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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.

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 David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about a shooting in Mechanicville, and Schenectady county's increase in sales tax revenue.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Aug 9, 2017
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Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast:

Today: Mostly sunny, some passing clouds. Highs in the 80s.

Tonight: A few passing clouds, mostly clear. Light winds, temp in the 50s.

On a steamy August afternoon in McLean, Va., not far from CIA headquarters, Daniel Hoffman sits on a coffee shop terrace and reminisces about summer afternoons spent in a different place.

"There's a tennis court, and a little dacha with a sauna," says Hoffman. "And then a big dacha where families could go and get out of the city in the summer and relax."

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a new government study on climate change and the effects Americans are seeing now, Trump's polling numbers and vacation, and the number of solo press conferences the President has held.

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OBIT:

Darren Daulton, the All-Star catcher who was the leader of the Philadelphia Phillies' NL championship team in 1993, has died. He was 55.

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Police in an upstate New York city are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in a driveway.

Officials say officers responded around 8:45 p.m. Monday to shots fired on Grove Street in the Saratoga County city of Mechanicville, on the Hudson River 15 miles north of Albany.

When officers arrived they found a man dead in a driveway between two homes. Police later identified him as 19-year-old David Feliciano. 

New York State Police investigators are assisting Mechanicville police with the investigation.

No arrests have been reported.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Aug 8, 2017
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Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast:

Today: Patchy drizzle or spotty showers this morning then clearing skies, highs in the mid 70s

Tonight: Mostly clear and cool, lows in the low to mid 50s

Wednesday:  Sunny, warmer. highs in the low 80s

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about lower sales tax revenue in Albany County, and housing development pushbacks around Saratoga lake in Stillwater, NY.

Senate Leader John Flanagan speaks at candidate Chris McGrath's headquarters on Long Island, where they asked for a recount.
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New York state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan has revealed that he recently completed an alcohol treatment program.

The Long Island Republican issued a statement Sunday after Newsday was set to report the news.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

Aug 7, 2017

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the increasing tension in Asia between China and North Korea, and New York Senator John Flanagan's statement about his recent alcoholism recovery.

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NFL:

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has welcomed seven new members. They include running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Terrell Davis, quarterback Kurt Warner, sackmaster Jason Taylor and kicker Morten Andersen.

The other inductees were Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a contributor, and Seahawks safety Kenny Easley, a senior nominee.

Warner recalled his days as a grocery store employee just before signing with the Rams and winning two MVP awards and one Super Bowl. He mentioned how a Wheaties box with Dan Marino on the cover inspired him to find a way back into football.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 7, 2017
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Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Some morning sun, then increasing clouds. Showers developing this afternoon, especially south of I-90.  Highs in the upper 60's and lower 70's.

Cloudy with showers tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the upper 50's to around 60.

Scattered showers early tomorrow, especially in the mountains. Then increasing sunshine, breezy and pleasant.  Highs in the mid to upper 70's.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the development of a grand jury in the Russia collusion investigation, and the impacts this may have on Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

#SportsReport: Whitney Set For Saturday At Saratoga

Aug 4, 2017
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NYRA:

One of the biggest races during the Saratoga meeting takes center stage on Saturday afternoon.  The $1.25 million Grade 1 Whitney Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward drew seven horses bidding for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a victory.

The horse to beat is Gun Runner, currently the third-ranked horse in the world and second in North America behind Arrogate in the NTRA poll. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was established as the clear 4-5 favorite by morning line oddsmaker Travis Stone at Tuesday’s draw at Sperry’s Restaurant in downtown Saratoga Springs.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 4, 2017
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WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, warm and humid today with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Partly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm possible tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the upper 60's.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms ending from west to east tomorrow through the middle of the day, then clearing with much lower humidity into the evening.  Highs in the upper 70's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Donald Trump's polling numbers, a new proposed immigration restrictions bill, and pushback from Russia after sanctions are signed into law.

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In major league news:

The Phillies have canceled plans to honor Pete Rose next week because of a woman's claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball's hit king when she was a minor. Rose's lawyer says the woman's claims are unverified. The Phillies were going to induct Rose into their Wall of Fame in an on-field ceremony on Aug. 12. Rose bobbleheads were going to be distributed on Aug. 11.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 3, 2017
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WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, warm and humid today with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Partly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm possible tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the upper 60's.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the state of national healthcare, and President Donald Trump's comments on a campaign meeting with a Russian lawyer.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Judy Patrick of the Daily Gazette about the new marijuana dispensary to be built in Glenville, New York. New York allows marijuana to be prescribed for medical purposes.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Aug 2, 2017
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

A mix of sun and clouds, warm and humid today with the chance of a thunderstorm.  Highs in the mid 80's.

Partly cloudy tonight. Areas of fog.  Lows in the mid 60's.

A mix of sun and clouds, warm and humid tomorrow with scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80's.

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MLB:

The Boston Red Sox are back atop the AL East standings following a wild victory over the Cleveland Indians.

Christian Vazquez belted a three-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Red Sox a 12-10 victory against the AL Central leaders. Closer Chad Allen struck out Mitch Moreland with two out in the ninth, but the ball sailed past catcher Yan Gomes for a wild pitch that put runners on first and second. Allen threw another wild pitch before Vazquez homered for just the second time this season.

Polo Meets Rodeo In South Dakota

Aug 2, 2017

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This story starts with the fact of the day. The official sport of South Dakota is rodeo.

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I love rodeo.

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Aug 2, 2017

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MLB-TRADE DEADLINE:

The Yankees and Dodgers have bolstered their starting rotations as they attempt to secure division titles. Sonny Gray went from Oakland to the Yankees before the non-waiver trade deadline, while Yu Darvish was shipped to the Dodgers by Texas.

Gray's departure was expected after he was held out of Sunday's scheduled start. He is 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA this season and has been outstanding in his last six starts, going 4-2 with a 1.37 earned run average.

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses news that President Donald Trump dictated his son's statement on a meeting with a Russian lawyer, the ousting of Anthony Scaramucci, and President Trump's comments at a police rally last week.

The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the death of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

The explosive claim is part of a lawsuit filed against Fox News by Rod Wheeler, a longtime paid commentator for the news network. The suit was obtained exclusively by NPR.

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