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4:58am

Mon October 6, 2014
Research News

'Inner GPS' Discovery Wins Nobel Prize In Medicine

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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4:58am

Mon October 6, 2014
Latin America

Incumbent Rousseff To Face Neves In Brazil's Presidential Runoff

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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4:58am

Mon October 6, 2014
Around the Nation

Coast Guard Rescues Man In Inflatable Bubble

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 12:32 pm

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And now this, whatever we may think of Reza Baluchi, we can at least salute his ambition.

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7:36am

Fri October 3, 2014
Animals

Falcon Has Surgery To Remove Cataracts

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 10:07 am

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7:06am

Fri October 3, 2014
Around the Nation

Habit-Breaking Wristband Is A Shocker

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:34am

Fri October 3, 2014
Health

ABC News' Dan Harris on his journey to discovering meditation

ABC News reporter and anchor Dan Harris seemed to have a charmed life. Harris reported from around the world as a network television correspondent -- all before the age of 30. But under the surface he was anything but calm.

This week on WRVO's health and wellness show Take Care, Harris tells the story of his journey from drug abuse to discovering how meditation could quiet the internal voice that was keeping him from being happy. Hear more this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. on WRVO.

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5:30am

Fri October 3, 2014
Politics and Government

Is Cuomo trying to have it both ways in Senate races?

Kathy Hochul joins Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce their candidacy during the Democratic state convention in May. (file photo)
Matt Ryan, New York Now

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has forged his public image as a bipartisan governor, working with both Democrats and Republicans. But the governor has also promised a left-leaning minor party that he would help shift control of the state Senate away from the GOP, and help Democrats regain control of the chamber. The governor has been walking a fine line between the two parties ever since.

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5:05am

Fri October 3, 2014
Middle East

Could ISIS Threats Cause Israel To Partner With Arab Nations?

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:05am

Fri October 3, 2014
NPR Story

Achy Feet Rejoice! Designers Are Showing Flats For Spring

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 7:36 am

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5:05am

Fri October 3, 2014
NPR Story

New Jobs Report Is A Bounceback From Disappointing August

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 12:26 pm

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7:05am

Thu October 2, 2014
Asia

China Searches Pigeons Used In Holiday Celebratons

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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7:02am

Thu October 2, 2014
Politics

Cuomo enlists Republican Rockefeller to support his reelection campaign

The New York state Capitol building.
Karen Dewitt WRVO

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is reaching out to moderate Republicans to try to win over their vote in next month’s elections, and his efforts have been bolstered by a new ad featuring Larry Rockefeller.

Rockefeller, the nephew of former Gov. Nelson Rockefeller, says in the spot that GOP candidate Rob Astorino is too conservative for New York, and that he favors the mainstream Cuomo in the election.

“I’m a lifelong Republican," says Rockefeller in the ad. “But I cannot support the ultra-conservative Rob Astorino.”

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7:01am

Thu October 2, 2014
Health

Central New York lags behind when it comes to getting flu shots

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It's that time of year when experts recommend getting a flu shot, but many central New Yorkers aren't getting that message.

A larger percentage of central New Yorkers get vaccine preventable diseases like the flu than in any other part of upstate New York, according to state Health Department numbers compiled by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Regional President Dr. Arthur Vercillo says that mirrors the number of people getting flu shots.

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6:16am

Thu October 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Even If He Wins, Einstein Can't Hold Office In Oakland, Calif.

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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Good morning. I'm Audie Cornish. Residents of Oakland, California have a new mayoral candidate to choose from today and according to his webpage, Einstein loves to run and promises to quote, "be a very good mayor."

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5:48am

Thu October 2, 2014
Politics

Maffei continues attacks on opponent John Katko

Ryan Delaney/WRVO and Katko for Congress

Rep. Dan Maffei is again hitting his opponent Republican John Katko for things that happened when Katko was a federal prosecutor.

Maffei, a Democrat from Syracuse, says while Katko worked for the Justice Department, he let former Oswego mayor John Gosek off easy because he was a fellow Republican.

Gosek was arrested by the FBI in 2005 for soliciting sex from underage girls. In a plea deal, he served 33 months in prison, below the mandatory minimum for the crime, and was listed as a sex offender.

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5:02am

Thu October 2, 2014
NPR Story

In Mideast Chaos, Netanyahu Sees Opportunity

Originally published on Thu October 9, 2014 11:24 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Obama at the White House on Wednesday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sees grave threats facing his country.

Netanyahu contends that Hamas (the Palestinian militant group on Israel's doorstep) is as bad as ISIS (not much farther away) and that Iran is the gravest threat of all — Iran, the very country with which the United States, his most important ally, has been trying to make a nuclear deal.

In an interview with NPR, however, the prime minister highlighted one way he hopes to alleviate nearly all these problems. He hopes to bring Arab nations more forthrightly onto Israel's side.

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5:02am

Thu October 2, 2014
NPR Story

U.S. Liberian Communities Face A New Set Of Worries

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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5:02am

Thu October 2, 2014
NPR Story

Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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5:02am

Thu October 2, 2014
Sports

MLB Playoffs Winnow Down To Leagues' Division Series

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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5:02am

Thu October 2, 2014
National Security

Amid Scandal, Secret Service Director Resigns

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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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 8:01 am

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6:44am

Wed October 1, 2014
Drones

Drone industry says it's being targeted by civil liberties groups

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The commercial drone industry says privacy advocates are unfairly targeting it when it comes to privacy and surveillance concerns.

The unmanned aerial systems industry wasn’t even expecting to have to fight over privacy when it came to the integration of drones into the national airspace.

"When the FAA bill passed, we had no idea privacy was going to be the issue de jour, of the day, for the next years to come," said Mario Mairena, who handles government relations for the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a leading industry trade group.

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6:15am

Wed October 1, 2014
Politics

Cuomo faces deadline to choose high court nominee

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has until the end of this week to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court. His choices include the reappointment of a Republican woman judge who currently holds the seat, and several Democratic alternatives.

Judge Victoria Graffeo’s term on the New York State Court of Appeals ends later this year. Under the rules Cuomo could reappoint her, but she would only be able to serve out part of the fourteen year term. Graffeo is now 62 years old, and the mandatory retirement age for state judges is 70. Graffeo is also a Republican, and Cuomo is a Democrat.

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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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For more now, we talk with Professor Michael Davis. He teaches law at the University of Hong Kong and has lived in Hong Kong for nearly 30 years. Good morning.

MICHAEL DAVIS: Good morning.

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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.
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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

In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 1:11 pm

Republican congressional candidate Elise Stefanik, 30, says her generation "can't just complain about the problems — we have to help solve them as well, because we're ultimately inheriting them."
Mike Groll AP

If the Republican Party were to hang up a wanted sign for the new face of the party, the kind of person they need to help them connect with voters they've had a hard time reaching, Elise Stefanik may just be the person they'd find. She describes herself as a "big tent Republican," and House Speaker John Boehner recently held a fundraiser for her.

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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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