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Waking up is hard to do, but it’s easier with NPR’s Morning Edition. Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring the day’s stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.

The range of coverage includes reports on the Supreme Court from Nina Totenberg; education from Claudio Sanchez; health coverage from Joanne Silberner; and the latest on national security from Tom Gjelten. Steve and Renee interview newsmakers: from politicians, to academics, to filmmakers. In-depth stories explore topics like “digital generations” about the effect of technology on the way we live; special series delve into the intersection of science and art, and find untold stories of the country’s Hidden Kitchens.

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Music News
4:14 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Colorado Lawmakers Don't Want Marijuana Going To People On Welfare

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:05 am

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Asia
3:59 am
Wed April 1, 2015

China Limits Chauffeurs; Workers Struggle To Pass Driving Test

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 4:36 am

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NPR Story
2:54 am
Wed April 1, 2015

The Neighborhood Wal-Mart, A Blessing Or A Curse?

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 3:31 am

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NPR Story
2:54 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Minimal Sierra Nevada Snowpack Will Not Ease California's Drought

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 7:31 am

The latest figures on the California drought are expected to be released on Wednesday. The state's snowpack, a major source of water for the rest of the year, is at the lowest level on record.

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Understanding The Forces At Play In Yemen's Civil War

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 4:36 am

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

No Joke. Flood Insurance Rates Increase On April 1

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 6:47 am

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NPR Story
2:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Comedy Central Backs New 'Daily Show' Host Despite Insensitive Tweets

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 3:34 am

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Around the Nation
4:36 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Colorado Allows Sales Of Powdered Alcohol

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:58 am

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Around the Nation
4:31 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Selfie Sticks Get The Boot At Coachella And Lallapalooza

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:58 am

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Shots - Health News
1:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide

About twice a year, statistics suggest, a pilot somewhere in the world — usually flying alone — deliberately crashes a plane. The Germanwing flight downed last week may be one such case. But most people who fit the psychological profile of the pilots in these very rare events never have problems while flying.
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Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 2:31 pm

Even a careful psychiatric examination of the co-pilot involved in last week's Germanwings jetliner crash probably would not have revealed whether he intended to kill himself, researchers say.

"As a field, we're not very good at accurately predicting who is at risk for suicidal behavior," says Matthew Nock, a psychology professor at Harvard. He says studies show that mental health professionals "perform no better than chance" when it comes to predicting which patients will attempt suicide.

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NPR Story
1:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Indianapolis Mayor Calls On Legislature To Repeal Or Ammend Bill

Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building in Indianapolis Monday, calling for the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
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Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:58 am

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That Republican mayor of Indianapolis is Greg Ballard, and he's on the line now. Mayor Ballard, welcome to the program.

MAYOR GREG BALLARD: Good morning. Thank you for having me.

INSKEEP: So what's wrong with this law?

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NPR Story
1:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Indiana GOP To Revisit Controversial Religious Freedom Act

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:58 am

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NPR Story
1:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Negotiations Over Iran's Nuclear Program Come Down To The Wire

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 6:49 am

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Television
1:58 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 4:58 am

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Mark this next story as a sign of a changing nation. Comedy Central has announced the successor to Jon Stewart. Trevor Noah takes over "The Daily Show," the fake news program that's often as influential as real news shows.

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Around the Nation
4:13 am
Mon March 30, 2015

4-year-old Girl Boards Bus Alone At 3 A.M. To Get A Slushie

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 4:33 am

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