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Buffalo man exonerated of murder after 27 years in prison

A Buffalo man who spent 27 years in prison on a wrongful conviction has been exonerated. Valentino Dixon will be released Wednesday.

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A Buffalo man who spent 27 years in prison on a wrongful conviction has been exonerated. Valentino Dixon will be released Wednesday.

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Every year many judges, attorneys and public officials gather for the Red Mass of the St. Thomas More Guild—a celebration to bless the legal community. This year was a little different. Protesters lined up outside of St. Joseph Cathedral early Tuesday morning asking those who entered to call for Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation.

PUSH Buffalo

As calling hours take place before Thursday morning's funeral for Rafael "Pito" Rivera, PUSH Buffalo has set up a GoFundMe webpage to gather donations for the grieving family.

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Earlier this year, Say Yes Buffalo announced their plan to raise $100 million by 2023 to ensure eligible students in the Buffalo Public Schools would have a chance to pursue postsecondary scholarships. They’re $2 million closer to meeting that mark after receiving a donation from the First Niagara Foundation/Keybank Tuesday.

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The next step for a major housing development on Buffalo's East Side is concrete and steel - finally. Buffalo's Common Council approved the final stage of a $31 million People Inc. project on Jefferson Avenue.

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With new leadership on the horizon, there are some big changes occurring at the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, including 12 percent raises for union workers.

Tesla said on Tuesday it was complying with a Justice Department request for documents, in connection with Chief Executive Elon Musk's announcement that he was taking the publicly traded company private.

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For more than three decades, a South Carolina resident born in Buffalo sought the truth about his father’s identity. He had heard whispers for many years that it allegedly was a Catholic priest who served in Buffalo in the 1940. He recently got the results from a DNA test: his biological father was indeed a member of the clergy.


Editor's note: This story was originally published in 2017 and has been republished with updates.

For Rosh Hashana, more than 350 members of Uganda's Namutumba Synagogue dressed in white, chanted their prayers and feasted on a slaughtered cow to mark the beginning of a new Jewish year last week.

"We are so happy that we entered the new year with such joy and happiness," said Namutumba's spiritual leader Shadrach Mugoya Levi by telephone from Uganda.

Town of Cheektowaga

There is legally now a vacancy on the Cheektowaga Town Council. Following to a court ruling, council member James Rogowski was removed from office Tuesday

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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland meets with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in the latest round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations on Wednesday. This comes a month after the United States and Mexico stuck a preliminary deal. But there are still some sticking points that need ironing out before Canada is ready to sign on to new agreement. 

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When the financial crisis of 2008 hit, Brad Katsuyama worked on Wall Street as an investor for the Royal Bank of Canada. For some time, he'd noticed odd trends in the way his trades were executed and traced the cause back to the growing influence of high-frequency trading and its growing influence on the stock market. Looking for ways to counter the influence of HFT, he and his partners created IEX, Investors Exchange, in 2012.

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … At the world economic forum in China, officials on Tuesday morning defended the country's economic policies after the latest round of tariffs with the U.S. Liberia – the west African country founded by freed American slaves – has launched an investigation to trace $100 million worth of newly printed notes that have vanished. Sri Lanka's Hambantota port cost about $1.5 billion, but already the country is concerned it will not be able to pay back the money it borrowed from China to build it.

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Heritage Moments: The Attica Prison Uprising — 43 dead and a four-decade cover-up

The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 is one of the most disturbing episodes in the history of New York State and, indeed, the nation as a whole. It lasted four days, cost the lives of 43 persons and damaged the lives of hundreds of others, and what happened in the weeks before and the decades after only magnifies the horror. The repercussions of the uprising, the brutality the state used to put it down, the cover-up that followed – all of it continues to reverberate today.

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