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As the nation prepares to mark Memorial Day, outrage has been building on Capitol Hill and beyond over the military's failure to repair a system that has placed service members in more danger of sexual assault than of battlefield injury.
Income and wealth inequality is just about as American as baseball and apple pie. And although the economy has improved in the last few years, the unemployment rate for black Americans is about double that for whites.
President Obama banned enhanced interrogation techniques, but he's largely avoided discussing whether the tactic ever produced valuable information. He might not be able to avoid it forever: The CIA is preparing an official response to a report that...
With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused...
The contentious little creatures were allowed in the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in its 100-year history. Their presence has been hotly debated, but celebrity-decorated gnomes will be sold for a cause.
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Canton, NY, Jul 05, 2012 — In our annual Summer Reading List Call-in staff, guests and listeners share the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst and producer Tasha Haverty. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Port Henry, NY, Jul 05, 2012 — Health officials in New York and Vermont say there have already been at least two outbreaks of toxic blue-green algae on Lake Champlain. The first was reported last week near the Crown Point bridge. The second, reported Tuesday, forced closure of the public beaches in Port Henry. There have also been reports of outbreaks near Burlington and Missisquoi Bay. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
I think you'll see closure of schools. I think you'll see mergers of schools.
Rensselaer, NY, Jul 05, 2012 — A new survey shows that many New York school districts are within a year and a half of exhausting their fund balances. School business leaders say that could lead to district consolidationsor closures. Julie Grant reports. Go to full article
by Chris Morris
Lake Placid, NY, Jul 05, 2012 — Multi-use trail advocates want Garry Douglas removed as co-chairman of the North Country Regional Economic Development Council for allegedly showing bias toward railroad... Go to full article
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Jul 05, 2012 — Throughout Front and Center, our continuing collaboration with WBEZ , we've been exploring issues of literacy and how that affects people in school life and work. Usually... Go to full article
Fort Drum, NY, Jul 04, 2012 — It's a national tradition for the White House to perform a naturalization ceremony for new U.S. citizens on Independence Day. Joanna Richards reports that this year, the... Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Jul 04, 2012 — Leaders at Canton-Potsdam Hospital want New York to expand the Medicaid program to include people whose incomes are above the federal poverty level. In its ruling upholding... Go to full article