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5:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

The Academic Minute for 10.20-10.24

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Monday, October 20
Doug Smith - UC San Diego   
Molecular Motors
Dr. Doug Smith is a physicist who studies molecular motors, the physics of knots, and the dynamics of single polymers such as DNA. He earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago..

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New England News
11:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Police Employ High-Tech Tool In Pumpkin Riot Probe

Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.

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New York News
10:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Ebola Reaches New York

Ebola has been confirmed in a New York City patient.

City officials say an emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus. It's the fourth case in the U.S. and the first in the nation's biggest city.

Speaking at a press conference before 10 p.m., Mayor Bill de Blasio urged New Yorkers to remain calm and said the disease is different to contract.

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Hudson Valley News
9:18 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Putnam Voters To Decide County Executive And Clerk Races

Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

A number of candidates took to the stage in Putnam County Wednesday in races ranging from county legislator to state Senate.

Putnam County voters have a few local races of note to decide November 4. There is a race for Putnam County Executive, pitting incumbent Republican MaryEllen Odell against longtime Democratic County Legislator Sam Oliverio. Odell says it’s possible voter turnout could be high given a number of contentious races, including for state Senate seats.

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New England News
9:15 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Vermont Secretary Of State Promotes Early Voting

Vermonters unable to make it to the polls on November 4 are being encouraged to vote early.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Lawsuits Claim Vermont Cop Violated Rights After Stops

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Three men claim in separate lawsuits that a Vermont state trooper violated their constitutional rights when he improperly searched them after traffic stops.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Vermont Marks 40th Anniversary Of Endangered Species Act

Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Biologists and conservationists are marking the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act and Vermont's experience protecting the state's most vulnerable species.

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New England News
7:36 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Senators Ask Gov't For Nationwide Air Bag Recall

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Two New England U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corporation.

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New York News
7:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Making A Case For After School Programs

Credit America After 3PM

Over the past decade, much progress has been made nationally to increase enrollment in afterschool programs – programs advocates say keep children safe, inspiring them to learn and supporting working families between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.  Vermont and Massachusetts have made the list of Top 10 States for Afterschool, prepared by Washington, D.C.-based After School Alliance.

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New York News
6:51 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Authorities Say Safety Equipment Caused Selkirk Derailment

Authorities are investigating the cause of a derailment in Albany County that occurred Wednesday evening.

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