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We are tracking reports that the latest Republican health care bill is changing. The bill is aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. King Faisal of Saudi Arabia was credited with modernizing his country in the '60s and '70s. He was not, however, a member of the Jedi Council, but a new textbook has a photo of the king in 1945 sitting next to Yoda.

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We begin this hour in Berlin. We're going to say guten tag to our co-host, Rachel Martin, who is there reporting on the German elections.

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Recently the Something Wild team went for a hike. One thing to bear in mind when walking with knowledgeable biologists like Chris and Dave, is that hikes take longer than they might if you were walking on your own. 

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And I'm Rachel Martin in Berlin, Germany, where we are covering the run-up to the German elections.

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And it sounds like what could be a very good day for the sitting chancellor, Angela Merkel, right, Rachel?

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Now, as we were talking with President Ghani, Tom Bowman was listening in. Tom is NPR's Pentagon correspondent. He has spent a lot of time reporting on Afghanistan, reporting in Afghanistan. He's in our studio now. Hey there.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has revealed it was the victim of hacking last year. And it says the hackers may have used some of the information they took for illicit stock trading. Here's NPR's Jim Zarroli.

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