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A Flood Watch is posted for all Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne Counties until 5:00 PM tonight.

A Flash Flood Warning has been extended until 3:45 PM for southwest portions of Monroe County and all of Ontario County.

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued until 4:15 PM for portions of Yates County.

Rain will slowly taper, in intensity and coverage, as heavy rain moves east through the mid to late afternoon.

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Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

Washington (AP) -  A major gay rights bill has cleared its first hurdle in the Senate.

On a vote of 61-30, the Senate voted to move ahead on the legislation that would prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The bipartisan vote increases the chances that the Senate will pass the bill by week's end, but its prospects in the Republican-led House are dimmer.

Speaker John Boehner remains opposed to the bill, arguing that it will lead to frivolous lawsuits and undercut job creation.

A vote would come 17 years after the Senate rejected a similar discrimination measure by one vote.

The Obama administration has said passage of the bill is long overdue.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.)

 
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