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North Country News
9:45 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

VT Court Rejects Obama Citizenship Challenge

Billboard challenging the validity of Barack Obama's birth certificate
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The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected a claim by a former Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Vermont that President Barack Obama's name should not have been placed on last year's Vermont ballot because he is not a "natural-born citizen" of the United States.

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WAMC News
7:49 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC Political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Obama's strained relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin over alleged chemical weapons use in Syria.

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New England News
7:52 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Larson Sets Town Hall Meeting On Syria Attack

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Connecticut U.S. Representative John Larson will spend Labor Day hearing from constituents on whether Congress should authorize President Barack Obama to launch a military strike on Syria.

Larson has scheduled a community forum at West Hartford Town Hall today.

He said he will update residents and invite those who attend to express their opinions and ask questions.

Larson, a Democrat, said in a news release on Saturday that he commends Obama for seeking congressional authorization to punish Syria's Assad regime for an alleged chemical attack on its own people.

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WAMC News
6:12 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Tickets Becoming Available For Obama-Buffalo Visit

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President Barack Obama's appearance at the University at Buffalo as part of a two-day bus tour through upstate New York and Pennsylvania will be open to the public, but tickets are required.

The president is scheduled to speak Thursday at Alumni Arena on UB's North Campus. Tickets will be available beginning at 5 p.m. today at the Alumni Arena box office.

Thursday's visit is part of a trip through upstate New York and Pennsylvania to lay out ideas for making college more affordable.

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Sports
7:37 am
Tue August 13, 2013

NY, PA Cities On Obama's 2-Day Bus Tour Next Week

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A Washington official with knowledge of the plans says three upstate New York cities and one in Pennsylvania are on the tentative list of places President Barack Obama will visit next week during a bus tour to talk about the economy and building the middle class.

The White House says the president will visit next Thursday and Friday.

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details haven't been released says Monday the stops will include Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Scranton.

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Sports
7:14 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Rodriguez Plays On Despite Suspension

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It was a strange day in baseball Monday…

That was the sound of Chicago White Sox fans booing Alex Rodriguez’s return to the big leagues hours after he was suspended through 2014 by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis case, a punishment he plans to appeal. Rodriguez and 12 other players have been given lengthy suspensions after an in-depth probe. All but Rodriguez have accepted their suspensions.

"I am fighting for my life," he said. "If I don't defend myself, no one else will."

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Sports
7:42 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Yankees To Discipline A-Rod For 2nd Medical Opinion

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In baseball news, already a target of Major League Baseball's drug investigation, third baseman Alex Rodriguez angered the Yankees when he obtained a second medical opinion on his strained left quadriceps this week. The Yankees intend to discipline him, most likely with a fine.

Checking the scoreboard, the Yankees split their four game series with the Rangers after a 2-0 victory. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs have pulled Alfonso Soriano from the lineup and a trade to send the outfielder to the Yankees is about almost complete.

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New York News
8:15 am
Fri July 19, 2013

NY Official Pushes Feds To Recognize Gay Marriages

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New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is wielding the power of the state's $160 billion pension fund to urge President Barack Obama to order federal agencies in every state to recognize gay marriages performed in New York.

It could be a big push in DiNapoli's effort to get major companies that do business with the fund to adopt anti-discrimination measures in providing benefits for gay couples.

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New England News
8:55 am
Tue May 14, 2013

British PM Cameron Visits Boston Marathon Memorial

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, accompanied by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, has visited the Boston Marathon bombings memorial.

Earlier this morning, Cameron and Patrick visited the makeshift memorial that includes T-shirts, letters, running shoes and other items.

The memorial grew in the wake of the April 15 explosions at the marathon finish line that killed three people and injured more than 260.

One suspect died in a shootout with police days later, while a second suspect is recovering in a federal prison hospital.

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New England News
9:01 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Senate Gun Control Vote Angers Conn. Officials

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Connecticut officials are reacting with shock and anger after the U.S. Senate rejected gun control legislation inspired by the school shootings in Newtown.

State lawmakers recently passed a sweeping bipartisan package of measures including a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines and an expanded assault weapons ban.

State Republican House Leader Lawrence Cafero Jr. appeared stunned the U.S. Senate couldn't pass a background checks compromise. He says "I just don't understand how you could vote no."

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