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New program supports national priority

Monroe Community College has developed a one-year homeland security certificate program to prepare individuals to effectively prevent and respond to a broad range of incidents — from cyberattacks and acts of violence to terrorism and other manmade disasters. Program participants ...

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NLRB ruling spurs concerns of bottleneck

Lawyers say a June 26 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that struck down President Obama’s 2012 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board threatens to invalidate hundreds of rulings made over an 18-month period. But the ruling in ...

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NY senators on letter for open Internet

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to reclassify the transmission component of broadband Internet access as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. In a letter sent to the FCC on Tuesday, 13 Senate Democrats point ...

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Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime probe

WASHINGTON — Citigroup agreed Monday to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said “shattered lives” and contributed to the worst ...

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Funds granted for Fisher nurse practitioner program

A $335,235 federal grant has been awarded for St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing training program in Rochester. The program, called the “Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Traineeship Program,” will help provide traineeship funding for graduate students pursuing ...

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EEOC guidance attracts renewed scrutiny

WASHINGTON — Two years after a guidance warning employers against the overly-broad use of criminal background checks to screen potential new hires was issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is drawing renewed criticism from employers, business groups ...

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Amazon asks FAA for permission to fly drones

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. The news sent Amazon’s shares up nearly 5 percent in ...

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Rift forms over religious exemption in anti-bias order

In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender people in hiring. Many religious leaders and conservative ...

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Police apply for bulletproof vests

More than 110 police departments across the state have applied to receive funds under the inVEST Partnership, a $3.5 million program dedicated to assisting New York state law enforcement agencies with the purchase of bulletproof vests. Attorney General Eric T. ...

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Agencies, city partner to help hungry children

The city is again partnering with the Rochester City School District, the Rochester Area Community Foundation, the Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency and Foodlink to provide free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under during the summer. More than ...

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