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Obama taps Cornell Alum for IRS Chief

President Obama is appointing a new acting commissioner for the IRS with some Ithaca roots.

Cornell University alum Daniel Werfel is replacing the outgoing Steven Miller, who resigned following a scandal involving the targeting of conservative groups.

Werfel is currently serving as the Controller of the Office of Management and Budget.

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Standoff in Sayre ends, man taken into custody

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The subject’s name has not been released at this time.

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Person falls off cliff at Taughannock Falls State Park

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Emergency workers at Taughannock Falls State Park say one person was extracted and airlifted to a hospital.

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New arrest for snow plow scammer first charged in Tompkins County

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Thomas Zackoski, 28, faces charges in Tompkins County, across central New York; latest arrest came Thursday night in Oswego County

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New York picks 5 to grow, dispense medical marijuana

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Patients in Ithaca able to obtain medical marijuana will be able to get non-smokeable versions of drug in Syracuse, Binghamton areas

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Study shows potential consequences of $15 fast food wage

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Researchers say an increased wage could drive up fast food prices.