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Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by National Public Radio (NPR). It airs weekday mornings (Monday through Friday) and runs for two hours, and many stations repeat one or both hours. The show feeds live from 05:00 to 09:00 ET, with feeds and updates as required until noon. The show premiered on November 5, 1979; its weekend counterpart is Weekend Edition. Morning Edition and All Things Considered are the highest rated public radio shows.

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A Hippo For Christmas, At Last

14 hours ago

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Good morning. I'm David Greene.

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GAYLA PEEVEY: (Singing) I want a hippopotamus for Christmas.

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In Tanzania today, a solemn ceremony.

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Democrat Pushes For New Party Leaders

14 hours ago

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CVS Health CEO On Aetna Deal

14 hours ago

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A CVS Pharmacy commercial from 1990 portrays the pharmacist as a friend, a confidant.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTRESS #1: (As Gail) Judy, I'm so embarrassed. The school nurse sent Lisa home today with this note.

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RACHEL MARTIN, BYLINE: Yeah, so one of the themes of Republican Roy Moore's campaign has been that he's never going to stop fighting, right? He's said that time and again. Now he says he is not going to concede.

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Right Won Over Wrong In Alabama, Perez Says

Dec 13, 2017

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Alabama's election result caught even the winner, Democrat Doug Jones, off guard.

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DOUG JONES: I got to tell you...

(CHEERING)

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is ready to talk about talking to North Korea.

"We're ready to talk anytime North Korea would like to talk. And we're ready to have the first meeting without precondition," he said, in remarks Tuesday at the Atlantic Council, a think tank in Washington, D.C.

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