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Medical marijuana dispensary in Plattsburgh, NY
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Some 551 New Yorkers have been certified to obtain medical marijuana, nearly one month after the state's program began.

U.S Attorney Preet Bharara
U.S Attorney Preet Bharara

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is being honored Friday night in Westchester County.  U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara will be the keynote speaker tonight at the Westchester County Crime Stoppers dinner at the VIP County Club in New Rochelle.

Asha Burwell,  a junior from Long Island and student manager of the women's basketball team, addressed the crowd at Monday's UAlbany rally.
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Last weekend's alleged racial incident involving University at Albany students aboard a CDTA bus remains a mystery after videos have been scrutinized.

This is a picture of Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy
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A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter. But Governor Dannel Malloy is coming down hard on the idea.

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Up until recently, if you weren't a coffee fanatic, you may not have heard about Death Wish Coffee. But if you're among the many millions watching the Super Bowl this weekend, you will.

Karen DeWitt

Senate Democrats are optimistic about their chances for winning a special election in April to replace convicted ex-Senate Leader Dean Skelos.

Patrick Madden
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Troy Mayor Patrick Madden gave his first State of the City address Thursday night.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening forecast for Friday, February 5, 2016.

This is a picture of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy visiting with medical researchers and professionals at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut.
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy visited the University of Connecticut Health Center this week to highlight cancer research and President Obama’s call for a moonshot in the fight against the deadly disease.

A large crowd displays the Black Flag on steps of Springfield City Hall
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Black History Month began in Springfield, Massachusetts this week with an annual flag-raising ceremony at City Hall.

A large diverse audience of children from a local elementary school, a Head Start classroom, and a youth job corps program, were encouraged by keynote speaker Dr. Alonzo Sheffield, 95, a retired physician, to learn their history.

" I think it will help them in their studies and appreciate what the situation is today, " he said.

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