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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming fund drive, North Korea responses possible from the UN council, and upcoming effects from Hurricane Jose.

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NFL:

Matthew Stafford put up modest numbers against the New York Giants on Monday night, but they were more than enough the way the Detroit Lions' defense and special teams were playing.

Stafford completed 15 of his 21 passes for 122 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Lions thumped the Giants, 24-10 at the Meadowlands. Stafford's scoring throws came in the first half, including a seven-yard pass to Eric Ebron that put Detroit ahead to stay.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about a new area code being added to 17 nearby counties, and a renewed GOP push to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers east of the Hudson River today. More sunshine to the west and north. Highs in the upper 70's.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers east of the Hudson River tonight. Dry west. Lows in the lower to mid 60's.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers east of the Hudson River tomorrow morning. More sunshine to the west and north. Highs in the upper  70's.

Nine months after Iraqi forces drove ISIS from eastern Mosul, the east side's main street has come back to life. Wedding convoys decorated with ribbons and flowers honk their horns. Female drivers pull up in front of pastry shops and stalls piled high with fresh fruit.

Young men cruise by with car stereos tuned to upbeat music instead of ISIS radio and lectures on Islam. Signs advertise new pool halls and shisha lounges.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the upcoming fund drive, President Donald Trump's proposed deal with Democrats on DACA, and his tweet depicting hitting a golf ball off of the head of Hillary Clinton.

NFL:

If Tom Brady and the Patriots were suffering from a Super Bowl hangover, it looks as though a trip to New Orleans pulled the defending champions out of it. The 40-year-old Brady hasn't often looked better in his long, illustrious career. Bouncing back with a vengeance from a season-opening loss, Brady threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter for the first time in his career, eclipsed 300 yards passing in the first half for only the second time, and New England scored 30 first-half points en route to a 36-20 victory over the winless Saints.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the Daily News about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's opinion on a national deal on DACA, and a possible gubernatorial challenge by NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 18, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds.  Warm and humid.  Highs in the lower 80's.

Increasing clouds tonight. Lows in the lower 60's.

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain east of the Hudson River tomorrow. More sunshine to the west and north toward the Canadian border. Highs in the mid 70's.

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The New York Giants could have their top deep threat on the field for Monday's game against the Detroit Lions.

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. practiced on a limited basis Thursday for the first time since spraining his left ankle more than three weeks ago. The three-time Pro Bowler took part in some individualized drills and followed that by participating in some team drills.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 15, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy and humid today with scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 70's.

Mostly cloudy and muggy tonight with a passing shower. Also areas of fog. Lows in the lower to mid 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. Highs in the lower 80's.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta and AllOtsego.com about a murder trial in Cooperstown.

MLB:

Just a few hundred feet from the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Indians cut a record.

The Indians have set an American League mark with their 21st consecutive victory, 5-3 over the Tigers in Cleveland. The Tribe broke the previous AL record set by the 2002 Athletics.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 14, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy and more humid today with scattered showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 70's.

Mostly cloudy and muggy tonight with a passing shower.  Lows in the lower to mid 60's.

Mostly cloudy tomorrow with a scattered shower and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 70's.

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In the Democratic primary for Westchester County Executive, Sen. George S. Latimer captured 63 percent of the vote while Ken Jenkins garnered 37 percent of the vote.

Latimer will go on to face incumbent Republican County Executive Rob Astorino in November's general election. Latimer currently represents the New York state Senate's 37th district.

"I've been knocked down a few times in politics, but I know I have something to offer the city..." ~ Corey Ellis
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Former Albany Councilman Corey Ellis won a three-way race for Albany Common Council President in the Democratic primary yesterday.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 13, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds with the humidity increasing a bit today. Highs near 80.

Mostly cloudy tonight and a bit muggy with a passing shower possible.  Lows in the lower 60's.

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers tomorrow and possibly a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 70's.

Stephen Gottlieb: The Value Of Democracy

Sep 12, 2017

Driven by the Tea Party, Republicans gave us a Congress that hasn’t been able to get much done. Saying less government is better, they take credit for getting nothing done, and leave immigration, tax policy, and health care to fester. It took the Democrats to make a deal with Trump to open the spigot even on hurricane relief.

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NFL:

The NFL is moving quickly in hopes of reversing a federal judge's decision that blocked the league's six-game suspension of Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott in a domestic violence case in Ohio.

The league has asked the judge who ruled in Elliott's favor to stop the preliminary injunction that cleared last year's NFL rushing leader to play while the case is in court. A notice of appeal was also filed with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Sep 12, 2017
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WNYT

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

Sunny and warm today. Highs near 80.

Mostly clear tonight with areas of fog.  Lows in the lower to mid 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds with the humidity increasing a bit tomorrow. Highs near 80.

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The Green Bay Packers could be a lot more than an offensive juggernaut this season.

The Packers gave up no touchdowns and turned a big defensive play into a score to earn a 17-9 win over the Seahawks. Seattle had to settle for three field goals and finished with just 225 net yards, with Russell Wilson completing 14 of 27 passes for 158 yards.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the Daily News about a potential state senate seat for Democrats on Long Island, and remembering the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

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

Sunny and pleasantly warm today. Highs in the mid 70's.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the lower 50's.

Sunny and warm tomorrow. Highs near 80.

Earthquake Hits Off Coast Of Mexico

Sep 8, 2017

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