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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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5:58am

Mon December 15, 2014
Europe

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Found At Buckingham Palace

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 7:16 am

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5:01am

Mon December 15, 2014
Planet Money

YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 6:13 pm

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5:01am

Mon December 15, 2014
Business

For This Holiday Season, Old Toys Are New Again

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 7:16 am

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5:01am

Mon December 15, 2014
Research News

Why Some Scientific Collaborations Are More Beneficial Than Others

Originally published on Fri December 19, 2014 1:09 pm

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7:02am

Fri December 12, 2014
Strange News

When Big Brother Is An Evil, Jewelry-Obsessed Necromancer

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5:18am

Fri December 12, 2014
Digital Life

British Runner Leaps Feet-First Into Marriage

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 7:02 am

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5:01am

Fri December 12, 2014
U.S.

Born In The U.S. But Turned Back At The Border, Time After Time

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 3:35 pm

Maria Isabel de la Paz, a U.S. citizen, was twice turned away when trying to enter the U.S. legally. When she attempted an illegal crossing, her case was decided by a Border Patrol agent, not an immigration judge.
John Burnett NPR

Maria Isabel de la Paz is a 30-year-old Houstonian who works at a Chick-fil-A. She holds the distinction of being a U.S. citizen who was prevented for a dozen years from entering the United States.

Her case is at the heart of what immigrant advocates say is wrong with U.S. immigration enforcement — that deportations are increasingly being handled by federal agents at the border, rather than in immigration court. The practice is not necessarily illegal, but critics say it is fundamentally unfair.

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5:01am

Fri December 12, 2014
Sports

In The NFL's 'Factory Of Sadness,' All Hope Rests On Johnny Football

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 7:02 am

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5:01am

Fri December 12, 2014
Politics

House's Budget Bill Debate Unveiled Democratic Rifts, GOP Ambitions

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 2:43 pm

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8:13am

Thu December 11, 2014
Business

Should Homeowners With Solar Panels Pay To Maintain Electrical Grid?

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 12:14 pm

Solar energy panels on a roof in Marshfield, Mass.
Stephan Savoia AP

The costs of solar energy are plummeting, and now are about on par with the electricity generated at big power plants. This new reality intensifies a long-running business and regulatory battle, between the mainline electric utility companies and newer firms that provide solar systems for homeowners' rooftops. Sometimes the rivalry looks more like hardball politics than marketplace economics.

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5:15am

Thu December 11, 2014
National Security

Talking Point Or Proof Of Value: CIA Tactics And The 'Second Wave' Plot

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 2:15 pm

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5:15am

Thu December 11, 2014
Latin America

Walk In The Steps, If Not In The Image, Of A Communist Hero

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 8:13 am

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5:15am

Thu December 11, 2014
Parallels

The Risks, Rewards And Mysteries Of Reporting From Iran

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 1:53 pm

Nazila Fathi reported from her native Iran for The New York Times. Fearing arrest, she fled in 2009 with her family and now lives in suburban Washington, D.C. Her new book, The Lonely War, describes the challenges of reporting from the country.
Hassan Sarbakhshian

Nazila Fathi covered turbulent events in her native Iran for years as The New York Times correspondent. She learned to navigate the complicated system that tolerates reporting on many topics but can also toss reporters in jail if they step across a line never explicitly defined by the country's Islamic authorities.

Fathi recalls one editor telling her what journalists could do in Iran: "We have the freedom to say whatever we want to say, but we don't know what happens afterwards."

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5:15am

Thu December 11, 2014
Strange News

For The Sophisticated Souse, Fabric Infused With A Whiff Of Whiskey

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 8:13 am

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5:15am

Thu December 11, 2014
Book News & Features

Join The Morning Edition Book Club: We're Reading 'Deep Down Dark'

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 11:21 am

Kainaz Amaria NPR

Welcome to the first meeting of the Morning Edition Reads book club! Here's how it's going to work: A well-known writer will pick a book he or she loved. We'll all read it. Then, you'll send us your questions about the book. And about a month later, we'll reconvene to talk about the book with the author and the writer who picked it.

Ready? Here we go:

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6:23am

Wed December 10, 2014
Europe

Britain's House Of Lords Still Seems As Elitist As The Name Suggests

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5:21am

Wed December 10, 2014
Europe

Lebron Somehow Forgets British Royals' Well-Known 'No Touching' Rule

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:23 am

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4:54am

Wed December 10, 2014
Economy

Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:18 pm

Like many beginning farmers, Grant Curtis wants to invest in his operation, but expectations of low prices are tying his hands.
Abby Wendle Harvest Public Media

Farmers who just got into the business in recent years found it was a good time to both plant and harvest.

"We were all spoiled little brats the past two years, with $5, $6, $7 corn, yep," says farmer Grant Curtis.

He's sitting in the captain's chair of his combine on a brisk, overcast day in western Illinois. He's driving back and forth over rows of corn on his family's farm. Then he arcs the 80,000-pound machine off course towards a single stalk he missed.

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4:54am

Wed December 10, 2014
Business

Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:23 am

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4:54am

Wed December 10, 2014
Movies

'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

Originally published on Wed December 10, 2014 6:23 am

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1:28pm

Tue December 9, 2014
Goats and Soda

'Ebola Must Go' — And So Must Prejudice Against Survivors

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 2:55 pm

Members of the community in New Georgia Signboard greet President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Monday for the launch of the Ebola Must Go! campaign.
John W. Poole NPR

A visitor brought Ebola to the community of New Georgia Signboard this summer, and by the middle of August, people were sick with the virus.

Six people died. But it's what the community did for the six survivors in the family that brought Liberia's president to New Georgia Signboard, where she launched her Ebola Must Go! campaign on Monday

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12:44pm

Tue December 9, 2014
National Security

Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 5:16 pm

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6:49am

Tue December 9, 2014
Strange News

Lucky Accident With A State Trooper Helps A Mom Get To Her Sick Son

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

After a state trooper pulled her over for tailgating and let her off with a warning, an 87-year-old woman on a road trip to see her ailing son accidentally backed into the cop's car.

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5:25am

Tue December 9, 2014
Sports

Jets Coach Promises No Tanking In Game Against Equally Awful Titans

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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5:11am

Tue December 9, 2014
Movie Reviews

Stalked By A Fiend Worse Than Any Elm Street Nightmare

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 1:42 pm

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5:11am

Tue December 9, 2014
Environment

Scientists Track Down Serious Methane Leaks In Natural Gas Wells

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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5:11am

Tue December 9, 2014
Media

New Republic Staffers Saw A Clash Between Its Mission And New Methods

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 12:27 pm

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6:14am

Mon December 8, 2014
Strange News

Laughter Is The Best Medicine For Gulag Blues, Russia Tells Guards

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 7:44 am

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5:08am

Mon December 8, 2014
Shots - Health News

Medicine's Subtle Art Gives A Man The Chance To Breathe Again

Originally published on Tue December 9, 2014 4:57 pm

Bob Smithson, 79, can now hold his head upright and breathe on his own, thanks to a medication for myasthenia gravis.
M. Scott Brauer for NPR

Bob Smithson had been in the critical care unit at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston for more than a week. He had a rare neuromuscular disease, and his 78-year-old body was being kept alive by tubes that delivered air to his lungs and food to his stomach.

Then Bob's wife, Pat, got some really disturbing news. The hospital's medical staff wanted Bob to have a tracheostomy, a surgical procedure that would carve a hole in his neck and allow doctors to keep him on a breathing machine indefinitely.

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5:07am

Mon December 8, 2014
Sports

Buffalo Bills Flag Officials For Excessive Celebration On Losing Play

Originally published on Mon December 8, 2014 7:44 am

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