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BC-NY--New York News Digest, ADVISORY, NY

January 6, 2019

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XGR--LEGISLATURE RETURNS

Legalized marijuana, sports betting and new traffic tolls in Manhattan are just some of the measures Democrats believe they can push through the New York Legislature in a 2019 session that begins this week. By David Klepper. SENT: 927 words photos.

MUSLIM FIREFIGHTER-SETTLEMENT

NEW YORK _ A Muslim firefighter who said he was subjected to firehouse harassment over his faith and race, including being fed pork in violation of his religious beliefs, has settled his lawsuit against New York City. SENT: 210 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ ENGAGEMENT RING-FOUND: Police in New York City say they helped a couple ring in the new year by reuniting them with their missing engagement ring.

_ LAND ACQUISITION: The Open Space Institute has purchased 890 acres of forested land along the upper Hudson River.

_ DELAWARE RIVER BRIDGE RENOVATED: Crews have wrapped up work on an historic bridge that connects the states of New York and Pennsylvania over the Delaware River.

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BKN--NETS-BULLS

CHICAGO _ The Brooklyn Nets go for their 12th win in 15 games when they meet the Chicago Bulls. Brooklyn won at Memphis on Friday, while Chicago lost by three in overtime to Indiana. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET.

HKN--RANGERS-COYOTES _ The New York Rangers visit the Arizona Coyotes.

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