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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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7:02am

Fri August 1, 2014
NPR Story

How To Mark 10 Years Of Co-Hosting 'Morning Edition'? Take A Break!

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:14 am

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Well, Renee, here is something our listeners will want to know, and that is that you are taking a temporary break from MORNING EDITION.

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7:02am

Fri August 1, 2014
Business

Everyone Goes To The Store To Get Milk. So Why's It Way In The Back?

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:14 am

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7:02am

Fri August 1, 2014
Remembrances

Pa. Man's Parting Message: 'Please Don't Email Me, I'm Dead'

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:14 am

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5:48am

Fri August 1, 2014
Business

Minnesota's Minimum-Wage Workers Get 75-Cent Increase

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:48 am

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5:37am

Fri August 1, 2014
U.S.

Assessing Obama's Foreign Policy After A Week Of Crises

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:14 am

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5:30am

Fri August 1, 2014
Strange News

Syracuse Researchers Melt Rock, Grill A Steak Over Magma

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:14 am

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5:00am

Fri August 1, 2014
NPR Story

Expedited Hearings For Migrant Children Raise Concerns

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:14 am

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5:00am

Fri August 1, 2014
NPR Story

As Senate Leaves For Recess, House Keeps Working On A Border Bill

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 7:14 am

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5:00am

Fri August 1, 2014
Iraq

Militants In Iraq Seek Control Of Precious Weapon: Dams, Waterways

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 10:49 am

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed talks to the men he commands to protect the Mosul dam, a critical piece of infrastructure that supplies water and electricity. The dam is now close to the front line with the militants of the Islamic State in Iraq.
Alice Fordham NPR

In the searing heat of northern Iraq, among its dry, scrubby landscape, there's a surreal sight: a wide, shimmering blue lake, held back by the concrete and steel of a dam. It's on the Tigris River, near the city of Mosul.

Brig. Gen. Mohammad Ali Mughdeed, the commander of the soldiers guarding this dam, says even a small attack on the dam could have major repercussions: flooding, power cuts.

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6:33am

Thu July 31, 2014
Politics

With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 8:12 am

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5:55am

Thu July 31, 2014
Strange News

Pushing A Brussels Sprout Up A Mountain — For A Cause

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 8:12 am

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5:53am

Thu July 31, 2014
Food

Red Robin's 'Monster' Burger Wins Xtreme Eating Awards

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 8:12 am

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5:07am

Thu July 31, 2014
NPR Story

Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 10:54 am

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5:07am

Thu July 31, 2014
NPR Story

New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 8:12 am

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5:07am

Thu July 31, 2014
NPR Story

Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 8:12 am

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Another battle is brewing over water in the West that could put farmers against city and suburb dwellers.

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6:09am

Wed July 30, 2014
Europe

France's Nude Models Threaten To Strike

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 8:07 am

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5:58am

Wed July 30, 2014
Sports

NCAA Head-Injury Settlement Includes $70 Million Medical Fund

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 8:07 am

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5:56am

Wed July 30, 2014
U.S.

During Chicago's 1990s Crime Wave, A Rush To Judgment?

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 8:07 am

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5:30am

Wed July 30, 2014
Middle East

After War's Deadliest Day, Another U.N. School In Gaza Gets Hit

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 8:07 am

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4:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
Politics

Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 8:07 am

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4:59am

Wed July 30, 2014
U.S.

Wildfire Season Flares Up Early In The Pacific Northwest

Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 8:07 am

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6:26am

Tue July 29, 2014
Parallels

For Iraqis In Crisis, Dividing The Country Seems A Poor Solution

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

A volunteer at a Christian church in Qosh, Iraq, loads aid onto a handcart Monday for delivery to displaced Shiites who are sheltering there.
Alice Fordham NPR

The muscular farmer sits in the basement kindergarten of the church, perched on a tiny chair intended for a child. He and his family are spending the holiday here, after being forced to flee from extremists.

"Our village is more than 300 years old," Ahmed Ali says of Shreikhan, near Mosul, "and we never had any such problems."

For most Muslims around the world, Eid is a time for gifts, feasts and visiting relatives. But for him and others in a militant-controlled swath of northwest Iraq, it's a strange and unhappy holiday.

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6:25am

Tue July 29, 2014
U.S.

N.H. Promises To Let D.C. Residents Buy Booze There

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

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5:35am

Tue July 29, 2014
Latin America

Venezuelans Celebrate Chavez With A Focus On His Handwriting

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

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4:56am

Tue July 29, 2014
NPR Story

On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

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4:56am

Tue July 29, 2014
Sports

What Ray Rice's 2-Game Suspension For Assault Says About The NFL

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 10:50 am

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4:55am

Tue July 29, 2014
NPR Story

Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 7:35 am

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8:12am

Mon July 28, 2014
Business

The Ice Cream Sandwich That Wouldn't Melt

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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6:09am

Mon July 28, 2014
Middle East

Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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6:09am

Mon July 28, 2014
Sports

Colorado Rockies Hand Out Free Jerseys — With A Typo

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 1:52 pm

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