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Law
11:13 am
Wed June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court's Landmark Decision On Same-Sex Marriage

David Greene speaks with NPR's Nina Totenberg about the Supreme Court's landmark decision granting federal benefits to married same-sex couples.

Law
10:52 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense Of Marriage Act

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 11:13 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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Hudson Valley News
8:44 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Cahill Stands Ground Over Ulster Sales Tax Flap

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KINGSTON – State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D-Kingston) addressed the ongoing Ulster County sales tax dilemma at his Kingston office Tuesday afternoon.   The briefing was attended by two deputy county executives who took exception to Cahill's position.

Last week, county and local officials slammed Cahill for tying up the sales tax extension bill with competing legislation.

On Tuesday, the assemblyman was critical of the way they attacked him.

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Sports
8:05 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Cashman: Alex Should Just... Shut Up

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Third baseman Alex Rodriguez is in hot water with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman after he tweeted that his hip surgeon cleared him to play in rehabilitation games. Cashman told ESPN.com that when the Yankees want to announce something, they will and added that "Alex should just shut...up."

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WAMC News
7:48 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Mass. Dems Fault Court Ruling On Voting Rights Law

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and other top Democrats are criticizing the Supreme Court's ruling on the landmark Voting Rights Act.

The justices ruled 5-4 Tuesday that a key provision of the law cannot be enforced unless Congress creates an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still need federal monitoring.

Patrick called the decision "disappointing." He said many areas of the country are moving to limit access to the ballot and that politics is still "racially polarized" in states covered by the provision in the law.

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Europe
7:22 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Famous Hawk Is Back In The Spotlight

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 11:13 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Wimbledon is underway, which means the tennis world's most famous hawk is back in the spotlight. No, not the Hawk-Eye ball tracking technology linesmen use to help make calls, an actual hawk. His name is Rufus, and his job is to scare pesky pigeons away from the All England Club before the crowds of tennis fans arrive. Rufus also worked the 2012 Olympics. The hawk, of course, has his own Twitter account to squawk at his admirers. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

New England News
6:59 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Markey Win Sets Up Special Election For House

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The election of Edward Markey to the U.S. Senate sets the stage for yet another special election in Massachusetts, this one to fill the U.S. House seat that Markey has held for more than 36 years.

Several Democrats had already expressed interest in running for the 5th congressional district seat if Markey won the special Senate election. They include Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, state Sens. Katherine Clark, Karen Spilka and William Brownsberger, and state Rep. Carl Sciortino.

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weather
6:52 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives the WAMC Morning Edition forecast.

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New York News
6:18 am
Wed June 26, 2013

New Poll Suggests Weiner Leads Mayoral Race

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 A new poll finds that former Congressman Anthony Weiner has jumped to the lead among Democratic candidates for New York City mayor. The NBC NY/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll says Weiner leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats.

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Europe
6:06 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Russian Official Encourages 'Food Patriotism'

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 11:13 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene with health advice from Russia.

Gennady Onishchenko, the country's chief sanitary inspector, is encouraging food patriotism. Translation: More borscht - cut the meals at McDonald's. The fast food chain is popular in many Russian cities. But Mr. Onishchenko had more to say. To beat the summer heat, he said people should just get to work early, rather than wear, quote, "spotted little pants that stop above the knees." We think he's referring to shorts.

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