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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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KING: Alex Trebek passed away at his home in Los Angeles yesterday. He was 80 years old.

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All right, we're going to turn now to NPR's Alina Selyukh, who is in Philadelphia covering this latest news. Good morning, Alina.

ALINA SELYUKH, BYLINE: Good morning.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony is tonight. Here is our 30-second version. Depeche Mode.

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DEPECHE MODE: (Singing) I just can't get enough.

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California voters handed Uber and Lyft a big victory — and labor unions a big setback — when they approved a measure allowing the ride-hailing companies to keep classifying their drivers as independent contractors.

For Joe Renice, who drives for Uber in San Francisco, the measure's passage was a relief.

"This is a job that I make over $100,000 a year doing. And I have complete and total freedom and flexibility to do that," he said.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

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INSKEEP: Every parent finds ways to soothe a crying baby. You have to swaddle them tightly, rock them gently or copy the father who posted this video.

It's no wonder that journalistic surveys of Nashville's hip-hop underground typically frame the mere fact of its existence as a big reveal. To a large degree, the scene here is the creation of Black music-makers and entrepreneurs who came up in the city or surrounding region.

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NPR spoke to a number of voters outside their polling places last night. Here's how Izzy O'Connell (ph) from Washington, D.C. was feeling.

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Another very pivotal state right now - Pennsylvania. And that's where we are joined by NPR's Jeff Brady, who is in Philadelphia. Good morning, Jeff.

JEFF BRADY, BYLINE: Good morning, Rachel.

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