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Most Central New Yorkers might consider it common knowledge that compounds derived from marijuana, called cannabinoids, are effective at reducing or relieving pain.  But a first-of-its kind systematic review by Syracuse University of existing research on that notion might change the perception of how the drugs work. 


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Syracuse University is about to host a hackathon focused on helping people and communities leading up to, during and after natural disasters.  During the two day event which starts Friday, Hurrican Florence is expected to hit the Carolinas and Virginia. 


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Efforts to prevent problems in sports gambling may come up short. With it now legal, some states have gone all in on sports betting. Other states, like New York, are also close to opening up the industry in existing casinos, but could broaden to online and mobile sports betting in the future.


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Syracuse Basketball fans will have another familiar face on the court once the season gets started.  Tyus Battle yesterday officially withdrew his name from the N-B-A draft … and plans to come back to school for his junior year.  Battle spent the last few weeks getting assessed by pro teams, including attending the N-B-A combine. 

He made visits and did workouts for several teams.  He was considered by some analysts as likely to be a second-round draft pick.  First round picks have guaranteed contracts, while in the second round, contracts and income are less certain.

An estimated 200,000 Americans struggle with a severe form of Tourette’s syndrome,  and as many as one in 100 milder and less complex symptoms such as chronic motor or vocal tics. Often times leading to misinterpretation of their symptoms as behavioral problems.

WAER’s Alexandra Jennerjahn has this special report on one Syracuse University student who has taken his experience with Tourette’s and turned it into an opportunity to encourage others.

Throughout the early stages of City Limits, we have briefly discussed the concept of food insecurity. How do families living in poverty function day to day when they are unsure of how they will obtain their next meal?

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Syracuse University is investing $118 million dollars to replace the existing Carrier Dome roof and other upgrades that should be ready by Football season 2020 and provide a stadium-like experience.  Over the weekend the University’s Board of Trustees signed-off on the plan to install the suspended roof and updates inside.  Athletic Director John Wildhack says the focus is on students and the fan experience.

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It was the sixth time the Syracuse university Men's Lacrosse team would find itself in a one-goal game this season.  But unlike four of the previous five, SU didn't find a way to pull it out at the end.  Virginia downed the Orange 11-10 Friday Night in a game that could have implications on where - or if - the team plays in the NCAA championships.

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The latest chapter in Syracuse University’s response to the racist and offensive material in a fraternity’s video was to have a speak-out addressing as wide range of issues around bias and inclusion.  Top officials from S-U were there to hear a list of six main demands by students.  Sophomore Jo Johnson read the list, which started with a review of the entire Greek system…plus hire more faculty from marginalized communities.

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Top Syracuse University Officials updated the community Monday about the incident involving a fraternity’s offensive videos that have resulted in outrage across campus and beyond.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports on what’s next after the Theta Tau chapter was expelled from campus. 

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