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Scalia throws water on secession idea

Say you are a screenwriter, and you are writing a story about the attempt by a state to secede and become a part of Canada, leading to a court battle that goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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UB researcher used actors to fake testimony

BUFFALO — A former University at Buffalo addictions researcher has been accused of hiring professional actors to pose as people familiar with his work during an investigation into whether he fabricated data.

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NY court overturns adoption by J&J heiress

ALBANY — New York's top court has overturned the adoption of a Cambodian orphan by a Johnson & Johnson heiress who's been fighting for custody of the child with her former diet doctor boyfriend.

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Telecommuting keeps picking up steam

Careers that permit working part- or full-time from home continue to expand, but some sectors appear to have been faster that others to take the ramp onto telecommuting.

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Zoo welcomes polar bear

Zero, a 1,150-pound male polar bear, is settling in to his new home at the Seneca Park Zoo, Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and zoo officials announced Friday.

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Artist desired a more ‘real’ Lincoln

NEW YORK CITY — Abraham Lincoln had piercing eyes, a muscular neck and was not given to slouching or looking downcast as some artists portrayed him at the time, according to eyewitness accounts collected by an early 20th-century sculptor and published in a new book.

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Biz Kid$ camps set

Youths ages 13 to 18 are invited to participate in a green Biz Kid$ camp during February break, Feb. 16. through Feb. 20.

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