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Skorton named new head of Smithsonian WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Board of Regents has named Dr. David Skorton to lead the world's largest museum and research complex in Washington. The governing board announced its selection Monday...
Senate Republicans say they will break a long standing tradition of boycotting the election of new Regents. They now say they will attend a joint legislative session, and that many will vote 'no' over dissatisfaction with the Common Core. It...
This week, both houses of the legislature are due to release their one house budget proposals, which they will then use to negotiate a final spending plan with Governor Cuomo. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, in an interview with NYS-PBS's New...
Gun rights activists are continuing a campaign to repeal the SAFE Act – a New York law that prohibits certain types of firearms, restricts magazine capacity and requires universal background checks. About 400 protesters rallied against the law...
Governor Cuomo led a group of lawmakers and business leaders to New York's Adirondack Park yesterday. It’s part of his administration’s $60 million effort, launched last year, to push upstate tourism. Cuomo climbs onto a snowmobile...
Springtime is prime time for bird watching. In preparation for spring, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is rolling out a new smartphone app. It’s designed to help people who’ve never gone bird watching identify a bird by answering a few...