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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.

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

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Steely Dan - that band's debut album in 1972 fused together jazz, rock guitar, drums, keys. And they just created this sound.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DO IT AGAIN")

STEELY DAN: (Singing) In the morning, you go gunning for the man who stole your water. And you fire...

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Harvey is finally starting to dissipate. The remains of the Category 4 hurricane are now pouring rain as far away as Tennessee. In Texas and Louisiana, floodwaters are receding, revealing just how much damage the storm did.

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Louisiana's Hurricane Preparedness

Sep 1, 2017

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Today marks one week since Harvey made landfall along the Gulf Coast. Today may also mark the first of many, many days of recovery in the region.

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When most people read J.R.R. Tolkien, they get swept up in mythical worlds of hobbits and elves, harrowing journeys in fantastical lands and epic battles of good and evil.

But Walter Judd says he got lost in the scenery.

"I started underlining every name of a plant as I was reading The Lord of the Rings," he tells NPR's Morning Edition.

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President Donald Trump is making his pitch to overhaul the nation's tax system. He laid out his vision yesterday in Springfield, Mo. And with Congress back in session next week, he included a message for them.

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I want to go very quickly now to Aarti Shahani, NPR's tech reporter. Aarti, why is this story involving Barry Lynn hitting such a nerve?

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If you think that only sports are wildly popular. Think again.

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We're going to get the view now from the first responders who are dealing with the flooding. Samuel Pena is Houston's fire chief.

Chief Pena, welcome.

SAMUEL PENA: Good morning. Thank you for having me.

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Houston's Susceptibility To Flooding

Aug 30, 2017

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Nudist-Cyclists Rejoice

Aug 30, 2017

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Houston Evacuees Fill Convention Center

Aug 30, 2017

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