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First hour: How small business are affected by the federal tax plan

Second hour: Challenges faced by homeless LGBTQ youth

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Tops Markets has confirmed the story first reported by Bloomberg last week; the company will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

The supermarket chain, based in Williamsville in the Buffalo area, says it is pursuing the restructuring in order to eliminate a substantial portion of debt and position the company for long term success.

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A WXXI News investigation has found that there are 25 medically licensed detox beds in all of Monroe County, even though addiction specialists say that the need is at least four to five times that number. Doctors and addiction specialists describe the situation as a shortage that is making the fight against the opioid epidemic more difficult.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — Instead of waiting for his turn for this Olympic shootout, T.J. Oshie was sitting at home along with the rest of the NHL.

Updated at 1:50 p.m. ET

A week after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school, students who survived the attack brought their #NeverAgain protest movement to Tallahassee to demand action on guns and mental health. Thousands of activists marched on the state Capitol to pressure lawmakers Wednesday, even as their peers elsewhere in the U.S. staged protests of their own in solidarity.

A meeting that was to have taken place between Vice President Pence and representatives of North Korea during the Winter Olympic Games fell apart when Pyongyang suddenly backed out, the State Department says.

The meeting, between Pence and Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Kim Yong Nam, North Korea's nominal head of state, was to have taken place on Feb. 10 during the vice president's three-day visit to the Olympic venue.

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Democrats in the New York state Senate say they will push harder for gun control bills in the wake of the Florida shooting that left 17 dead and are even considering proposing the measures as hostile amendments.

Before they left for the Presidents week break, Senate Democrats pushed for more measures to strengthen gun control in New York. The state already has one of the strongest gun laws in the nation. Known as the SAFE Act, it was passed shortly after the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut at the request of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET

Following the deadly school shooting in Florida on Feb. 14, President Trump is directing the Department of Justice to develop regulations to ban bump stocks.

"Just a few moments ago I signed a memorandum directing the AG to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized, Jeff, very soon," Trump said, referring to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Members of a group calling for a police accountability board in Rochester shared their critiques of an independent report looking into the issue.

A report from the Center for Governmental Research was presented to City Council in November.

Barbara Lacker-Ware with the group Enough is Enough says they don't agree with some of the information in it.

She says there is widespread misconception that New York State law prevents anyone other than the chief of police from imposing discipline on police officers.

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