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Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform challenge and occasionally amuse.  Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country. Eric Hodge and the WUNC News team bring you regional updates through the morning.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo On GOP Tax Plan

Dec 6, 2017

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In a speech later today, President Trump has an opportunity to follow through on a campaign promise.

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#Ask Cokie: Government Shutdowns

Dec 6, 2017

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The United States government shuts down this weekend unless Congress and the president come up with a spending deal. A shutdown has happened before. Here's President Clinton just before many government offices closed in 1995.

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Jim Beam Presents The Smart Decanter

Dec 6, 2017

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. I bring you the perfect drinking buddy.

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UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As man) Hey, JIM, what's the weather today?

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And some news just now - Representative John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat who has spent more than half a century in Congress, just made this announcement.

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JOHN CONYERS: I am retiring today.

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Michigan Democrat John Conyers has announced his retirement. He spoke with Mildred Gaddis, a local Detroit radio host this morning.

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Making Pizza In Space

Dec 5, 2017

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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep with an archaeological find. People working in sand dunes in Northern California found the sphinx. It's made of plaster, weighs 300 pounds and looks like the sphinx in Egypt. Instead of thousands of years old, it's 90.

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A Teddy Bear Reunion

Dec 1, 2017

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Just Call It DIY Traffic Planning

Dec 1, 2017

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Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. At the time, there was only one drug approved for treatment, and the diagnosis often meant a death sentence.

For Christopher, it led him to become an early member of the Atlanta Buyers Club, which distributed unapproved drugs to treat AIDS patients.

The diagnosis came not long after he began seeing Jim.

"He was so good looking," Christopher tells StoryCorps. "It was the first time that I had fallen in love, and we were together until the day he died."

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is now calling for Congressman John Conyers to resign. She spoke about this just a few moments ago. Let's listen.

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Pope Francis visited Bangladesh today. And in a meeting with dignitaries, he called for them to care for the plight of refugees.

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POPE FRANCIS: (Speaking Italian).

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