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WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's calls for arming trained teachers as part of an effort to fortify schools against shootings, comments by the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre and new unsealed charges against President Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort. 

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 Samantha Wood, managing editor for news at The Berkshire Eagle, talks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about a vote this week that could lead to the closing of elementary schools in the Berkshires, and power outages at the Berkshire Mall.

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

Increasing clouds with pockets of freezing rain and sleet developing by noon.  Then mostly rain through the evening.  Highs in the upper 30s.

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OLYMPICS

Canada's Kelsey Serwa has raced to victory in women's skicross, giving her a gold medal to go with the silver she won in Sochi four years ago.

Serwa raced to the lead early in the final and was well in front by the time she reached the bottom of the course at Phoenix Snow Park. Canadian teammate Brittany Phelan made an impressive pass late in the run to finish second.

Serwa's victory came two days after Canada's Brady Leman took gold in the men's event

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. shooting.

Morning Headlines With Jim Kevlin Of Hometown Oneonta

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Jim Kevlin of AllOstego.com, The Freeman's Journal and Hometown Oneonta speaks with WAMC's Lucas Willard about Diane Neal's bid for congress in New York's 19th district and her upcoming visit to central NY.

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

Cloudy with light snow or mixed precipitation moving in this morning, then changing to snow mainly from the Southern Adirondacks and points south.  A dusting up to 2 inches in most areas by evening but as much as 3 inches in the Catskills, I-88 corridor, Mohawk Valley, and I-90 east across Central New England. Temperatures in the mid 30s early, then fall during the late afternoon.     

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OLYMPICS

The U.S. women's hockey team has ended Canada's run of Olympic gold medals, but it took a shootout to do it.

Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored in the first extra round of the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history to give the Americans the gold medal with a 3-2 victory over their arch-rivals. Lamoureux's twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Morando extended the game by scoring with about six minutes left in regulation.

It was the second straight overtime in the gold medal game for these two teams, but the first shootout in Olympic women's hockey history.

WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's ordering the Justice Department to propose regulations to ban so-called bump stocks and a report showing more than twice as many women are running for Congress this year compared to 2016. 

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Judy Patrick, editor of The Daily Gazette, talks with WAMC's Jim Levulis about possible flooding in the Schenectady Stockade district and Dr. David Harris' appointment as president of Union College.

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OLYMPICS

Lindsey Vonn fell short of winning her second women's Olympic downhill gold medal.

The American came away with the bronze finishing 0.47 seconds behind the gold medal-winning Sofia Goggia of Italy. The 33-year-old Vonn becomes the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing at the Winter Games.

Goggia finished in a time of 1 minute, 39.22 seconds to hold off Norwegian Ragnhild Mowinckel by 0.09 seconds.

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

Some morning sun, then becoming windy with increasing clouds and late day showers possible today.  Record warmth likely with highs in the lower 70s.

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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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NBA-ALL-STAR GAME

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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