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One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

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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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Author Interviews
3:09 am
Tue May 21, 2013

After Crashing In Canadian 'Abyss,' Four Men Fight To Survive

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 11:13 am

On the night of Oct. 19, 1984, Erik Vogel was uneasy about flying. It was snowing; his plane's de-icer and autopilot weren't working; and his co-pilot had been bumped to fit one more passenger on his 10-seater. But the young pilot was behind schedule and he felt like his job was on the line, so he took off, as he did most days, shuttling between the remote communities that dot the Canadian wilderness.

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Author Interviews
3:08 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Courtside Chemistry: How NBA's Phil Jackson Won 'Eleven Rings'

Originally published on Tue May 21, 2013 11:13 am

Phil Jackson is famous not only for coaching stars — Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen with the Chicago Bulls, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal with the L.A. Lakers — but also for his distinctive "zen" approach to basketball. He introduced his teams to yoga and meditation, and regularly assigned his players books to read.

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WAMC News
8:50 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Schumer Wants Airlines To Lower Fees

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to lower the fees for charge for changing flights, which they recently raised. Four major airlines — Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, U.S. Airways and United Airlines — recently increased fees on ticket changes from $150 to $200. Schumer says the additional charge makes it difficult for families on fixed budgets. He says plans can change due to sick children or work demands.

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Hudson Valley News
8:13 am
Mon May 20, 2013

IBEW And CHEG Negotiate New Deal

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Central Hudson and IBEW Local 320 have negotiated a new contract for utility workers, who would become employees of Fortis, Inc. should the buyout of CH Energy Group be approved by the State Public Service Commission.

State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill (D- Kingston) said it is a good deal for the workers, but the proposed purchase leaves a lot to be desired.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D- 18) is thrilled with the contract agreement.

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Hudson Valley News
8:03 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Traffic Up On Mid-Hudson Crossings

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HIGHLAND – For the first time in six months, traffic is up on the five Hudson River crossings operated by the New York State Bridge Authority.

Over 91,000 more vehicles crossed the river in April for an increase slightly under two percent.

A total of 4.9 million vehicles traveled over the spans this past April, compared to a little more than 4.8 million during the same month last year.

Bridge Authority Executive Director Joseph Ruggiero said they need that trend to continue.

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Hudson Valley News
7:53 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Maloney Ready For Rematch

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TOWN OF WALLKILL – Former Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth has all but said she will run against Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney. Maloney defeated Hayworth in last year’s election but this year she has made several public appearances across the district. She has also acknowledged that she is keeping her options open.

Maloney told Orange County Democrats at their annual dinner Sunday night that he is up for the challenge.

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Sports
7:25 am
Mon May 20, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In the NBA playoffs, on Saturday the Pacers knocked out the Knicks 106-99 in Game 6 sending them to face Miami for their first Eastern Conference final since 2004. On Sunday, the Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals defeating the Grizzlies 105-83. Tony Parker finished with 20 points and nine assists.

In the NHL playoffs, the Bruins scored two goals in the third to beat the New York Rangers 5-2 and take a 2-0 lead in the series. The Rangers host the next two games Tuesday and Thursday. The Ottawa Senators won against Pittsburgh 2-1 in double-overtime.

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Europe
7:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Germany May Have Paid A Price For Its Financial Power

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Germany paid a price for asserting its financial power. Germans, more than others, had to finance bailouts for countries like Greece, and imposed austerity measures in return. Those who disapprove may have struck back. People across the continent and beyond watched the Eurovision song contest.

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6:57 am
Mon May 20, 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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Around the Nation
6:55 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Right Lottery Numbers, Wrong Date

A California woman turned on the TV last week and saw she had the winning numbers in Wednesday's drawing. She thought she had won $360 million. It turns out she bought her ticket an hour after Wednesday's drawing.

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