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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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Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:07:00 -0400

Senate Republicans have released their health care bill. They are hoping to have a vote before the July Fourth recess.

Jury Finds Ex-Milwaukee Officer Not Guilty In Death Of Black Man

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:44:00 -0400

Tensions are high in Milwaukee after a former police officer, who is black, was found not guilty of first degree reckless homicide following the fatal shooting of a young black man last summer.

Senators Working On Health Care Revision Ready To Release Their Plan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:43:00 -0400

The legislation Senate Republicans are releasing is expected to track the House version that was passed last month. Negotiations have been going on in secret.

Rep. Carter Says He'll Consider Senate's Revisions To Health Care Plan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:43:00 -0400

The Senate is about to release its plan to overhaul health care. Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Buddy Carter of Georgia about how the bill might be different from the House version.

CIA Contractors Fired For Stealing Vending Machine Snacks

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:47:00 -0400

BuzzFeed revealed this story: CIA contractors realized they could unplug the payment system on the agency's vending machines. They took $3,000 in food. Video surveillance helped solve the case.

Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Batman Arrests Shoplifter

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:29:00 -0400

In Fort Worth, Texas, police say a man tried to shoplift some DVDs including The Lego Batman Movie. Ironically, an off-duty officer dressed as the caped crusader arrested him for shoplifting.

Turkey's LGBT Community Pushes Ahead With Plans For Pride Parade

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

On Sunday, members of Turkey's LGBT community are to hold a pride parade — if the authorities let them. The parade has been canceled for the last two years, reportedly due to security concerns.

Rep. Tim Ryan Says Democrats Need To Start Winning Special Elections

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio has been critical of his party's election strategy, saying that their "brand is worse than Trump." He talks to David Greene about the way forward for Democrats.

ISIS Destroys Ancient Mosque And Minaret In Iraqi City Of Mosul

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Iraq's military said ISIS destroyed the 12th century al-Nuri mosque in Mosul's Old City, where ISIS fighters remain. Allied forces are trying to recapture the last of the city.

ExxonMobil Uses Carbon Tax Strategy To Its Advantage, Author Says

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

ExxonMobil and several other oil companies are backing a Republican-led plan for a carbon tax. Steve Inskeep talks to Steve Coll, author of the book Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.

Is It Realistic? Trump Budget Relies On 3 Percent Economic Growth

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

President Trump's budget proposal assumes the U.S. economy will grow at 3 percent a year. Most economists call that improbable. We try to figure out what it would take to hit the magic 3 percent.

Michigan Airport Stabbing Is Investigated As A Possible Terrorism Act

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Federal officials are investigating the stabbing of a police officer at the airport in Flint, Mich., as a potential act of terrorism. A Canadian man is being held in the attack.

Senate Republicans Prepare To Release Details Of Their Health Care Plan

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Negotiations have been going on in secret, with only a small number of members privy to the ins and outs of the bill, but it is widely expected to track the House version that passed last month.

LA Teens Create Solar-Powered Tents For The Homeless

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

A group of high school girls from California recently found themselves giving a presentation at MIT on their new creation: a solar-powered tent.

Community Pays Respects To Muslim Teenager Killed In Virginia

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:06:00 -0400

Funeral services were held on Wednesday for a Muslim girl murdered in an incident police are calling road rage. Many are demanding that Virginia authorities investigate the killing as a hate crime.