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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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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
Race

Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
NPR Story

Boy Scouts' National President Says It's Time To Accept Gay Adult Leaders

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 6:08 pm

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And the head of the Boy Scouts of America is calling on the organization to drop its ban on gay adult leaders.

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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
NPR Story

State Department Envoy Defends Administration's Efforts Against ISIS

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

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5:09am

Fri May 22, 2015
Politics

Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 7:32 am

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7:46am

Thu May 21, 2015
Africa

Freed From Boko Haram, Hostages Now Held By Nigeria's Military

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 9:20 am

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6:45am

Thu May 21, 2015
Around the Nation

California Drought Creates Business Opportunities

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 7:44 am

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5:16am

Thu May 21, 2015
Asia

Personal Ad First: Mother In India Places Gay-Marriage Ad For Son

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 7:44 am

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5:00am

Thu May 21, 2015
Around the Nation

Boston-Based MiniLuxe Aims To Be 'Starbucks' Of Nail Salons

Originally published on Fri May 22, 2015 1:30 am

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5:00am

Thu May 21, 2015
NPR Story

Senate Panel Considers New Constraints On Fed's Emergency Lending

Originally published on Thu May 21, 2015 7:44 am

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11:15am

Wed May 20, 2015
Law

'Cartel' Of 4 Big Banks To Plead Guilty To Gaming The Exchange Rate

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 12:09 pm

Four major banks — Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and the Royal Bank of Scotland — have agreed to plead guilty to currency manipulation and pay over $5 billion in fines. Officials say that traders from the banks, who allegedly called themselves "the cartel," used secret codes to manipulate the exchange rate between U.S. dollars and Euros. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has taken the unusual step of tossing out what's called a deferred prosecution agreement against a fifth bank.

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6:47am

Wed May 20, 2015
Around the Nation

It's David Letterman Day In Indianapolis

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 12:09 pm

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6:18am

Wed May 20, 2015
Around the Nation

That's One Way To Deal With A Loose Tooth

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 12:09 pm

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Eight-year-old Calvin Stanley of Montana was desperate to get rid of a loose tooth.

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CALVIN STANLEY: My name is Calvin, and this is the Montana tooth pull.

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5:20am

Wed May 20, 2015
Asia

U.S. Should Take A Tougher Stand Toward China, Report's Authors Say

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 3:15 pm

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5:19am

Wed May 20, 2015
Iraq

Ramadi's Fall To ISIS Revives Questions About U.S. Strategy

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 5:36 pm

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5:18am

Wed May 20, 2015
Law

FTC And States File Suit Against 4 Sham Cancer Charities

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 12:09 pm

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7:33am

Tue May 19, 2015
Around the Nation

Abandoned Books Spark Long Career In Law

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 8:06 am

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7:33am

Tue May 19, 2015
Around the Nation

School Superintendent's Chief Of Staff Accused Of Inappropriate Gesture

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 1:53 pm

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
NPR Story

Pixar's 'Inside Out' Gets A Lot Of Buzz At Cannes Film Festival

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 1:34 pm

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
NPR Story

Why Turkish Motorists Can't Get A Break On Gas Prices

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 2:56 pm

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Low oil prices have led to low gas prices in the United States, but not in Turkey, where gas is about $10 per gallon. Why would that be? We find out now from NPR's Peter Kenyon.

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
NPR Story

Amtrak Train Derailment Highlights Delays Installing Safety Controls

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 3:03 pm

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
NPR Story

Proposal Would Curb Police Department's Use Of Militarized Gear

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 3:03 pm

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5:05am

Tue May 19, 2015
NPR Story

Obama Touts New Jersey City's Success In Policing Efforts

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 3:00 pm

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6:36am

Mon May 18, 2015
Europe

Motorist Uses Fountain As A Free Car Wash

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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6:15am

Mon May 18, 2015
Politics

Romney, Putin In Action Over The Weekend

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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4:58am

Mon May 18, 2015
Analysis

Politics In The News: Republican Presidential Field Gets Crowded

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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We're joined next, as we are most Mondays, by someone who always has a blast on the radio, Cokie Roberts. Hi, Cokie.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Steve. That's true (laughter).

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4:58am

Mon May 18, 2015
Research News

How TV Show Finales Affect The Stock Market

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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So what happens now now that "Mad Men" is over? This is a real question that researchers have studied, and NPR's social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam is here to tell us about it. Hi, Shankar.

SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Hi, Steve.

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4:58am

Mon May 18, 2015
Around the Nation

Ways To Avoid Community Violence After Local Police Encounters

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 3:10 pm

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4:58am

Mon May 18, 2015
Asia

Rohingya Migrants Left Out At Sea, No Country Will Allow Them Ashore

Originally published on Wed May 20, 2015 6:05 pm

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4:58am

Mon May 18, 2015
Iraq

ISIS Takes Control Of Ramadi, Key Iraqi City

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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4:58am

Mon May 18, 2015
Around the Nation

Amtrak Victims Remembered During Memorial Service

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 am

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Amtrak trains are running again between Philadelphia and New York. The line was closed for almost a week after a passenger train derailed. Last night, people paused in Philadelphia to remember the dead as NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

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