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Nate Silver, the best political numbers-cruncher in the business, sees only one chance in 20 that Republican challenger  Jim Oberweis will unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois in the November election.

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TEAM STANDINGSRD’s Gorge View Lanes 74-38Chapman-Moser 68-44Allstate 62-50Pianas 60-52Cindy’s Classic Cuts 58-54Ghost 14-98MARCH 20 RESULTSHIGH SERIESKayla Miles-Moyer 634 (213, 205, 216)Brenda Chrisman 528 (177, 191, 160)

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ALBANY (AP) — A bill that would open state financial aid to students in the country illegally appeared dead following a narrow defeat in the Legislature, but growing support for New York’s Dream Act has given advocates and lawmakers renewed hope it...

Updated at 3:31 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, the unabashedly liberal leader of the nation’s most populous city, was portrayed Saturday in the first act of the annual Inner Circle show as a steal-from-the-rich Robin Hood — but elicited big laughs in his...

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AMHERST — A Buffalo-area contractor installed a video camera in a client’s bathroom so he could record her as she showered, police said Saturday.

Updated at 2:56 PM

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning employers that they can face fines, charges and civil or even criminal punishment for failing to comply with the state's minimum wage laws.

Updated at 1:49 PM

ALBANY (AP) — When New York City police responded to a Brooklyn apartment last year, they were confronted by a man who banged on their patrol car with a steak knife, refused orders to put it down and finally lunged at officers before one of them...

Updated at 1:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been more than 22 years since Anita Hill sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee in that famous bright blue suit — one she could never bring herself to wear again — to make the sexual harassment allegations against Clarence...

Updated at 12:40 PM

An interesting mix of topics in today’s MetroWest Daily News Opinion section, including some issues much discussed here:

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