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8:01am

Wed October 1, 2014
Around the Nation

Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

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7:35am

Wed October 1, 2014
Politics and Government

Maffei announces last 30 days push against Katko

Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) announced his "30 Days" plan to comapaign against Republican John Katko
Ellen Abbott WRVO

With five weeks until election day, Rep. Dan Maffei’s reelection campaign is embarking on a campaign strategy called “30 Days and 30 Ways John Katko is Too Reckless and Radical for Central New York.”

Maffei, a Democrat, is running for his third term in Congress, and says the idea is to outline differences between him, and Republican nominee John Katko. Week one focuses on the candidate’s jobs agenda.  Maffei says he has a record and accuses Katko of having nothing but a one-page jobs document.

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7:09am

Wed October 1, 2014
Around the Nation

Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 7:30 am

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
Economy

Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 9:17 am

"Who does Washington work for?" asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., after her bill that would let people refinance student debt was shot down in June. It was a question she came back to repeatedly in an NPR interview on the Goldman Sachs bailout and federal regulation of the financial sector.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the audio tapes made by Carmen Segarra, a Federal Reserve Bank of New York investigator who was examining Goldman Sachs. A full transcript of the interview follows:

STEVE INSKEEP: You described what you learned from this report as disturbing. What's disturbing about it?

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
Politics

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:34 am

Cuban Premier Fidel Castro addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September 1960 in New York. A new book details secret negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba dating back to President Kennedy's administration.
AP

For five decades, the official U.S. policy on Cuba was one of silence. But the real U.S. relationship with Havana involved secret negotiations that started with President Kennedy in 1963, even after his embargo against the island nation, say the authors of the new book Back Channel to Cuba. In fact, nearly every U.S. administration for the past 50 years has engaged in some sort of dialogue with the Cuban government, they say.

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
Politics

30-Year-Old Congressional Candidate Embraces Her Youth

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 6:22 am

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
Global Health

Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:01 am

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
NPR Story

Hong Kong Protests: The Bigger Picture

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:01 am

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1:47pm

Tue September 30, 2014
Education

Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

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1:00pm

Tue September 30, 2014
U.S.

Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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7:07am

Tue September 30, 2014
Politics

Astorino, underdog in governor's race, relies on creativity

GOP candidate for governor Rob Astorino. (file photo)
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino is far behind in the polls and in fundraising, compared to incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But Astorino is making the most of his campaign and is quick to improvise or bend a situation to his advantage. He also maintains that he expects to win.

Since last winter, Astorino, who currently serves as Westchester County executive, has been determinedly traveling the state and expounding on a core message that he lays out in an introductory video.

“As a state, are we winning or are we losing?” Astorino asks.

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7:05am

Tue September 30, 2014
Health

Needle exchange program to be expanded into Utica

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ACR Health has expanded its needle exchange program in Utica.  

In the Syracuse area, the organization’s three-year-old needle exchange program has reached almost 1,000 injection drug users. ACR health prevention director Erin Bortel says one of the reason it’s so successful is that it goes to where the injection users are.

"We’re able to infiltrate the community in a little bit more practical way, than expecting people who continually experience stigma and discrimination from having to come to us. So our mobility is our huge asset in our ability to reach individuals.”

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6:59am

Tue September 30, 2014
Around the Nation

Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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6:52am

Tue September 30, 2014
Around the Nation

Suspect's Cologne Gives Him Away To Police K-9 Unit

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 7:49 am

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6:45am

Tue September 30, 2014
Education

Oprah Winfrey cuts ribbon on SU's Newhouse 2 building

Oprah Winfrey was on hand to cut the ribbon to SU's Newhouse 2 building, which will house the school's journalism program.
Ellen Abbott WRVO

Syracuse University showed off an $18 million renovation of the Newhouse 2 building on campus with arguably one of the most successful television personalities in the country cutting the ribbon.

"Let the new generation of innovation come forth," said long-time talk show host Oprah Winfrey to those standing beside her. "One, two, three. Cut!"
 

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6:40am

Tue September 30, 2014
The Salt

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

University of Illinois student Stanley Dayan (from left) and Chabad Jewish Center employees Mordy Kurtz and Yosef Peysin work at the center's kosher food stand in 2013 at the university's State Farm Center basketball arena in Champaign, Ill.
David Mercer AP

Many millennials — people born after 1980 — have embraced vintage items: vinyl records, thick-framed glasses ... and now, dietary laws.

"I'm 21 years old, and, yes, I do keep kosher," says Lisa Faulds.

She says she ate whatever she wanted growing up: "bacon, ham, all that fun stuff. Seafood, shellfish."

But that all stopped a few months ago.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher.

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
Politics

In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 2:33 pm

Terri Lynn Land walks in the Labor Day Parade in Romeo, Mich., on Sept. 1. Land has made some public appearances like this one but overall is running a low-key race in the state.
Paul Sancya AP

Republicans see a chance for a takeover of the Senate this November, and they are hoping the path to victory leads through Michigan. That's where six-term Democratic Sen. Carl Levin is retiring.

Even though Democrats dominate the state in the presidential elections, the GOP does much better in midterms when voter turnout is lower.

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
Politics

Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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This is one of those questions that is perfect for a congressional hearing, though not so perfect for the witness. The question is how a man managed to get so far onto the White House grounds.

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
NPR Story

China Sentences Professor Accused Of Separatist Activities

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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The Hong Kong protests come while China's government cracks down on another movement. They're the Uighers of western China.

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
NPR Story

Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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8:30am

Mon September 29, 2014
Agriculture

FDA expected to allow brewers to send spent grain to farmers

Sen. Charles Schumer. (File photo)
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Spent grain will once again be allowed to be used as livestock feed in New York state. Sen. Chuck Schumer says the by product of the brewing process had been used for centuries by farmers to feed livestock, until the federal government got involved.

"All of a sudden the FDA, the Food and Drug Administration, came in and said 'you can’t send this spent grain except under certain conditions.' That hurt our craft brewers, say Empire Brewing and F.X.Matt here in central New York," said Schumer. It hurt our farmers getting this grain. Otherwise they’d have to pay to dispose of it.”

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7:17am

Mon September 29, 2014
Europe

Swedish Scientists Sneak Dylan Lyrics Into Published Papers

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7:01am

Mon September 29, 2014
Politics

Cuomo runs Zen campaign -- says he's campaigning by not campaigning

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to the New York State Business Council last week.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not running the typical campaign. In fact, it could be called the Zen campaign.

The incumbent governor with a $35 million war chest who is well ahead in the polls, is employing a classic Rose Garden strategy. He seldom holds an overtly political event, and his limited public schedule often includes a carefully stage managed  economic development announcement.

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6:55am

Mon September 29, 2014
Around the Nation

Bear Inspires Runner To Qualify For State Meet

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

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5:30am

Mon September 29, 2014
Politics and Government

Cuomo visits Afghanistan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is greeted by Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Regional Command-East Commander after arriving at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Kap Kim

Gov. Andrew Cuomo spent the weekend in Afghanistan, as part of a contingent of four U.S. governors on a trip to learn about counterterrorism measures.

Cuomo and the other governors were invited by the Defense Department, to receive briefings on counterterrorism efforts and increasing global threats, and to meet with the troops, including 270 Members of the New York National Guard and 900 members of Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division.

Cuomo held a conference call with reporters while in Afghanistan.

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5:24am

Mon September 29, 2014
Movie Reviews

'Equalizer' Devotes Time To Character Development, Graphic Violence

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in The Equalizer.
Scott Garfield Sony Pictures

When star Denzel Washington and director Anton Fuqua collaborated on 2001's Training Day, the film won Washington an Oscar and changed the trajectory of his career. Now they are together again.

The Equalizer is unapologetic in its excessive, frequently grotesque violence. But because it's got Denzel Washington as its star, it's more interested in character development than you might guess.

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4:48am

Mon September 29, 2014
NPR Story

Aleppo Residents Trapped Between Syrian Forces And ISIS Militants

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

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4:48am

Mon September 29, 2014
NPR Story

White House And GOP-Controlled House Appear To Agree On ISIS Strategy

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

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4:48am

Mon September 29, 2014
NPR Story

Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 1:42 pm

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8:01pm

Sun September 28, 2014
Politics

Cuomo agrees to two debates

Ryan Delaney WRVO (file photo)

Incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s agreed to two debates with his opponents, both on public broadcasting. But his GOP challenger is angered because the formats do not include a televised contest between the Democratic and Republican candidates.

Cuomo says he’s accepted an invitation to debate on television in Buffalo, along with GOP candidate Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s Michael McDermott.

The governor has also agreed to a radio debate in New York City. It will be a one-on-one between Cuomo and Astorino.  

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