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Conduent, the company that was spun off from Xerox and which focuses on business services, has released fourth-quarter and full-year earnings.

Those full-year results represent operations while Conduent was still part of Xerox Corp.

For the fourth quarter, the company saw a net loss of $951 million and revenues of $1.5 billion. For the fiscal year overall, the loss was $983 million, and revenues came in at $6.4 billion.

A small, faint star relatively close by is home to seven Earth-size planets with conditions that could be right for liquid water and maybe even life.

The discovery sets a record for both the most Earth-size planets and the most potentially habitable planets ever discovered around a single star.

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The Legal Aid society of Rochester, which represents people from all backgrounds, has been fielding many phone calls from people concerned about the new immigration rules.

That's according to the director of the immigration program, Wedade Abdullah, who says she's most concerned about the unpredictability of the enforcement of the rules, compared to the policies under the previous administration.

"The new procedures seem to be more scattershot to me, and are targeting people charged with crimes only, not convicted," she said.

A Victor man who claims to be the victim of a hate crime says he wants the community to know his story.

Jim Eskildsen said he went to the Victor Village Inn early on the morning of Feb. 5 with his girlfriend and another friend to enjoy some karaoke.  

Eskildsen said he and his male friend stepped outside  for some fresh air behind the bar when they were assaulted by two men who told him they had been watching them.

Early Wednesday morning, a space capsule carrying 5,500 pounds of cargo approached the International Space Station.

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WASHINGTON (AP & WXXI News) — Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol Building.

The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in 2012 creating the Harriet Tubman Statue Commission to raise money and commission a statue for display in the U.S. Capitol Building. But Congress must pass legislation to accept the donation.

The bill Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin announced Monday will direct the Joint Committee on the Libraries to enter into an agreement to accept the statue.

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On Tuesday, two actions locally reflected the debate about the recent actions on immigration taken by the administration of President Donald Trump.

Rochester City Council unanimously approved a resolution affirming the city’s status as a “sanctuary city,” something that other communities around the country have done, to say that while they will follow the law, they will not directly be part of federal efforts to look for undocumented immigrants.

First hour: D&C reporters explain how they cracked the story of Bill Nojay's scandal

Second hour: Ending the R-word

The proposal by Sierra Club Rochester Regional Group would ban Styrofoam cups and other polystyrene products from Monroe County.

An online petition, which has collected 186 signatures in the last two weeks, is being circulated by the group. It asks legislators to consider eliminating the material.

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The state Legislature is off this week, but the session so far has featured an unusual amount of protests and arrests, and more actions are expected when lawmakers return. 

Twice in the first few weeks of the 2017 legislative session, protesters have been arrested at the state Capitol.

Eight people were arrested in late January. They were demonstrating against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s veto of a bill that would have provided funding for legal services for indigent New Yorkers.

“We want lawyers!” they shouted.

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