Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

Updated at 9:10 a.m. ET California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America Monday morning. "I love my country, and this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for the best of who we are," Harris said. The 54-year-old Harris has been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party even before she won a Senate seat in 2016. She received national attention as San Francisco...

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More Than 100 Migrants Feared Dead After Raft Sinks In Rough, Icy Mediterranean Sea

The new year has barely begun but it's already been deadly for migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. On Friday, a raft reportedly carrying 120 migrants, many from West Africa, sank in the rough, wintry sea. The Italian Navy spotted bodies floating near three survivors, two Sudanese and a Gambian, who are being treated for severe hypothermia and trauma at a hospital on the Italian island of Lampedusa. On Saturday, the three men told staff from the International Organization...

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Atlanta's Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park has reopened for the first time since the partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22, thanks to a grant from Delta Air Lines. The deal allows the park to avoid the awkward possibility that it would be closed on the federal holiday honoring King.

"Without the assistance provided by The Delta Air Lines Foundation, it would have remained closed during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend," a National Park Service spokesman told NPR.

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 The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists: WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Albany Law School Professor Sarah Rogerson who directs the Immigration Law Clinic, Counterterrorism Expert, MSNBC Commentator Malcolm Nance, and Jim Hendler, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI.

As the story goes, nearly 80 years ago on the Faroe Islands - a stark North Atlantic archipelago 200 miles off the coast of Scotland — a neurologic epidemic may have washed, or rather convoyed, ashore.

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The upcoming Super Bowl will be a rematch of the 2001-02 title game. Greg Zuerlein has kicked the Los Angeles Rams into the Super Bowl, and Patriots are headed back there for the third straight year and the ninth time in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America Monday morning.

"I love my country, and this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for the best of who we are," Harris said.

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses an offer from President Trump to end the government shutdown, and the turnout for Saturday's third annual women's march. He also comments on a tweet by President Trump suggesting that global warming could be "helpful" in light of this past weekend's snowstorm. 

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Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett of the New York Daily News about today's headlines, including New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul saying she is prepared should New York Governor Andrew Cuomo decide to run for president. The pair also discuss how the Catholic Church is set to be one of the biggest losers in New York state's 2019 legislative session.

The Chistye Prudy neighborhood is one of Moscow's liveliest, with restaurants and cafes clustered along a boulevard with a tram line and grand old apartment buildings.

Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast

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Meteorologist Jordan Sherman

Here's Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's WAMC Regional Forecast: 

Today: Partly sunny skies with bitterly cold temperatures. Highs will only reach about 5. Wind will be strong out of the northwest, 20-25 mph, gusting up to 40 mph. This could bring wind chill values as cold as -30. Wind chill advisories remain in effect until this evening.

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