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In Syria, Healthcare Workers Are The Heroes — And The Targets

Over 300 hospitals and clinics have been hit with bombs and missiles. Nearly 700 medical workers have been killed. Only Assad has the air power to conduct these attacks.

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New York Banks On A Solar Factory To Ignite Buffalo's Economy

Half of the $1 billion in tax credits and other economic incentives that Buffalo is getting from the state is going to build a solar panel factory. Skeptics say it's a risky way to create jobs.

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