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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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7:25am

Wed September 17, 2014
World

Royal Canadian Air Force Tries To Keep Aging Fleet Flying

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 7:46 am

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7:25am

Wed September 17, 2014
Europe

Police Try To Nab Thief Who Steals Flowers From Graves

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6:25am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Netropolitan: Facebook For Rich People

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 7:46 am

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5:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 7:46 am

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, defend the president's strategy before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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With just days to go until Congress is expected to go home until November, the House and Senate are moving quickly to pass legislation that would authorize the Obama administration's strategy to fight the so-called Islamic State group. The election year debate over the president's request is showing divisions that go beyond party lines.

There are Republicans like Rep. Chris Gibson of New York, who says he can't support a plan with language drafted by members of his own party. Gibson says right now, there's no political partner in Syria to broker an agreement with.

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5:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Gaza's Fate Rests On Whether Hamas And Fatah Can Co-Exist

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5:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

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5:02am

Wed September 17, 2014
NPR Story

Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

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7:31am

Tue September 16, 2014
Asia

Chinese City Creates Sidewalk Lane For Smartphone Users

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 7:59 am

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7:31am

Tue September 16, 2014
Around the Nation

Funeral Home Offers Drive-Thru Lane To View Loved One

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5:16am

Tue September 16, 2014
NPR Story

NFL Proposes Plan To Stop Domestic Violence By Its Players

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5:16am

Tue September 16, 2014
NPR Story

Details Emerge About U.S. Plans To Fight ISIS In Iraq

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 7:59 am

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5:16am

Tue September 16, 2014
NPR Story

Coca-Cola Revives Surge, A Citrus-Flavored Soda

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And today's last word in Business is a surge of nostalgia. Yesterday Coca Cola revived Surge, its 1990s-era citrus-flavored soda.

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7:00am

Mon September 15, 2014
Technology

Grandparents Accidentally Tag Themselves As Grandmaster Flash

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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7:00am

Mon September 15, 2014
Around the Nation

SWAT Team Startles Gamer

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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5:04am

Mon September 15, 2014
Your Money

Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

Originally published on Tue September 16, 2014 10:52 am

Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments.
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Millions of Americans are still grappling with debt they've accumulated since the recession hit. And new numbers out Monday show many are having a tougher time than you might think.

One in 10 working Americans between the ages of 35 and 44 are getting their wages garnished. That means their pay is being docked — often over an old credit card debt, medical bill or student loan.

That striking figure comes out of a collaboration between NPR and ProPublica. The reporting offers the first available national numbers on wage garnishment.

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
History

Volunteers Transcribe Material For Smithsonian's Digital Project

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
Music News

Controversial Mexican Musician Temporarily Retires From Drug Ballads

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
NPR Story

Toxic Algae Problem Likely To Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
NPR Story

White House Works To Get Congressional Support On ISIS Plan

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
NPR Story

App Provides A New Way To Make A Tough Decision

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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Today's last word in Business is a new way to make tough choices. Say you're agonizing over a question like, should I quit my job? Or should I buy that house? You could flip a coin, get out the old Magic 8 Ball...

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4:52am

Mon September 15, 2014
NPR Story

Netflix Expands Into France

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 8:08 am

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12:49pm

Fri September 12, 2014
Africa

Cleared Of Murder, Pistorius Found Guilty Of Culpable Homicide

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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7:24am

Fri September 12, 2014
Science

Scientists Name Swamp-Creature Fossil After Mick Jagger

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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7:24am

Fri September 12, 2014
Politics

Discovery Channel Finds A New Way To Cover Politics

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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6:40am

Fri September 12, 2014
Sports

Oscar Pistorius Guilty Of Culpable Homicide In Girlfiend's Death

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 7:22 am

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6:40am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

Is A-Rod Using LinkedIn To Find Work?

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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5:11am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

Israel Says It Is Investigating Dozens Of Gaza Shootings

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 11:13 am

Mai Hamada, 30, was injured by an Israeli airstrike on a home for the disabled in July in the Gaza Strip. Hamada has cerebral palsy and can't walk. Israel is investigating cases of possible illegal action by its military and may look into the attack on the group home.
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The Israeli military says that it has investigated more than 40 potentially illegal actions by its forces during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer and announced this week that it has opened criminal investigations into five cases.

In Gaza, Jamila Eleywa, the director of a home for disabled people that was hit in July, killing two residents, hopes she'll learn why her building was hit.

"Why?" she said at Gaza City's al-Shifa Hospital, where the injured residents were taken. "Why they did that?"

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5:11am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

CIA Ups Estimate Of Islamic State Fighters In Iraq And Syria

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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5:11am

Fri September 12, 2014
NPR Story

Turkey, Iran Wary Of U.S. Terms For Fight Against Islamic State

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 1:03 pm

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8:00am

Thu September 11, 2014
Politics

Islamic State Is A Serious Threat To U.S. Interests, Rubio Says

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:24 am

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