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With less than 100 days until the 2020 presidential election, Ohio's 18 electoral votes are in play.

The state went for President Trump in 2016, and Ashtabula County is one reason why.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that the mayors of Portland, Seattle, and other cities across the U.S. are asking Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to send militarized agents to their cities without their permission. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about a Cohoes police officer who allegedly made up a story that he fired his weapon outside a camp in the Adirondacks in response to a shot fired by a Black youth. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 28, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms early today north of I-90, then increasing sunshine. Showers and storms into the afternoon to the south. Highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.

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More than a dozen Miami Marlins players and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, stranding the team in Philadelphia and disrupting Major League Baseball’s schedule on the fifth day of the pandemic-delayed season. Miami’s home opener against Baltimore was postponed as was Tuesday’s game at Marlins Park. Also postponed was the Yankees’ series opener at Philadelphia, where New York would have been in the same clubhouse the Marlins used last weekend.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on reports that 32 percent of Americans support President Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 27, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny with a few scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Highs in the lower-to-mid 90s.

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Gleyber Torres had the big hits as the New York Yankees took the rubber match of their three-game series with the defending World Series champs. The Yanks trailed 2-0 until Torres delivered a solo homer and a go-ahead single to lead a 3-2 victory over the Nationals in Washington.

Interim NYS Education Commissioner To Resign

Jul 24, 2020
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Interim New York State Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe is stepping down, effective August 13. 

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump has canceled part of the Republican National Convention planned for Jacksonville, Florida in light of the state's spike in COVID-19 cases. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 24, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Becoming mostly sunny today. Highs in the mid 80s.

Updated at 11:34 a.m. ET

New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time in four months — since March 28 — as states began reimposing lockdown restrictions in an effort to reverse a surge of coronavirus cases.

More than 1.4 million new claims were filed during the week ending July 18, an increase of more than 100,000 over the week before, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his latest Roundtable interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and President Trump's decision to send federal agents to address crime in Chicago and Albuquerque.

Tommy Rhine, 70, has been repairing shoes in Denver for more than 40 years. He's repaired shoes for everyone from Broncos and Nuggets players to doctors and lawyers at Rhine's Shoe & Boot Repair.

But three months of the COVID-19 pandemic almost forced Rhine to shut his doors.

"I mostly deal with downtown businesspeople," Rhine said. "Half of them are not working or if they are working, they are working at home. They don't need to dress up or have the shoes right now so that kind of killed everything."

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 23, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Highs in the mid 80s.

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It's finally opening day for a Major League Baseball season shortened by the coronavirus pandemic. The Yankees take on the World Series Champion Nationals at 7:08 p.m. — the country's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is expected to throw the ceremonial first pitch. And as baseball prepares to kick off, Mookie Betts has reportedly said yes to a huge contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

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President Trump has now confirmed his plan to send federal agents to Chicago.

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Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's coronavirus press briefing Tuesday, where he urged Americans to wear masks and stated the pandemic "will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better." 

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about the Capital Region Antiracist Training Initiative, a new training program designed to teach members of the community about the history and issues surrounding systemic racism. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Jul 22, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Highs in the mid 80s.

Updated at 6:10 p.m. ET

The U.S. has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, in what China called an "unprecedented escalation."

In a statement early Wednesday, State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said: "We have directed the closure of [People's Republic of China] Consulate General Houston, in order to protect American intellectual property and American's (sic) private information."

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The NFL Players Association has agreed to the league's plan to drop all preseason games for the 2020 season, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the offer had not been made public. The union also agreed to a 80-player roster limit for training camp, instead of the usual 90. 

With peak hurricane season yet to come, southeast communities are grappling with uncertainty over whether it's possible to evacuate to shelters without risking coronavirus exposure.

Millions of Americans are facing the threat of eviction as a federal moratorium that has protected renters during the pandemic is set to expire Friday.

That eviction moratorium, coupled with unemployment assistance established in the CARES Act, has helped some renters stay in their homes.

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