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Northwest Public Radio and NPR 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, we also bring you regional news and weather to help you plan your day.

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Introducing Ferry McFerryface

Nov 15, 2017

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When the British Science Ministry invited the public to help name a new research ship, Boaty McBoatface won an Internet poll.

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And that name inspired imitators around the world. Sweden now has Trainy McTrainface. Australia has Horsey McHorseface.

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Covering Russia could get tougher for foreign reporters there. Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, passed legislation today requiring international media to declare themselves as foreign agents. And as NPR's Lucian Kim reports, this is payback.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. NBA star LeBron James was on the New York subway.

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LEBRON JAMES: On our way back from shootaround - decided to take a different transportation this time.

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Senate candidate Roy Moore is saying he doesn't even know his new accuser.

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One morning earlier this year, Northern Arapaho member Rose was sitting at the table with her 14-year-old daughter, Latoya.

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Our MORNING EDITION co-host Steve Inskeep has been reporting from China. And he encountered a business so old it's new.

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Hurricane Harvey was the worst flood in Houston's history. Scientists and citizens are still piecing together why it was so bad, but it's becoming clear that a lot of the damage comes down to how people have built America's fourth-largest city.

You can see the problem from your car. Houston is a sprawling web of strip malls and 10-lane freeways.

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