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Around the Nation
7:58 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Sen. Rubio Parched By State Of The Union Response

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Republican Senator Marco Rubio delivered the Republican reply to the State of the Union. In mid-critique, Rubio wanted water but water was out of reach. The senator ducked down, reached off screen, found it, sipped it and resumed. But the Twittersphere had left the building. Water tweets flooded the nation. Rubio tweeted too - a picture of his water bottle. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

New England News
7:52 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Mass. to seek public input on medical marijuana

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials are set to begin a series of "listening sessions" to get input from the public as they develop regulations for medical marijuana. 

The first session will be held Wednesday in Worcester, followed by another session Thursday in Boston and a third session Feb. 27 in Holyoke.

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WAMC News
7:44 am
Wed February 13, 2013

NY school names theater after Pete, Toshi Seeger

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A ceremony held Tuesday night unveiled a bronze plaque outside the theater at Beacon High School in southern Dutchess County. The plaque is engraved with a banjo and  identifies the venue as "The Seeger Theatre."

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Around the Nation
7:32 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Sewage Plant Offers Valentine's Day Tour

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

In New York, it's hard to get a dinner reservation to a trendy restaurant on Valentine's Day. And apparently, for hipsters in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood, it can be tough to get a spot on a romantic tour of a sewage treatment plant. New York's Department of Environmental Protection says this Valentine's Day, it had to add an extra tour because of the demand. Why the sewage plant tour is so trendy? Hmm, maybe the pheromones.

WAMC News
7:04 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Obama: Consensus for more checks for gun buyers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals.

Last night Obama said that senators from both parties are working on legislation to prevent people from legally buying guns and then giving them to criminals.

He said police chiefs want lawmakers to ban "weapons of war" and magazines carrying large amounts of ammunition so law enforcement officers won't be outgunned.

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Religion
7:04 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Recalling Previous Popes Who Have Resigned

Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope to resign in 600 years. Linda Wertheimer looks back on some of the popes who have resigned with Kean University Professor Christopher Bellitto.

Around the Nation
6:49 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Manhunt For Fired LAPD Officer Appears Over

In Southern California, the week-long manhunt for Christopher Dorner appears to be over. He is the former LAPD officer who is believed to be responsible for four murders.

weather
6:48 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

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

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Sports
6:41 am
Wed February 13, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In the NBA, the latest LeBron James shooting streak has reached record-setting proportions.

James is the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games after finishing with 30 on 11-of-15 shooting in Miami's 117-104 win over Portland.

Elsewhere, Toronto 109, Denver 108. Houston beat Golden State 116-107 and the Lakers 91, Phoenix 85.

Checking the NHL now, the New York Rangers blew a 3-0 lead in the third period before Rick Nash and Ryan Callahan scored shootout goals to give the Rangers a 4-3 win over Boston.

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Business
6:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Business News

Originally published on Wed February 13, 2013 7:37 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with an unlikely call for assistance.

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