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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.

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We're going to bring in another voice now into the conversation, top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, California Congressman Adam Schiff. Congressman, thanks so much for being with us.

ADAM SCHIFF: Good to be with you.

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Good morning, I'm David Greene with one reporter's nightmare. He was asking Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant a question after a game the other night.

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Advocates will debate in Albany Monday night about whether to hold a New York state constitutional convention.

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The federal government is sending law enforcement teams to cities in five states, including New York and Massachusetts, to help stop the flow of heroin and synthetic opioids.

In a move that has pushed Spain deeper into a political crisis, Catalonia's Parliament on Friday declared independence. In response, the Spanish Senate approved direct rule of the breakaway region. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to reporter Lucia Benavides, who is not far from the Parliament building.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Republican tax plan, President Trump declaring a health emergency for the opioid crisis, and the JFK assassination files being released.

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Joe Girardi is out as New York Yankees manager after 10 seasons. The team made the announcement Thursday. A person familiar with decision says Yankees general manager Brian Cashman recommended that Girardi not return. Girardi succeeded Joe Torre after the 2007 season and led the team to a World Series title in 2009 but has fallen short each year since.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Samantha Wood of the Berkshire Eagle about the lawsuits trying to halt the Berkshire Museum's sale of artwork, and the Naumkeag haunted house and Halloween in the Berkshires.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 27, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs near 60.

Mostly clear tonight.  Lows in the lower 40's.

Sunshine followed by increasing clouds tomorrow.  Breezy and mild. Highs in the mid to upper 60's.

Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's comments to the press yesterday, the dipolmatic options for North Korea, Representative Chris Gibson, the possibility of Joe Biden running for President, and pressure on New York as a result of the Republican proposed tax plan.

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MLB-WORLD SERIES

The Houston Astros climbed out of a two-run hole on Wednesday, then blew a two-run lead in extra innings before knotting the World Series at a game apiece.

George Springer unloaded a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy in the 11th inning to lift the Astros past the Dodgers, 7-6 in Los Angeles. Cameron Maybin started the rally with a leadoff single and stole second before scoring on Houston's fourth home run since the ninth inning.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Jim Kevlin of Hometown Oneonta about the anniversary of a Nazi party speaker on campus at SUNY Oneonta.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 26, 2017
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WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool with showers today from the Hudson Valley east into New England.  Dry west. Highs in the lower to mid 50's.

Clearing tonight.  Lows near 40.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow.  Highs near 60.

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And by a single vote, the Senate this week made it harder for consumers to file lawsuits against banks.

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Fats Domino Dies At 89

Oct 25, 2017

Fats Domino, a founding father of rock-and-roll, has died at age 89. His daughter said that he died Tuesday of natural causes. Antoine Domino Jr., was one of the first singers to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Senator Jeff Flake's comments on the president, growing conflict within the Republican party, and an Onion article about Albany's pitch to Amazon.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the Schenectady budget, and a school ban on clown costumes for Halloween.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 25, 2017
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WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds today.  Highs in the mid 60's.

Mostly cloudy tonight with a shower possible. Lows in the mid to upper 40's.

Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool with showers tomorrow. Highs in the lower to mid 50's.

Sen. Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who announced his retirement in a withering speech aimed at President Trump, tells NPR that he is "deeply saddened" to leave the Senate, but that lawmakers must take a stand now against the administration's behavior or "lose that chance."

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President Trump's top military adviser acknowledges that he too has questions about the deaths of four Americans in Niger. General Joseph Dunford spoke to reporters as lawmakers and the public focused on a mission in West Africa that went wrong.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses hazardous weather, Bill O'Reilly, New York Democrats teaming up against the Republican tax plan in congress, Norman Rockwell's family suing the Berkshire museum.

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MLB NEWS

The New York Mets' pitching staff was in disarray this season, compiling the third-worst ERA in the majors. General manager Sandy Alderson hopes to see improvement after naming Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as the 21st manager in Mets history.

Callaway spent the last five years handling Indians pitchers and oversaw a staff that led the majors with a 3.30 ERA and 1,614 strikeouts this year.

The Mets had 12 pitchers start at least one game as injuries destroyed the rotation. Jacob deGrom and Robert Gsellman were the only Mets hurlers to start more than 18 times.

Callaway also takes over a lineup that led the National League with 224 home runs but was 11th in on-base percentage on the way to a 70-92 record.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about a search to retool the Mt McGregor prison in Saratoga, the fallout from a plan for a cinema in Troy, and arena football returning to Albany.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Oct 24, 2017
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WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy, windy and mild today.  Showers likely and possibly a few thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70's.

Evening showers and thunderstorms, then drying out overnight.  Areas of fog. Lows in the 50's.

A mix of sun and clouds tomorrow. A passing shower.  Highs in the mid 60's.

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