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For over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has prepared listeners for the day ahead with up-to-the-minute news, background analysis and commentary. Regularly heard on Morning Edition are familiar voices, including commentators Cokie Roberts and Frank Deford, as well as the special series StoryCorps, the largest oral history project in American history.

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Although the result was never in doubt, you could feel the weight of history as senators cast their votes yesterday.

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In France, a retired professional figure skater says 30 years ago, when she was a teenager, her coach raped her repeatedly. She's one of the professional athletes there who have started to talk out about sexual abuse. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley has the story.

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For the second day in a row, we're in the fabulous coffee shop here. It is called Smokey Row Coffee Company in Des Moines...

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We are here broadcasting live at Smokey Row coffeehouse in Des Moines, Iowa, with an audience who was up late last night waiting for results.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Filmmaker Jim McKay recently bought a VHS player from Goodwill. When he turned it on, he found a home movie from 1994 of a baby's first steps.

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We are here broadcasting live at Smokey Row coffeehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Hello. Hello, everybody.

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He is one of the biggest names in conservative American talk radio, and yesterday, the influential and at times controversial host Rush Limbaugh shared some health news with his millions of listeners.

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We're covering the caucuses. It is, of course, the start of the presidential campaign season officially. And, Rachel, last time I was here four years ago, there was a lot of suspense in both parties.

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