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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.

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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.

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New York News
7:59 am
Tue May 1, 2012

NYC Officials Sue Police over Response to Protests

Four New York City lawmakers are suing the city over its treatment of the Occupy Wall Street protests. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports

The civil rights suit was filed Monday in a Manhattan federal court. It says police conduct is so problematic that the force needs an outside monitor.

The city Law Department had no immediate comment Monday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended police handling of the protests.

Occupy demonstrators have gone to court before over particular episodes. The new lawsuit is a compendium of complaints.

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Europe
7:55 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Netherlands Celebrates Queen Beatrix

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Around the Nation
7:51 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Calif. City Debates Location Of Stone Head

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Sports
7:23 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Government Might Be Given More Leeway in Clemens Trial

The judge in the Roger Clemens perjury trial may be on the verge of letting the government show the former pitcher's largely baseball-ignorant jury just how widespread steroids and human growth hormone were in the sport.

The move is one that Clemens' lawyers would like to avoid, but may have brought on themselves.

Clemens is on trial for allegedly lying in a 2008 congressional deposition and hearing when he said he never used steroids or HGH.

New York News
7:15 am
Tue May 1, 2012

NYPD: Powder Mailed to Bank Branches Non-Toxic

Police say the white powder contained in several envelopes that were mailed to various bank branches in New York City turned out to be non-toxic.

Police say seven envelopes were sent Monday to several Wells Fargo branches, a JP Morgan Chase branch and an office building. Telephone calls to Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase were not immediately returned.

Police say the suspicious envelopes caused evacuations of several bank branches, but no injuries were reported. Police had no suspects.

The envelopes were sent on the eve of planned May Day protests around the country.

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Capital District News
7:12 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Morning headlines with Mike Spain of the Albany Times-Union

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina gets the morning headlines from Mike Spain, associate editor of the Albany Times-Union.

WAMC News
6:54 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast

Listen to Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional forecast.  Paul Caiano is a meteorologist at WNYT Newschannel 13. He graduated from SUNY Albany in May of 1993 with a B.S. in the field of Atmospheric Science/Meteorology.

Business
6:47 am
Tue May 1, 2012

Bank Of America To Lay Off More Workers

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 7:23 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with more job cuts at Bank of America.

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INSKEEP: The Wall Street Journal reports that the nation's second-largest bank is planning about 2,000 layoffs at its investment banking, commercial banking and wealth management units. These cuts are notable because they include high-earning employees in operations that account for most of Bank of America's profits since the financial crisis.

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National Security
6:45 am
Tue May 1, 2012

White House Official Acknowledges Drone Strikes

Originally published on Tue May 1, 2012 6:47 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The president's counterterrorism chief, John Brennan, made another statement yesterday. He argued that drone strikes to kill militants are legal.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Brennan's remarks were unusual. It's rare that the administration mentions drones at all. Yesterday, Brennan chose to say that the missile strikes by unmanned aircraft which take place in countries like Yemen and Pakistan fit within international law.

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Sports
6:39 am
Tue May 1, 2012

WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap

Well in case of an emergency, break glass!

Last night in Miami, Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire hit six of nine field goal attempts, but the last thing he hit may’ve taken him out of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. 

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