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Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 29, 2020
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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Morning snow showers, then mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs in the lower 30s.

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The Buffalo Bills again proved that there's a new sheriff in the AFC East. The division champs completed their first season sweep of the Patriots since 1999, rolling to a 38-9 win at Foxborough. Josh Allen passed for four touchdowns to help the 12-3 Bills stay in the mix for the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump has signed Congress' $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, despite calling it a "disgrace" last week. 

Morning Headlines With Yancey Roy

Dec 28, 2020
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany bureau chief for Newsday, about reports that the New York State Senate plans to pass a temporary moratorium on evictions Monday. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered rain and snow showers today. Highs in the lower 40s.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have clinched a first-round bye and home field advantage in the AFC playoffs. The Chiefs' offense was sluggish before a late TD drive gave them a 17-14 win over the Falcons.

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WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Christmas holiday, the state of the federal COVID relief package, and whether President-elect Joe Biden will bring a new approach to negotiations in Washington.

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And now for Christmas. In Bethlehem, the ancient community has seen so much over the years, spiked with war and conflict, but none quite like this year's holiday during a pandemic. NPR's Daniel Estrin went to the Palestinian town and has this report.

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Morning Headlines With Melissa Mangini

Dec 25, 2020
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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Melissa Mangini, editor-in-chief of the Albany Business Review, about reports that Fingerpaint in Saratoga Springs, New York is gearing up for an acquisition spree. 

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. How is Santa going to stay safe delivering presents during a pandemic? Well, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN he took care of that weeks ago.

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Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 25, 2020
Paul Caiano
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Windy with rain this morning and possibly a thunderstorm, tapering off to showers during the day. Early highs in the 50s to lower 60s with temperatures falling into the 40s and 30s during the afternoon.

Mostly cloudy with scattered rain and snow showers tonight. Lows in the lower 20s.

Partly sunny with a few snow showers tomorrow. Highs near 30.

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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence is among the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Lawrence was the preseason favorite to win the award, but missing two games after contracting COVID-19 slowed his campaign. He has thrown for 2,753 yards and 22 touchdowns in nine games, helping Clemson reach the playoff for the third time in his career.

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Right. So on Christmas Eve, Britain and the European Union finally finalized their divorce.

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Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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

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haker High graduate Tommy Kahnle is heading west. The Yankees’ right-handed reliever, who is coming off Tommy John surgery after throwing just one inning in 2020, signed a two-year deal with the World Champion Dodgers. He is likely to miss all off the 2021 season.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that President Trump pardoned 15 people Tuesday, including three former Republican members of Congress, and George Papadopoulos, Trump's former campaign adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the Mueller investigation. 

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about reports that hospitals in eight Capital Region counties have decided to limit elective surgeries in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 23, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Some sunshine, then increasing clouds today. Highs in the lower to mid 30s.

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Kevin Durant looked good as new against his old team, Kyrie Irving was even better and the Brooklyn Nets emphatically kicked off the Steve Nash era with a 125-99 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA's season opener.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses President Trump's continued efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election. On Monday, the president met with some House Republicans to explore whether they could prevent Congress from reaffirming President-elect Joe Biden's win on January 6.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about former New York State Senator Jeff Klein, who filed a petition in state Supreme Court Monday to block the Joint Commission on Public Ethics from holding a hearing on allegations that he forcibly kissed a member of his staff in 2015. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Dec 22, 2020
Paul Caiano
WNYT

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

Mostly cloudy with areas of fog and scattered snow showers today. Highs in the mid to upper 30s.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers look nothing like the team that opened the NFL season with 11 straight wins. The Steelers wasted a chance to clinch the AFC North title by falling to the struggling Bengals, 27-17.

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The mayor of Vermont’s largest city is voluntarily quarantining after a possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Dr. Alan Chartock examines reports that Congressional leaders have agreed on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package. 

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