tRSSInput results in HTTP 403 error

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tRSSInput results in HTTP 403 error

I am trying to use the tRSSInput component to load details on articles into a database.  I setup the structure and it is working great on several different RSS feeds. 
But now I'm trying to pull the articles from http://states.aarp.org/category/new-york/feed/.  There is something about the RSS feed from this site that doesn't work.  These URLs work through a browser, but each time I run it, even if changing the state to any other US state, I get this error:
org.dom4j.DocumentException: Server returned HTTP response code: 403 for URL: http://states.aarp.org/category/new-york/feed/ Nested exception: Server returned HTTP response code: 403 for URL: http://states.aarp.org/category/new-york/feed/Exception in component tRSSInput_1
java.lang.NullPointerException

I have tried to read into RSS feeds to see if I can pinpoint the problem.  There have been some suggestions that something on their side is seeing that the request did not come from a browser and is denying a response.  We have tried several different RSS readers on this URL and they all work.
Any thoughts, suggestions, or a point in the right direction?
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Re: tRSSInput results in HTTP 403 error

Hi
HTTP response code: 403  indicates that the server is not allowed to connect from a Java API program. As suggested in this page, it required to add the property user agent when creating the connection. 

Best regards
Shong
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