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Polonia's Central Terminal prepares for largest Dyngus Day party in the U.S.

Buffalo's historic Central Terminal will be in the limelight Monday night. The annual Dyngus Day Party is the largest in the United States and just one of many scheduled events in the coming months, designed to attract more people to the East Side landmark.

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State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is reporting that tax receipts for the past fiscal year have dropped nearly 5 percent from the previous year.

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Friday brings the arrival of holy days for two religious faiths followed in Western New York. Christians were commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, followed by Jews awaiting the start of Passover at sundown.

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The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena on Friday to the Justice Department demanding access to the full work product of special counsel Robert Mueller, including grand jury testimony and other material not made public.

Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said he wants everything by May 1.

U.S. Census Bureau

It is almost time for us to count ourselves in the census demanded every 10 years by the U.S. Constitution. Originally, it divided up seats in the House of Representatives. Now it decides how to cut up hundreds of billions of dollars of federal spending.

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Making Buffalo Home is a WNED|WBFO multi-year project looking at the impact immigrants and refugees are having in our community. As WBFO's Nick Lippa reports, Dr. Peilun Vicky Chang has played pipe organ at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lancaster for 16 years now. The internationally renowned musician and composer has come a long way since leaving Taiwan.

A Brooklyn judge has sided with New York health officials to uphold a mandatory measles vaccinations order, dismissing a lawsuit from a group of parents who claimed the city had overstepped its authority.

While the headlines about special counsel Robert Mueller's report have focused on the question of whether President Trump obstructed justice, the report also gave fresh details about Russian efforts to hack into U.S. election systems.

A Lockport man has pleaded guilty to five counts of sex trafficking.

Drug Enforcement Agency

First there was heroin. Then fentanyl. Then carfentanil. Now butyryl. Ever-stronger variations of the deadly opioid are making their way through Western New York.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials without a judicial warrant may no longer enter New York courthouses in order to observe or arrest immigrants, according to new rules from the Chief Administrative Judge of the New York Unified Court System.


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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Biographer Robert Caro On Fame, Power And 'Working' To Uncover The Truth: The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist was never interested in only telling the stories of famous men. Instead, he says, "I wanted to use their lives to show how political power worked."

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Nearly 300 people were killed and hundreds more wounded after explosions tore through Sri Lanka in a series of coordinated blasts that struck three churches and three hotels. It marked the country's worst violence since the end of its civil war in 2009.

Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said Monday the death toll had risen to 290 dead with more than 500 wounded, according to The Associated Press.

For years he has played a high-school history teacher who accidentally became president of Ukraine. On Sunday, Ukraine's voters made that fiction a reality.

With nearly all the ballots counted, the 41-year-old Volodymyr Zelenskiy took 73% of the vote, trouncing incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, who received less than 25%. Zelenskiy's victory is widely seen as a rebuke of the status quo, a response to perceived corruption within the political establishment, and a reflection of malaise over the lackluster economy and ongoing conflict with Russia in eastern Ukraine.

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Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is joining the large 2020 Democratic presidential field, touting a record of military service, bucking his party and arguing for younger leadership.

"The greatest generation saved our country from tyranny. It's time for our generation to step up and do the same," Moulton said in an announcement video posted early Monday.

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A new study finds American consumers are footing some of the costs of the U.S.-China tariff beef, at least when your washer is concerned. On Earth Day, we take a look at the program behind that ubiquitous Energy Star sticker on your appliances. Plus, the popularity of "ugly" or "imperfect produce" delivery services is growing, but are the touted environmental benefits being overstated?

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Heritage Moments: Buffalo picks a polka

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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