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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, to voice their objections to the Republican majority during a delay in voting for a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security fundingPartial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding bill _ deadline is midnight
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2015, file photo, Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson thanks the student section following a 70-54 win over Wichita State in an NCAA college basketball in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The No. 10 Panthers and No. 11 Shockers will play Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015,  for the regular-season championship. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney, File)
Northern Iowa, Wichita St in winner-take-league matchupPanthers to face Shockers for Missouri Valley title in biggest league game in decades
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Models wear creations for Marco De Vincenzo women's fall-winter 2015-2016 collection, as part of Milan Fashion Week, Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Don't tell Madonna: the cape is making a comebackAfter Madonna's spectacular wardrobe fail, the cape is making a comeback in Milan
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Salvador Mungia speaks at a tribal marijuana conference for tribal governments considering whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tulalip, Wash. Representatives of 75 American Indian tribes from 35 states gathered to discuss what might be the next big financial boon on reservations across the country: marijuana. Tribes have been exploring the idea of getting into the pot business since the Obama administration announced in December it wouldn't stand in their way. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuanaTribes from around US converge in Washington state to discuss pros, cons of legal marijuana
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Stopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in HouseStopgap Homeland Security spending bill fails in House hours before partial shutdown
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes edged slightly lower in early trading Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, after the U.S. economy slowed more sharply than expected in the final three months of 2014. Utilities stocks were among the biggest decliners. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011Stock indexes slip after a weaker estimate of US economic growth, end best month since 2011
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A cyclist rides by a sign at a gas station in Los Angeles posting the latest gas prices on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Gas prices in California soared overnight as a result of a combination of supply-and-demand factors worsened by the shutdown of two refineries that produce a combined 16 percent of the state’s gasoline. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Gas prices soar in California as supply shrinksGas prices soar in California as supply limited by refinery woes
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
GOP contenders push for military action against ISISRepublican White House prospects call for stronger military action against Islamic State group
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 photo, a construction worker stands on an outside balcony at Brickell City Centre, a $1.05 billion mixed-use development is located in Miami's financial district. The Commerce Department issues its second of three estimates of how fast the U.S. economy grew in the October-December quarter on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
5 reasons US economy is stronger than Q4 GDP suggestsWhy the US economy will be fine in 2015, even though growth slowed in the fourth quarter
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  • Erie County roads cope with a frigid winter

    Winter always means potholes but do you think this winter's snow and extreme cold will mean more trouble than usual? WBFO's Cheryl Hagen checked in with Erie County about the situation... Erie County Department of Public Works Director of Engineering Charlie Sickler says the steady cold weather has not been good for road surfaces. He notes we have not seen the freeze - thaw cycle that typically creates issues, but says the weather will still mean problems for roads from Harris Hill in Clarence to Lake Road in Hamburg. WNED, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 07:54 AM
  • Effort launched to redevelop stretch of Seneca Street

    The first phase of a plan to redevelop a one-mile stretch of Seneca Street is being launched as local leaders aim to make the long-neglected commercial strip a "small downtown." Some University at Buffalo students will spend the next few months examining strategies to make the street near Cazenovia Park more pedestrian-friendly and attractive to businesses. WNED, Mon, Feb 23 2015 @ 07:52 AM
  • Oscar winner, UB grad thanks Media Study professors for important career lessons

    Tom Curley, left, a 2001 graduate of the UB Department of Media Study, won an Oscar for sound mixing in the film "Whiplash." "When I read the script, my heart was pounding just turning the pages. University at Buffalo, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 02:17 PM
  • Buffalo brownfield eyed by ECC for training facility

    Erie Community College is preparing a SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant that would pave the way for a new workforce training center in a proposed East Side development park. The Regional Workforce Training Center will already be supported by one source of state funds, the Buffalo Billion allocation. Business Journal, Fri, Feb 27 2015 @ 11:29 AM
  • Elect Her wants to raise the low number of women in politics

    "Holding office was a fulfilling experience for me and I want other students to share the same opportunities, especially female student leaders." BUFFALO, N.Y. As Minahil Khan rose through the ranks of UB student government, she noticed the number of women diminish at every level. University at Buffalo, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 06:08 PM
  • Tops' 'interested' in downtown site

    "We are actively exploring a number of options," said Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO, on the notion of building a store in downtown Buffalo. With Buffalo seeking a grocery store to help anchor a proposed Ellicott Street development, the region's largest supermarket chain said it might be interested, but only under the right conditions. Business Journal, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 04:11 PM
  • Cuomo on the offensive to turn around failing NYS schools

    A failing school is any school in the bottom 5 percent of schools statewide based on combined ELA and math scores, that have not showed progress in test performance, or that have had graduation rates below 60 percent for the last three years. In all, there are 178 such schools in New York. Business Journal, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 03:41 PM
  • Girl Scouts to distribute 1.5M boxes of cookies

    Across the Rochester-Buffalo region, girls ranging in age from kindergarten through high school sell cookies to raise funds for their individual troops and to support the Girl Scouts of Western New York. Trucks filled with 1.5 million boxes of Thin Mints, Caramel DeLites and other cookies will arrive at central distribution points Friday and Saturday to distribute cases of cookies to individual troops. Business Journal, Thu, Feb 26 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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