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

May 19, 2019

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CHINA-NYC SUBWAY

WASHINGTON _ The Senate’s top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 825 words, photo.

_ WITH BC-NY--SUBWAY-PERFORMANCE TIMES

MARIJUANA-SOCIAL JUSTICE

NEW YORK _ Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities. But social equity has been both a sticking point and selling point this year in New York and New Jersey, among other states weighing whether to join the 10 that allow recreational use of pot. By Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1023 words, photos.

_ WITH MARIJUANA-SOCIAL JUSTICE-STATES

IN BRIEF:

_ OUTDOORS DAY: New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation plans to celebrate “Outdoors Day” by offering free events at its facilities across the state.

_ BOEHEIM-HONOR: Longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and former Orange player Jim Lee are among 17 people to be inducted Sunday into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame.

_ LAKESHORE PRESERVATION: A preservation group has acquired 900 feet of shoreline along a central New York lake that provides drinking water for 220,000 people including some of the city of Syracuse.

_ ANTIOBIOTICS-BEEF: Four upstate New York school districts have signed onto a new program aimed at reducing use of antibiotics on farms to prevent the emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs that threaten human health.

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SPORTS

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RAC--TRIPLE CROWN-BELMONT

BALTIMORE _ Trainer Mark Casse likes to be aggressive in running his horses, so don’t be surprised if Preakness winner War of Will goes to the Belmont. Even though Kentucky Derby winner Country House and disqualified Maximum Security won’t be there, Country House trainer Bill Mott is pointing star colt Tacitus to the Belmont to challenge War of Will. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 738 words, photos.

BKN--PELICANS-LANGDON

NEW ORLEANS _ A person familiar with the situation says the Pelicans have hired Nets assistant general manager Trajan Langdon to serve as New Orleans’ GM under new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin. SENT: 200 words.

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