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After Comments On Pedophilia, Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned amid a social media backlash over comments he made that appeared to condone pedophilia. In a news conference Tuesday, Yiannopoulos said his resignation was effective immediately and praised the website as "a significant factor in my success." He also explained his views on sex with minors, insisting that he does not condone statutory rape. "I do not believe any change in the legal age of consent is justifiable or desirable," Yiannopoulos...

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Dozens of government, non-profit and private sector companies and organizations will be on hand at SUNY ESF Wednesday to help connect students and others to careers in the environment. John Turbeville, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Career Services at ESF, said the 16th annual networking event is their only career fair.

“This is our Super Bowl, it’s something we look forward to every single year.”

Syracuse Hosts Duke in ACC Showdown

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Coming off three straight close losses, Syracuse (16-12, 8-7) hosts Duke (22-5, 10-4) on Wednesday with hopes of reaching the postseason dwindling. History will be made as well, as it will be the first time two coaches with 1,000 wins face each other with Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim prowling the sidelines.

'Cuse could use a big win over a ranked opponent, like Duke, who enters the game ranked tenth in the country.

President Trump on Monday named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, filling out the team that will advise him on issues such as ISIS and Russia.

The opioid and heroin epidemic is still as problematic as ever in Central New York as treatment options continue to expand.  That’s according to the Director of Behavioral Health at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.  Last year, 325 patients were admitted to the medication assistive treatment program and the current census has 700 patients enrolled for treatment services which can span several years or decades.  Behavioral Health Director Monika Taylor is anticipating funding from the State Budget and at the Federal level.

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More than a dozen Syracuse-area parishioners are spending this week in Nicaragua to help combat maternal mortality and support infant health.  Since the early 1990's, parishioners have been providing money and supplies to the Health Care Ministry in the in the Villanueva community.  Charles Clinton, one of the group’s leaders, notes how important the trip is to the community.

"You would see on the walls of the program center photographs of people from previous trips," Clinton said.  "They're in their memories, and definitely in their spirits."

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Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney says the swift opposition from some officials about the recommendation of a metropolitan government amounts to nothing more than scare tactics and fear mongering.  We caught up with Mahoney to round out our series on the potential impact of the Consensus Commission’s final report.

Mahoney says she’s always been a proponent of more efficient government, and has continued the county’s track record of combining city and county departments. 

This week on The Best of WAER Sports Podcast, we have stories highlighting both the player and fan experience. First we will hear from WAER's Connor Morrisette as he introduces us to an SU Superfan. 

After that Paul Mancano gives us some insight into the past of Freshman Taurean Thompson and how he found his way to Syracuse University. 

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The Syracuse Orange (16-12, 8-7) were in a familiar position in the last minute of Sunday's sellout game in Atlanta. Unfortunately for coach Boeheim and the Orange, now just 2-7 on the road this year, the 71-65 loss was a familiar sight as well.

Last-Second Heroics Lead Orange Past Great Danes

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Nick Mariano sliced a shot past Albany goalie JD Colarusso with 1.6 seconds left on the clock to secure Syracuse’s second win of the season; a 10-9 decision over the Great Danes.

This game seemed to be a mirror image of the last time Albany (0-1) and Syracuse (2-0) met, which was in the NCAA tournament last April. That time around, Syracuse came back to beat the Great Danes in an intense matchup, 11-9 in overtime.

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At the beginning of this year, Syracuse (16-11, 8-6) was the nineteenth ranked team in the country according to the AP Poll and seemed poised to build off an incredible Final Four run from a year ago. Now, in the middle of February, the Orange head to the Peach State to face a dangerous Georgia Tech (15-11, 6-7) team, needing a win to keep hopes of returning to March Madness alive.

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