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Brett Charvat, Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne and David Greene help you wake up informed and up-to-date, on our flagship news show, Morning Edition. NPR's weekday morning newsmagazine includes coverage of breaking national and international stories, as well as thoughtful ideas and commentary, arts and culture reviews, and notes on human interest. Throughout the morning, Sueann also brings you regional news and weather to help you plan your day.

Below, you will find articles, transcripts, and clips of many of the stories heard on today's Morning Edition.

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Sports
2:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 3:55 am

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Africa
2:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 3:55 am

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Animals
2:05 am
Fri March 20, 2015

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

University of Arizona entomologist Justin Schmidt was stung well over 1,000 times while creating the Schmidt Sting Pain Index.
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Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 4:03 pm

Spring is officially here and that means flowers, gardens and bugs. At least one man couldn't be happier about the return of insects — especially the ones that hurt.

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Strange News
4:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Ending The Over-Under Debate On Toilet Paper

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Around the Nation
3:50 am
Thu March 19, 2015

He's Fixing A Hole

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Middle East
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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A film said to be made in Syria shows a man on a chair. You can't really see where he is - maybe some cafe. But it's quiet. The camera never moves. The man looks at his hands. He stays silent for 40 seconds. At last, he speaks.

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Television
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) attend the all white party in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of Empire.
Matt Dinnerstein FOX

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 9:18 am

Last night was Empire's season finale, and at one of D.C.'s biggest Empire watch parties, a sharply dressed crowd of hundreds is huddled around every flat-screen in The Stone Fish Grill Lounge downtown.

"Here we go! Here we go! Here we go, come on everyone! Round of applause!" shouts one of the hosts for the night. "It's Empire time!"

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Business
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 3:03 am

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Middle East
2:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 4:14 am

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U.S.
3:22 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 9:23 am

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