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Morning Edition

Morning Edition takes listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries every weekday. Hosts Steve Inskeep, David Greene and Rachel Martin bring you the latest breaking news and features to prepare you for the day.

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6 min

Why Latinx People Are Hospitalized From COVID-19 At 4 Times The Rate Of Whites

Dr. Joseph Betancourt of Massachusetts General Hospital says a "perfect storm" of factors is causing the coronavirus to hit the nation's Latinx population especially hard.
11 min

News Brief: Russia Referendum Vote, New Tool For COVID-19 Threat, Facebook Boycott

Russians will vote on a referendum that may give Putin more power. A new tool will help you see the COVID-19 threat in your area. And, more brands are pulling Facebook ads as part of a boycott.
2 min

Mississippi Governor Signs To Remove Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Mississippi's governor has signed a bill into law that officially removes a Confederate design from the state flag and creates a panel to create a new one for voters to decide.
4 min

Arizona ICE Detention Center Devastated By COVID-19

The number of immigrants in detention testing positive for COVID-19 has skyrocketed. One Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona is among the hardest hit by the pandemic.
4 min

Russian Bounty Intel Sparks Confusion Over How President Is Briefed

Details surrounding Russia's alleged bounties on US troops raise questions about the intelligence. How is the intelligence handled? When does the President get briefed despite differing opinions?

Teen Invents Watch To Stop You From Touching Your Face

Experts have said to avoid touching your face to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This 15-year-old invented a watch that would help do just that.

New 'Lord Of The Rings' Series Is Casting 'Funny Looking' Actors

If you don't have a conventional appearance but want to make your break in Hollywood, try auditioning for the new Lord of the Rings series.
3 min

Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County

As coronavirus cases surge in many states, a new color-coding tool backed by a coalition of top scientists provides an apples-to-apples way of comparing outbreak severity, down to the county level.