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Republican Congressional Leaders Sound Ready To Move On From Health Care To Taxes

Updated at 12:15 am ET Republicans in Congress sound as if they might be ready to move on from health care. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said from the Senate floor Tuesday that debate on a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will continue. "It's an important debate for our country," McConnell said, opening the Senate's day. "It's one that will certainly continue." But it was notable that McConnell, who said last week that he intended to bring the health...

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Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith is retiring, the credit reporting agency announced Tuesday. The news comes just weeks after the company said a massive data breach exposed the personal information of up to 143 million people.

The latest Republican push to repeal key parts of the Affordable Care Act appears to have met the fate of all previous Senate repeal efforts this year — it doesn't have the votes needed to pass the chamber.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced Monday that she will oppose the bill, authored by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy. Collins' decision means three Republicans have now publicly said they are against the bill — and that is one more than the GOP could afford to lose.

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Could areas such as Pittsford and the Syracuse Inner Harbor be models of how to re-establish the Erie Canal?  Or maybe ideas could come from other countries that have successfully brought business and tourism to their waterfronts. 

Syracuse is hosting the World Canals Conference in honor of the bicentennial of the Erie Canal. Director of the New York State Canal Corporation Brian Stratton says it is time to reinvent the waterway with good ideas from other countries.

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Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana defended their namesake health care bill Monday even as the measure ran into potentially fatal opposition from a third Senate colleague.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, came out against the bill, joining fellow Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky and John McCain of Arizona. That leaves the GOP majority at least one vote short of the 50 votes needed to pass the bill over unified Democratic opposition.

Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Florida State. Those are some of the major contenders year in and year out in college football. Those squads are filled with 5 star recruits. But, for those athletes who don't immediately land at a major program, there is another way.

This week WAER's Jake Marsh explores the path from junior college to division one college football.

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner has used both a private email account and an official email address to communicate with other government officials, according to his attorney. Responding to media reports about Kushner's email habits, his lawyer said, "All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address."

The emails between Kushner's personal account and his White House colleagues number fewer than 100, Kushner's attorney, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement relayed by NPR's Tamara Keith.

It seemed like the controversy involving NFL players kneeling during the national anthem had died down a bit — that is until President Trump stirred up a hornet's nest Friday night during a campaign trip to Alabama.

Trump unleashed a tirade of strong comments against NFL players who don't stand during the playing of "The Star Spangled Banner."

It's been one year since bells tolled along the East Coast, welcoming the newest Smithsonian to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Since then, the museum has attracted more than 3 million people of all races, colors and creed from across the nation and around the world — averaging about 8,000 visitors daily.

The weekend saw an escalation in the war of words between Washington and Pyongyang, complete with a U.S. show of military might over the waters near North Korea and jitters over what seismologists say was an earthquake near a North Korean nuclear test site.

'Cuse Drops A Tough Contest In Death Valley

Sep 24, 2017
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The Orange travelled to Death Valley this weekend to take on the twenty-fifth ranked Tigers. Syracuse stayed with LSU throughout the contest, but came up short as the Tigers (3-1, 0-1) beat the Orange (2-2, 0-0), 35-26.

This contest started quickly. LSU barreled into the end-zone on a Derrius Guice one-yard touchdown just nine seconds into the contest to take the 7-0 lead. Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey was intercepted on the first play of the game to set up the Tiger score.

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