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Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with Morning Edition from NPR and HPPR. Hosts Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep bring you the day's news stories and interview newsmakers from politicians, to academics, to filmmakers. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite yo to experience the stories. Morning Edition is a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life.

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Russia To Beef Up Its Nuclear Arsenal

Jun 17, 2015
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This is MORNING EDITION. Good morning, I'm David Greene.

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Yoga Studio Tries To Find Cats Good Homes

Jun 16, 2015
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Poker Champion Wins Event By Mistake

Jun 15, 2015
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Here is an idea that took advertisers decades and decades to realize.

TOM BURRELL: Black people are not dark-skinned white people.

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A steady surge of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is heightening tensions between Italy and its European Union partners.

Italy is the major destination of migrants smuggled from Libya, and it's calling for a radical change in European asylum rules as its neighbor states are closing their borders to refugees.

The vast majority of refugees reaching Italy want to join relatives or find jobs in northern Europe.

But as the migrant tide grows, neighboring Austria and France have suspended free cross-border movement for migrants.

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Scientists Investigate What Makes Us Itch

Jun 12, 2015
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Scientists have just scratched the surface of another important problem - why some things make us itch. Today, there's progress to report. Researchers in California have found a molecule that may be crucial for our brains to sense itch. NPR's Joe Palca has more.

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Two decades ago, a massive dinosaur movie stomped into American theaters, crushing the summer blockbuster competition.

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Dallas City Council Repeals Plastic Bag Fee

Jun 12, 2015
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Iceland Glacier Hosts Rave

Jun 11, 2015
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The Magna Carta has a big birthday coming up. That document, establishing the foundation of the modern judicial system, will turn 800 years old on Monday.

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