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WAMC News
7:45 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Ramblers, Lt. Governor candidate Timothy Wu, and Russian President Putin.

Weather
6:51 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

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Today:  Patchy fog this morning, then mostly sunny and nice with highs in the low to mid 70s.

Tonight: Mainly clear in the evening, then becoming partly to mostly cloudy with lows in the 50s.

Saturday:  Partly sunny, warm and muggy with highs in the low to mid 80s.

Sports
6:18 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Sports Report: New Tougher NFL Penalty For Domestic Violence

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
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NFL:

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Acknowledged he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice. He announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence. The new sanctions include a six-week suspension for a first offense and at least a year for a second.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

The Academic Minute for 8.25 - 8.29

Visit AcademicMinute.org for exciting research featured every day!

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New England News
9:30 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

FairPoint Declares Impasse But Unions Disagree

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Unions representing more than 1,700 FairPoint Communications workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont want the National Labor Relations Board to reinstate terms of their old contract. In the meantime, they're evaluating options that include a strike.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Vilsack Announces Water Quality Funding For Lake Champlain

Congressman Peter Welch (left), Senator Patrick Leahy (center) and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (right) at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain upper deck overlooking the lake.
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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was at the Leahy-ECHO Center for Lake Champlain in Vermont this morning to announce accelerated funding to improve the lake’s water quality.

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Capital Region News
6:10 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Troy: Officials Address Crime

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Officials in Troy are  addressing growing concern over what appears to be a spiraling crime rate.

Shootings - arsons - murders – Troy: Public perception of the Collar City has been tinged by the darkness of crime in recent weeks, despite public meetings and soul-searching in the city of about 50,000. Police Chief Tedesco is reassuring citizens.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Evening Forecast

Jason Caterina
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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Jason Caterina delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, August 28, 2014.

New England News
3:02 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Berkshire Political Leaders Siding With Grossman For Governor

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Berkshire political leaders are overwhelmingly supporting Treasurer Steve Grossman in his bid for Massachusetts governor even though fellow Democrat Martha Coakley is from North Adams.

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New England News
2:12 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Restored Supermarket Boss Thanks Workers At Rally

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The restored chief of the beleaguered Market Basket supermarket chain thanked workers at company headquarters in Massachusetts for their efforts in helping him regain control of the company.

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