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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

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.

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.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses WAMC Locked Box, Boston Marathon Bomber sentenced to death, and the Philadelphia train derailment.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is launching an effort to crack down on abuses and health risks at nail salons.

The announcement Friday comes in response to a two-part series in The New York Times. The series found that many manicurists worked for far less than minimum wage and suffered damaging effects of toxic chemicals.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about the embattled former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, his replacement Senator John Flanagan and the SAFE Act, and New York City rent regulations.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

May 18, 2015
Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunshine giving way to increasing clouds today.  Highs in the mid to upper 70's.

Cloudy with showers and possibly a thunderstorm tonight.  Low in the lower 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow.  Highs in the upper 70's.

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May 18, 2015
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Romney, Putin In Action Over The Weekend

May 18, 2015
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NHL:

In the NHL playoffs, Anaheim beat Chicago 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead.

Sidney Crosby got the better of Alex Ovechkin once again. Crosby had a goal and an assist as Canada dominated Russia 6-1 to win the ice hockey world championship. It was the 25th world title for the Canadians, and their first since 2007. They scored 66 goals in winning all 10 of their tournament games. Claude Giroux and Tyler Ennis also had a goal and an assist each. Mike Smith was only called on to make 10 saves as the Canadians outshot Russia 38-11.

Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves to lead the United States to a 3-0 win over the host Czech Republic in the bronze medal game.

NBA:

In the NBA playoffs, Houston bested the Clippers 113-100 to win the series 4-3 in Game 7. The Rockets will play Golden State in the Western Conference finals.

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Amtrak trains are running again between Philadelphia and New York. The line was closed for almost a week after a passenger train derailed. Last night, people paused in Philadelphia to remember the dead as NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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