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Justice Department Threatens To Sue Harvard In Admissions Probe

NPR News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:39pm

The investigation is looking into claims that its admissions policies discriminate against white and Asian-American applicants by holding them to higher standards than black and Latino applicants.

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Manson Has Endured As The Face Of Evil For Nearly 50 Years

WIBX News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 5:17pm

Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet Manson has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time.

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U.K. Water Companies Sometimes Use Dowsing Rods To Find Pipes

NPR News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:57pm

Biologist Sally Le Page couldn't believe it when she heard a folk magic practice was being used to look for water mains in 2017. But 10 out of 12 companies confirmed they sometimes rely on divining.

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Fire damages home on Syracuse's South Side; firefighters investigate

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:39pm
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Samantha House | shouse@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/samhouse/index.html

Grant Aimed At Preventing Opioid Abuse By Women

WIBX News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 4:16pm

Health officials in western New York say they'll use a three-year, $300,000 grant to try to lower the number of newborns who suffer from drug withdrawal after being exposed to opioids before birth.

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Death of Salina man is ruled as homicide, sheriff's office says

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:54pm
William Fitzpatrick said his office is treating the death of a Salina man found dead today as a homicide Patrick Lohmann | plohmann@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/plohmann/index.html

'Cigarette break. Please.' Jury deadlocked, still deliberating in Syracuse murder trial

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:53pm
Lawyers wrapped up their closing statements Monday around 1 p.m. More than 24 hours and a cigarette break later, jurors remained deadlocked. Julie McMahon | jmcmahon@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/jmcmahon-syr/index.html

SUNY Oswego may revoke Charlie Rose's honorary degree amid sex misconduct claims

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:42pm
Rose was fired from CBS and PBS over allegations of sexual misconduct. Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/gherbert/index.html

WATCH: Their Flight Was Delayed. So, They Broke Out An Accordion And Partied

NPR News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:34pm

After travelers found their flight from Toronto delayed, they got out instruments and got to singing. And by the time the flight landed, Facebook videos of the singalong had taken off.

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Syracuse man stabbed brother with steak knife, court records say

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:08pm
A Syracuse man was charged earlier this month for stabbing his brother with a steak knife, according to the criminal complaint filed in Syracuse City Court. Sarah Moses | smoses@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/smoses/index.html

Hundreds Of Victims Of Las Vegas Shooting File Lawsuits

NPR News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:58pm

Defendants in the suits include MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay, and Live Nation, the organizer of the country music festival at which 58 people were killed last month.

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Missing man found dead in Liverpool; deputies call death suspicious

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:22pm
The 25-year-old man went missing Saturday evening. Samantha House | shouse@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/samhouse/index.html

Pistol Permit Renewal Deadline Looms For Upstate New Yorkers

WIBX News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:16pm

State police are reminding upstate New Yorkers with pistol permits of the upcoming deadline to recertify them.

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Refugees help struggling Upstate NY cities with 'growth and rebirth,' report says

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 2:13pm
Utica's U.S. born population has dropped while the foreign-born population grew. Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/gherbert/index.html

Help A CNY Farm Send Christmas Trees to the Troops

WIBX News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:43pm

You can make Christmas a little brighter for military families that have a loved one deployed for the holidays by donating a Christmas tree from a Central New York tree farm.

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Ikea Again Announces Dresser Recall After Death Of 8th Child

WIBX News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:11pm

Ikea has relaunched the recall of 29 million chests and dressers following the death of an eighth child.

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FCC Unveils Plan To Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

NPR News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 1:04pm

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices.

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Survival guide for Black Friday 2017 shopping at Destiny USA

News from The Post-Standard - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:57pm
Destiny USA is expecting shoppers from all over the country and Canada this holiday weekend. Sarah Moses | smoses@syracuse.com http://connect.syracuse.com/user/smoses/index.html

Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Punishing 'Sanctuary Cities'

NPR News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:46pm

A judge in California has issued a permanent injunction against an executive order that promised to withhold federal funds from jurisdictions that didn't cooperate with immigration authorities.

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Bill Preventing Vaping In Public Areas Takes Effect On Thursday

WIBX News - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 12:46pm

A new law banning the use of electronic cigarettes in areas covered by the Clean Indoor Air Act will take effect on Thursday in New York State.

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