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Western New York students call for tougher gun rules

Clarence High School students led a rally against gun violence in schools Wednesday. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says dozens of students held a peaceful demonstration at the corner of Harris Hill and Wehrle Drive in Clarence.

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A local contemporary dance company has quietly shut-down with no explanation.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says no one is talking about what happened to Lehrer Dance.

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Mayor Byron Brown is scheduled to deliver his 12th State of the City address Thursday afternoon, in what he says will be another rallying call for "revitalization and opportunity" in Buffalo.

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President Trump's suggestion that schools would be safer with more armed teachers did not draw support from at least two people who have expertise on the subject.

Special Olympics this weekend in Rochester

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The Olympics in Pyeongchang aren’t the only ones to look out for this weekend. The New York State Special Olympics will take place all day Saturday in venues across Rochester, with nearly 1,000 athletes and coaches in town to compete.

On this week's edition of WBFO's Behind The Bench, Buffalo Sabres reporter Bill Hoppe previews Monday's NHL Trade Deadline. Most of the chatter has centered around forward Evander Kane, who will almost certainly be dealt away. But who else could be traded? And what should GM Jason Botterill be looking for in return?


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Bringing IBM to Buffalo was one of the big projects funded by the Buffalo Billion, Governor Cuomo's signature initiative to revitalize Western New York's economy. It was meant to be an innovation hub. But so far, the project appears to be headed in quite a different direction.


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Financial restructuring is underway at Tops Markets, now that the company has filed for chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. But will it be enough to keep the company afloat for the long haul?

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Niagara County has a new urgent care option. Five Star Urgent Care cut the ribbon on its new facility at 7432 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls Wednesday and is now serving walk-ins and other patients from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

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Two federal lawmakers who represent Western New Yorkers are praising the Florida high school students who have spoken up and demanded change following a mass shooting February 14 in Parkland. Both were asked about their latest thoughts about the gun violence debate, including whether new legislation banning more powerful firearms is in order.


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The U.S. women's hockey team owns Olympic gold for the first time in 20 years, after breaking Canada's remarkable streak of success in a gripping final at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The only previous U.S. win had come in the tournament's first year, in 1998.

When the American women finally received their gold medals, they were placed on their necks by former player Angela Ruggiero — who was on the last U.S. Olympic team to win it all.

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Journalist Ann Curry's parents met in Japan after World War II. Her American father was stationed there, and her mother was Japanese. But when her father asked the military for permission to marry, the military refused — at the time, servicemen weren't allowed to marry Japanese women.

Her father was quickly reassigned, and two years went by before Curry's parents reunited. Even then things weren't easy — her grandmother disapproved of the match, her mother contracted tuberculosis. But the pair managed to defeat the odds and start a family in the U.S.

Today, the NPR Board unanimously adopted a series of measures to help ensure that the Board's commitment to an inclusive and diverse workplace is reflected in the daily experiences of everyone at NPR.

The U.S. Supreme Court began churning out opinions Wednesday, producing four decisions — as many as the justices have produced over the past 4 1/2 months combined.

The topics were varied, touching on subjects ranging from gun control to whistleblower protection and terrorism.

A "muddle" on guns?

In a week highlighted by the national gun control debate, the court ruled that a North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to illegal firearm possession may still appeal his conviction on constitutional grounds.

Do you know a Chicago kid who loves Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! and wants to be a contestant? Well, here's their chance!

For the first time in Wait Wait's history, we're putting on a special live show where all the contestants are kids. We're calling it Wait Wait ... Junior! and it'll happen live at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre on the afternoon of March 31.

This afternoon President Trump meets with students and teachers who are survivors of school shootings, as students who survived last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida continue to push for stricter gun legislation.

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Heritage Moments: W.E.B. Du Bois, the Niagara Movement and the ‘mighty current’ of black protest

For black people at the turn of the 20 th century, America was a harrowing place to be. It was a land of legally sanctioned discrimination, widespread lynchings, enforced poverty and open, constant insult. Black leaders tried different strategies to help African-Americans cope with these conditions.

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