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State of University highlights: Affordability, college completion and new foundation

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered her final State of the University Address Monday in Albany. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says she highlighted progress made by SUNY in the past decade.

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A Buffalo-area native and World War II veteran has received numerous decorations from two nations for his participation in the liberation of France.


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A student was arrested for allegedly carrying a gun into school Monday morning. It happened at the Baker Hall School in Lackawanna. Baker Victory Service's spokesman John Pitts tells WBFO News the gun was discovered as the student entered the school building.  


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SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher delivered her final State of the University Address Monday in Albany.  WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says she highlighted progress made by SUNY in the past decade. 

The Trump administration has moved into the White House, and that has Democrats looking toward the future. It may seem far away, but the 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner, and Democrats are hoping they can regain seats.

Nathan Gonzales (@nathanlgonzales), editor and publisher of “Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales,” joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about the 2018 Senate race.

From the emoluments clause to the Trump Foundation to his Washington hotel, many questions remain about President Donald Trump’s business ventures and how they’ll intersect with his new role as president.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax (@geewaxnpr) about some of Trump’s ongoing potential conflicts of interest as the new administration begins.

Seventy-five people have been arrested across Europe for allegedly trafficking stolen art and archaeological relics, according to Spanish police who led the investigation.

Interpol and the U.N.'s culture agency, UNESCO, helped in the investigation, as did the European policing agency Europol and the World Customs Organization, according to a statement by UNESCO.

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A private, all-girls Catholic high school in Buffalo will be dropping State Regents testing. WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley says Nardin Academy is ready to phase out Regents exams over the next couple of years. 

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While Buffalo schools are looking for millions of dollars more from Albany in the annual school aid budget fight, the district is diving into the intricacies of its spending and hoping to knock millions off its costs.

New York lawmakers will soon begin several weeks of hearings on Governor Cuomo's $152 billion state budget proposal.

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At the Golden Globe Awards this year, Meryl Streep received an honorary award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. In her acceptance speech, she criticized then-President-elect Trump for mocking a reporter with a disability. Some applauded her comments, but others have reacted in a different way -- saying Hollywood has to take a look at its own acceptance of people with different abilities.


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The Trump administration has moved into the White House, and that has Democrats looking toward the future. It may seem far away, but the 2018 midterm elections are just around the corner, and Democrats are hoping they can regain seats.

Nathan Gonzales (@nathanlgonzales), editor and publisher of “Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales,” joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to talk about the 2018 Senate race.

From the emoluments clause to the Trump Foundation to his Washington hotel, many questions remain about President Donald Trump’s business ventures and how they’ll intersect with his new role as president.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax (@geewaxnpr) about some of Trump’s ongoing potential conflicts of interest as the new administration begins.

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As the Women's March on Washington has swelled in support, attracting attention and supporters in the lead-up to Saturday's demonstrations, its name has become something of a misnomer.

Sister marches have been organized in all 50 states, several U.S. territories and countries around the world. They have tried to express solidarity with the aims of the original march: opposition to President Trump's agenda, and support of women's rights and human rights in general.

Making good on his promise to get started on "Day 1," President Trump and his administration got right to work on Friday, taking steps to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and announcing the reversal of their predecessors' plans to reduce mortgage insurance premiums on federally insured home loans.

A newly inaugurated Donald J. Trump delivered a fiercely populist and often dark address, promising to transfer power in Washington from political elites to the people and vowing to put "America first."

Surrounded by members of Congress and the Supreme Court, the nation's 45th president repeated themes from his historic and divisive campaign message, describing children in poverty, schools in crisis and streets pocked with crime and "carnage."

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