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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.

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Middle East
7:29 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Cameron: We Have To 'Step Up Our Help' To Syrian Opposition

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting with President Obama at this hour here in Washington. They're at the White House. A big topic on their agenda is what to do about the civil war in Syria. We spoke with Prime Minister Cameron earlier this morning.

Prime minister, welcome to the program.

PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON: Good morning. Great to be on. Thank you for having me.

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Around the Nation
7:29 am
Mon May 13, 2013

4-Year-Old Boy Chosen As Mayor Of Dorset, Minn.

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. What the mayor of Dorset, Minnesota lacks in experience he makes up for with youthful enthusiasm. Mayor Bobby Tufts is four years old. He won his seat by having his name picked out of a hat. That's an annual tradition for the small town of 22. Mayor Tufts is celebrated in town as a singer, a dancer, and a fisherman.

Around the Nation
7:29 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Well, That's One Way To Stop Smoking

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Etta Mae Lopez needed help. She wanted to quit smoking. She decided she needed to go someplace where she could not go buy cigarettes. And the place that came to mind was jail. Ms. Lopez says this is the reason she went to a jail, walked up to a Sacramento sheriff's deputy and slapped him in the face. The deputy took her inside the jail, where she slapped him again. After pleading no contest to a misdemeanor, she faces 63 smoke-free days.

Sports
7:14 am
Mon May 13, 2013

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

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In golf news, Tiger Woods has become the fourth two-time winner of The Players Championship. Woods parred his final two holes for a 2-under-par 70 that left him 13-under for the tournament on Sunday.

In the NBA, the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Golden State and San Antonio are now locked into a best-of-3 Western Conference semifinal after splitting the first four games.  Elsewhere, the NBA has fined Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau $35,000 for comments he made about the officiating following Friday's loss to Miami.

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weather
6:46 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Forecast

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Newschannel 13's Meteorologist Paul Caiano gives the WAMC Morning Edition forecast.

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New England News
6:03 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Salem State To Pay Tribute To Slain MIT Officer

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Salem State University is paying tribute to alumnus and slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer Sean Collier.

The college is holding a ceremony today to honor Collier, who earned a criminal justice degree from Salem State in 2009.

Authorities say Collier was shot and killed by Boston Marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 18.

Collier is remembered on Salem State's campus as a friendly, caring and selfless person.

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New York News
5:35 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Advocates For NY Farmworkers Plan Rally In Albany

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Advocates for farmworkers in New York are planning a rally at the state Capitol. 

People will gather this afternoon outside the Capitol to call for passage of legislation that would extend labor rights and protections for workers on New York farms.

Provisions of the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act would grant collective bargaining rights to farm laborers along with new rights to earn overtime pay.

Some farmers who oppose the bill say it would increase costs in an already financially perilous business.

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Author Interviews
5:22 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Why You Should Give A $*%! About Words That Offend

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Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

If you said the "s" word in the ninth century, you probably wouldn't have shocked or offended anyone. Back then, the "s" word was just the everyday word that was used to refer to excrement. That's one of many surprising, foul-mouthed facts Melissa Mohr reveals in her new book, Holy S- - -: A Brief History of Swearing.

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The Record
5:22 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Covering Pop Hits On YouTube Is Starting To Pay

Tyler Ward says he was able to buy a car and a house with money he made posting videos of himself covering pop hits on YouTube.
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Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 2:32 pm

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Analysis
4:21 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Republicans Focus On Democrats' Political Misdeeds

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:41 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

Again and again, President Obama's administration tries to pivot attention toward East Asia. Administration officials believe China and its neighbors are where the economic future lies.

GREENE: And yet it's the Middle East that keeps demanding the president's attention. It brings to mind that line from F. Scott Fitzgerald: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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