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Our MORNING EDITION co-host Steve Inskeep has been reporting from China. And he encountered a business so old it's new.

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Hurricane Harvey was the worst flood in Houston's history. Scientists and citizens are still piecing together why it was so bad, but it's becoming clear that a lot of the damage comes down to how people have built America's fourth-largest city.

You can see the problem from your car. Houston is a sprawling web of strip malls and 10-lane freeways.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. "Waterloo" was a big ABBA hit...

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ABBA: (Singing) Waterloo, promise to love you forevermore.

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President Trump has made it very clear how he feels about CNN.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Fake news. CNN. Fake.

This year's Country Music Association Awards were meant to provide healing for an industry shaken by the mass shooting at a country festival in Las Vegas last month. Last night's show (Nov. 8) paid tribute to the fans who became victims, but it also reinforced how few artists want to talk about the gun debate reignited by the tragedy.

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Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin.

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THE SMITHS: (Singing) Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before. Stop me, oh, stop me.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene with something you don't want to hear in early November.

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Collectively speaking, the Democrats haven't had a good day in a very long time. Yesterday, though, they finally came out on top.

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