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Bubble Wrap Fans Were Outraged; Then Calmed Down

53 min 45 sec ago

The Internet flipped out when Sealed Air announced a new type of bubble wrap. It'll be cheaper to store and ship — but less satisfying to pop. The company adds it will keep selling the old stuff.

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Russia Finally Launches Supplies To ISS After Earlier Failures

58 min 45 sec ago

The liftoff of the Soyuz Progress 60P was a relief to astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station after two previous resupply missions — one Russian and one American — failed.

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Parrot On A Winning Streak Picks Japan To Win Women's World Cup

59 min 45 sec ago

Olivia, a gray parrot at a Japanese zoo, has correctly predicted the past six games for Japan. And today she picked Japan to win on Sunday.

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New Nation, New Cuisine: The First Cookbook To Tackle 'American Food'

1 hour 19 min ago

The first American cookbook, published in 1796, promised local food and a kind of socioculinary equality.

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Peruvian Sisters Can Turn A Gourd Into An $800 Objet D'art

1 hour 19 min ago

They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.

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Episode 363: Why People Do Bad Things

3 hours 9 min ago

We sit down with a psychologist and a mortgage broker who committed large-scale fraud to try to figure out why respectable people commit fraud.

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Why It's An Uphill Battle To Make Indianapolis A More Pedestrian Friendly City

3 hours 15 min ago

Indianapolis has a health problem, and it's worse than other large and mid-size American cities. When it comes to fitness, the American Fitness Index ranked it last out of the 50 largest cities. Indianapolis has limited resources to make changes, but grassroots efforts are working to create walkable communities.

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Implementation Of Obamacare Remains A Work In Progress

3 hours 15 min ago

With last week's Supreme Court decision, it appears the Affordable Care Act will stand, but that doesn't mean troubles are over for the law. Renee Montagne talks to Julie Rovner of the Kaiser Family Foundation about other issues with Obamacare.

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The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity

3 hours 15 min ago

The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is growing. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.

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The Annual Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence

3 hours 15 min ago

Morning Edition celebrates July 4th with the reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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July 2, 1776: A Look Back At The Lee Resolution

3 hours 15 min ago

Founding father John Adams wrote, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. We explain why he was off by a couple of days.

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Divided Greek Voters To Decide Country's Fate Within The Eurozone

3 hours 15 min ago

Sunday's referendum exposes a deep divide: Those who feel Greece is the victim of a conspiracy by global capitalism, and those who want it to act in harmony with the practices of the European Union.

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Greece's Bailout Referendum Boils Down To: Yes Or No

3 hours 15 min ago

On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?

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Home Elevation Program Meant To Lessen Flood Damage

3 hours 16 min ago

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina ravaged a swath of Louisiana's shoreline. Since then, residents determined to rebuild near the coast have a new mantra: high and dry.

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As Much As The GOP Wants Change, Republicans Drag Their Feet

3 hours 16 min ago

Republicans have talked about overhauling the party since President Obama's reelection. But is the GOP ready to move on and change?

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Advocates Call On Washington To Fix The Criminal Justice System Already

3 hours 16 min ago

President Obama would like to see bipartisan legislation that would overhaul the criminal justice system. The idea has brought together an unusual coalition that includes the ACLU and Koch Industries.

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Holy Moly! The World Is Strange And Incredible, Travel Website CEO Says

3 hours 16 min ago

Until the end of summer, Morning Edition will be airing stories about places to visit. David Plotz, CEO of Atlas Obscura, talks about his collaborative website for people seeking hidden places.

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For A Medal Of Honor Recipient, Wounds Of War Lingered Into Fatherhood

3 hours 18 min ago

Master Sgt. Roy P. Benavidez led a mission to save eight soldiers in Vietnam — and nearly died in the process. Decades later, his daughter recalls a father who believed honor wasn't won, but earned.

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

3 hours 19 min ago

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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Simone Dinnerstein On A Trip To Cuba And Making Music Out Of Difficulty

3 hours 19 min ago

David Greene talks to the pianist about her recent performance at a piano festival in Cuba — and a particularly stressful time in her life.

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