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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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6:03am

Tue September 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Man Who Tried To Shut Down Boy's Lemonade Stand Investigated

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5:56am

Tue September 2, 2014
Around the Nation

Officials Try To Lure Birds Away From Blast Site

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:24 am

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5:07am

Tue September 2, 2014
Business

What's In A Name? Former Arthur Andersen Employees Spell It Out

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 10:01 am

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Arthur Andersen is back. Or at least the old accounting firm's name will be, for the first time since its association with accounting scandals at Enron more than a decade ago.

The firm was criminally convicted — a decision that was later overturned, although that came too late to save the company.

As of Monday, a company called WTAS is adopting the Andersen name and, in doing so, hopes clients will have forgotten the bad associations.

'That Was The End'

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5:07am

Tue September 2, 2014
NPR Story

German Photojournalist Captures Life In North Korea

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 7:24 am

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5:07am

Tue September 2, 2014
NPR Story

Journalist Charles Bowden Dies At 69

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 6:11 am

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7:01am

Mon September 1, 2014
Around the Nation

Archaeologists Find Brewery Remains At Virginia Campus

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 6:13 pm

Archaeologists digging up the grounds of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., found the remnants of a campus brewery from the 1700s. It's already known that slaves sold the school hops.

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6:59am

Mon September 1, 2014
Sports

Japanese Baseball Games Goes 50 Innings

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 7:55 am

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6:30am

Mon September 1, 2014
Parallels

Why Did Crowd Flee Shanghai Subway After Foreigner Fainted?

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 10:59 am

A still from the surveillance camera footage shows the fainting man (top left and bottom right) lying alone in a subway car, as the few remaining occupants hurry away.
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One Saturday night this summer, a foreigner fainted and fell to the floor of a Shanghai subway car.

The passengers around him scattered. Not a single person tried to help.

When the train arrived at the next station, hundreds rushed out, nearly trampling each other.

The incident was captured on closed-circuit cameras. Tens of millions in China have now seen the images, which have rekindled a long-running debate among Chinese about their national character as well as trust and fear in modern society.

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5:42am

Mon September 1, 2014
NPR Story

Pie Crust Scandal Hits Kentucky State Fair

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 7:55 am

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4:58am

Mon September 1, 2014
NPR Story

Deborah Rutter Becomes Kennedy Center's First Female President

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 7:55 am

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4:58am

Mon September 1, 2014
NPR Story

Democratic Candidates May Find Obama A Liability

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 7:55 am

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6:29am

Fri August 29, 2014
Europe

Russia Moves More Troops Across Ukraine Border, NATO Says

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 10:22 am

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5:29am

Fri August 29, 2014
Around the Nation

'99 Bottles Of Beer' Inspires Bigger Container To Hold Beer

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:00 am

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Good Morning. I'm David Greene. Packs of beer - they come in all sizes. There's your four-pack of craft brews, standard six-pack or party-sized 24-pack. And now this - Steve, will you sing along with me?

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5:23am

Fri August 29, 2014
Around the Nation

Wrong Campus Photo Used For Student Material

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 8:00 am

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5:02am

Fri August 29, 2014
NPR Story

'Life Of Crime' Has Authentic Elmore Leonard Snap

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 12:20 pm

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5:02am

Fri August 29, 2014
NPR Story

Chicago's Gang Violence Limits Kids Mobility

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 9:41 am

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5:02am

Fri August 29, 2014
NPR Story

Michel Martin Recaps #BeyondFerguson

Originally published on Fri August 29, 2014 9:40 am

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7:20am

Thu August 28, 2014
Animals

China Accuses Panda Of Faking Pregnancies To Get Treats

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6:40am

Thu August 28, 2014
Sports

Jamaica Sets Its Sights On Winter Olympic Hockey Team

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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5:02am

Thu August 28, 2014
Around the Nation

Ex-Assistant Pleads Guilty To Art Theft

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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5:02am

Thu August 28, 2014
Politics

Survey: Americans Are Grumpy About Economic Recovery

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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5:02am

Thu August 28, 2014
NPR Story

Colossal Dam Removal Project Frees Washington's Elwa River

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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5:02am

Thu August 28, 2014
NPR Story

Get A Russian Mortgage, Get A Cat

Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 7:20 am

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6:32am

Wed August 27, 2014
Europe

Moral To This Story: Don't Lie About Being Kidnapped

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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6:22am

Wed August 27, 2014
Around the Nation

Neighbor Tries To Shut Down Lemonade Stand

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
Business

Canadians Fret Merger With Burger King Will Change Tim Hortons

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 12:59 pm

What's on the menu at Tim Hortons? Coffee and doughnuts --” and also sandwiches and pastries.
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Never heard of Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain that U.S. fast-food chain Burger King recently announced it was buying? In Canada, that's like asking an American, "What's Starbucks?"

The brand affectionately called Timmy's is everywhere in Canada. Tim Hortons has more than 3,000 stores across Canada as well as about 600 in the U.S.

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
Research News

Parking Behavior May Reflect Economic Drive

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
NPR Story

As Ferguson Protests Wind Down, Residents Want Outrage Channeled

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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5:02am

Wed August 27, 2014
NPR Story

Boston Has Riskiest Drivers, According To Insurance Ranking

Originally published on Wed August 27, 2014 7:15 am

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Today's last word in Business involves your car - or rather, your (imitating a Boston accent) car.

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11:47am

Tue August 26, 2014
Business

Burger King Announces Merger With Tim Hortons, Move To Canada

Originally published on Tue August 26, 2014 1:22 pm

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