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Connections
11:12 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Coming up on Connections: Monday, September 22nd

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First hour: Understanding ISIS in the broader context of the Muslim world

Second hour: Should we trust Yelp for restaurant reviews?

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Health
6:23 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Sen. Schumer Calls On CDC To Provide More Support For Dealing With The Enterovirus

New York Senator Charles Schumer is urging the federal government to send more resources to hospitals and schools around the state to help them combat the Enterovirus, which causes respiratory problems.

Schumer says with the strain of that virus known as “D68” affecting more and more children and leading more kids to be taken to hospital emergency rooms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should provide help.

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The Two-Way
6:13 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Large Protests In Hundreds Of Cities Vent Ire Over Climate Change

Demonstrators gather near Columbus Circle before the start of the People's Climate March in New York Sunday. Organizers are hoping 100,000 people worldwide might participate in the rally.
Craig Ruttle AP

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 5:00 pm

Streets in New York City and other towns were taken over by marchers Sunday in what organizers called the largest climate change protest in history. The People's Climate March was timed to draw the notice of world leaders gathering for this week's U.N. Climate Summit.

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Arts & Culture
4:19 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Bills Lose To The Chargers

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Philip Rivers found a new go-to target in leading the San Diego Chargers to their latest victory.

A week after throwing three touchdown passes to tight end Antonio Gates to knock off the Seattle Seahawks, Rivers hit Eddie Royal for two scores in a 22-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Royal scored on 3- and 5-yard receptions and finished with four catches 42 yards. Malcom Floyd had two catches for 98 yards in a game the Chargers never trailed.

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WXXI Local Stories
1:21 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Amherst Man Wins The Rochester Marathon

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

An Amherst man won the Rochester Marathon on Sunday, in a  race that saw the rain hold off for at least part of the race.

According to the Democrat&Chronicle, Daven Oskvig finished the 26.2 mile course in 2 hours, 45 minutes and 40 seconds.

The 37 year old Oskvig defeated Rochester’s Jeffrey Cavallaro by 32 seconds.

The top women’s finisher was 26 year old Laine Sefick of Rochester, finishing in 2:59:38.

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Government
1:06 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

Maffei Leads In New Poll For The 24th Congressional District

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A poll out Sunday shows that Democratic Congressman Dan Maffei leads his Republican challenger,  former federal prosecutor John Katko, in the race for the 24th Congressional District. That district is based in Central New York, but it also includes Wayne County.

The new Syracuse.com/Post-Standard/Siena College poll shows Maffei leading by eight points, 50 to 42 percent. Maffei has a 58 point lead in Syracuse, but Siena says that the rest of Onondaga, and the Cayuga/Wayne/Oswego Counties portion of the district are too close to call.

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WXXI Local Stories
7:48 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Thousands Running In Sunday's Rochester Marathon

Thousands of runners take to the streets on Sunday morning for the 10th annual MVP Health Care Rochester Marathon.

More than 3300 people have registered, with the vast majority, over 2,000, signed up to run the half-marathon. There are just over 600 people running the full marathon, and more than 130 teams participating.

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Education
3:09 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

East H.S. Principal To Be Honored By The White House

The White House has announced that the Principal of East High School, Anibal Soler, is one of ten Latino educators from across the nation who will be honored Monday in Washington as a “Champion of Change.”

The awards are given to people who are doing extraordinary work to educate the next generation of Americans,  particularly in low-income communities.

As a part of Hispanic Heritage Month, officials say the event will showcase these leaders and the exceptional contributions they have made to Latino communities and the nation overall. 

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WXXI Local Stories
7:04 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Caution About Fraudulent Fundraising Using Officer Pierson's Name

Rochester Police officials say they have  been made aware of some fraudulent fund-raisers or fundraising mechanisms on behalf of Officer Daryl Pierson’s family. Pierson was shot to death while on duty earlier this month.

Reportedly the scammers have been using the name of the police union, the Locust Club, in their calls.

In order to ensure donations actually go to Officer Pierson’s family, RPD and the Rochester Police Locust Club recommend the following:

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Government
6:15 am
Sat September 20, 2014

White House Intruder Apprehended

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.

President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

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