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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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7:30am

Wed October 1, 2014
Around the Nation

Kansas City PD Requests Lull In Calls, Royals In Wild-Card Game

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:01 am

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7:09am

Wed October 1, 2014
Around the Nation

Inmate Escapes From Jail Without Anyone Noticing

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 7:30 am

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
Politics

Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:34 am

Cuban Premier Fidel Castro addressed the United Nations General Assembly in September 1960 in New York. A new book details secret negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba dating back to President Kennedy's administration.
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For five decades, the official U.S. policy on Cuba was one of silence. But the real U.S. relationship with Havana involved secret negotiations that started with President Kennedy in 1963, even after his embargo against the island nation, say the authors of the new book Back Channel to Cuba. In fact, nearly every U.S. administration for the past 50 years has engaged in some sort of dialogue with the Cuban government, they say.

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
Politics

In New York's North Country, The Republican Party's New Poster Candidate

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 12:12 pm

Republican congressional candidate Elise Stefanik, 30, says her generation "can't just complain about the problems, we have to help solve them as well, because we're ultimately inheriting them."
Mike Groll AP

If the Republican Party were to hang up a wanted sign for the new face of the party, the kind of person they need to help them connect with voters they've had a hard time reaching, Elise Stefanik may just be the person they'd find. She describes herself as a "big tent Republican," and House Speaker John Boehner recently held a fundraiser for her.

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
NPR Story

Hong Kong Protests: The Bigger Picture

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 8:01 am

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5:10am

Wed October 1, 2014
Economy

Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 9:17 am

"Who does Washington work for?" asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., after her bill that would let people refinance student debt was shot down in June. It was a question she came back to repeatedly in an NPR interview on the Goldman Sachs bailout and federal regulation of the financial sector.
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NPR's Steve Inskeep interviewed Sen. Elizabeth Warren about the audio tapes made by Carmen Segarra, a Federal Reserve Bank of New York investigator who was examining Goldman Sachs. A full transcript of the interview follows:

STEVE INSKEEP: You described what you learned from this report as disturbing. What's disturbing about it?

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1:47pm

Tue September 30, 2014
Education

Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

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1:00pm

Tue September 30, 2014
U.S.

Secret Service Chief On White House Breach: It Won't Happen Again

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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6:59am

Tue September 30, 2014
Around the Nation

Wearing Caffeine Won't Help You Lose Weight

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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6:52am

Tue September 30, 2014
Around the Nation

Suspect's Cologne Gives Him Away To Police K-9 Unit

Originally published on Wed October 1, 2014 11:36 am

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6:40am

Tue September 30, 2014
The Salt

Millennial Jews Do An About-Face, Start Keeping Kosher

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

University of Illinois student Stanley Dayan (from left) and Chabad Jewish Center employees Mordy Kurtz and Yosef Peysin work at the center's kosher food stand in 2013 at the university's State Farm Center basketball arena in Champaign, Ill.
David Mercer AP

Many millennials — people born after 1980 — have embraced vintage items: vinyl records, thick-framed glasses ... and now, dietary laws.

"I'm 21 years old, and, yes, I do keep kosher," says Lisa Faulds.

She says she ate whatever she wanted growing up: "bacon, ham, all that fun stuff. Seafood, shellfish."

But that all stopped a few months ago.

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, nearly a fourth of millennial Jews are keeping kosher.

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
Politics

Secret Service Director To Face Tough Question At House Hearing

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
NPR Story

Tenn. Detention Facility Explores How To Control Rough Teens

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
Europe

Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Independence Vote

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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Spain's highest court has struck down plans by the Northeast region of Catalonia to hold an independence referendum. Catalan leaders say they're going to hold the vote anyway. From Madrid, Lauren Frayer reports.

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
NPR Story

Hong Kong Protesters Give Government A Deadline To Respond

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 1:46 pm

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5:06am

Tue September 30, 2014
Politics

In Michigan, A Low-Key Campaign For A High-Stakes Senate Seat

Originally published on Tue September 30, 2014 2:33 pm

Terri Lynn Land walks in the Labor Day Parade in Romeo, Mich., on Sept. 1. Land has made some public appearances like this one but overall is running a low-key race in the state.
Paul Sancya AP

Republicans see a chance for a takeover of the Senate this November, and they are hoping the path to victory leads through Michigan. That's where six-term Democratic Sen. Carl Levin is retiring.

Even though Democrats dominate the state in the presidential elections, the GOP does much better in midterms when voter turnout is lower.

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7:17am

Mon September 29, 2014
Europe

Swedish Scientists Sneak Dylan Lyrics Into Published Papers

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7:17am

Mon September 29, 2014
Around the Nation

Bear Inspires Runner To Qualify For State Meet

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5:24am

Mon September 29, 2014
Movie Reviews

'Equalizer' Devotes Time To Character Development, Graphic Violence

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in The Equalizer.
Scott Garfield Sony Pictures

When star Denzel Washington and director Anton Fuqua collaborated on 2001's Training Day, the film won Washington an Oscar and changed the trajectory of his career. Now they are together again.

The Equalizer is unapologetic in its excessive, frequently grotesque violence. But because it's got Denzel Washington as its star, it's more interested in character development than you might guess.

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4:48am

Mon September 29, 2014
NPR Story

White House And GOP-Controlled House Appear To Agree On ISIS Strategy

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

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4:48am

Mon September 29, 2014
NPR Story

Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 1:42 pm

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4:48am

Mon September 29, 2014
NPR Story

Aleppo Residents Trapped Between Syrian Forces And ISIS Militants

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 7:17 am

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7:17am

Fri September 26, 2014
Europe

Underground Beer Pipeline Solves Traffic Issue

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7:17am

Fri September 26, 2014
Europe

Slot Machine Win Helps Man Avoid Prison

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7:17am

Fri September 26, 2014
Television

'Saturday Night Live' Begins Season 40 This Weekend

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Tomorrow night, one of television's best-known shows marks a milestone.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Live from New York.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: Live from New York.

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11:07am

Thu September 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

Originally published on Fri September 26, 2014 8:29 am

Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a Sept. 4 news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

This post was last updated at 4:44 p.m. ET.

Eric Holder Jr., the nation's first black U.S. attorney general, will resign his post after a tumultuous tenure marked by civil rights advances, national security threats, reforms to the criminal justice system and 5 1/2 years of fights with Republicans in Congress.

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7:14am

Thu September 25, 2014
Around the Nation

Harpist Finds Zoo's Primates A Captive Audience

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 12:26 pm

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7:14am

Thu September 25, 2014
Space

Robot Spacecraft Strike Up Martian Friendship

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 12:26 pm

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5:05am

Thu September 25, 2014
Research News

For Police, A Debate Over Force, Cop Culture And Confrontation

Originally published on Mon September 29, 2014 5:00 pm

New York City police officers stand guard in Times Square earlier this month after a blog affiliated with the so-called Islamic State militants mentioned the area as a target for bombing.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Protests in Ferguson and New York this summer rekindled an old debate about how American police use force.

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5:05am

Thu September 25, 2014
NPR Story

U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIS' Oil Refineries

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 12:26 pm

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