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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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10:54am

Fri November 21, 2014
Politics

Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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And this morning, House Speaker John Boehner has weighed in. He delivered a statement reacting to President Obama's plans to overhaul the country's immigration system. Here's some of what he had to say.

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7:51am

Fri November 21, 2014
Around the Nation

GOP Rep. Cole Says Obama Is Playing Politics With Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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6:24am

Fri November 21, 2014
Europe

Update: Venice Isn't Banning Rolling Suitcases

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 2:12 pm

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6:21am

Fri November 21, 2014
Sports

Device Lets You Experience A Hockey Hit

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
Politics

Obama Bypasses Congress To Shield Immigrants From Deporation

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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All through this morning we're looking at President Obama's immigration speech. Last night the president looked at the camera. He made good on his pledge to bypass Congress and pursue immigration reform by executive action.

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
NPR Story

Iran Nuclear Negotiators Face Monday Deadline

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 6:05 pm

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
NPR Story

White House Adviser Cecilia Munoz Answers Immigration Questions

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
NPR Story

Obama Defies Republicans, Lays Out Immigration Policy

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President Obama made his move last night. Today, he heads out to sell it.

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9:12am

Thu November 20, 2014
Remembrances

Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 12:43 pm

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7:09am

Thu November 20, 2014
Europe

German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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6:19am

Thu November 20, 2014
Europe

Hotel Charges Couple Extra For Bad Review

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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5:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
NPR Story

To Quell Controversy, Mexico's First Lady Will Sell Mansion

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 10:04 pm

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5:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
NPR Story

Low Consumer Spending Hinders Japan's Economic Recovery

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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A big aim of Japan's effort to revive the economy is to get consumers to start buying again. Consumers are spending a little more, but apparently not enough. NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tokyo.

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5:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
NPR Story

What The U.S. Could Learn From Japan's Latest Recession

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 2:37 pm

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5:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
Around the Nation

Wanted: Snow Shovelers To Clear Bills' Stadium

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 1:07 pm

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5:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
Latin America

After Fighting Crime, Ex-Guatemala Attorney General Moves To U.S.

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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5:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
NPR Story

Residents Wait To See If Ferguson Commission Succeeds

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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5:02am

Thu November 20, 2014
NPR Story

Pew Report Indicates Illegal Immigration Is Leveling Off

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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7:49am

Wed November 19, 2014
Animals

Russian Police Force Wants To Enlist Reindeer

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:02 am

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7:35am

Wed November 19, 2014
Technology

Students Develop App That Has Smartphone Users Looking At People

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:02 am

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5:29am

Wed November 19, 2014
NPR Story

Keystone XL Pipeline Proponents Vow To Try Again Next Year

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 1:44 pm

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5:29am

Wed November 19, 2014
NPR Story

Backlash Fails To Deter Protesters In Hong Kong's Mongkok Camp

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:02 am

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5:29am

Wed November 19, 2014
NPR Story

GOP Blocks Senate Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:02 am

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5:29am

Wed November 19, 2014
NPR Story

Acting Secret Service Head To Testify In White House Fence Jumper Probe

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 9:02 am

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A man who leaped a fence and walked into the White House cost the Secret Service director her job. Though she's gone, the questions are not, and today, the new leader faces a House committee. Here's NPR's Brian Naylor.

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7:52am

Tue November 18, 2014
Europe

German Town Uses Neo-Nazi March For Its Benefit

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 8:24 am

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7:29am

Tue November 18, 2014
Media

'Orange County Register' Reporters Deliver The News

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 8:24 am

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5:06am

Tue November 18, 2014
Asia

Hong Kong Authorities Clear Area In Protest Zone

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 5:25 pm

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5:06am

Tue November 18, 2014
Research News

Invasive Surgery May Motivate Patients To Adopt Healthier Behaviors

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 8:24 am

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5:06am

Tue November 18, 2014
Global Health

Sierra Leone Colleagues Mourn Dr. Salia, Who Succumbed To Ebola

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 9:09 am

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5:06am

Tue November 18, 2014
Race

Couple's Brown-Skin, Lighter-Skin Kids Face Double Standard

Originally published on Tue November 18, 2014 9:10 am

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