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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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President Trump has endorsed Mitt Romney's campaign for U.S. Senate in Utah. It is surprising because of how they've spoken of each other in the past.

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MITT ROMNEY: Dishonesty is Donald Trump's hallmark.

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WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses indications that President Trump is open to supporting a bipartisan congressional effort to revise federal background checks for prospective gun buyers and President Trump's endorsement of Mitt Romney in the Utah Senate race. 

WAMC's Jim Levulis speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of the Times Union, about possible flooding in the Schenectady Stockade district, and the push for a new “adaptive performance test” for students.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:   

Mostly cloudy and unseasonably mild today with areas of fog and drizzle and possibly scattered showers, mainly north of I-90.  Highs in the lower 60s.

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OLYMPICS

American siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani took the bronze medal with a strong free skate.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have made ice dancing history, while an American team captured the bronze medal in the event at the Pyeongchang Games.

Virtue and Moir have won the gold medal to become the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history with their third gold and fifth medal overall. The Canadian pair scored a record 206.07 points to beat training partners Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France.

Virtue and Moir had been tied with Russia's Evgeni Plushenko and Sweden's Gillis Grafstrom for most medals among figure skaters.

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LeBron James got the better of Stephen Curry in the NBA All-Star game at Los Angeles.

James scored 10 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left to lead Team LeBron to a 148-145 win over Team Stephen. James was named the game MVP for the third time, and the first since the league broke with tradition by having the team captains select their rosters.

Russell Westbrook hit a layup to put Team LeBron ahead by three in the closing seconds. Team Stephen couldn't get a good look for a tying three at the buzzer.

Damian Lillard and DeMar DeRozan each had 21 points to lead Team Stephen.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Presidents Day.

Ken Lovett, the Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News talks with WAMC's Lucas Willard about New York State Senate Deputy Majority Leader John DeFrancisco, who took advantage of personal business tax break while criticizing Governor Andrew Cuomo's economic development plan.

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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:  

Any sunshine will give way to increasing clouds today with showers developing this afternoon.  Highs in the mid 40s.

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OK. We now have the names of all 17 victims who died in the shooting at a Florida high school this week. Here they are.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the public outcry for political change in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida and former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's bid for Senate in Utah.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood, managing editor for news at The Berkshire Eagle, about this morning's headlines:  The Berkshire Museum art sales rulings and a seed library that is being launched at the Berkshire Athenaeum tomorrow.

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OLYMPICS-DAY 7

American Mikaela Shiffrin was unable to become the first skier to successfully defend an Olympic gold in the slalom.

Shiffrin finished fourth as Sweden's Frida Hansdotter overtook first-run leader Wendy Holdener of Switzerland to win the gold. The 22-year-old Shiffrin was fourth after the opening run and couldn't make up enough time to earn a second straight medal at the Pyeongchang Games.

Shiffrin was coming off a victory in the giant slalom the previous day.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 16, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:  

Windy and turning colder today.  Rain showers and fog in the morning and a few snow showers in the afternoon.  Morning highs in the lower to mid 40s with temperatures falling through the 30s in the afternoon.

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The suspect in yesterday's school shooting in Florida is named Nikolas Cruz. He's 19, a former student. And this recording of a police scanner captured the sound as he moved through the school.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Parkland, Fla. school shooting and President Trump's comments on domestic violence in this morning's political commentary.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin, of Hometown Oneonta, Freeman's Press and AllOtsego.com about presidential visits to Central New York.

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Feb 15, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:   

Mostly cloudy and mild today with a scattered shower and areas of fog.  Highs near 50.  

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In Arkansas, there is a kind of David vs. Goliath battle underway over a weedkiller.

On one side, there is the giant Monsanto Company. On the other, a committee of 18 people, mostly farmers and small-business owners, that regulates the use of pesticides in the state. It has banned Monsanto's latest way of killing weeds during the growing season.

Terry Fuller is on that committee. He never intended to pick a fight with a billion-dollar company. "I didn't feel like I was leading the charge," he says. "I felt like I was just trying to do my duty."

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick, the editor of The Daily Gazette, about Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day and George Washington's hair.  

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Feb 14, 2018
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:   

A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and milder today.  Highs in the mid 40s.

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