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Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA. Even as hosts, Inskeep and Montagne often get out from behind the anchor desk and travel across the world to report on the news first hand. While they are out traveling, David Greene can be heard as regular substitute host.

Heard regularly on Morning Edition are some of the most familiar voices including news analyst Cokie Roberts and sport commentator Frank Deford as well as the special series StoryCorps, which travels the country recording America's oral history.

Produced and distributed by NPR in Washington, D.C., Morning Edition draws on reporting from correspondents based around the world, and producers and reporters in locations in the United States. This reporting is supplemented by NPR Member station reporters across the country as well as independent producers and reporters throughout the public radio system.

Since its debut on November 5, 1979, Morning Edition has garnered broadcasting's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.

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6:32am

Wed August 27, 2014
Europe

Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 6:59 am

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6:22am

Wed August 27, 2014
Around the Nation

Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
Business

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 12:59 pm

What's on the menu at Tim Hortons? Coffee and doughnuts --” and also sandwiches and pastries.
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Never heard of Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain that U.S. fast-food chain Burger King recently announced it was buying? In Canada, that's like asking an American, "What's Starbucks?"

The brand affectionately called Timmy's is everywhere in Canada. Tim Hortons has more than 3,000 stores across Canada as well as about 600 in the U.S.

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
Research News

Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 6:59 am

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
NPR Story

As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 6:59 am

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
NPR Story

Boston Has Riskiest Drivers, According To Insurance Ranking

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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11:47am

Tue August 26, 2014
Business

Burger King Announces Merger With Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 1:22 pm

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7:49am

Tue August 26, 2014
Around the Nation

Naked Campers Told To Put Clothes On

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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7:49am

Tue August 26, 2014
Around the Nation

Town's Marshal Quits. Was It Because Of Aliens?

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6:18am

Tue August 26, 2014
Parallels

In India, Hindu Nationalists Feel Their Moment Has Arrived

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 12:27 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at Delhi's Red Fort on India's Independence Day, Aug. 15, where he said that religious and caste strife was blocking India'€™s progress. However, newly empowered Hindu nationalists are asserting their ideology and agenda.
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There are signs of rising tensions between India's Hindu and Muslim communities since Narendra Modi, a self-avowed Hindu nationalist, took power as prime minister in May. Most of the small skirmishes have played out in India's largest state, Uttar Pradesh, or UP.

There, Hindu nationalists from Modi's BJP Party have seized on charges of an alleged forced religious conversion to say that Hindu India is under siege.

District party leader Sanjay Prajapati says the Muslim community has harmed the Hindu community, India's largest.

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4:59am

Tue August 26, 2014
NPR Story

Past Winners Do Well At 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 3:14 pm

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4:59am

Tue August 26, 2014
NPR Story

Egypt, UAE Airstrikes In Libya Blindside U.S. Diplomats

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4:59am

Tue August 26, 2014
NPR Story

Cereal Consumption Hurt By Grab-And-Go Foods

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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4:59am

Tue August 26, 2014
NPR Story

Michael Brown's Funeral Is Mixed With Tributes, Political Messages

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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4:59am

Tue August 26, 2014
NPR Story

Comic Featuring Superman's Debut Sells For Millions

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 11:47 am

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Well, this talk of cartoon characters brings us to the last word in Business. It's a bird; it's a plane; it's a super-expensive Superman.

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11:53am

Mon August 25, 2014
U.S.

A Somber Show Of Support At Michael Brown's Funeral

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6:54am

Mon August 25, 2014
Around the Nation

Captured Bees In Queens Moved To A Farm

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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6:15am

Mon August 25, 2014
Europe

Austria's Social Democrat Party Wants Its Gnomes Back

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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5:14am

Mon August 25, 2014
NPR Story

Legendary Actor Lord Richard Attenborough Dies At 90

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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Richard Attenborough has died at the age of 90. He was Lord Attenborough, but beyond any title was the power of his film work, on-screen and behind the camera as an Oscar-winning director. NPR's Ari Shapiro is in London.

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5:14am

Mon August 25, 2014
NPR Story

Strongest Earthquake In 25 Years Hits Napa Valley

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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5:14am

Mon August 25, 2014
NPR Story

U.S. Journalist Held In Syria Since 2012 Is Freed

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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5:14am

Mon August 25, 2014
NPR Story

Back From Vacation, Obama Faces A Host Of Challenges

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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5:14am

Mon August 25, 2014
NPR Story

Calif. Lawmakers Overturn Ban On Pets At Restaurants

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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That brings us to our last word in Business Today, which is bone appetite.

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Steve, isn't it bon appetit?

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5:14am

Mon August 25, 2014
NPR Story

Burger King In Talks To Buy Canadian Coffee-and-Doughnut Chain

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 11:53 am

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6:32am

Fri August 22, 2014
Around the Nation

Shoplifter Claims To Be Stone Temple Pilots Ex-Lead Singer

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 7:53 am

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6:07am

Fri August 22, 2014
Around the Nation

Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 7:53 am

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4:56am

Fri August 22, 2014
Food

Author And His Daughter Cook Around The World And You Can Too

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 11:19 am

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Kids helping in the kitchen - not everybody thinks that's such a good idea.

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4:56am

Fri August 22, 2014
NPR Story

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 1:31 pm

This is a big political year in Iowa. A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs, and the Republican Party has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state — the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

Along with other nonprofit groups affiliated with libertarian billionaires David and Charles Koch, AFP is campaigning against the Iowa Democrats' Senate candidate, Rep. Bruce Braley.

It looks a lot like what a political party would do.

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4:56am

Fri August 22, 2014
NPR Story

Emotional Distress A Worry As Kids Go Back To School In Ferguson

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 4:32 pm

Children watch from their home in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday as people march to the police station to protest the shooting of Michael Brown. The school year was delayed in the St. Louis suburb amid protests, riots and looting in the wake of the police shooting. But classes are expected to start Monday.
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This story is one that is meant to be heard. Click on the audio player above to give it a listen. (We have more radio stories from Ferguson that are worth a listen.)

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4:56am

Fri August 22, 2014
Around the Nation

Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

Originally published on Fri August 22, 2014 7:53 am

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