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Wednesday, May 6, 201505/06/2015

5/6/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Federal investigators are working to determine whether two men who were killed after pulling guns at an art exhibit in suburban Dallas on Sunday had any connection to terrorist organizations. Islamic State (ISIS) has labeled the men “soldiers of the caliphate” after their foiled attempt to attack an event featuring caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. Meanwhile, a man was assaulted as he walked out of a mosque in a neighboring suburb. Police are investigating to determine whether or not the attack was a hate crime.

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Relatives who flew thousands of miles to help save convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from execution took the stand in his death penalty trial Monday, including a Russian aunt who broke down in tears and drew what appeared to be the defendant’s first outward sign of emotion. The aunt, Patimat‎ Suleimanova, began sobbing after spelling her name and was unable to go on. Tsarnaev, watching her, wiped his eyes with a tissue as a judge told her to return after she’d regained her composure. Aaron updates as to where things are with the trial at this stage.

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Senate Republicans labored Monday to salvage bipartisan legislation granting lawmakers the right to review or even reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions against Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development. Officials said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hoped to avoid staging a showdown vote to limit debate on the measure, a move that could split his own party’s rank and file. Democrats urged him to go ahead anyway, as a way to avoid votes on proposed changes they opposed. On another front, Hillary Clinton’s high-powered attorney David Kendall says his client will return to Capitol Hill for one day only of further testimony on Benghazi. That will happen sometime within the next six weeks. And late tonight, ABC News has learned President Obama will nominate General Joseph Dunford, currently the US Marine Corps Commandant, to serve as his next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A formal announcement to come tomorrow.

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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

ABC New’s political analyst Trey Hardin joins us as he does every Tuesday to talk about the Republican’s election boat.

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

The official field of declared GOP presidential candidates is expected to double this week, with Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorini to announce on Monday, and Mike Huckabee likely to say he’s in, on Tuesday. So these names… yes, everyone has a shot… but how realistic are their chances? And if so not realistic, that begs the next question, what’s the point? Steve discusses what role each of these individuals may play in the campaign, their chances of winning, and how they may alter the strategy of others as well as the overall Republican theme.

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

Portland Press Herald’s Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and Mike for his top of the week analysis. Today’s main topic is the Westbrook City Councilor who dropped the ball on saying “political assassinations” should be a thing in reference to LePage…

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Alex Stone

The so-called Fight of The Century was somewhat of a tactical snooze-fest according to many people. Whatever the case, remember those fights where Tyson would jump in the ring and it would either be over in 20 seconds, or he’d do something like bite an ear? Well this was the opposite of that. But it does looks like it was the highest grossing boxing match in history, with pay-per-view thru the roof. Alex was at the fight, can give you his impressions and what folks were saying afterwards about the bout.

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices. Meanwhile, hundreds of jubilant people prayed and chanted for justice at a rally in front of City Hall organized by faith leaders. The rally comes days after the city’s top prosecutor charged six officers involved in Gray’s arrest. No one is quite sure what the next few days and for that matter weeks will bring, though of course with the trial of the police officers yet to come, the incident and the subsequent community outrage, are not going away.

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Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 Podcast Scott Hazelton

It is one of the handful of times a huge crowd shows up to a racetrack for the racing, and not because there are newly installed dime slots in the building next door. It is the annual Kentucky Derby, where the best 3-year-old horses in the country run for the roses. This year there are two big morning line favorites, American Pharoah, and Dortmund, both from out West and trained by Bobby Baffert. But favorites rarely win the Derby, and TVG Network host and racing analyst Scott Hazelton, who grew up in racing (his father a world class trainer), happens to favor Carpe Diem, groomed by the top trainer in the country, Todd Pletcher. Scott will tell you why, as well as some other possibilities, Friday morning from Churchill Downs.

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Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

The police investigation into the in-custody death of Freddie Gray has been wrapped up and turned over to the Maryland State Attorney a day ahead of schedule. Investigators delivered their report early because “I understand the frustration. I understand the urgency,” Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. The report reveals for the first time that the police van transporting Gray made a stop that was previously unreported. The report, said Commissioner Batts, is not the end of the investigation. Jim has more details.

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Maine Lawmakers Override LePage’s Veto of $6.7B State Budget

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine lawmakers have overridden Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7 billion state budget. The spending…

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Portland, Maine, School Board in No Hurry to Find New Leader

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The school board in Maine’s largest city will not rush to fill the position that will…

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Maine House Overrides LePage’s Veto of $6.7B State Budget

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ The Maine House of Representatives has voted to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the $6.7…

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Iranian nuclear talks extended

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Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations after accepting they would miss a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal.

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Election 2016: You’ve got mail

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Inboxes are overflowing as political candidates amp up email appeals for cash.

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Few signs of market panic as Greece nears default

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Eurozone stocks, low-rated bonds, and the euro weakened as Greece looked set to default on repayments and plunge deeper into financial crisis.

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Obama plans to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

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Nearly 5 million more workers could be eligible for overtime pay, a move that would touch almost every sector of the economy and could face legal challenges.