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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.

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7:33am

Fri July 3, 2015
Business

Bubble Wrap Fans Were Outraged; Then Calmed Down

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7:33am

Fri July 3, 2015
Animals

Parrot On A Winning Streak Picks Japan To Win Women's World Cup

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5:06am

Fri July 3, 2015
NPR Story

Why It's An Uphill Battle To Make Indianapolis A More Pedestrian Friendly City

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 7:33 am

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5:06am

Fri July 3, 2015
NPR Story

Implementation Of Obamacare Remains A Work In Progress

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 7:33 am

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5:06am

Fri July 3, 2015
NPR Story

The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 7:41 am

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5:06am

Fri July 3, 2015
Europe

When Greeks Vote Sunday, It's Not Just About A Debt Deal

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 12:20 pm

A man waits at an Athens bus stop where the Greek word "no" has been spray-painted over "yes" on a banner put up in advance of Sunday's referendum. Greek voters will say whether they want to accept or reject a deal that's been offered by the country's creditors. Greeks are deeply divided and analysts say the outcome is not clear.
Thanassis Stavrakis AP

Elisavet Zachariadou is a retired professor of history in Athens. She admires Italian art and reads French literature and German philosophy. She considers herself a European.

"When I learned that Greece is going to be part of the European Union [in the 1980s], I was very happy," she recalls. "And I said, 'How nice. And how good for all of us.' "

But Zachariadou's attachment to Europe is complex. She's 84 and lives in the Athens suburb where she grew up during World War II, when Nazi Germany invaded Greece and her people suffered horribly.

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5:06am

Fri July 3, 2015
Planet Money

Greece's Bailout Referendum Boils Down To: Yes Or No

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 8:01 am

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11:17am

Thu July 2, 2015
Economy

In June Jobs Report, Positive Numbers Belie Frustrations Beneath Surface

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10:34am

Thu July 2, 2015
Law

BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 5:31 pm

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7:32am

Thu July 2, 2015
Food

Obama Weighs In: No Peas In Guacamole

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7:32am

Thu July 2, 2015
Around the Nation

Despite Short Obit, Doug Led A Full Life

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5:08am

Thu July 2, 2015
NPR Story

NBC News Chief Anchor Lester Holt Wants To Make Each Story Count

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 7:32 am

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5:08am

Thu July 2, 2015
Law

Gerrymandering Exacerbates Partisan Gridlock, Political Scientist Says

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 8:36 am

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5:08am

Thu July 2, 2015
NPR Story

Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:42 pm

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5:08am

Thu July 2, 2015
Business

Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Originally published on Fri July 3, 2015 12:06 am

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5:08am

Thu July 2, 2015
Economy

Puerto Ricans Fear Troubled Economy Will Inflict Real Pain

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:44 pm

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5:08am

Thu July 2, 2015
Research News

Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 7:32 am

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8:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Around the Nation

Distracted Motorist Drives Over Raised Drawbridge

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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7:38am

Wed July 1, 2015
Around the Nation

New Mother, Lost In Calif. Woods, Starts Fire To Get Attention

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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6:08am

Wed July 1, 2015
U.S.

After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Originally published on Thu July 2, 2015 3:42 pm

Carlos McKnight waves a flag in support of same-sex marriage outside the Supreme Court.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Having clinched the long-sought prize of same-sex marriage in all 50 states, some long-time advocates are now waking up to the realization that they need to find a new job. At least one major same-sex marriage advocacy group is preparing to close down and other LGBT organizations are retooling.

They have grown from a ragtag group with a radical idea into a massive multi-million dollar industry of slick and sophisticated sellers of a dream. Today, their very success has made their old jobs obsolete.

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5:55am

Wed July 1, 2015
Television

USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 11:18 am

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (right) stars opposite Rob Corddry in the HBO series Ballers.
Jeff Daly HBO

5:20am

Wed July 1, 2015
Education

As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And The Environment

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:44 am

Panama City's skyline.
Arnulfo Franco AP

The 66th floor of Panama City's Trump Tower is a fine spot to experience Panama's booming economy. Beyond the building's windows, hundreds of skyscrapers stretch the length of the capital's skyline. Inside, a hand of blackjack will set you back $200, but all-you-can-drink champagne costs just $10.

On average, economic growth in Panama has topped 8 percent in the last five years, making the country the envy of its struggling Latin American neighbors.

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5:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Business

Martha Stewart's Company Sold For A Fraction Of Its Previous Worth

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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5:07am

Wed July 1, 2015
Sports

U.S. Reaches World Cup Final After Beating Germany 2-0

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 9:19 am

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8:06am

Tue June 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Wal-Mart Refuses Confederate Flag Cake Order; Accepts ISIS Flag

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7:53am

Tue June 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Police In Texas Needed Help To Get Robot Working

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 8:06 am

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5:48am

Tue June 30, 2015
Europe

A Financial Tragedy Plays Out In Greece: No Money And Debt Is Due

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 3:46 pm

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Law

Supreme Court Reprieve Lets 10 Texas Abortion Clinics Stay Open For Now

Originally published on Wed July 1, 2015 12:38 am

The U.S. Supreme Court gave a reprieve to Texas clinics that provide abortion services.
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Tuesday would have been the last day of operation for 10 clinics in Texas that provide abortion services. But on Monday the U.S. Supreme Court, in one of its final actions of this session, said the clinics can remain open while clinic lawyers ask the court for a full review of a strict abortion law.

Two dozen states have passed regulations similar to the ones being fought over in Texas.

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
NPR Story

Congress Leaves For Recess Without Reauthorizing Export-Import Bank

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:13 pm

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (center) speaks with (from left) Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., Ellicott Dredges GM Craig Murdock and CFO Joseph Wendel during a tour of the company's manufacturing facility in March. Lew was on hand to promote investment in American infrastructure. The company has utilized the Export-Import Bank's services.
Patrick Semansky AP

An agency of the federal government will have to stop doing business today. That's because members of Congress went home last week for the July Fourth recess without reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank.

The bank helps American companies sell their goods overseas. The bank's critics say they're stopping corporate welfare.

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4:58am

Tue June 30, 2015
Politics

Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 6:35 pm

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