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In his new film, A Hologram for the King, Tom Hanks plays a middle-aged American businessman who is sent to Saudi Arabia, where the king is planning to build a new city in the middle of the desert. Hanks' character, Adam Clay, must persuade the Saudis to let the company he works for provide IT technology and support for this new city.

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Amy Helm On Mountain Stage

Apr 26, 2016

Amy Helm performs on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. A singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, Helm had accumulated years of recording and touring experience before she embarked on a solo career in her 40s.

On Tuesday, April 19, the news broke that Michael Strahan would leave Live with Kelly and Michael to join Good Morning America. Strahan, who had been with Live since 2012, had been doing some work for GMA for a while, but now was making the switch full-time for good. A week later, the titular Kelly and Michael did their first show together since the announcement.

When it comes to reversing the obesity epidemic, there have been glimmers of hope that the U.S. might be making headway, especially with young children.

Morning Edition is calling on listeners to create their own versions of the theme. Pick your genre: rock, hip-hop, R&B, country, even EDM. You can create a new arrangement of one of our themes or remix one.

Regular Morning Edition listeners have heard the familiar theme song composed by BJ Leiderman every weekday morning since the show's first broadcast in 1979.

'Sleeping Giants' Kicks Off A New Series In Style

Apr 26, 2016

A kid who finds something incredible in her backyard: It's not quite the most original setup imaginable for a science fiction story. What Sylvain Neuvel does with that setup, though, is nothing short of masterful. His debut novel, Sleeping Giants, begins when 11-year-old Rose Franklin falls into a hole that has opened up near her home in South Dakota. She's found soon after — sitting on top of a mechanical hand that's over 20 feet long from wrist to fingertip.

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Scientists Experiment With 'Headprints'

Apr 26, 2016
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