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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.

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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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5:07am

Wed August 20, 2014
NPR Story

Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 11:52 am

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And our Last Word in business today is Vodquila.

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What?

MCEVERS: Think about it. It's a hybrid. It's exactly what it sounds like.

GREENE: Is this, like, a mix of vodka and tequila?

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5:07am

Wed August 20, 2014
NPR Story

Chicago's All-Black Little League Team Enhances City's Image

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 11:52 am

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OK, the most important thing in the world is happening right now, that is if you're a Little League baseball player.

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5:07am

Wed August 20, 2014
NPR Story

Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 11:52 am

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Kelly, you grew up in the '80s like I did. You went to the mall a lot, right?

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Yeah, what else are you going to do when you're 13?

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5:07am

Wed August 20, 2014
NPR Story

Latest Cease-Fire In Gaza Collapses

Originally published on Wed August 20, 2014 11:52 am

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5:01am

Tue August 19, 2014
NPR Story

Legendary Skateboarder Jay Adams Dies At 53

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 7:35 am

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If you know anything about skateboarding, you know that skaters have lost an icon. Jay Adams is known for taking skateboarding from the streets of LA to the world of extreme sports. Adams died on Friday at the age of 53. NPR's Nathan Rott has this remembrance.

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5:01am

Tue August 19, 2014
NPR Story

Rare Good News Regarding 5 Ebola Patients In Nigeria

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 7:35 am

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5:01am

Tue August 19, 2014
NPR Story

In Ferguson, Family Takes Turns Guarding Front Door

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 7:35 am

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7:44am

Mon August 18, 2014
Around the Nation

Mr. T Not Picked To Serve On Jury

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:11 am

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7:44am

Mon August 18, 2014
Asia

Running Late, Pope Skips Evening Prayers In South Korea

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:11 am

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5:25am

Mon August 18, 2014
NPR Story

Thoughts Of Fall Butt Into Lazy Day Of Summer

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:11 am

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5:25am

Mon August 18, 2014
NPR Story

How Does Winning Math's Fields Medal Affect Productivity?

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 10:04 am

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5:25am

Mon August 18, 2014
NPR Story

No Cease-Fire In Sight For Eastern Ukraine

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:11 am

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5:25am

Mon August 18, 2014
NPR Story

Getty Photographer Witnesses Attack On Ebola Quarantine Center

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 10:17 am

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5:25am

Mon August 18, 2014
NPR Story

Mom's App Gets Revenge On Kids Who Ignore Messages

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:11 am

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5:25am

Mon August 18, 2014
NPR Story

Smartphone Users Might Be Reaching App Saturation

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 8:42 am

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7:17am

Fri August 15, 2014
World

HitchBOT Makes Its Way Across Canada

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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7:11am

Fri August 15, 2014
Television

Plastic Water Bottle Shows Up In 'Downton Abbey' Photo

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
NPR Story

Panama Canal Symbolizes U.S. Geopolitical, Technological Power

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Law

N.C. Sheriff Terry Johnson On Trial For Racial Profiling

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Asia

China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Europe

Russian Aid Convoy Parked Near Ukraine Border

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Iraq

Iraq Has New Leadership, Al-Malaki Will Step Aside

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Business

Copenhagen's First Free Supermarket Set To Open

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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And our Last Word in business today is try-vertising. That's ad speak for try before you buy - you know, like free samples. Well, a new supermarket opens this weekend in Denmark, and it's taking free samples to the next level.

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5:00am

Fri August 15, 2014
Business

World's Largest Beverage Company Keeps Diversifying

Originally published on Fri August 15, 2014 7:36 am

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NPR's business news starts with a monster deal.

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7:30am

Thu August 14, 2014
Around the Nation

Chicken Trying To Cross The Road Impedes Traffic

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 7:50 am

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7:23am

Thu August 14, 2014
Europe

To Unburden Bridge, Paris Discourages Love Locks

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 7:50 am

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5:37am

Thu August 14, 2014
NPR Story

Israel, Hamas Agree To Cease-Fire Extension

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 7:50 am

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5:37am

Thu August 14, 2014
NPR Story

Northern Iraq Burdened With Military, Humanitarian Crises

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 8:33 am

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5:37am

Thu August 14, 2014
NPR Story

Kickstarter Helps Kenny Loggins Fan Realize His Dream

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 7:50 am

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5:11am

Thu August 14, 2014
NPR Story

Medical Aid Group: Liberia's Ebola Cases Spiral Upward

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 7:50 am

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