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One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

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Produced by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based in 17 countries around the world, and producers and reporters in 17 locations in the U.S. Their reporting is supplemented by NPR member station reporters across the country and a strong corps of independent producers and reporters in the public radio system.

Since its debut in 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors — including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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New York News
8:47 am
Wed August 21, 2013

NY Health Officials: Beware Mosquitoes And Disease

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Health officials are urging New York residents to take precautions after mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus were found in the state.

Two human cases of West Nile virus have been identified in Staten Island and one case has been identified in a horse in Oneida County. Most people infected with the mosquito-borne virus either show no symptoms or suffer a flu-like illness. A small number develop a serious illness that can lead to neurological damage.

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New England News
8:40 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Warren Plans Mass. Visits During Congress Break

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is making visits around the state this week as Congress takes its August break.

This afternoon the Massachusetts Democrat tours the AbbVie Bioresearch Center in Worcester. That's followed by a trip to Springfield for Sheriff Michael Ashe's annual clambake.

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New York News
8:35 am
Wed August 21, 2013

New Ad Encourages NYers To Enroll In Insurance

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New York's health benefit exchange has a new name, logo and look.

Officials said Tuesday the federal overhaul expected to bring coverage to more than a million people statewide is now dubbed "NY State of Health."

In a one-minute-long ad, a narrator tells viewers that everyone deserves affordable health insurance and then directs them to the state's website for the official exchange marketplace.

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Business
8:17 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Lowes Reports Earnings On The Heels Of Home Depot

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 12:03 pm

Home Depot says it has had "one of the best quarters in its recent history." It credits the recovery in the housing market. Main rival Lowes also benefited from the housing recovery, and strong demand for home refurbishings.

New England News
7:41 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Conn. Agency Responds To Marijuana Regs Concerns

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The Department of Consumer Protection is responding to concerns about proposed regulations for Connecticut's new medical marijuana program.

In a report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, the Legislative Commissioner's Office, urged members of the General Assembly's Regulation Review Committee to reject the proposed regulation without prejudice, essentially sending back to the agency for revisions. The committee meets Aug. 27.

The attorneys for the legislature listed more than a dozen concerns about the proposed language, saying it is too broad in some areas.

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The Record
7:38 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died

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Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 4:23 pm

Marian McPartland, who gave the world an intimate, insider's perspective on one of the most elusive topics in music — jazz improvisation — died of natural causes Tuesday night at her home in Long Island, N.Y. She was 95.

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Animals
7:38 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Donated Dog Blood Helps Give Cat Another Life

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 12:03 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In New Zealand, dogs and cats have put aside their differences. When Rory the cat was brought to a vet last week after eating rat poison, he was on death's door and needed a blood transfusion fast. There was no time to get a donor match, so the vet took a risk and used blood from a doggie donor instead. The inter-species gamble paid off. Rory's owners report the cat is doing well and has shown no signs of wanting to play fetch. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
7:38 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Supreme Court Justices Aren't Email Savy

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 12:03 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

A lot of us will happily admit that we're not up on the latest tech trends. Among this group, nine very powerful men and women who like to wear black robes. Last night, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan told a crowd, quote, "The Court hasn't really gotten into email." Yes, Kagan says the justices write memos on paper that looks like it came from the 19th century. And those papers are shuttled from office to office by law clerks. Guess it's one way to avoid spam.

WAMC News
7:37 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock, Morning Commentary

Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts about the political topics of the morning.

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Sports
7:34 am
Wed August 21, 2013

After Loss, Boston Tied For First With Tampa Bay

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In baseball, Boston has fallen into a two-way tie for first with Tampa Bay in the American League East. Marco Scutaro worked out a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to push San Francisco past the Red Sox 3-2.

In the American League, the Yankees took a pair against Toronto. Chris Stewart hit a go-ahead three-run homer to help New York rally for an 8-4 win over Toronto in the first game of a doubleheader. Robinson Cano hit his 200th homer among four hits and drove in four runs as the Yankees handed the Blue Jays their record 10th straight loss in New York.

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