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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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7:50am

Thu January 29, 2015
Around the Nation

Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Avoids Angering Mother Bear

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7:50am

Thu January 29, 2015
Around the Nation

Bar Patrons Duct-Taped Rowdy Customer

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5:45am

Thu January 29, 2015
Latin America

Examining The Sinister Background Of Argentina's Spy Agency

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 5:56 am

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5:44am

Thu January 29, 2015
Latin America

Argentine Prosecutor Was A Divisive Figure In Life And In Death

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 6:52 am

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5:03am

Thu January 29, 2015
NPR Story

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Debate At Koch Brothers Forum

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 7:02 am

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5:03am

Thu January 29, 2015
NPR Story

Attorney General Nomination Expected To Advance To Full Senate

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 6:48 am

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5:03am

Thu January 29, 2015
NPR Story

Why Don't More People Short Stocks? It's A Great Way To Lose Big Bucks

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 6:29 am

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7:35am

Wed January 28, 2015
Around the Nation

Mayor Gets Worked Up As Storm Headed Toward New York City

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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7:14am

Wed January 28, 2015
Sports

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch Shows Up For Media Day, Kinda

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. The Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch hates talking to the press. He's been fined thousands for skipping media sessions, though he did show up to the Super Bowl's media day yesterday.

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5:14am

Wed January 28, 2015
NPR Story

New Anti-Austerity Party Gathers Support In Spain

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5:14am

Wed January 28, 2015
NPR Story

White House Won't Seek To End 529 College Tax Break

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5:14am

Wed January 28, 2015
NPR Story

Chicago Twins Who Snitched On Drug Cartel Get Reduced Terms

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5:14am

Wed January 28, 2015
NPR Story

No More's Anti-Domestic Violence Spot To Air In Super Bowl

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5:14am

Wed January 28, 2015
NPR Story

Judge To Exonerate 'Friendship 9' Activists 54 Years After Arrest

Originally published on Wed January 28, 2015 8:09 am

Nearly 54 years after their arrest, some of the first civil rights protesters to serve prison time for sitting at an all-white lunch counter were back in court Wednesday. A judge in Rock Hill, South Carolina cleared them of their convictions for trespassing.

In 1961, a group of nine college students from Friendship College walked into McCrory's Five and Dime Drugstore and sat down in protest to legal segregation in restaurants. Blacks were forbidden from sitting at the lunch counter so they were quickly taken to jail.

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10:13am

Tue January 27, 2015
Middle East

Mourning In Riyadh: Obama Visits New Saudi King To Offer Condolences

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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9:59am

Tue January 27, 2015
Around the Nation

The Cape Bears Brunt Of Blizzard's Onslaught

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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9:28am

Tue January 27, 2015
Global Health

It's Been A Hard 12-Step Road For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:54 pm

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Could a 12-step program, with its Christian roots, help addicts recover on a conservative Muslim island in the Indian Ocean?

Suleiman Mauly was desperate to find out. He'd been using heroin in his native Zanzibar since age 17. The island nation is a key stop for heroin smuggled from Pakistan and Afghanistan to Europe. An estimated 7 percent of the 1 million inhabitants are heroin addicts.

Mauly had tried to get clean a couple of times. It didn't work. Then he discovered a 12-step program in Mombasa, Kenya.

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8:52am

Tue January 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Boston Copes With Its Deepening Blanket Of Snow

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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7:35am

Tue January 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Rhode Island School Releases Snow Day Video

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 11:27 am

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Of all the ways to declare a snow day, this may be the best. The Moses Brown School in Providence, R.I., released a music video featuring the head of schools.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC VIDEO, "SCHOOL IS CLOSED")

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7:11am

Tue January 27, 2015
Around the Nation

Thieves With A Guilty Conscience Return Stolen Items

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5:18am

Tue January 27, 2015
The Two-Way

Family's Long Fight With Pentagon Returns Name To Unknown Soldier

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 4:27 pm

Arthur H. "Bud" Kelder (left) died in World War II.
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The remains of a World War II soldier who died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippines — and the subject of a joint NPR/ProPublica investigation last year — have been identified as Pvt. Arthur "Bud" Kelder. His identification came after a long legal battle between his family and the Pentagon.

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5:02am

Tue January 27, 2015
NPR Story

Greece Looks To Renegotiate Bailout Terms

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 3:13 pm

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5:02am

Tue January 27, 2015
NPR Story

Obama Takes Heat For Proposing To End College Savings Break

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 5:59 pm

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7:22am

Mon January 26, 2015
Around the Nation

Fallen Prey To Love's Cruel Sting?

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:03 am

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7:22am

Mon January 26, 2015
Around the Nation

Another Coyote Found Wandering New York City

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:03 am

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6:19am

Mon January 26, 2015
Television

Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:03 am

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5:04am

Mon January 26, 2015
NPR Story

Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:03 am

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5:04am

Mon January 26, 2015
NPR Story

Weekend Shelling Kills 30 People In Eastern Ukraine

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 7:48 pm

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5:04am

Mon January 26, 2015
NPR Story

A Closer Look At Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 8:03 am

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Cokie Roberts joins us most Mondays to talk politics. And she's with us in this morning. Good morning.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

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7:41am

Fri January 23, 2015
Europe

Soccer Player Suspended For Making Calls During Match

Originally published on Fri January 23, 2015 8:14 am

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