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Former Egyptian Leader Mubarak Released

Mar 24, 2017

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Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed after being cleared of charges against him. As NPR's Jane Arraf reports, his lawyers say the 88-year-old left a military hospital this morning where he had essentially been under house arrest.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Donald Trump's demand for a vote on GOP healthcare bill and what happens if it fails.

NCAA:

Last night's NCAA regional semifinals consisted of three close games and a blowout. Xavier, Gonzaga and Oregon managed to win their NCAA Tournament games by a combined six points, while Kansas enjoyed a 32-point blowout over Purdue.

No. 8 Wisconsin takes on No. 4 Florida tonight at 10 p.m., No. 3 Baylor faces No. 7 South Carolina at 7:30 p.m., No. 1 North Carolina goes head to head with No. 4 Butler at 7 p.m., and No. 2 Kentucky faces No. 3 UCLA at 9:30 p.m.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 24, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Cloudy with a little light snow, sleet or freezing rain this morning, then afternoon rain showers.  Highs in the lower 40's.

Cloudy with showers tonight.  Areas of fog.  Lows in the upper 30's.

Cloudy with the chance of showers tomorrow.  Highs in the lower 40's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the terror attack in London on Westminster bridge, a deal between Democrats and Republicans to let Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch through, and members of President Donald Trump's transition team under "inadvertent surveillance."

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta, the Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com about town consolidation efforts in New York's leatherstocking region.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 23, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny, brisk and still cold today.  Highs in the mid 30's.

Clear early, then increasing clouds tonight.  Lows in the lower 20's.

NCAA:

NCAA Tournament play resumes tonight when No. 3 Oregon takes on No. 7 Michigan at 7 p.m. Later No. 1 Gonzaga faces No. 4 West Virginia at 7:30 p.m., No. 1 Kanas takes on No. 4 Purdue at 9:30 p.m., and No. 11 Xavier plays No. 2 Arizona at 10 p.m.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing hearing of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch and Preet Bharara's next job.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about amendments to the GOP Health Care bill.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 22, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, windy and very cold today.  Mountain snow showers early.  Highs in the mid and upper 20's.

Clear and cold tonight.  Lows near 10.

Mostly sunny, brisk and still cold tomorrow.  Highs in the mid 30's.

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, shown here on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland last month, has done consulting work in Ukraine.
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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The work appears to contradict assertions by the Trump administration and Manafort himself that he never worked for Russian interests.

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NBA:

In the NBA, Brooklyn squeaked by Detroit 98-96, Toronto topped Chicago in overtime 122-120, Miami bested Phoenix 112-97, New Orleans won against Memphis 95-82, Golden State defeated Dallas 112-87, San Antonio beat Minnesota 100-93, Milwaukee edged Portland 93-90, and it was the Clippers over the Lakers 133-109.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaks at a state house ceremony to honor Iwo Jima veterans.
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Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the state's congressional delegation to fight a Republican-backed health care bill that he says could undermine Massachusetts' efforts to maintain its highest-in-the-nation rate of insured residents. 

WAMC's David Gusitina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about changes to the GOP's healthcare bill designed to meet demands from New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Congressman John Faso.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 21, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy today.  Highs in the mid to upper 40's

Mostly cloudy and becoming windy tonight. A few rain and snow showers.  Lows near 20.

Mostly sunny, windy and very cold tomorrow.  Highs in the mid and upper 20's.

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Airline passengers coming to the U.S. and Britain on direct flights from a number of majority-Muslim nations must now place most electronic devices, including laptops, tablets and cameras, in checked baggage under stepped-up security measures, the Trump administration and the British government said.

Passengers can still carry smartphones into the plane's cabin, but nothing larger, officials from the two countries added.

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The director of the FBI, James Comey, told lawmakers this morning that his agency is investigating possible links between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses German Chancellor Angela Merkel's meeting with President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey on Russia investigations, and Neil Gorsuch's Senate hearing.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Mar 20, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly sunny early, then increasing clouds today.  Highs in the mid 40's

Mostly cloudy tonight. Lows in the lower 30's.

Mostly cloudy tomorrow.  Highs in the mid and upper 40's.

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