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Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition. Hosts David Greene, Steve Inskeep, Noel King, and Rachel Martin bring the day's stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts... all with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories. Morning Edition is a world of ideas tailored to fit into your busy life.

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President-elect Joe Biden is leaning on the Trump administration to authorize a transition of power. Here's Biden on a video call with front-line workers.

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FAA Clears Boeing 737 Max To Fly Again

Nov 18, 2020

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The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the way for the Boeing 737 Max to return to the skies. You'll remember the jet was grounded in 2019 after two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia killed a total of 346 people. Here's FAA Administrator Steve Dickson in a video statement earlier this morning.

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Pfizer is ready to ask the Food and Drug Administration to authorize emergency use of the company's COVID-19 vaccine, after an updated analysis of the clinical trial data found the vaccine to be 95% effective.

The number of hospitalizations from the coronavirus reached nearly 77,000 on Tuesday — a new record. For the country's nurses, the surge is taking a heavy toll, as they grow exhausted, worried and frustrated by disinformation and disregard for safety.

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The day after Christmas, 12 million Americans will lose their jobless benefits, and that could spell financial ruin for many of them. That's according to a new study just out this morning. It looks at what will happen if Congress can't reach a compromise to extend those benefits and pass another relief bill. NPR's Chris Arnold is reporting on this and joins us this morning. Hi, Chris.

CHRIS ARNOLD, BYLINE: Hey, Rachel.

MARTIN: Why will so many be in trouble right at the end of the year?

It only took seven months, 20-hour work days and 1,400 gallons of paint, but one of the largest paintings ever to be attempted is now complete.

British artist Sacha Jafri made his final brush stroke this month atop two gutted ballroom floors of Dubai's Atlantis resort, his canvas for the brightly colored oil painting, titled "The Journey of Humanity."

At roughly 17,000 square feet, the painting is about the size of three-and-a-half basketball courts. Jafri says he used 1,100 brushes and more than 300 layers of paint to create the painting.

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Baby Yoda Hitches A Ride On SpaceX Capsule

Nov 17, 2020

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A second COVID-19 vaccine now also appears highly effective in preventing illness following exposure to the virus that causes the disease.

The biotech company Moderna Inc. said Monday that its experimental vaccine was 94.5% effective in preventing disease, according to an analysis of its clinical trial.

The news comes a week after Pfizer and BioNTech said their vaccine was more than 90% effective.

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We've grown a little numb at this point to news of the pandemic, and that may make it hard to grasp how much worse it is than just a month ago.

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The coronavirus pandemic is hitting the Midwest and mountain states hard right now, including Montana, where some hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.

After largely stable numbers in the double digits for most of the summer, daily new cases in Montana started an upward spike in late September. The state averaged 866 cases per day this week. Nearly 500 people in Montana have died.

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. Officials in the Japanese town of Takikawa saw bears roaming around, and they were worried about an attack. So their solution?

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Six years and 200 outfits ago, Michael Gardner did not know how to sew. He was looking for a creative outlet and a way to bond with his then 3-year-old daughter, Ava.

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