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The acquisition of Exelis by Harris Corporation is expected to close  next week.  On Friday, Exelis announced its shareholders approved the merger agreement.

It was announced earlier this year that Harris agreed to buy Exelis in a transaction valued at $4.75 billion as the telecommunications equipment company expands into aerospace.

Jennifer Henley, the director of security operations at Facebook, recently gave a keynote address at RIT. As head of security for a site that has nearly 1.5 billion active users every month, she has some practical tips for staying safe on the internet.

Then we’ll check in on what a nationwide survey of people in the rental market can tell us about our cities and communities. The rental market is at a 20-year high, probably good for landlords, but do renters matter to cities? And what aspirations does this highly mobile segment of our population have? We’ll ask Andrew Tam, vice president of data science at Apartment List

We’re talking about neurodiversity in the workplace. Between 60 and 70 percent of people living with autism in America are unemployed. We’ll touch base with families who are working to support people with autism and look at local programs aimed at getting people on the spectrum into meaningful employment. We’ll also speak with a former director of the California State Labor Department  about the Autism Job Club and six strategies that could reshape employment for adults with autism.  

  • Michael S. Bernick, Co-Author of The Autism Job Club
  • Zakarya Banks, guest living with Asperger syndrome
  • Evelyn Evans, Zakarya’s aunt
  • Anne Harvey, Dazzle School president  
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A Rochester police officer has received one of the highest civilian awards for saving four small children from a burning minivan.

Christine Wilson was off-duty when she witnessed the accident on November 23rd, 2013. 

She helped four children to safety before the van was engulfed in flames.

"I was at the right place at the right time, so I'm just grateful I'm here to tell the story in a positive manner, as well."

Wilson says she feels she did what any normal person would've done in that situation.

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A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a smart phone app they believe could help diminish the spread of Ebola and connect patients with necessary health care more quickly.

The app, called "Node", asks people to input their physical symptoms such as fever. If the answers are consistent with Ebola symptoms, they can be connected with health care workers.

The app is the creation of Solomon Abiola, a Uof R research associate. He says the app's ability to track a person's location is crucial in limiting the spread of the disease.

Supporters of Tax Cap Push to Make it Permanent

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There’s a push by business groups and Republicans in the State Senate, as well as Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, to make the state’s 2% per year property tax cap permanent. Backers have issued a report to bolster their views, and say public opinion is on their side.    

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Between 60 – 70 percent of people living with autism in America are unemployed, And we’ll touch base with families who are working to support people with autism and look at local programs aimed at getting people on the spectrum into meaningful employment. We’ll also speak with a former director of the California State Labor Department, Michael Bernick about the Autism Job Club and six strategies that could reshape employment for adults with autism.  

(WATCH: Innovation Trail report below)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The top lawyer to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to meet with representatives of other state leaders to discuss potential changes to the administration's policy of purging emails. 

Friday's meeting was prompted by criticism of Cuomo's policy of deleting most emails after 90 days. The governor's office called the meeting to discuss creating a new policy that would also apply to the Legislature, but lawmakers balked. 

Top lawmakers ignored the invitation to the meeting and said Cuomo can change his email policy without their input. 

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds indicating they were tortured as state police and guards retook control of Attica. 

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