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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.  Morning Edition, it’s a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life. 

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After a quick trip to the edge of space, Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos is back on Earth.

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JEFF BEZOS: Control, Bezos - best day ever.

UNIDENTIFIED PERSON: Yeah.

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Just about a month ago, President Biden and a bipartisan group of senators stood outside of the White House...

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Is a Jewish nationalist with a loyal following, a member of Israel's parliament, inciting violence between Jews and Arabs? Here's NPR's Deborah Amos from Jerusalem.

Updated July 20, 2021 at 3:02 PM ET

With the highly contagious delta variant fueling a rise in COVID-19 cases, Dr. Jerome Adams — the surgeon general under former President Donald Trump who once advised against mask-wearing — now says even the vaccinated may need to mask up.

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Good morning. I'm A Martinez. Listen to the beginning of this Bruce Springsteen song.

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: (Singing) The screen door slams. Mary's dress sways.

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The world's richest man has left the planet.

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UNIDENTIFIED PERSON #1: Five, four - command and then start (ph) - two, one. Ignition.

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Good morning. I'm Noel King.

How Do You Define The Word Snack?

Jul 19, 2021

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18-Year-Old Will Join Jeff Bezos In Space

Jul 16, 2021

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Morning News Brief

Jul 16, 2021

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Has the United States just taken a step toward a universal basic income?

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Updated July 15, 2021 at 12:05 PM ET

Iranian American journalist Masih Alinejad says she is the target of an alleged kidnapping plot that was foiled by the FBI and recently laid out in a federal indictment.

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