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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

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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

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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

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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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Tuesday, May 5, 201505/05/2015

5/5//15 First Take

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On today’s First Take with Mike and Dennis…Westbrook CC votes 6-1 to “condemn” Councilor Paul Emery for his wishing LePage dead remarks, Maine Lawmakers endorse new bid to prevent food stamp spending on junk food, Pop up park coming to Portland. Skowhegan debates Indian mascot without any outsiders and the Clinton Foundation…

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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

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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

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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

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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

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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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Monday, May 4, 201505/04/2015

5/4/15 First Take

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We’re back on this wonderful first Monday of May. Topics for the top of the week include the Dallas shooting, the Baltimore curfew ends, Daughter searches for Maine mother in Nepal, Pop up parks in Old Port, then Ben Carson to throw hat into ring…

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Friday, May 1, 201505/01/2015

5/1/15 Podcast Scott Hazelton

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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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Lawyer in Defamation Case Says Client was Hero in Haiti

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A lawyer in a Maine defamation case says his client was a hero for children in…

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9-Year-old Boy Killed in Fatal Fire in Hermon, Maine

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Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is dead and a 10-year-old girl is in critical condition following a fire in Hermon, Maine.

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Spring Trial for Man Charged in Pregnant Girlfriend’s Death

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Prosecutors say the trial of a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine is expected in spring 2016.

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Six powers and Iran to continue nuclear talks past deadline

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It is the fourth time the parties have extended the terms of the interim deal, which was struck in November 2013 and provided Iran with limited sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to the production of uranium enriched to a purity level of 20 percent.

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Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law

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It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on — an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue.

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U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

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President Barack Obama pledged to increase support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the U.S. needs to do more to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

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Boston bomber wants a new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death, filed a motion in federal court on Monday seeking a new trial.