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Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.
Feb. 26, 2017
Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer, exporting more than it consumes. But that's changing, as demand from a rising middle class fuels entrepreneurship and connoisseurship.
Feb. 26, 2017
Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.
Feb. 26, 2017
The dose smeared on the face of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's half-brother was so high, even an antidote may not have been able to save him, according to the Malaysian health minister.
Feb. 26, 2017
An apparent drunk driver careened into spectators at one of Mardi Gras' biggest parades Saturday. "We are grateful that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening," New Orleans' mayor said.
Feb. 26, 2017
A visit to a classic, hole-in-the-wall blues bar in Clarksdale, Miss., where owner Red Paden enlightens us about the blues and the Delta.
Feb. 26, 2017
Every five-letter answer in this week's puzzle must complete a compound word or a familiar two-word phrase.
Feb. 26, 2017
North Carolina has a law banning sex offenders from social media. The state says sex offenders use sites to find future child victims. The court will decide if this is constitutional.
Feb. 26, 2017
Over the past three years, nearly a third of HBCUs have seen at least a 20 percent increase in applications, which correlates with protests over high-profile racial-violence incidents.
Feb. 26, 2017
A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs.
Feb. 26, 2017
After minor surgeries, many dentists used to reflexively prescribe quick-acting opioids to relieve a patient's pain. Now they're learning to counsel patients about better, less addictive alternatives.
Feb. 26, 2017
She dreamed of a better life outside her village in Nepal. But she was broke and had run out of hope. Then she tried a 31-mile trail race.
Feb. 26, 2017
The Trump administration hasn't taken action on its promises to protect religious liberties, which some see as opposing LGBTQ people. But some state legislatures are taking this as support.
Feb. 26, 2017
The Office of Government Ethics has been in the spotlight since President Trump ignored its call to divest his businesses. It has no enforcement power, but still has a big impact on federal workers.
Feb. 26, 2017
An auto mechanic in Baltimore wanted to unload his car repair shop after decades of work. But instead of selling it, he donated it to a nonprofit that will use the shop to teach budding mechanics.
Feb. 26, 2017
The president tweeted that he will not attend this year's dinner. He'll be the first president to do so since Reagan missed it in 1981, after he was shot.
Feb. 25, 2017
Democrats elected the former Obama labor secretary as the party chair at the Democratic National Committee meeting in Atlanta today. Perez picked his final opponent Rep. Keith Ellison as deputy chair.
Feb. 25, 2017
The relationship between the White House and the news media took another step backward Friday when CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and others were kept out of secretary Sean Spicer's briefing.
Feb. 25, 2017
Blüprint Chocolatiers in Alexandria, Va., has a new neighbor, Richard Spencer, who's drawing protesters. Initially worried their chocolate sales would drop, the reaction has been surprising.
Feb. 25, 2017
Tensions over immigration erupted into violence in Pretoria, South Africa, this week. Reporter Peter Granitz says foreigners are scapegoats for those who are actually upset with the government.
Feb. 25, 2017

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