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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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5:04am

Tue March 24, 2015
Afghanistan

Afghanistan Still Relies On U.S., President Ghani Reiterates

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

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7:34am

Mon March 23, 2015
Around the Nation

Wisconsin Men's Basketball Team Tests NCAA Stenographer

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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7:34am

Mon March 23, 2015
Animals

Phoenix Zoo Misidentifies Gender Of Andean Bear

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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4:56am

Mon March 23, 2015
NPR Story

Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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4:56am

Mon March 23, 2015
NPR Story

Former NPR Audio Engineer Bill Deputy Dies At 58

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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Sound is at the heart of what we do. And we've lost a colleague who personified the art of gathering it.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

BILL DEPUTY: I was hoping we could do some ambience here.

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4:56am

Mon March 23, 2015
NPR Story

Jurors Resume Deliberating Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Case

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 8:03 am

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5:26am

Fri March 20, 2015
Strange News

It's A Party, Dude!

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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5:15am

Fri March 20, 2015
Fine Art

This Museum Lets You Play The Artist

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Animals

No Pain, No Scientific Gain: One Man's Quest To Quantify Bug Stings

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 7:03 pm

University of Arizona entomologist Justin Schmidt was stung well over 1,000 times while creating the Schmidt Sting Pain Index.
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Spring is officially here and that means flowers, gardens and bugs. At least one man couldn't be happier about the return of insects — especially the ones that hurt.

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5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Africa

Nigerian Army Advances Against Boko Haram As Election Looms

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Sports

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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7:02am

Thu March 19, 2015
Strange News

Ending The Over-Under Debate On Toilet Paper

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6:50am

Thu March 19, 2015
Around the Nation

He's Fixing A Hole

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5:02am

Thu March 19, 2015
Middle East

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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A film said to be made in Syria shows a man on a chair. You can't really see where he is - maybe some cafe. But it's quiet. The camera never moves. The man looks at his hands. He stays silent for 40 seconds. At last, he speaks.

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4:55am

Thu March 19, 2015
Middle East

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 7:14 am

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4:55am

Thu March 19, 2015
Business

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:03 am

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4:55am

Thu March 19, 2015
Television

Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 12:18 pm

Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) attend the all white party in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of Empire.
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Last night was Empire's season finale, and at one of D.C.'s biggest Empire watch parties, a sharply dressed crowd of hundreds is huddled around every flat-screen in The Stone Fish Grill Lounge downtown.

"Here we go! Here we go! Here we go, come on everyone! Round of applause!" shouts one of the hosts for the night. "It's Empire time!"

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6:22am

Wed March 18, 2015
U.S.

Secret Service Wants Another White House (For Practice)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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5:38am

Wed March 18, 2015
Food

Tea Not For Two (Minutes, That Is)

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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5:14am

Wed March 18, 2015
Middle East

Report Cites Abuses By Iraqi Militias

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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5:14am

Wed March 18, 2015
StoryCorps

A New Smartphone App Expands The Reach Of StoryCorps

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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Next, were going to listen to the man behind this music.

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5:14am

Wed March 18, 2015
Politics

The Sudden Fall Of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 12:23 pm

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5:56am

Tue March 17, 2015
Strange News

It's Hard Getting Work When The Government Says You're Dead

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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5:34am

Tue March 17, 2015
World

Four Tropical Cyclones At Once: How Unusual Is That?

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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5:34am

Tue March 17, 2015
Middle East

A History Of West Bank Settlements

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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5:34am

Tue March 17, 2015
Latin America

In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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And a controversy is swelling in Mexico over press freedoms. That's after one of the country's most famous investigative journalists was fired from her radio show. She's known for targeting some of Mexico's top public figures. NPR's Carrie Kahn has more.

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5:34am

Tue March 17, 2015
Games & Humor

She's Behind The Billy: Hide And Seek At Ikea

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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6:08am

Mon March 16, 2015
Sports

A Word Of Advice To Baseball Players: Sneeze Carefully

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 7:50 am

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6:08am

Mon March 16, 2015
U.S.

Once Lost, Internment Camp In Hawaii Now A National Monument

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 2:39 pm

Hawaii's Honouliuli Internment Camp held thousands of prisoners of war and hundreds of Japanese-American citizens during World War II
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The Honouliuli internment camp, not far from Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, held as many as 4,000 prisoners during World War II, including hundreds of Japanese-Americans.

In February, President Obama named the location a national monument.

The camp became known by prisoners as "jigokudani," or "Hell's Valley," says Carole Hayashino, the president of the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

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6:08am

Mon March 16, 2015
Europe

After Attacks, Is Europe Still Safe For Jews?

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 7:50 am

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