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Sports
7:20 am
Wed September 5, 2012

WAMC Sports News

Manager Joe Girardi was ejected from last night's game against the Rays.
AP File Photo

The Yankees are no longer the sole proprietor of the AL East throne. With Tampa Bay’s 5-2 victory over New York in a game in which manager Joe Girardi was ejected, and Baltimore’s 12-0 pounding in Toronto, the Bombers and Orioles are now tied for first place. It's the first time since 1997 that Baltimore has held at least a share of the lead. The Rays who are now just 1½ games back of the Yankees and Orioles.

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Around the Nation
7:20 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Doolittle Doesn't Want To Converse With Alligator

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 7:23 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

WAMC News
7:19 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Patrick Takes Aim at Romney At DNC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

The current governor of Massachusetts has little good to say about his predecessor in that office, Mitt Romney.

Deval Patrick, the Democrat who took over from Romney in 2007, tells the Democratic National Conventionthat while Romney is a fine fellow and a great salesman, as governor he was more interested in having the job than doing it.

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New York News
7:13 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Lopez Lets Voters Decide Future

Bryan Pace AP

Embattled New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez has broken his silence about accusations he sexually harassed women staffers and says voters should decide his future.

The Brooklyn Democrat calls the charges against him politically motivated and unethical, aimed at destroying his credibility and "election options."

He says Tuesday he won't give in to demands for his resignation.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is one of those who've asked him to quit after 28 years in the Assembly.

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Europe
7:08 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Election Results Could End Pot-Selling Coffee Shops

Next week's election in the Netherlands could seal the fate of Amsterdam coffee shops that also sell pot to foreign tourists. Some parties favor, and others oppose, a plan to restrict the shops' business. Cafe owners are struggling to get their customers to the polls.

WAMC News
6:58 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Morning Weather with WNYT's Paul Caiano

WNYT's Paul Caiano delivers his morning forecast. 

Election 2012
5:25 am
Wed September 5, 2012

First Lady Stays Above The Fray In Convention Speech

First Lady Michelle Obama was one of the stars on the first night of the Democratic National Convention. She delivered a ringing, impassioned plea for the re-election of her husband, President Barack Obama.

Sports
5:21 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Ready For Some Football? NFL Season To Begin

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

You know what this means.

(SOUNDBITE OF "MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" THEME MUSIC)

GREENE: Yes, to some like me, the sound of the fall. To others, a signal that you're not going to see your spouse or good friend on Sunday afternoons, because they've disappeared into the bar or man cave. Yes, NFL football begins tonight with the New York Giants battling the Dallas Cowboys and then much more action this weekend.

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Election 2012
4:46 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper To Address Convention

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 6:57 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is among the scheduled speakers at the Democratic Convention tonight. The former brew pub owner is one of the most popular governors in the country, and the Obama campaign hopes his popularity will help the party, once again, with the battleground state of Colorado in November. Kirk Siegler of member station KUNC has this profile.

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Business
4:46 am
Wed September 5, 2012

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Wed September 5, 2012 9:15 am

One of those vegetarian-only outlets will be in the city of Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, the holiest site for India's Sikh religion. The other will be near a Hindu mountain shrine.

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