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Local students learn basics of a legal career

Tianna Brown, a city high school student, wants to start her own law firm. She confidently advised fellow students to be weary of social media and letting everybody know their business and disrespect them. “I’m Tianna and I like to ...

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Upstate Niagara to provide Greek yogurt to schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded New York’s Upstate Niagara Cooperative a contract to provide its Greek yogurt to public schools across three states, including New York, through the USDA’s School Lunch Program Pilot.

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Police at 12 colleges to get heroin antidote

BUFFALO (AP) — Public safety officers on 12 State University of New York campuses will soon be equipped with the heroin antidote naloxone. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the $27,000 in funding will come from a program that reimburses ...

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RSD selects new superintendent

The Rochester School for the Deaf will have a new leader, possibly as soon as this fall. Antony McLetchie, 44, of Canada, will take over as the school’s seventh superintendent/CEO, replacing Harold Mowl, 67, of Pittsford. Mowl, who had served ...

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New York gives tuition break to veterans

ALBANY (AP) — New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will ...

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Fisher seeks approval for new chapel

Nixon Peabody law partner Robert W. Burgdorf said St. John Fisher College had been talking about a new chapel at least since he was attending the Pittsford college in 1984. Three decades later, Burgdorf on Aug. 11 presented a preliminary ...

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Trial set in lawsuit over Cornell bridge suicide

ITHACA (AP) — A federal jury will decide whether Cornell University and the City of Ithaca must pay millions of dollars to the family of an 18-year-old Cornell student who jumped to his death from a bridge over a gorge ...

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Right to counsel video available

A new “Court Shorts” video, focusing on the Sixth Amendment right to counsel, has been released by the federal judiciary, expanding a series of short video and audio podcasts that teach young people about the Constitution, courts and individual rights. ...

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Local team wins national youth competition

The Urban League of Rochester’s Project Ready Post-Secondary Success STEM team won first place at the 2014 National Urban League’s annual youth leadership summit and case competition, “Empowered to Change the Nation: Focus, Motivation and Dedication,” in Cincinnati, Ohio. Juniors ...

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Gillibrand takes on campus sexual assaults

Protecting college and university students from sexual assault is the goal of a new bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Among the group of senators announcing the proposed legislation was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who has also fought for ...

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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

DALLAS — Law school graduates taking the bar exam in multiple states experienced delays when they tried to submit their answers on the test’s first day. The Florida-based testing software provider blamed a processing issue and said it had been ...

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NY Bar Foundation announces student awards

Six law students at New York law schools have received fellowships and scholarships from The New York Bar Foundation. “The foundation congratulates these students on receiving these awards,” President Cristine Cioffi said. “We strive to advance legal research and education. ...

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