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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.

Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:23:00 -0500

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France's National Front Fades From Prominence

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:23:00 -0500

Since National Front party leader Marine Le Pen lost the presidential election to Emmanuel Macron last May, she and her party have largely disappeared from the political scene.

Week In Congress: Tax Bill And Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:16:00 -0500

The House passed its tax bill while the Senate Finance Committee approved its version of the Republican tax plan. Also, Sen. Al Franken faced new allegations.

Police In New Zealand Pull Over Driver Playing A Bagpipe

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:45:00 -0500

Officers swore they saw the driver moving his fingers around on an instrument. The driver said no, that he was actually playing air bagpipe. He got off with a warning.

Election Tie In Bolton, Connecticut, Decided By Coin Toss

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:25:00 -0500

Two candidates running for a seat on the city council got the exact same number of votes in last week's election. Under the town charter, ties can be decided by a coin toss.

New Raymond Chandler Story Takes On Health Care Industry

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Chandler, who died in 1959, wrote detective fiction set in mid-20th century Los Angeles. A magazine editor recently discovered a never-published Chandler story that had gone missing some 60 years ago.

House Tax Plan Would Eliminate Medical Expense Deduction

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

The House passed its bill to overhaul the tax code. It would eliminate many popular deductions — including the one for medical expenses. The provision isn't included in the current Senate version.

Zimbabweans Wonder What's Ahead For Mugabe And Their Country

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

David Greene talks to journalist Jeffrey Barbee about President Robert Mugabe, who has outwitted his political opponents to stay power for 37 years. The military took over the government on Wednesday.

Tourists Can Now Experience Northern Ireland's Violent Political History

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

One remarkable tour in Belfast is a walk along the walls that still divide Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods, guided by former paramilitary soldiers who fought on either side of the conflict.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Mount Against Roy Moore

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Steven Law, head of the Senate Leadership Fund, which backs establishment Republican candidates in Senate races. Moore denies the allegations and plans to stay in the race.

Movie Reviews: 'Justice League' And 'Mudbound'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Rachel Martin talks to Angelica Jade Bastien, a staff write for the entertainment site Vulture, about a couple of movies out this week: Justice League and Mudbound.

Protester Takes Police Officer's Suggestion, Runs For Council And Wins

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Last September, Braxton Winston was protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott on the streets of Charlotte, N.C. He's turned that protest into politics — as one of the city's new council members.

News Brief: Accusations Against Franken, House Tax Overhaul Win

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

A Los Angeles radio host says now-Sen. Al Franken forced himself on her while the two were on a USO tour in 2006. And, the House has passed its massive 1.4 trillion dollar tax overhaul.

Climate Change Ripens Prospects For German Winemakers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0500

While Spanish and Italian growers worry heat will dry out vines, in Germany, warming has made for better Rieslings. And one scientist says they couldn't be making red wine so good otherwise.

Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:51:00 -0500

The U.S. is keeping its troops in Syria and continues to press for a political settlement to that country's civil war. It's far from clear whether the U.S. has sufficient leverage to achieve that.

The Largest Digital Camera In The World Takes Shape

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:51:00 -0500

A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.