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Tuesday, July 28
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended. Meters are in effect.

Weather
• Partly cloudy with afternoon showers. High of 94 degrees.

Top Stories
• Several states have issued warnings, after reports that residents received unsolicited packages containing seeds, that may have originated from China.

• A group of six mayors penned a letter to Congress asking it to pass legislation blocking the White House from deploying federal law enforcement to cities without consent.

• Defense attorneys for Ghislaine Maxwell want to keep x-rated evidence in her trial from going public.

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Brooklyn News
• Family and friends held a heartwrenching funeral service for a one-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet while at a barbecue earlier this month.

• Officials say funds diverted from the NYPD’s 2021 budget will be used to build a decked-out community center at Nostrand playground.

• A Brooklyn man has confessed to stabbing his wife to death in France, dismembering her body and dumping it in a storm drain.

Politics
• Politicians and the American public paid respects to the late Congressman, Rep. John Lewis, who is now the first Black lawmaker to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

• The Senate GOP’s new coronavirus relief bill proposes cutting weekly pandemic unemployment benefits from $600 to $200.

Entertainment
• Drake has broken the record for most top 10 hits in the history of the Billboard Hot 100.

• Amid the pandemic, many films slated for 2020 were rescheduled. Here’s a list of those movies shifted by coronavirus, and their new release dates.

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Buzzing Back

• In 1978 National Lampoon’s  “Animal House” is released in theaters and stars this actor. The film  centered around the disreputable Delta House fraternity.

• In 1990 rapper Soulja Boy is born in Chicago.  He is best known for this song, which hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007.

Opinion
• A writer for Slate wonders whether the Black Lives Matter movement will be able to accomplish what the Me Too movement could not.

• New York Magazine says America’s public schools are currently facing a “triple crisis.”

In the Blogs
• Simultaneous battles with COVID-19 and racial injustice have sparked a push for Black food sovereignty in Brooklyn.

• The 86 St R station and the Bedford Av L station are set to become ADA accessible by early August.

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Scoreboard
• The Mets (2-2) beat the Boston Red Sox, 7 to 4. They will remain at Fenway for the second game in the series tonight at 7:30 p.m.

• After the Yankees (2-1) vs. Phillies series opener was postponed due to Marlins players and staff testing positive for COVID-19, it is unclear if tonight’s game will go on as scheduled for 6 p.m.

• Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker has been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list, essentially forced by the NFL to take a paid leave of absence while waiting for his legal situation to resolve.

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Real Estate
• A thorough renovation has given this 1870s brownstone a side of moderndesigner style, along with its historic character.

• For Sale – 112a McKibbens Street, Williamsburg – Two family brick features 5 BRs, 3 bath, high-end upgrades, 2 car private driveway, finished basement w/ washer/dryer, bath, beautiful outdoor pavers. $1.399M. O’Kane Realty. 917-376-8780

• Sold – Mill Basin – A two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 775 square foot co-op at 2011 Pearson St. for $199,000. Zillow.

Technology
• Jeff Bezos will finally be grilled by Congress, as he joins the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, and Google at Wednesday’s antitrust hearing.

• According to FBI documents, senior Sinaloa cartel leaders were using a network of highly sophisticated encrypted phones, which was compromised by law enforcement earlier this year.

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July 28th, 2020 at 8:57 am

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