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TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign moved to contain a growing scandal Thursday, following the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him. Time magazine published the...
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Deteriorating road conditions on I-90 in Seneca Nation. August 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
(WBEN) - The New York State Thruway Authority is pointing the finger back at the Seneca Nation, saying that the deplorable condition of the I-90 as it runs through Seneca territory is due to the Senecas not giving the state permission to do the work. "To put it mildly, we have been frustrated that...
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Brendan Keany
Mike Baggerman
September 13, 2019 - 7:00 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Democrat Sean Ryan will not seek another term in the New York State Assembly because he's eyeing a different seat in Albany: State Senate. Ryan told WBEN on Friday that he is officially running for the seat. "I had spent a bulk of the spring and summer talking to people in...
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From left, Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro are introduced for the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings. The prime-time debate also elevated several...
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a rally on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
HOUSTON (AP) — Despite the miles traveled, the tens of millions of dollars raised and the ceaseless churn of policy papers, the Democratic primary has been remarkably static for months with Joe Biden leading in polls and Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders vying to be the progressive alternative...
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NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — New York's health commissioner is urging people to stop vaping, echoing recent warnings about the habit from the federal government. Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement Saturday that people should abstain from vaping while "the definitive cause of reported vaping-associated...
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Allan Harris
September 01, 2019 - 8:43 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signaled he's open to raising wages for state prisoners. The Democrat weighed in on prisoner wages while defending against criticisms of his plan to require motorists to replace their license plates every 10...
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Tom Puckett
August 28, 2019 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (WBEN/AP) — Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, abruptly ending a campaign that once looked poised to ride strong #MeToo credentials to formidability but instead collapsed amid surprisingly low polling and major fundraising struggles. "I know this...
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Brian Mazurowski
August 28, 2019 - 11:08 am
Join Brian Mazurowski as he sits down with all the declared candidates in the NY-27 Congressional race for an extended interview: Candidate For NY-27 Race - Beth Parlato Candidate for NY-27 Race - State Senator Rob Ortt Candidate for NY-27 Race - State Senator Chris Jacobs Candidate For NY-27 Race...
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August 18, 2019 - 10:42 am
(WBEN/AP) Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert yards, young families and voters who are increasingly up for grabs. "Sometimes I do think about the school shootings," said...
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