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Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA, and locally by KOSU's Michael Cross in Oklahoma City.

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A bipartisan health care deal was introduced in the Senate. While there's a chance it could pass there, it faces a tougher time in the House. Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.

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House Republicans said they will consider restrictions on bump stock gun accessories. Steve Inskeep talks with Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about his position.

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Mary Louise Kelly talks with Sen. James Lankford about moves to close the U.S. embassy in Cuba after diplomats have experienced hearing loss and other symptoms.

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Four male liligers were born a couple of days ago at The Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

A liliger is a hybrid from a male lion and a female liger. A female liger is a hybrid resulting from the coupling of a male lion and a female tiger.

Joseph Maldonado—better known as Joe Exotic—is the operator of the park and a Libertarian candidate for Oklahoma Governor. He says liligers are bred to better survive climate change.

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Oklahoma City's mayor, Republican Mick Cornett, talks with Rachel Martin about his meeting with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and the definition of "sanctuary cities."

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a warning to cities across the country this week - cooperate with federal authorities in finding and deporting immigrants here illegally or get cut off from federal money for law enforcement. In a statement, Sessions listed off a number of violent crimes committed by people in the country illegally.

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It can take years for a musician to discover his or her voice. But in the meantime, they find themselves by discovering the music of other artists. With a wide-ranging catalog spanning 30 years, Yo La Tengo is its own band, but the trio has become just as noted for its huge repertoire of cover songs.

JenX: Watching Things Grow

Jul 22, 2014
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A seed, under proper and loving care, can produce delicious fruit.  This week on JenX, Jennifer James muses on how much more planting seeds can do for our kids.

Jennifer James is a public relations professional.  You can follow her blog at jenx67.com.

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A new publication sponsored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater addresses an overlooked facet of the history of wrestling.

KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll reports.

Co-author and former Oklahoma State University sociology professor Dr. Lee Maril says the book highlights a part of wrestling history that’s often left out of other texts. 

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The election to fill the 5th Congressional District seat that opened when James Lankford decided to run for U.S. Senate is going to a run-off on both the Democratic and Republican sides.

JenX: The Amulet for Generation Z

Jun 24, 2014
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  This Week on Jen X, Jennifer James looks back on a difficult past and its unexpected outcomes through the lens of generational differences.

You can read Jennifer’s blog at jenx67.com.

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