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The Supreme Court said today that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people.

Oprah Winfrey, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jesmyn Ward will be among the speakers at a tribute to the late Toni Morrison.

They described the gin’s flavor as “lovely, wooded, almost spicy, earthy” and one that changes subtly with the seasons and location.

There is now a plan in place, school board approved, that includes reductions to health care and things like extended learning day. But the cut proposal with the most attention, is the possible staff reduction at five percent, equal to about $10 million.

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is defending opera legend Placido Domingo and calling it “absurd” that opera houses have canceled the star’s performances before sexual harassment allegations against him are fully investigated.

The Paris screening of a new French-Italian film “An Officer and a Spy” is going ahead despite a new allegation that its director Roman Polanski raped a woman decades ago. Tuesday’s screening will be attended by the film’s crew. .

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Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, the Senate’s first Asian-American woman and only current immigrant, is working on a memoir.

The widow of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland’s Democratic Party chair to run for her late husband’s congressional seat. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, 48, is expected to formally announce her campaign at her Baltimore home Tuesday morning.

The European Court of Justice said that “foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin.”


Yesterday it was confirmed that the sixth person in the United States to die from a vaping related illness was from Kansas.

According to the report, four 12-year-old girls at a Binghamton middle were strip searched after school officials said they seemed giddy during their lunch hour and were suspected of possessing drugs.

“We couldn’t have predicted this but I still feel responsible. My heart is broken for the shelter animals that we lost," said Elizabeth Burrows, executive director of the Humane Society of Grand Bahamas.

According to reports, teacher Jason Seaman was shot while protecting students as a gunman open fire in Noblesville, Indiana.

30-year-old Michael Rotondo told reporters he called the police on his parents during the move-out because he believed his son’s Legos were in the basement and his father wouldn’t let him look for them.

One man was robbed on his way home from the infamous Brockport restaurant, Jimmy Z's. A car full of people stopped him and robbed him, but they didn't want his money. They only took his garbage plates.

VIDEO: A Greater Rochester International Airport employee shows off his dance moves on the runway! (Courtesy Terry McBride)

During the pursuit, the suspect was firing shots out the window at officers while driving a U-Haul truck. WATCH.

In honor of International Day of the Girl, Gov. Cuomo signed legislation requiring menstrual products sold in New York State to contain a plain list of all the ingredients in the products.

Irondequoit PD say that 14-yo Patrick Tanner was last seen Monday night. Anyone with information of his whereabouts are asked to call 911.

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