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Uber, Lyft see jump in fares, taxis take hit

Critics said that Uber could set up under existing laws outside New York City, but chooses not to. Uber says its service provides jobs, safe rides, and easy access to transportation. Uber is likely to have support from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has said he backs a statewide law that regulates Uber and other new ride sharing companies, like Lyft.

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TX High School Marching Band Members Suspended for 'Racist' Gift Basket

Louis. According to Fox 8 in Houston, TX, the tradition for members of the Atascocita High School band is to exchange gifts with members of the rival bands on the field before varsity football games. School board members said Monday they felt the competition and extra practice time stresses students. "We didn't do anything wrong", said flutist Carolina Andaverde.

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New steps to prevent tax refund fraud

Three security questions will be added to the software, and a new timed lockout feature will limit unsuccessful log-in attempts, the officials said. Tax authorities and software providers have come up with a list of 20 data points about tax returns that could be shared to help the IRS and state tax agencies verify tax returns and spot fraud.

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Mother, teen daughter charged after love triangle leads to double murder

When police initially reported to a call about a suicide, they said they found Anthony Anastasi dead from a gunshot wound in a bedroom and Riggs dead in the basement from what an autopsy later revealed was multiple stab wounds. According to charging documents, text messages between the three suspects discussed the boyfriend bringing a weapon to the Anastasis' home to "harm two people".

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Ole Miss students to vote on Confederate Flag

The University of Mississippi Student Body Senate will vote Tuesday on a resolution to remove the flag. Alan Perry, right, president of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, and Dr.   Mississippi remains the only state incorporating the red and blue Confederate banner into its state flag, which was adopted in 1894. The flag features a Confederate emblem that is viewed as a racist symbol by many.

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GOP presidential debate format set after boycott threat

Carney said it was too soon to say which Republican campaign has been most effective overall at organizing in New Hampshire. To the delight of anyone who still uses "Gyeorrrrge Buuuuuushh" as a punchline in 2015, an image macro containing an embarrassing quote attributed to Donald Trump has been passed around on Twitter and Facebook .