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Fort Drum Officer Among First Women Set for Ranger Training

Women join a class "not for the weak or fainthearted."
When a first of its kind Ranger School course begins at Fort Benning this month, 10th Mountain Division Capt. Michelle L. Kelly will be among the women with a rare chance to make history by wearing the coveted Ranger tab.

NY Board Advances New Casino Bidding for Southern Tier

"I think it's important to underscore neither of the two previous bids were suitable for the award."
The state's casino location board on Friday moved forward with new bidding from developers for a license in New York's Southern Tier.

Calls for Ouster of NY Assembly Speaker Increase

Silver's Fate Hangs in Balance as Dems Deliberate for a Second Day
Control of the state Assembly hung in the balance Monday night as longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver fought to keep his grip on power amid mounting calls for his resignation following federal corruption charges.


"We simply want people in high office to stop violating the law. It seems like a simple and modest request: people elected to make laws should not be breaking them."

There was an unusally massive turnout at New York Law School's annual City Law breakfast this morning, causing some guests to be funneled into an overflow room.  All this commotion was to hear from US Attorney Preet Bharara.