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Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, David Greene and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

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U.K. House Of Commons Locked Down After Westminster Bridge Incident

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:07:00 -0400

Police descended on the Parliament grounds after reports that a car struck pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Witnesses say a man went on the attack by Parliament's gates. This is a developing story.

Sen. Feinstein To Gorsuch: You 'Avoid Specificity Like No One I Have Ever Seen'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:59:00 -0400

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is answering a second round of questions from a Senate committee today. Democrats are expressing frustration because they're not learning specifics about his views.

Republican Charlie Dent On His Reservations Over GOP Health Plan

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:39:00 -0400

President Trump went to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell the GOP health care bill to Congress. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Republican Rep. Charlie Dent, who says he has reservations about it.

The Fight For Pluto's Fate As A Planet Continues

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:14 -0400

About a decade ago Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet. Now scientists are arguing that because of shape and surface features, Pluto and 110 bodies in our solar system deserve to be planets.

Commentary: U.S. Women's National Hockey Team Doesn't Get Enough Respect

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:14 -0400

The U.S. is hosting this year's Women's World Hockey Championships. So why is the U.S. women's team threatening to boycott? Commentator Sarah Spain of ESPN says it's about fairness and respect.

'A Streetcar Naked Desire'

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:14 -0400

On Wheel of Fortune, a man had the letters, "A Streetcar Na_ed Desire." To fill in the blank, he chose "K."

A Correction About Judge Gorsuch

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:14 -0400

In an interview, former Neil Gorsuch colleague Judge Michael McConnell mentioned a case involving Denver telecom CEO Joe Nacchio. In fact, Gorsuch was recused in that case.

Why So Few Indians Pay Taxes

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

In India, only 2 percent of people pay taxes. It has to do with how easy it is to avoid them, and what many see as a lack of connection between taxes and government services.

Scotland Debates Independence From The U.K.

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

On Wednesday, the Scottish Parliament is debating asking for a second referendum on independence from the U.K., after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last year.

Trump Adviser On Navigating Gorsuch's Nomination

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

David Greene talks with Leonard Leo, an adviser to President Trump on the Supreme Court, who has been walking Judge Gorsuch through the confirmation process.

Teaching Language With Culture In California

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Elementary school teacher Ron Morris of Riverside, California goes a step beyond to understand his students' backgrounds. It's one way Morris incorporates the culture of his students in the classroom.

Associated Press Investigation Says Paul Manafort Worked With Russian Billionaire

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Rachel Martin speaks with Chad Day of The Associated Press, who was part of a new investigation that says Paul Manafort secretly worked with a Russian billionaire to support Russian interests.

Democrat Sen. Chris Coons On Gorsuch And Russia Investigation

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Rachel Martin speaks with Democratic Sen. Chris Coons about Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing and the investigation into Russia's interference in the United States election.

State Department Cuts Could Affect Famine Relief In South Sudan

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Patricia Danzi, the Africa director for the International Committee of the Red Cross, about famine relief efforts in South Sudan.

Trump Meets With Congressional Black Caucus Members

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

President Trump is meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus at the White House today. Rachel Martin speaks with the second vice-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass.