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Wayne Messmer has sung the national anthem about 5,000 times, many times at Chicago Cubs home games. He tells Scott Simon what it means for the Cubs to be in the Series for the first time in decades.

Law enforcement in North Dakota arrested more than 140 on private land owned by the pipeline company. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe wants to prevent the pipeline from running under the Missouri River.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure. The problem is there may not be enough people with the right skills to fill those jobs.

The egg industry may soon eliminate a wasteful — and to some, horrifying — practice: slaughtering male chicks. New technology can identify male embryos in eggs before they enter incubation chambers.

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

Martin Luther created one of Christianity's greatest rifts when he denounced the Catholic Church in 1517. But Pope Francis is taking part in the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

As people wait for the verdict of the Ammon Bundy wildlife refuge trial, Native Americans are refocusing national attention on the ancestral rights their tribes hold to federal lands in the West.

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.

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