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Biden Says His National Security Team 'Reflects That America Is Back'

Updated at 2:38 p.m. ET President-elect Joe Biden stressed a return to multilateralism Tuesday as he introduced key national security and foreign policy appointees and nominees for his incoming White House Cabinet, moving forward with the traditional transition process even though President Trump still hasn't formally admitted defeat. The Biden team released a list of names on Monday , including Antony Blinken to head the U.S. State Department and Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of the...

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Dow Surges Past 30,000 Points For 1st Time In Historic Milestone

Updated at 4:20 p.m. ET Not even the pandemic could keep the Dow from breaking a major milestone: the 30,000-point barrier. The Dow Jones Industrial Average powered past 30,000 for the first time Tuesday after President Trump allowed the transition process to begin, even as he has yet to concede. Loading... Investors had been growing worried that Trump's refusal to allow proceedings to begin would hamper President-elect Joe Biden as he prepares to take office. The Dow ended up 1.5% at 30,046...

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Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Paul Caiano

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

Mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs in the upper 30s.

Russia says it caught a U.S. Navy ship illegally operating in Russian waters in the Sea of Japan and "chased off" the offending ship on Tuesday.

The area in question has been claimed by Russia as part of its territorial waters since 1984, but the U.S. does not recognize that claim.

Mike Goodwin
Provided by Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation banning the incineration of firefighting foam at facilities such as the Norlite plant in Cohoes. 

When Joe Biden thanked Black voters in his first remarks as president-elect, he credited them with lifting his campaign from its lowest point during the Democratic primaries.

"You've always had my back, and I'll have yours," he promised.

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Jared Goff won a matchup against Tom Brady while helping the Los Angeles Rams retain a share of first place in the NFC West. Goff completed 39 of his 51 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams' 27-24 victory at Tampa.

NYS Senate Democrats Gain Supermajority

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Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Karen DeWitt

Democrats who lead the New York state Senate announced Monday that they have won enough seats to hold a super majority. That means they can override vetoes by the governor and potentially change the balance of power at the State Capitol.  

Updated at 5:03 a.m. ET

International travelers heading to England could cut their mandatory quarantine time by more than half under new rules announced by the British government Tuesday.

Starting Dec. 15, certain travelers could cut their 14-day mandatory quarantine down to five days if they take a COVID-19 test and the results are negative.

Updated at 2:20 a.m. ET

David Dinkins, New York City's only African American mayor, died Monday night at 93.

Dinkins led New York in the early 1990s as its mayor, a position he called "the greatest job there is."

Dinkins' office operations manager, Lynda Hamilton, confirmed his death to NPR early Tuesday.

Former Jeopardy! champion, author and know-it-all kind of guy, Ken Jennings, will be the first guest host of the long-running trivia game show, officials said Monday.

The announcement, two weeks after much-loved host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, explained that "a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family" will take over the show, which Trebek hosted from 1984 until earlier this year.

Vermont State Police patch on the Williston barracks sign
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Vermont State Police troopers have begun wearing body cameras.


WAMC’s Interviews With Gov. Cuomo

WAMC’s Alan Chartock regularly interviews New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about state and national politics, the pandemic, and more.

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