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For nearly three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with two hours of up-to-the-minute news, background analysis, commentary, and coverage of arts and sports. With nearly 14 million listeners, Morning Edition draws public radio's largest audience.

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.

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.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's changing response to the Mueller report, and reports that former Vice President Joe Biden has officially joined the 2020 presidential race. He also comments on a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Jim Kevlin, Editor and Publisher of Hometown Oneonta, The Freeman's Journal, and AllOtsego.com, about a Sean Kingston concert that was canceled by SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College in response to a rape allegation faced by the singer in 2010.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly sunny today. Highs in the 60s.

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The Stanley Cup playoffs will continue without any of the four division leaders, including the defending champions. Brock McGinn scored 11:05 into double-overtime to complete the Carolina Hurricanes' comeback-within-a-comeback in a 4-3 victory in Washington. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the ongoing clash between House Democrats and President Trump, and considers whether those who run for public office should be required to submit their tax returns. He also weighs in on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will allow the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about the General Electric engineer and Niskayuna, New York, resident indicted on charges including economic espionage. They also discuss a union rally held outside the General Electric campus in Schenectady, New York. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 24, 2019
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy early, then more sunshine in the valleys during the afternoon today. Breezy with highs in the 50s. 

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The Toronto Raptors, Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers have advanced to the second round of the NBA playoffs by winning four straight since a series-opening loss. In Philadelphia, Joel Embiid gave himself a few days to rest his sore left knee by contributing 23 points and 13 rebounds in the 76ers' 122-100 throttling of the Nets.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the issue of impeachment, and statements by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seemingly advising House Democrats to hold off impeaching President Trump. He also comments on a subpoena served by the House Judiciary Committe to White House counsel Don McGahn, and reports that U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders supports voting rights for those in jail. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a community meeting where Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins confronted residents about a recent alleged case of police brutality in Albany's West Hill. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 23, 2019
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Sunshine giving way to increasing clouds today, with showers possible later in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 70s.

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The Carolina Hurricanes have earned a return trip to Washington by forcing a seventh game in their first-round series with the Capitals. Jordan Staal snapped a 2-2 tie in the third period before adding an assist in the Hurricanes' 5-2 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champs. 

Dr. Eugene Marciniak recently examined about a dozen patients at a Catholic retreat center in Las Cruces, N.M. He set up shop at a corner table in the cafeteria and called families over one by one: a mother with belly pain, a child with a low-grade fever, a teen girl with a cracked and possibly infected tooth. They had just been released from government custody and were staying at the center for a night or two before joining relatives in other parts of the United States.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the fallout from the release of the redacted Mueller report, and what to do about calls for President Trump's impeachment. He also comments on Michael Cohen's deteriorating relationship with the president, and the Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that have killed nearly 300 people.

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Apr 22, 2019
Ken Lovett
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about some environmental initiatives in New York, and a measles awareness campaign launched by state Senate Democrats.

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Stop & Shop supermarket workers and company officials say they've reached a tentative contract agreement.

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Apr 22, 2019
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers today, especially in New England. Highs in the 60s.

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The Boston Celtics are the first team to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs following their four-game sweep of Indiana. Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and the Celtics went on a late 21-8 run to down the Pacers, 110-106. 

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the redacted version of the Mueller report released Thursday, and whether House Democrats will try to impeach President Trump. He also comments on the press coverage of President Trump and the Mueller report, and news that the National Enquirer will be sold to an heir of the founder of Hudson News. 

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Apr 19, 2019
Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about the Mueller report, and an order by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo extending free SUNY and CUNY tuition to children of Gold Star families.

Jordan Sherman's Morning Forecast

Apr 19, 2019

Here is Meteorologist Jordan Sherman's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Today: Cloudy skies with areas of morning drizzle ahead of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Wind will be gusty, out of the south at 10-20 mph, gusting up to 30 mph. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s.

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The Philadelphia 76ers were able to beat the Brooklyn Nets without the services of All-Star center Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons scored a career playoff-high 31 points as the Sixers downed the Nets, 131-115 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA first-round series.

Editor's note: This story contains language that some may find offensive.

On the morning of April 20, 1999, 16-year-old sophomore Lauren Cartaya escaped quickly from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., after two students began opening fire.

Lauren's older brother, Zach, then a 17-year-old senior, hid for three hours in an empty classroom with his classmates. The gunmen killed 13 people and themselves in what was then considered the largest mass shooting at a high school.

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Now it looks like William Barr himself is coming to the podium in a suit, red tie, with his glasses. He's got a red folder that he's putting on the lectern in front. And let's listen.

(SOUNDBITE OF PRESS CONFERENCE)

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We are awaiting the release of special - the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report sometime later this morning, and we'll be covering that throughout the day. What we do have so far is a press conference that ended just a short while ago.

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It has been roughly 22 months since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation into the 2016 election. Along the way, he's charged 34 people, including 25 Russians. More than seven have been found guilty of crimes.

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