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Overhaul immigration with compassion (access required)

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that ended the process of separating children from their parents after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. The separations had increased dramatically since the Trump administration implemented a “zero-tolerance” policy ...

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Increase development transparency (access required)

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Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and other Republican Assembly members on Wednesday called for passage of bills that would make the state’s economic development programs more transparent. They are right to do so. The state gives out hundreds of ...

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Sexism loses round (access required)

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It is fitting that on the same day that Harvey Weinstein stood in court to face rape and criminal sex act charges, another vestige of sexism was discarded. The Miss American Organization announced Tuesday that when the Miss America pageant ...

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Snap Poll: Few fans of Amazon’s Alexa (access required)

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As voice-activated digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have become more common, there have been increasing concerns about what the devices mean for the privacy of their users. Some of those concerns came to life when an Oregon family’s private conversations ...

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Underwood the right AG (access required)

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The state Legislature made the correct decision this week when it appointed Barbara Underwood as New York’s interim attorney general. Underwood, who has served as New York’s solicitor general since 2007, became acting attorney general when Eric Schneiderman resigned May ...

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Take care on sports betting (access required)

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News that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 is unconstitutional—clearing the way for states to legalize sports betting if they so desire—was greeted by cheers across the country. Gambling and sports ...

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