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UPDATE: Monday-6:00 a.m. The search continues for a suspect in the shooting and wounded of an RPD officer over the weekend. 36 year old Jeremy Nash was shot late Saturday night on the northeast side, while responding to an unrelated call. Chief Michael Ciminelli has said Nash was shot "near his face" but did not provide additional details about the injury. Nash remains in stable condition at Rochester General Hospital. On Sunday police say they used a search warrant at house at 997 North...

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The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland.

"We grant the petitions for certiorari and grant the stay applications in part," the court said Monday. The court's clerk will set a date for the cases — which will be consolidated — to be heard in the session that begins in October.

"Both petitions for certiorari and both stay applications are accordingly ripe for consideration," the court said on Monday.

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Despite or perhaps because of the unusually wet spring and some other factors, we could see a bumper crop of blueberries and apples this year.

"We had a mild winter; we've not had a late spring frost like we've had in the last few years, and we have had ample moisture in the soil to allow those crops to enlarge," said  Marvin Pritts, a horticulture professor at Cornell University.

Strawberries are a bit more vulnerable to heavy rain, Pritts said, but most local growers are happy with this year’s harvest.

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A new partnership at SUNY colleges and universities is encouraging the use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks.

The cost of textbooks has skyrocketed an estimated 800 percent over the past 15 years, according to Alexis Clifton, executive director of the Open Educational Resources program at SUNY Geneseo. She says that financial burden has taken a measurable toll on students.                       

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has selected an artist for the first official state monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The state LGBT Memorial Commission selected the design by artist Anthony Goicolea, a mixed-media artist who lives in Brooklyn.

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Rescue Pit is launching a campaign to target outdated and inhumane training methods.

The "Force-Free Pledge" is asking shelters, dog owners and training businesses in the area to commit to ethical training practices, without the use of pain, fear or dominance.

The pledge is also against the use of shock collars, choke chains, and prong collars.

Long hobbled by lawsuits and recall costs over its faulty air bags, Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan and the U.S. on Sunday.

Takata is on the hook for billions of dollars to banks and automakers, which have been covering the replacement costs of tens of millions of the recalled air bag inflators.

The company plans to sell what's rest of its operations to the rival U.S. auto parts supplier, Key Safety Systems, for $1.59 billion.

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The second day of the 2017 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival was highlighted by Maceo Parker, Al Chez & The Brothers of Funk, and the Billy Childs Quartet. Take a glimpse of the second day of the festival through the lens of photographer Fred SanFilipo on our Flickr page

First hour: Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O'Flynn

Second hour: Group strives to "save Parcel 5"

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At least 150 people who had gathered to collect fuel from an overturned tanker truck in Pakistan were killed when it caught fire Sunday, according to The Associated Press.

More than 100 people were injured, many with severe burns.

"Authorities say most of the bodies are burnt beyond recognition and the death toll is likely to rise," reporter Abdul Sattar in Islamabad reports for NPR. "Children and women are among the injured."

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — State officials are reminding boaters to observe the 5 mph speed limit while cruising within 600 feet of shore along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Authorities say water levels remain at historic highs weeks after flooding first started along an eight-county stretch of shoreline from the Niagara River to the Thousand Islands.

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The latest on the Lake Ontario flooding from our reporters along the lakeshore

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The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland.

"We grant the petitions for certiorari and grant the stay applications in part," the court said Monday. The court's clerk will set a date for the cases — which will be consolidated — to be heard in the session that begins in October.

"Both petitions for certiorari and both stay applications are accordingly ripe for consideration," the court said on Monday.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds available to nonprofits under a state program could not be denied to a school run by a church.

"The consequence is, in all likelihood, a few extra scraped knees. But the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand," Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority.

The Democratic Unionist Party has given U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May enough votes to form a government, signing a "confidence and supply" agreement to back May's Conservatives in confidence votes and on key economic issues. The DUP also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland.

"This agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the United Kingdom's national interest at this vital time," DUP leader Arlene Foster said.

For 24 years, Joe Arpaio was a tough talking sheriff in Arizona, famous for cracking down on illegal immigration.

About a decade ago Arpaio, dubbed "America's Toughest Sheriff" in conservative circles, started instructing his deputies to make traffic stops and detain any unauthorized immigrants they encountered. Then they'd turn the immigrants over to federal agents for deportation.

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From the Inclusion Desk

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Children from across the greater Rochester area poured onto Frontier Field Saturday for the 25th annual Challenger Baseball Little League World Series.

The league enables kids ages 6 to 18 who have mental and physical disabilities to play the game with the help of on-field buddies – other children and adults who guide them at bat, around the bases, and in the outfield.

Click on the LISTEN link above to learn more about how the league and World Series were started and about the players who look forward to participating every summer.

There's a lot going on in the local autism community: The U of R has the brand-new Levine Autism Clinic. On South Avenue, there are plans for the new Golisano Autism Center. And this weekend, national experts will be in town to give talks, run workshops, and help lead a conference on autism. So what does the latest research tell us? Our guests:

  • Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital
  • Chris Hilton, mother, and finance and operations director for AutismUp
  • Terrie Meyn, COO of CP Rochester

This conversation is part of WXXI’s Inclusion Desk, spotlighting issues related to disabilities. The WXXI Inclusion Desk is part of Move to Include — a partnership to encourage thoughtful discussion about issues of inclusion and the differently-abled.

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Area law enforcement agencies joined dozens of Special Olympics athletes on Friday for a torch run from Gates Town Hall to Downtown Rochester.

The event raises money for Special Olympics, and that’s something that participants like Kenny Moriarty of Rochester really appreciate.

“It’s incredible, the flames and the running, you’re doing the exercise.” Moriarty also told WXXI News he really appreciates “the sponsors and all the thanks and all the help we get.”

The repeal of the Affordable Care Act could have some unintended consequences on the most vulnerable: children with disabilities. On this special Move to Include edition of Need to Know we’ll learn how special education in our public schools may see unbearable funding cuts.

Also on the show, some local disability rights advocates were recently detained outside the White House. We’ll discuss what they’re calling on President Trump to do and if he’s responded.

And a complex journey for a local artist unfolds on canvas. How local talent is awakening our understanding of deaf culture through art.

Move to Include and the Inclusion Desk is a partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation designed to promote inclusion for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

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