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Until about a week ago, there were barely any reported flu cases in the Twin Counties, but those numbers have started to change.

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Ontario County Sheriff’s Office via The New York TimesIn an undated image provided by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, Assemblyman Brian Kolb, the Assembly’s Republican minority leader who represents a district outside Rochester, N.Y. Kolb, 67, was arrested and charged with drinking and …

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FILE — Former Housing Secretary Julian Castro, a Democratic candidate for president, speaks in Columbia, S.C., on Oct. 27 2019. Castro, the only Latino in the race, said Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, that he would end his bid for the presidency. (Demetrius Freeman/The New York Times)

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BEIJING — A court in China on Monday sentenced He Jiankui, the researcher who shocked the global scientific community when he claimed that he had created the world’s first genetically edited babies, to three years in prison for carrying out “illegal medical practices.”

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The House of Representatives plans to open debate Wednesday over whether to impeach the president for the third time in American history as Democrats bring forward two articles of impeachment, charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power, making him the third president in history to be charged with committing high crimes and misdemeanors and face removal by the Senate.

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ALBANY — Amid a lack of federal action, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Department of Environmental Conservation to immediately ban aerial applications of chlorpyrifos, and eventually institute a complete ban of the pesticide.

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STUYVESANT — The body of a man who was reported missing Dec. 5 has been found in Stuyvesant, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

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NEW YORK — A 13-year-old boy was taken into custody Friday in connection with the killing of Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed while walking through a park near campus, law enforcement officials said.

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WASHINGTON — House Democratic leaders announced Tuesday they would move ahead this week with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, accusing him of violating the Constitution when he pressed Ukraine for help in…

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Global anti-doping leaders agreed unanimously Monday to banish Russia from international sports — including next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo — for four years, the latest and severest punishment yet connected to a years-long cheating scheme that has tarnished globa…

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CANAAN — A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during the second day of a historic three-day snowstorm.

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WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a report documenting the impeachment case against President Donald Trump, laying out the conclusions of its inquiry into allegations that he abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to help him in the 2020 presidential election …

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ALBANY — A nationwide Associated Press survey recently found the New York State Police are one of the few large-scale city and state police agencies across the U.S. that do not use body-worn cameras.

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ALBANY — Nearly two months after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s public charge rule, a widespread chilling effect is still taking place among immigrant communities across the nation and state.

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NEW YORK — New York is joining three other states in appealing a court decision against their lawsuit over a federally-instated cap on state and local tax deductions, otherwise known as SALT.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (TNS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta issued a recall last week for romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., saying 40 people had been sickened.

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MANAMA, Bahrain — U.S. troops have resumed large-scale counterterrorism missions against the Islamic State group in northern Syria, military officials said, nearly two months after President Donald Trump’s abrupt order to withdraw U.S. troops opened the way for a bloody Turkish cross-border …

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., called for a complete ban of the sale of all incline infant sleepers following a Consumer Product Safety Commission Report that found more than 70 infants have died while sleeping in such products.

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Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, will criticize Republicans on Thursday for propagating what she calls a “fictional narrative” that Ukraine, not Russia, meddled in the 2016 elections, according to a copy of her opening statement for the impeachment hearing.

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WASHINGTON — Gordon Sondland, the diplomat at the center of the House impeachment inquiry, kept Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apprised of key developments in the campaign to pressure Ukraine’s leader into public commitments that would satisfy President Donald Trump, two people briefed on th…

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As the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman became so concerned during a July 25 phone call in which President Donald Trump asked Ukraine’s president for help with political investigations that he reported his alarm to a superior.

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WASHINGTON — As the special adviser on Europe and Russia for Vice President Mike Pence, Jennifer Williams was one of a handful of national security officials who listened in real time to President Donald Trump’s July 25 telephone call with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the president of Ukraine.

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WASHINGTON — Roger Stone, a former aide and longtime friend of President Donald Trump, was found guilty on Friday of obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election in what prosecutors said was an effort to protect Trump.

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WASHINGTON — Before President Donald Trump fired her as his ambassador to Ukraine, Marie L. Yovanovitch was an anonymous career diplomat who served in the kind of unglamorous posts — Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and eventually Ukraine — typically reserved for civil servants because political donors a…

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WASHINGTON — After hours of testimony in the first impeachment hearing in decades, William B. Taylor Jr. on Wednesday afternoon finally got down to the heart of the issue dividing Congress over President Donald Trump’s conduct.