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Meteorologist Jason Caterina's Morning Forecast

Jun 19, 2017
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Today: Showers and thunderstorms, some storms could produce gusty winds and torrential rain, highs in the 70s to low 80s.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, some storms could produce gusty winds and torrential rain, lows in the low and mid 60s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, chance showers and t'storms, highs in the 70s and low 80s.

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Gerry Newman buys vanilla by the gallon. He's co-owner of Albemarle Baking Co., in Charlottesville, Va., and vanilla goes into everything from his cookies to pastry cream.

A few years ago, each 1-gallon bottle of organic, fair-trade vanilla set him back $64. Today, it's $245, more than Newman can comfortably stomach.

It's a global phenomenon, hitting pastry chefs and ice cream makers alike. Some have changed their recipes to use less vanilla. Newman has switched suppliers to find a cheaper product.

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So 30 years ago this summer, video games made their orchestral debut. It was a performance in Tokyo. It was the first time that music from a videogame was performed live, was from the Japanese game "Dragon Quest." And this trend has carried on ever since.

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WAMC’s Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump blasting the Special Prosecutor over news stories that he is investigating the President for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issuing a statement asking Americans to be wary of anonymous sources, Vice President Mike Pence hiring a lawyer , and Governor Cuomo nominates a veteran judge to serve on the state's Court of Appeals.

Meteorologist Jason Caterina's WAMC Regional Forecast

Today/Friday

Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 68. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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AP-Sports Right Now

BASEBALL-CONGRESSIONAL GAME

Dems win with Scalise on minds of players

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record crowd of almost 25,000 came to Nationals Park to watch the Democrats beat the Republicans, 11-2 in the annual Congressional Baseball game.

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Court Says Judge's Twitter Handle Is OK

Jun 16, 2017

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Cubans really thought that their long era of economic isolation from the United States was over.

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WAMC's Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Washington Post story that the Special Prosecutor is investigating President Trump for Obstruction of Justice in the Russian investigation, a new AP poll finds a majority of Americans think the President interfered in the investigation, and much more.

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Jim Kevlin, Editor & Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal and All Otsego.com, talks about a new proposed Solar Farm and the issues surrounding it.

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

Sunshine, followed by increasing clouds with low humidity.  Highs in the upper 70's.

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CONGRESSMAN SHOT-THE GAME

Game on: Tragedy won't stop congressional baseball game

WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual Congressional Baseball Game will be played on Thursday at Nationals Park as scheduled despite Wednesday's shooting at the Republican squad's practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

House Speaker Paul Ryan assured lawmakers assembled at a members' briefing that the game will go on.

The game dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, benefiting several charities.

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It is a good time for the spoken word. There's a whole lot out there - from radio to podcasts to audio books. Turns out there are lots of choices out there for young audiophiles too.

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Our next guest is Congressman Dave Schweikert in our studios once again. He's a Republican from Arizona. Congressman, thanks for coming by this morning.

DAVE SCHWEIKERT: Oh, happy to.

INSKEEP: Got your cup of coffee, ready to talk here.

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A special counsel's curiosity now reportedly extends to the actions of President Trump.

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And now we're hearing reports President Trump is about to approach the podium.

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The director of Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Flint water crisis. The chief medical officer has been charged with obstruction of justice.

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WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony yesterday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, whether President Trump will eventually claim Executive Privlege, and NBC's Megyn Kelly is critized for an interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

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