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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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Republicans Take On Health Care, Again

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:14:00 -0400

House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care overhaul proposal. A previous effort fell apart.

Presidential Candidates Emphasize Security After Paris Attack

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:11:00 -0400

Just a few days before the first round in France's presidential election, a gunman in Paris killed a police officer. Candidates are now talking about security issues.

Arkansas Carries Out First Execution Since 2005

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400

Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee, who was convicted of murdering a woman in 1993. The execution came shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for the lethal injection.

'Dolly's America': A Class About Dolly Parton And Appalachia

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400

A class at the University of Tennessee called Dolly's America teaches students about modern Appalachia through the life story of native Dolly Parton. Parton tweeted that it's "a blessing."

For The Baristas' Sake, Don't Get A Unicorn Frappuccino

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400

There's a trend of food with unicorn colors. A Starbucks employee posted a video saying he's "never been so stressed," making "unicorn Frappuccinos." He said he had sticky hands, clothes and hair.

Teenager Opens Up To Her Dad About Her Experiences With Racism

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:25 -0400

Calvin Burns' daughter Stepheni Bellamy, 15, is usually reticent. At StoryCorps, she tells him about dealing with racism at her high school. Burns says he faced similar issues when he was growing up.

Morning News Brief: Paris Attacks, New GOP Health Care Effort, Prince

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:24 -0400

An attacker killed a police officer in Paris, days ahead of France's presidential election. Also, House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care plan.

Judge Stops Release Of Posthumous Prince Record

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

A new EP featuring six of Prince's previously unreleased songs was scheduled for release Friday. But a lawsuit filed by the late artist's estate may prevent it from ever coming out.

Venezuelan Protests Continue

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

Nationwide protests continued in Venezuela on Thursday against President Nicolas Maduro and his government's handling of the country's economic crisis.

ExxonMobil Applies For Sanctions Waiver To Work With Russian Company

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

The Wall Street Journal reports that ExxonMobil has applied for a waiver from the U.S. to resume a joint venture with a Russian-owned oil company. David Greene talks with Journal reporter Jay Solomon.

Sanders And Perez Try To Unite Democrats Across The Country

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

DNC chair Tom Perez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are on a unity tour. The Democratic Party's base may be fired up but there are still plenty of bruised feelings after the 2016 primary.

The Stakes In France's Presidential Election

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

A shooting on Paris' famous Champs Elysees left one police officer dead and two seriously wounded. It happened as presidential candidates were debating on television, ahead of Sunday's election.

Russia Labels Jehovah's Witnesses An Extremist Group

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

Russia has banned Jehovah's Witnesses as an extremist group, in a sign of the Russian Orthodox Church's political influence. Steve Inskeep speaks with Washington Post reporter Andrew Roth in Moscow.

Matt Damon And Gary White On The World's Water Crisis

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

One topic at this week's World Bank meetings is water scarcity. David Greene speaks with the co-founders of, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, about people who can't access clean water.

Nuclear Researchers Spot North Korean Volleyball Games

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:08:00 -0400

Satellite imagery analyst Joseph Bermudez of reports strange goings on at a suspected nuclear test site in North Korea: volleyball.