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The range of coverage includes reports on the Supreme Court from Nina Totenberg; education from Claudio Sanchez; health coverage from Joanne Silberner; and the latest on national security from Tom Gjelten. Steve, David and Renee interview newsmakers: from politicians, to academics, to filmmakers. In-depth stories explore topics like “digital generations” about the effect of technology on the way we live; special series delve into the intersection of science and art, and find untold stories of the country’s Hidden Kitchens.  Morning Edition, it’s a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life.

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NPR Story
4:06 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Chinese E-Commerce Giant To Offer U.S. IPO

Originally published on Wed May 7, 2014 4:07 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

A Chinese e-commerce giant filed for an initial public stock offering yesterday. Alibaba - which has no exact equivalent in the U.S. - will, however, conduct its IPO here. And it's expected to raise billions. The IPO could be the biggest since Facebook back in 2012. To learn more about Alibaba, we turn to NPR's Frank Langfitt, who's in Shanghai. Good morning.

FRANK LANGFITT, BYLINE: Good morning, Renee.

MONTAGNE: So exactly what is Alibaba?

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Sports
4:06 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Sterling Expected To Fight Forced Sale Of LA Clippers

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 1:52 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The Donald Sterling case is far from over. Yes, the NBA has banned the L.A. Clippers' owner for life and the pro-basketball playoffs have continued. But Sterling has not revealed what he will do after being banned from the league for making racist remarks. He is expected to fight the forced sale of his team and that could have significant consequences.

NPR's Tom Goldman reports.

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Business
7:28 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Office Depot To Close 400 Stores

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

The company announced on Tuesday that it is shutting more than a third of its domestic locations. The company posted a loss for the first quarter and hopes to turn a profit by next year.

Around the Nation
6:35 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Judge Rules Mo. Man Won't Have To Serve 13-Year Prison Term

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Mike Anderson of Missouri was ready to do time. He was convicted for his role in a robbery. Due to a clerical error, he was never told to report to prison. Anderson waited year after year and even reminded the state - hello? prison term. He went on with life, started a business, got married and had kids. After 13 years, the state found its mistake. But now a judge has freed Anderson, citing his exemplary behavior. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Around the Nation
6:35 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Survey Assesses How Well College Graduates Are Doing In Life

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

OK, a nationwide tried to measure just how college changed the lives of nearly 30,000 graduates for better or worse.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And the results of the Gallup-Purdue Index are out this morning. This poll tries to measure college graduates' personal and professional well-being. The idea here is that the college experience plays a big part in determining those outcomes.

MONTAGNE: Here are a few trends that emerged. There was very little difference in outcomes between graduates of public and private colleges.

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Around the Nation
5:25 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Lost Dog Reunited With New Jersey Family

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

There comes a moment after the loss of a beloved pet when a family just has to move on. The James family, of Keansburg, New Jersey, reached that point after searching for months for their dog, Reckless, lost during Superstorm Sandy. Last week, they went to a shelter to adopt a new dog only to find in the very first cage, Reckless. Now reunited, mom, dad, kids and dog went on a camping trip to celebrate.

It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Africa
3:48 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Nigerian Militant Group Threatens To Sell Kidnapped School Girls

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

On Monday, the militant Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the mass kidnapping. Steve Inskeep talks to Mannir Dan Ali, editor-in-chief of the Daily Trust in Abuja, Nigeria.

NPR Story
3:33 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Amazon Makes Online Shopping Even Easier

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Next, we'll report on the latest effort to make impulse purchases easier. Our last word in business today is: Hashtag, Amazon Cart.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Let's say you see a tweet about reduced sugar Gummy Bears or a banana slicer and you think, if I don't put those in my shopping cart right now I will forget that I want to buy them, and that would be a disaster.

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NPR Story
3:33 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Coca-Cola To Phase Out BVO

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a recipe change from Coke.

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INSKEEP: No, no, no. There's not going to be a new Coke. They're not going to try that again. Several of Coca-Cola's fruity drinks, like Fanta and Power Aid contain brominated vegetable oil or BVO. In 2012, a teenager in Mississippi started a petition to remove BVO from sports strings for health reasons, because it contains a chemical used in some flame retardants.

NPR Story
3:33 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Ukrainian Troops Battle Pro-Russian Insurgents

Originally published on Tue May 6, 2014 9:34 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

Let's get an update now on a struggle starting to look more like a war in Ukraine. At least four Ukrainian soldiers and 30 pro-Russian fighters have been killed in this latest round of fighting as the government tries to retake cities near the border with Russia. Several Ukrainian helicopters have been shot down by well-armed separatists.

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