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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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7:40am

Fri March 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Social Media Posts Help Police Nab Suspect

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:00 am

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7:40am

Fri March 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Buffalo Fans Cheer Sabres 4-Game Losing Streak

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Evaluating Whether It's Time To Cut The Cord

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:00 am

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Is There Evidence That Yemeni Rebels are Backed By Iran?

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 2:28 pm

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:00 am

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

Examining Right-To-Work Laws Impact On Income And Economic Growth

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:00 am

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5:02am

Fri March 27, 2015
NPR Story

As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 4:36 pm

A man hammers a wall with elections posters at an open market in Kano, Nigeria, on Friday. The country is preparing for presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan faces former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and 13 other candidates in what is seen as the closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999.
Goran Tomasevic Reuters/Landov

Nigerian voters go to the polls Saturday to elect their next president and lawmakers in a vote delayed since February, partly due to the insecurity brought on by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram.

In the past six weeks, Boko Haram has been pushed out of a huge zone in the northeast by Nigerian forces backed by troops from the neighboring countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon. While the group has lost ground, it is still a dangerous force.

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9:17am

Thu March 26, 2015
News

French Prosecutor Points Toward Co-Pilot's Actions In Jet's Crash

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7:58am

Thu March 26, 2015
Around the Nation

The Get-Well Gift That Keeps On Giving

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7:58am

Thu March 26, 2015
Around the Nation

'Most Interesting Man In The World' Violates Carpool Lane

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

Migrants Try To Enter Europe Through Spanish Territory In Africa

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

South African Mercenaries Play Crucial Role In Fight Against Boko Haram

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

Ex-OU Student Apologizes For Racist Chant On Fraternity Bus

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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5:07am

Thu March 26, 2015
NPR Story

'Hamburglar' Pulls Off Spellbinding NHL Cinderella Story

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 9:17 am

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Now to David Greene with a Cinderella story that is the talk of the hockey world.

DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: The central character of this story has been busy creating moments like this.

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8:18am

Wed March 25, 2015
Space

NASA Rover Opportunity Wins Mars Marathon

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8:18am

Wed March 25, 2015
Around the Nation

SAT Prep Test Misquotes Taylor Swift

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7:20am

Wed March 25, 2015
Research News

Safer Anthrax Test Aims To Keep The Bioweapon From Terrorists

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 6:25 pm

Safe and small: The credit-card-sized test for anthrax destroys the deadly bacteria after the test completes.
Courtesy of Sandia Nation

Engineers at Sandia National Laboratory have come up with what they think is a safer diagnostic test for anthrax bacteria — a test that would prevent the "bad guys" from getting their hands on this dangerous pathogen.

Sandia is home to the International Biological Threat Reduction Program. "Our interest is in safety and security of pathogens," says Melissa Finley. Finley isn't a bioweapons expert. She's a veterinarian.

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7:10am

Wed March 25, 2015
Sports

John Urschel Balances Math Career With Pro Football Risks

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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5:32am

Wed March 25, 2015
NPR Story

Ex-Inmate Uses His Sentence To Create Successful Business Plan

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5:14am

Wed March 25, 2015
NPR Story

VA Changes 40-Miles Rule For Private Medical Care

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5:14am

Wed March 25, 2015
NPR Story

Israelis Hope Obama-Netanyahu Rift Will Result In Change

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5:14am

Wed March 25, 2015
NPR Story

Female Marines Make Adjustments To Advance In Combat Training

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 8:18 am

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10:10am

Tue March 24, 2015
News

Germanwings Jet Crashes In The French Alps

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7:36am

Tue March 24, 2015
Around the Nation

Subscriber May Have Put An End To 'Wall Street Journal' Thefts

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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6:58am

Tue March 24, 2015
Around the Nation

Authorities Find Businessman Accused Of Faking His Own Death

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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5:15am

Tue March 24, 2015
Music News

First Listen: 'Carrie & Lowell' By Sufjan Stevens

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 8:15 pm

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5:04am

Tue March 24, 2015
NPR Story

Tsarneav Defense Team Tries To Make Its Point Before Sentencing

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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5:04am

Tue March 24, 2015
NPR Story

U.S. Withdraws Remaining Personnel From Volatile Yemen

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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5:04am

Tue March 24, 2015
NPR Story

Family-Owned Louisville Slugger Sold To Wilson Sporting Goods

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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5:04am

Tue March 24, 2015
Middle East

Netanyahu Reveals Aversion To 2-State Solution, White House Says

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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