For the second year in a row students from Hewlett High School won a nationwide science competition. (Credit CBS 2)

L.I. School Takes Home Top Science Honors For Second Consecutive Year

The students won the contest with only $500 of funding and a modest high school lab. Most students in the competition partner with universities.


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Vietnam War Vet Continues The Fight For Purple Heart That He Earned In 1968

Forty years after a battle that left him with a piece of shrapnel in his knee, a Vietnam War veteran is still fighting for his right to wear the Purple Heart medal that he earned during an indirect fire attack along the Laotian border in 1968.


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Diana Ross, Glen Campbell Honored For Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Allman Brothers, Glen Campbell and Diana Ross were among the recipients named Friday of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Awards.


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Court Throws Out NYC Officer’s $5M Award

Anderson Alexander had sued the city, claiming he accidentally shot himself in 2002 while leaning back in a faulty chair in Brooklyn’s 73rd Precinct. He retired from the force after undergoing several surgeries.


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Richard Dreyfuss Being Honored With NY Award

Dreyfuss launched The Dreyfuss Initiative last year to spur interest in strengthening American democracy by promoting civics education.