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Democratic Candidates Pressed On Priorities By Women Of Color

Updated at 6:05 p.m. ET Eight Democratic presidential candidates faced the same basic question today in Houston: Why should women of color vote for them? The first-ever She The People Presidential Forum – organized by and centered around questions from women of color – served as a repeated reminder of the key role that minority women play in Democratic politics. "Women of color voters in this country are 20 million strong. Our votes matter," Democratic operative Leah Daughtry warned the...

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Tai Chi enthusiasts and a senior citizen line dance class were just some of the demonstrations seen at a health fair at the Buffalo and Erie County Central Library on Wednesday. The fair is part of National Minority Health month. Booths of different health awareness concerns lined the 2nd floor of the library.

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A fierce wind storm last May led to the collapse of a civil-war era carriage barn at DeVeaux Woods State Park in Niagara Falls. Bricks from the remains will be used in the construction of a new comfort station that will take its place.

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A table adorned with everything from books to footballs to Barbie dolls occupied the side of Masten Boys and Girls Club gym on Tuesday. They were given to children who exchanged their toy guns, in an effort to educate kids on the dangers of real weapons.

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A former Ft. Drum soldier has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2017 murders of his wife and a New York State trooper.

The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Yankees have stopped playing Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” following renewed attention on other songs the 20th century titan recorded that contain racist lyrics.  Smith is buried in Lake Placid and that community is stunned to hear the allegations.

Iconic Town of Tonawanda footbridge coming down

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An iconic landmark in the Town of Tonawanda is coming down Wednesday.

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It's common when firefighters investigate the aftermath of a fire to tell reporters there was no smoke detector or the battery on the smoke detector had run down and didn't warn the residents their home was on fire. The American Red Cross is hoping its "Sound the Alarm" program reduces those incidents.

A major pharmaceutical distribution company and two of its former executives are facing criminal charges for their roles in advancing the nation's opioid crisis and profiting from it.

Public campaign financing could be coming to New York by the end of this year, now that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature have created a commission to come up with a plan.


Thank A Vet Day being hosted at upcoming Bisons game

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The Buffalo Bisons will host a game in May celebrating veterans by donating a portion of ticket sales to a project to make capital improvements at more than a dozen local halls and posts. In partnership with the Erie County Clerk's Office and a private sponsor, one thousand veterans will get to watch the Bisons' may 18 home game for free.

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Eight Democratic presidential candidates faced the same basic question today in Houston: Why should women of color vote for them?

The first-ever She The People Presidential Forum – organized by and centered around questions from women of color – served as a repeated reminder of the key role that minority women play in Democratic politics.

On Tuesday, the UN Security Council passed a resolution condemning sexual violence in war. It should have been an uncontroversial vote.

But the resolution was only approved after language referring to sexual and reproductive health was taken out.

The US delegation had threatened to veto the resolution in keeping with the Trump administration's opposition to any measure by the UN body that even implies support for abortion.

Poet Franny Choi reads a poem from her new book Soft Science and describes how poets of color are supporting each other.

Rep. Ilhan Omar was a controversial figure even before she was sworn in as a member of Congress in January. But the Minnesota Democrat insists she's a voice for those who don't get attention.

President Trump is telling his aides not to cooperate with congressional investigators following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

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There is no “Buffalo Sound,” but if there were, it might well be the lively, happy rhythms of a polka band – music that has provided the region a continuous soundtrack for the better part of a century.

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