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CAPITOL WATCH

ALBANY — In New York state political news, candidates are making their final push before Thursday's primary, set to decide several contentious legislative matchups as well as the Democratic primary races for governor and attorney general. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is spending big in his battle with activist and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon, who is counting on a surge of grassroots support. Meanwhile, candidates are reminding voters that this year's primary will be held on a Thursday. By David Klepper. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon.

PEOPLE-NICKI MINAJ-CARDI B

NEW YORK — Nicki Minaj and Cardi B were involved in an altercation Friday night that got physical at a New York Fashion Week party and left Cardi B with a mark on her head. By Nekesa Mumbi Moody. SENT: 225 words, photos.

FASHION WEEK-RALPH LAUREN

NEW YORK — A 19th-century fountain in Manhattan's Central Park provided a majestic backdrop for Ralph Lauren's star-studded 50th anniversary blowout on Friday, a festive celebration of his past and present that included a runway show and a black-tie dinner. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 545 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— BEAR HUNTING: The early bear hunting season is about to begin in New York.

— ROCHESTER-HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS: The first phase in a multimillion-dollar improvement project for a Rochester-area highway interchange has been completed.

— CITIZEN PREPAREDNESS TRAINING: A state program that trains citizens on how to respond to natural disasters and man-made calamities has hit a milestone.

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