Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Step Down As Democratic Chair After Convention

Amid furor over an email leak that revealed a bias against Bernie Sanders inside the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will step down as chair.Wasserman Schultz will still open and close the convention, she said in a statement, and "address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.""We have planned a great and unified Convention this week and I hope and expect that the DNC team that has...
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Emma Willard School Investigating Sexual Abuse Case

A former student of the Emma Willard school in Troy is claiming she was sexually abused by a staff member nearly two decades ago.
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(Airs 7/25 & 7/25) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about media coverage of the Republican National Convention, whether Leslie Stahl should have been tougher on Donald Trump and Mike Pence during her 60 Minute’s interview, whether we’ve entered the post fact era, and much more.

This corpse flower could be just seconds away from blooming. And you can watch it live, thanks to the New York Botanical Gardens. This way, you don't have to smell its famous, disgusting odor.

Unfamiliar with this so-called "botanical phenomenon"? The giant flower, which can grow to be 8 feet high, is better known for its smell than its beauty.

Solar Impulse 2 is about to complete the first round-the-world flight by a plane powered only by the sun. It took off from Cairo on Sunday and is now en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where the journey began.

Join me, if you will, on a brief trip down memory lane — back to Wednesday, when authorities told residents of a small Colorado town that their tap water had been laced with THC. At the time, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said that multiple tests of a local well had turned up "presumptive positive" for the compound, best known as the mind-altering component in marijuana.

Third parties are not new to American politics. The Anti-Masonic Party emerged in the 1820s to campaign against the Freemasons, which its members viewed as a corrupt. The Free Soil Party opposed the expansion of slavery in the years before the Civil War. Others throughout history have emerged to champion various causes, like the Know-Nothings, the Progressives, the Prohibition Party, the Reform Party and many others.

Amid furor over an email leak that revealed a bias against Bernie Sanders inside the Democratic National Committee, Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she will step down as chair.

Wasserman Schultz will still open and close the convention, she said in a statement, and "address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans."

There were these two blokes in England, about 150 years ago…who started writing the stories and composing the music for what were at the time called comic operas.  Some of you are already ahead of me with the names of Gilbert and Sullivan.  And you are spot-on. 

Yahoo has found a buyer for its core Internet business: the nation's largest telecom provider, Verizon Communications. The two companies are set to announce a $4.8-billion deal on Monday, according to Bloomberg.

Song of the Deep composite image with Author Brian Hastings
Insomniac Games/Sterling Books

Song of the Deep, a new video game by Insomniac Games is hitting a frequently untapped market when it comes to children. A book produced in parallel with the game tells the story of a young girl named Merryn, who one night builds a submarine to venture out into open water in search of her father… who one stormy night at sea, never came back home. RetConned’s Patrick Garrett spoke with author and co-founder of Insomniac Games, Paul Hastings on what the games and book industry are doing to help encourage young girls.

RetConned is a program of assorted geekery - movies, comic books, video games and everything in between. You can subscribe to RetConned via wamcpodcasts.org, via iTunes, Stitcher, and the Google Play store.

The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will not impose a blanket ban on the entire Russian team from the upcoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro despite evidence of state-sponsored doping.

Instead, it has called on sports federations to carry out assessments on individual athletes to determine whether they can compete.

The decision is an attempt to balance "the desire and need for collective responsibility versus the right to individual justice of every individual athlete," IOC President Thomas Bach said in a teleconference with reporters on Sunday.

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