tara.conry


PRESIDENTS DAY IDEAS FOR KIDS. With Long Island schools closed today and the rest of the week, you may be wondering how you're going to entertain them. Check out this list of ideas.

LI PRESIDENTIAL LINKS. In honor of Presidents Day, explore Long Island's connections to presidents of the past.

TOP TWEETS

See what Newsday and its staff are tweeting about today. 






TOY FAIR LIVE TWEETS. To view more live tweets, Instragrams and other social media updates from the Toy Industry Association's 2014 Toy Fair, which is taking place today in Manhattan, click here. 





























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