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Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota overwhelmingly approved minimum-wage hikes. Illinois voters approved a non-binding wage-hike referendum. Recreational pot was approved in Oregon.
November 05, 2014
Colorado has a new Senator: Republican Cory Gardner, who defeated incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner talks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about his priorities.
November 05, 2014
Courting-and-sparking practices in America have been very weird for a very long time.
November 05, 2014
Many cities and states have tried, but Berkeley, Calif., is the first to pass a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The goal is to reduce sugar consumption improve public health.
November 05, 2014
It's the first time a city in the energy-friendly state has voted to ban hydraulic fracturing. The vote is likely to face legal challenges.
November 05, 2014
The fiscally conservative 18-year-old won by a landslide and will represent West Virginia's 59th District.
November 05, 2014
One person was killed and 13 were wounded. Police shot and killed the driver who left his auto and began attacking people with a metal rod. Israel described the incident as a terrorist attack.
November 05, 2014
While more than half of U.S. states have contemplated similar GMO legislation, the only one that has come close to requiring a label is Vermont.
November 05, 2014
In 2006, President Bush's Republicans took a "thumpin.' " Four years later, President Obama's Democrats saw "a shellacking." So what do you call the damage done to Obama and his party last night?
November 05, 2014
The midterms marked a drubbing for Democrats. Republicans picked up at least seven Senate seats, wresting control of the chamber and setting up a divided government for at least the next two years.
November 05, 2014
Prosecutors say that when undersized fish disappeared off of captain John Yates' boat, it constituted destruction of evidence. Business and civil liberties groups say the law only applies to papers.
November 05, 2014
Taylor Swift's latest album, 1989, sold 1.287 million copies its first week alone, making it the first album released in 2014 to go platinum. The last musician to go platinum in a week? Taylor Swift.
November 05, 2014
Commentator Frank Deford explains why he thinks football has a better claim on being America's national pastime than baseball.
November 05, 2014
On this day in 1979, Morning Edition broadcast its first show, bringing a new style of storytelling to the early drive-time airwaves. That first show was hosted by Bob Edwards and Barbara Hunter.
November 05, 2014
Donations to fight Ebola are lower than expected. One psychologist thinks the reason may be the impact of hopelessness. A really big problem makes them less likely to give.
November 05, 2014
Consumers in the region are in for a shock this winter. Electricity rates there are set to jump as much as 50 percent for some customers as New England awaits the construction of more gas pipelines.
November 05, 2014
Several details already have become the center of conversations, including one email in which outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder criticizes Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and his "idiot cronies."
November 04, 2014
And in Wisconsin, Republican Gov. Scott Walker has won re-election, defeating Democrat Mary Burke.
November 04, 2014
In the first of several widely watched votes on marijuana in the midterm election season, voters in Washington, D.C., have approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes.
November 04, 2014
With a loss by Sen. Mark Pryor, the first Democratic incumbent fell in the 2014 midterms, bringing the Republicans closer to a Senate majority. In Kentucky, Sen. Mitch McConnell coasted to a win.
November 04, 2014

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