On Monday Night Football, Will Hill returned a blocked field goal 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 33-27 win over the luckless Cleveland Browns, who lost their sixth straight game along with starting quarterback Josh McCown. The Ravens are 4-7 while the Browns slip to 2-9.

A Planned Parenthood clinic in New Hampshire has reopened nearly six weeks after police say it was badly damaged by a hatchet-wielding juvenile.

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A senior aide to Governor Peter Shumlin says the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange has met key goals set out for it earlier this year and should not be scrapped in favor of the state joining the federal exchange.

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday train made its way thru eastern New York over the weekend providing entertainment and donations to food pantries along the route.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is due to announce his choice for the state’s next chief judge on December 1.

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Government reform groups say the conviction of New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on Monday on federal corruption cagres makes clear the need for immediate action in Albany, and are calling on the governor to call a special session in December to clean up state government.

Sheldon Silver was found guilty Monday.
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WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock reacts to news late Monday that former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been convicted by a federal jury of charges that he used the power of his office to earn $5 million illegally.  The federal jury in Manhattan returned the verdict Monday after a three-week trial.

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Over the past few years, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving has come to be known as “Giving Tuesday.” It’s meant to be a day when people give money to their favorite causes.

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The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services’ new campus for the western part of the state is being dedicated tomorrow. The new facility took just a year to construct, but was decades in the making.

The $13.4 million project built on the site of the former Springfield Fire Training Center is a state-of-the-art facility for firefighters from the western part of the state, according to state Fire Marshall Stephen Coan.

Silver Guilty On All Corruption Counts

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A lawmaker who was one of New York's most powerful politicians has been convicted by a federal jury of charges that he used the power of his office to earn $5 million illegally.