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Sen. John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer, Hospital Says

Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix says. McCain, 80, underwent surgery for a blood clot on July 14. The hospital says testing revealed that a tumor "known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot." "The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation," the hospital statement said. A statement from...

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A local medical technology company is expanding and adding jobs.

Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Henrietta Tuesday to tout the growth of high-tech industries in the Rochester area, and specifically praise the work being done by eHealth Technologies.

That healthcare data software company expects to create up to 160 new full time positions and retain another 215 positions.

The company is expanding its facility on Thruway Park Drive, and its CEO, Ken Rosenfeld says this is a great area to get the talent pool they need.

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The second voter survey in two weeks shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating plummeting to a near record low.

Nazareth College is getting ready to host an international symposium on how religion intersects with women and gender relations. Sex, the role of women, equality… it’s all there. The symposium will offer discussions on a wide range of topics, and we explore them with our guests:

Local nurse Theresa Bowick is known for her work launching Conkey Cruisers, a bicycling and fitness organization. Now, she's opening up about her personal story, which moves from domestic violence, anxiety, and eventually to a quest to lose weight. She’s written a play that will be in the upcoming Fringe Festival, and she’s partnering with a Hollywood actor to raise awareness about domestic violence at the local and national levels.

We talk about the work Bowick and her colleagues are doing, and about how to help victims of domestic violence in our community. Our guests:

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State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie joined Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle and State Assemblyman Harry Bronson for a tour of lakefront businesses like Silk O'Laughlins in Irondequoit, which has been closed for months because of flood damage from Lake Ontario.

Owner Mike McKeon says the water started coming into the building the first week in May, and they've been closed ever since.

"Well, we're just waiting for it to go down a little more so we can fix things and hope this doesn't happen again in the future," he said.

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Hours after a replacement for the Affordable Care Act was all but scuttled by a clutch of Senate Republicans, three lawmakers appear to have doomed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Plan B: Repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it.

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Alternative music fans are browsing the collection at Lakeshore Record Exchange on Park Avenue for the last time.

The longtime Rochester alternative music store is closing next month after decades in business. Owner Andrew Chinnici says the European and American records and CDs he sells aren't that hard to find anymore because most people buy their music online.

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First hour: Local nurse shares her story to raise awareness of domestic violence

Second hour: How religion intersects with women and gender relations

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If you are already enjoying using the new ride-hailing services, you’ll now be able to tip your driver if you’re happy with the service.

Actually, users of Lyft already had the ability to tip the driver through the app-based service. Lyft pointed that out this week when word came that Uber will now also making tipping part of its app.

Both ride-hailing services had been in New York City, but legislation passed recently that allowed them to come to Rochester and other upstate cities.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Another poll says Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity is sagging amid New York City's transit troubles. 

Tuesday's Siena College poll found that 52 percent of respondents gave the Democratic governor an overall favorable rating, down from 61 percent two months ago. 

Just 43 percent rated Cuomo's performance as excellent or good, with 55 percent rating it as fair or poor. 

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Doctors use words like "aggressive" and "highly malignant" to describe the type of brain cancer discovered in Arizona Sen. John McCain.

The cancer is a glioblastoma, the Mayo Clinic said in a statement Wednesday. It was diagnosed after doctors surgically removed a blood clot from above McCain's left eye.

Doctors who were not involved in his care say the procedure likely removed much of the tumor as well.

A small, humble-looking bag is getting its moment in the spotlight today. It traveled to the moon and back, then sat forgotten in a museum basement. It was seized by officials who didn't know its value, sold unceremoniously to a keen-eyed space enthusiast, then battled over in court.

Now the lunar collection bag from the Apollo 11 mission — and the tiny bits of moon dust embedded within it — are hitting the Sotheby's auction block.

Nancy Carlson purchased the bag for less than $1,000. Sotheby's expects it to sell at auction on Thursday for $2 million to $4 million.

India announced the election of its new president Thursday — but before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP party nominated him last month to be head of state, few saw Ram Nath Kovind coming.

Kovind secured 65 percent of the votes from an electoral college drawn from more than 4,000 members of 31 legislative assemblies across the country and 776 members of Parliament. He will take office as India's14th president next week.

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The United States has ended the ban on large electronics in the cabins of airlines that it announced in March.

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From the Inclusion Desk

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It has become easier for Monroe County residents who have disabilities to navigate the sometimes frustrating process at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Reasonable accommodations can be requested when people make an online reservation for a DMV appointment at the Greece, Henrietta, and Irondequoit locations.  There is now also an option on the DMV's recorded message at (585) 753-1604 to request special accommodations for people with disabilities at another location when possible.

An international disability rights activist known for his work in native Saudi Arabia is in Rochester. Mohammed Saad joins us to talk about his work to make a variety of every day life experiences more accessible for the visually impaired, including cooking, using technology, and event photography. He's our guest for the hour. 

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Two area lawmakers brought a number of service providers and other agencies together Friday in an effort to help the families impacted by the sudden closure of a local daycare operation.

It’s now estimated that more than 150 families were affected by last week’s closing of the Stepping Stones Learning Center, an Irondequoit daycare that provided daycare and classroom instruction for a number of children, many of them with developmental disabilities.

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Like most teenage boys, Johnny Berg loves music and electronics of all types.

But every year, as summer nears, Johnny straps on a helmet and becomes a Super Kid.

Johnny is among the young competitors in the Greater Rochester Soap Box Derby who love getting in their cars every year and letting gravity speed them down the hill on Lakeshore Boulevard.

Tammi and John Berg decided to get their 17-year-old son involved in the derby’s Super Kids program in 2014.

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