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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, Renee Montagne and David Greene bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.



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Beaver Knocks Over Holiday Decorations At Maryland Dollar General

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 07:08:00 -0500

The sheriff's office in St. Mary's County says a beaver walked into the store, wandered into the Christmas section and knocked a few items over before being safely removed by animal control.



Chinese Company Begins Construction On Titanic Replica

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:23:30 -0500

It's a full-sized copy of the ship that sank in 1912. Tourists can stay in reproduced first-class cabins and eat in the dining hall. This Titanic will be permanently docked in a landlocked province.



College Football Fans Soon Find Out Which Teams Made The Playoffs

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

This is the conference championship weekend. The top teams will find out if they made the final-four playoff. The college playoff system is now in its third year.



Trump Takes A Victory Lap In Ohio; Names His Defense Secretary

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

President-elect Donald Trump held his first rally since winning the election. In a boisterous speech, Trump announced his Defense secretary pick, and pledged to keep many of his campaign promises.



Austrians To Vote Again After May's Presidential Runoff Was Disallowed

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

The race between a left-leaning independent and far-right populist is reverberating across the Europe, where many officials worry the outcome will further weaken their already fractured union.



Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis Picked By Trump To Be Defense Secretary

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to retired Army Colonel Peter Mansoor about Donald Trump's pick of retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to head Defense. Mansoor says Mattis is a "Marines' Marine."



Movie Review: 'Jackie' Stars Natalie Portman As Jacqueline Kennedy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

A biopic about Jacqueline Kennedy opens on Friday, and centers on the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Our reviewer says Jackie is a transporting and transfixing biopic.



Fidel Castro's Tightly Orchestrated Journey Draws Huge Crowds

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

Fidel Castro's remains continue a cross-country, four-day tour of Cuba through a radically changed countryside. A military convoy is escorting the ex-leader's ashes through towns and cities.



Veterans Offer Relief To Protesters Of Dakota Access Pipeline

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

Thousands of military veterans will descend on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation this weekend to provide relief and supplies for demonstrators protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.



State Department Keeps Up Effort To Win Information War Against ISIS

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel about the State Department's efforts to counter ISIS messaging and future challenges.



San Bernardino Attack: The Police View 1 Year Later

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks to police chief Jarrod Burguan one year after a husband and wife team killed 14 people and injured 22 in a terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.



Trump Picks Retired Marine Corps Gen. Mattis As Defense Secretary

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

At a rally in Cincinnati on Thursday night, Donald Trump said he would select retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department, filling a key role in the incoming administration.



Jeff Koons Gives France A Giant Bouquet Of Flowers, But It Comes With A Price

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:20:00 -0500

The work of art is meant to honor the victims of the November 2015 terrorist attacks. Construction is already underway on Bouquet of Tulips -- but not all Parisians are pleased with the gift.



Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:53:00 -0500

Steve Inskeep talks with former Commerce Secretary Donald Evans and libertarian economist Tyler Cowen about the problems that arise when a president pressures individual companies to do his bidding.



Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:49:00 -0500

The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.