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Morning briefing in Buffalo: May 16

Hello, Buffalo. Here’s what you need to know today.

Your weather planner

Today the weather will be dry and pleasant with lots of sunshine. Highs will be warmer, rising into the mid 70s.

Peaks : Mid 70s
The lowest: Upper fifties
Quite sunny

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Around Buffalo

1. SUNY bucks national enrollment trends, chancellor says, but some schools still feeling the pinch

Many higher education institutions are fighting tooth and nail to keep students enrolled across the country. State University of New York Chancellor John King reports a different trend.

2. New COVID-19 variants don’t make people sicker, SUNY professor says

The newer strains of COVID-19 are known as FLiRT variants and immunologists have said they don’t make people sicker than previous strains, but they remain highly transmissible.

3. Lawmakers make a final push to pass bills regulating social media for teens

Lawmakers in Albany are again trying to pass a package of bills aimed at regulating social media use by New York teenagers.

Around the nation

1. Netflix will stream NFL games on Christmas Day

2. High refinery costs could push gas prices higher this summer

3. Bipartisan Senate group outlines AI policy roadmap

Don’t miss this

  • Western New York doctor weighs pros and cons of new glucose monitoring system
  • Professional lacrosse star Zed Williams tries out with the Buffalo Bills
  • South Buffalo Rugby competing for national title

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