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Obama’s pick for Education says teachers saved his life

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s choice to serve as Education Secretary says he rose to his current position because New York City public school teachers “literally saved my life.” In prepared testimony for his Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, John B. ...

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Big headwinds if ex-NYC mayor seeks White House

NEW YORK — By wide margins, Americans of all ideologies say they have no interest in voting former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg into the White House, suggesting that the billionaire media mogul would have significant headwinds should he mount ...

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Bill Gates supports government efforts in Apple case

NEW YORK — Bill Gates is supportive of investigators’ efforts to force Apple to help them crack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, saying a balance needs to be struck between government access and the ...

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Kerry Washington: Anita Hill role terrifying responsibility

PASADENA, Calif.  — Kerry Washington says she was acutely aware of the challenge of playing Anita Hill in a miniseries dramatizing Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation hearings. “I was terrified. Portraying somebody who’s real is a different kind of responsibility, ...

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GRAWA holiday party supports Crisis Nursery

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys held its annual holiday party on Thursday, selecting Crisis Nursery of Greater Rochester as the organization’s charitable initiative this year. GRAWA members Wende Knapp and Laura Myers pulled together auction items to give ...

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Anita Miller: a lifelong advocate for women

It was retired Chamberlain D’Amanda partner Anita Miller’s business to help people through divorce, but it was her pleasure to help people through life, from her clients and colleagues to her family and community, recalled friends of the popular Rochester ...

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GRAWA shops local, store pays it forward

Craft Company No. 6 at 785 University Ave. hosted an open house last week for members of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, donating 20 percent of sales back to the organization. Shop owner Kathy Verzillo and her associates ...

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Pittsford couple gives $6.5M to alma mater

SYRACUSE — A Pittsford couple who met at Le Moyne College are giving more than $6 million to the private Catholic school in Syracuse. The Post-Standard reports that college officials say the $6.5 million gift is from John and Kathy ...

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‘Tis the season for the bench and bar

Dozens of judges and attorneys kicked off the holiday season Thursday at the 2015 Monroe County Bar Association Bench and Bar Holiday Party at the Wintergarden at the Legacy Tower. The annual event includes a recognition of the judiciary, which ...

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Helping Others: Last call for submissions

The holiday season is an especially appropriate time to recognize outstanding work on behalf of those in need. That’s what The Daily Record would like to do, and we need your help. We’re looking for Rochester-area law firms and related ...

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Conklin announces Holiday Tour of Homes

This year marks the 30th Annual Corn Hill Holiday Tour of Homes, which showcases one of Rochester’s historic and diverse neighborhoods. This holiday tradition has become a neighborhood favorite and has grown considerably over the years. All tours will be on ...

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