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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump promising more on the campaign trail, healthcare overhaul, whether secret recordings of Trump and Comey actually exist, and the New York State Assembly adjourned before deciding on two separate bills, one to name the new Tappan Zee bridge after Mario Cuomo and the other over New York City schools control. 

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

5 hours ago
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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Today:

Mostly sunny, highs in the mid 70s.

Tonight:

A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

MLB:

The New York Yankees ended a seven-game losing streak and took over first place in the AL East, a half-game ahead of the Boston Red Sox. Didi Gregorius smacked a two-run homer and Austin Romine provided a two-run double as the Yankees doubled up the Los Angeles Angels, 8-4. The Red Sox held a 4-2 lead in the eighth until Salvador Perez unloaded a grand slam to give Kansas City a 6-4 victory over Boston.

Running the Justice Department presents a challenge in any administration. But the Trump era is different.

In just five months, Justice leaders have been under heavy pressure, on everything from the travel ban to the Russia investigation. And one man, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, is bearing the weight.

Here's something you need to know about Rosenstein: He's worked at the Justice Department for his entire career, nearly 27 years.

Last year, Rosenstein told NPR the advice he gives younger lawyers.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about cable company Charter and its tentative agreement to help low income New Yorkers gain internet access.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jun 21, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Breezy and warm with low humidity and just a slight chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm.  Highs near 80.

Mostly clear tonight. Lows in the mid to upper 50's.

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds tomorrow with low humidity.  Highs in the lower 80's.

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MLB:

The Boston Red Sox have taken over first place in the American League East, moving a half-game ahead of the slumping New York Yankees. Chris Sale struck out 10 while holding the Royals to three runs and just four hits over 8 1/3 innings of the Red Sox's 8-3 win at Kansas City. The Yankees suffered their seventh consecutive loss as Cameron Maybin and Luis Valbuena each homered and drove in two runs apiece to lead the Angels' 8-3 rout in the Bronx.

 

The president of MTA Metro-North Railroad, Joseph Giulietti, will retire at the end of August. The formal announcement came at Monday’s Metro-North Committee meeting.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses gerrymandering, the Russians condemning of the American military's downing of a Syrian warplane, and the death of Otto Warmbier, the American student detained in North Korea after allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jun 20, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Today: 

Partly sunny and breezy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high in the upper 70s to low 80s

Tonight: 

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid to upper 50s.

Wednesday: 

Partly sunny with a slight chance of a shower and highs in the mid and upper 70s.

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MLB:

Winning streaks are on the line when Arizona and Colorado, probably the two most surprising teams in baseball this season, begin a three-game series at Coors Field Tuesday night. Rookie right-hander German Marquez (5-3, 4.19 ERA) starts for the Rockies, who have won five straight and own the best record in the National League at 46-26. Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.00) pitches for the Diamondbacks, winners of seven in a row and just a game behind Colorado in the NL West at 44-26. This is Arizona's best 70-game start in team history.

A Catskill Mountain swimming hole is so crowded that state officials are encouraging people to swim elsewhere. 

MTA

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about a plan to temporarily tax the rich of New York State to help fix New York City's transit problem, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's control over city public schools, and groups that oppose a state constitutional convention.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses another terrorist attack in London that struck Muslims after evening prayers, Trump's lawyer saying that the President isn't under investigation, and NBC's interview with InfoWars' Alex Jones. 

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The philanthropic wing of the internet search giant Google says it is donating $1 million to preserve an oral history of the 1969 Stonewall riots.

Sonia Vallabh saw her mother die at age 52 from a rare disease that causes irreversible brain damage. Then Sonia learned she has inherited the genetic mutation that killed her mother. She and her husband quit their jobs and trained to become scientists. They're now racing against time to come up with a treatment that could save Sonia's life.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jun 19, 2017
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
WFXR

Today: Showers and thunderstorms, some storms could produce gusty winds and torrential rain, highs in the 70s to low 80s.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, some storms could produce gusty winds and torrential rain, lows in the low and mid 60s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, chance showers and t'storms, highs in the 70s and low 80s.

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Gerry Newman buys vanilla by the gallon. He's co-owner of Albemarle Baking Co., in Charlottesville, Va., and vanilla goes into everything from his cookies to pastry cream.

A few years ago, each 1-gallon bottle of organic, fair-trade vanilla set him back $64. Today, it's $245, more than Newman can comfortably stomach.

It's a global phenomenon, hitting pastry chefs and ice cream makers alike. Some have changed their recipes to use less vanilla. Newman has switched suppliers to find a cheaper product.

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So 30 years ago this summer, video games made their orchestral debut. It was a performance in Tokyo. It was the first time that music from a videogame was performed live, was from the Japanese game "Dragon Quest." And this trend has carried on ever since.

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WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump blasting the Special Prosecutor over news stories that he is investigating the President for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issuing a statement asking Americans to be wary of anonymous sources, Vice President Mike Pence hiring a lawyer , and Governor Cuomo nominates a veteran judge to serve on the state's Court of Appeals.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast

Today/Friday

Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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AP-Sports Right Now

BASEBALL-CONGRESSIONAL GAME

Dems win with Scalise on minds of players

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record crowd of almost 25,000 came to Nationals Park to watch the Democrats beat the Republicans, 11-2 in the annual Congressional Baseball game.

This Prank Gives Someone Too Much Power

Jun 16, 2017

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Court Says Judge's Twitter Handle Is OK

Jun 16, 2017

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Cubans really thought that their long era of economic isolation from the United States was over.

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WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Washington Post story that the Special Prosecutor is investigating President Trump for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, a new AP poll finds a majority of Americans think the President interfered in the investigation, and much more.

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