Syrian Military Retakes Full Control Of Damascus

Syria's military announced Monday that it cleared Damascus and its suburbs of the last elements of the Islamic state militant group, ISIS. According to government reports, the Syrian army had driven ISIS out of the rebel group's last remaining strongholds in southern Damascus; this marks the first time that President Bashar al-Assad's government has total control of the capital since the rebellion began in 2011. Syrian state TV broadcast footage of tanks rolling through a shattered...

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Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

Updated at 7:08 p.m. ET In a case involving the rights of tens of millions of private sector employees, the U.S. Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, delivered a major blow to workers, ruling for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws. Writing for the majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch said that the 1925 Federal Arbitration Act trumps the National Labor Relations Act and that employees who sign employment agreements to arbitrate claims must do so...

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Health workers have unsheathed their experimental new weapon against the Ebola virus in the northwest reaches of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. On Monday, the World Health Organization, together with local and international partners, began administering Ebola vaccinations in the region, where at least 49 suspected cases have been reported since early April and at least 26 people are believed to have died.

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, May 21, 2018.

As the LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts Center in Catskill prepares to open its inaugural season, a study of its prospective economic impact has been completed. The paper examines impacts for Catskill, Greene County, and the larger Hudson Valley region.

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An Adams, Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to multiple terrorism-related charges in a Springfield courtroom Monday.

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The Justice Department is broadening its internal investigation into the FBI's Russia inquiry after a top-level meeting at the White House on Monday with President Trump.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz will be asked to look into "any irregularities" with the "tactics concerning the Trump campaign," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

There's going to be a changing of the guard in space. On Tuesday, NASA is launching two new satellites, collectively called GRACE, to replace two that have been retired after 16 years in orbit.

Reggie Lucas, who entered his 20s as a guitarist in Miles Davis' touring band and would later help shape the multi-platinum debut of Madonna, died in the early hours of May 19 at the age of 65. The cause was advanced heart failure, his daughter, Lisa Lucas, confirmed to NPR.

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Dr. Russell Tigges of Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County joins Medical Monday to discuss joint replacement. WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

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