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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Police say two men and two women at an outdoor party were hurt after bullets fired from another yard penetrated a fence separating the spaces and injured them. Nassau County police say the four injured people were in the rear yard of a building on Dorlon Street in Hempstead, New York, around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Authorities say gunfire came an adjacent yard and went through a PVC fence that separated the properties. It was unclear who had fired the bullets.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor's races are on the ballot in 36 states this year, and support or opposition to the Trump administration has emerged as a pivotal issue in many of the most closely contested races. The races have become like proxy battles over the president. Many of them feature Trump-backed Republicans against a left-of-center Democrat. Republicans currently dominate those offices by holding 33 governor's seats, something Democrats are trying to reverse.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state health officials will host three public listening sessions in New York City to discuss proposals to legalize recreational marijuana. The meetings are intended to help state officials gather public input on the issue before lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo consider specific proposals next year. The sessions are set for Monday in Queens, Tuesday in Brooklyn and Wednesday on Staten Island. Other sessions have been held in several locations around the state and more are planned.

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the so-called "Kushner loophole." An Associated Press report this year found Jared Kushner's family real estate firm filed dozens of false documents with the city claiming it had no-rent-regulated tenants in its buildings. That allowed it to avoid strict oversight of construction that critics say was used to drive out low-paying tenants. Ritchie Torres' bill would require the city to check with tax records to validate such claims.

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