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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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7:43am

Mon May 30, 2011
NPR Story

Knoxville Zoo's Giant Tortoise Ends Dry Spell

At the Knoxville Zoo, Al the giant tortoise hadn't seen a female turtle in almost 30 years. It's been about 20 years for his 90-year-old zoomate, Tex. Last Wednesday, Al quickly mated with a visiting female named Patches. So far, Tex is taking it slow with his potential mates.

6:16am

Mon May 30, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.

6:16am

Mon May 30, 2011
Economy

Finding New Uses For Troubled Golf Courses In Florida

Dozens of golf courses have closed in Florida in recent years, leaving communities with a dilemma: what to do with the vacant land? Some have been turned into parks, some have been developed and some towns have begun operating the courses themselves.

6:16am

Mon May 30, 2011
Business

Last Word In Business

Renee Montagne has today's Last Word in business.

6:16am

Mon May 30, 2011
U.S.

Obama Visits Joplin, Mo.

President Obama visited Joplin, Mo, on Sunday as the town begins cleaning up after a devastating tornado killed more than 135 people and flattened the area.

6:16am

Mon May 30, 2011
Health

Obesity And The Workplace

A new study links rising rates of obesity to the increasingly sedentary workplace.

6:16am

Mon May 30, 2011
Around the Nation

Bikeshare Program Rides High In D.C.

Bicycle-sharing schemes are a fixture in European cities like Copenhagen, but now they are taking root on American soil. In Washington, D.C., over the past eight months, the nation's largest bike-share system has become so popular, it may become a victim of its own success.

4:20am

Mon May 30, 2011
Books

Indy Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads

Chris Silas Neal

Some of the best summers are those filled with journeys, reunions and good food. We hope that all three figure into your summer plans this year. As it happens, those themes also happen to be featured prominently in some of the books that our trusty independent booksellers are recommending for your summer reading pleasure.

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4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
NPR Story

Obama Expected To Tap Dempsey As Joint Chiefs Chairman

President Obama is expected to nominate a new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey is expected to be the president's pick. If confirmed by the Senate, he would replace Admiral Mike Mullen.

4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
NPR Story

Business News

Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.

4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
NPR Story

Obama Visits Joplin, Mo.

President Obama visited Joplin, Mo., on Sunday as the town begins cleaning up after an F5 tornado killed more than 135 people and counting. The president toured the flattened ruin before attending a memorial in Joplin.

4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
NPR Story

Obesity And The Workplace

A new study links rising rates of obesity to the increasingly sedentary workplace.

4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
Around the Nation

Bikeshare Program Rides High In D.C.

Bicycle-sharing schemes are a fixture in European cities like Copenhagen, but now they are taking root on American soil. In Washington, D.C., over the past eight months, the nation's largest bike-share system has become so popular, it may become a victim of its own success.

4:00am

Mon May 30, 2011
Afghanistan

Remembering Those Killed In Action

Originally published on Mon May 30, 2011 1:28 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Members of the military are still dying in Iraq, even as the U.S. is drawing down its presence there. Twenty-four have been killed in Iraq so far this year. In Afghanistan, the U.S. death toll this year has topped 150.

One of those was Staff Sergeant Edward Mills, Jr. He was 29 years old and one of six soldiers who died last Thursday in Kandahar Province by an improvised explosive device.

Sergeant Mills was from New Castle, Pennsylvania, where his younger brother remembered him as a natural-born leader.

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8:13pm

Sun May 29, 2011
The Record

Lady Gaga Sells Latest Album Everywhere, And For Cheap

Lady Gaga performs in Carlisle, England in May 2011.
Dave Hogan Getty Images

When Lady Gaga's Born This Way was released last Monday, online retailer Amazon made a move to boost its sales of the album by offering the whole thing in MP3 form for only 99 cents. So many people bought the album that Amazon's servers had trouble fulfilling all orders. To make it right, Amazon offered the sale price again, on Thursday.

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10:26am

Fri May 27, 2011
Economy

Consumer Spending Rose Less Than Forecast

Spending rose 0.4 percent in April but much of the increase was eaten up by higher food and energy prices. After discounting for the jump in prices, spending inched up 0.1 percent. After-tax incomes were flat for a second straight month.

7:31am

Fri May 27, 2011
Sports

Phillies' Valdez Joins Babe Ruth In Record Books

The Philadelphia Phillies had a problem against the Cincinnati Reds the other night. By the 19th inning, the Phillies had used up all their relief pitchers. With his teammates snickering, second baseman Wilson Valdez took the mound. He proceeded to pitch a scoreless inning and got the win.

7:22am

Fri May 27, 2011
Research News

Species Institute Announces Top 10 Discoveries

There are 1.8 million species in the world — and millions more are waiting to be discovered. This week, the International Institute for Species Exploration named its top 10 discoveries of the year. Among them: a mushroom that glows in the dark, and a bacteria found on the remains of the Titanic.

6:53am

Fri May 27, 2011
Around the Nation

Memorial Day Weekend Will Be Snowy For Some

Memorial Day weekend is regarded as the unofficial start of summer. Tell that to people in Yellowstone, where there's still too much snow to open most of the park's campsites.

6:31am

Fri May 27, 2011
Asia

North Korea To Release Jailed American

North Korea announced that it is releasing an American who was arrested last November. Eddie Jun. a Korean-American from California and an evangelist, reportedly was accused of spreading Christianity. North Korea's Central News Agency said Jun was being released on "humanitarian grounds."

4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
NPR Story

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
NPR Story

Hackers Use Stolen Sony Passwords In Online Banking

Every day, it seems that Sony announces a new data breach. It's primarily usernames and passwords that are being stolen. NPR's Zoe Chace explains why that information is so valuable.

4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
Europe

After 16 Years, Mladic Is In Serb Prison

Former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic faces war crimes charges at the Hague. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Adam Smith, author of "After Genocide: Bringing the Devil to Justice," about Thursday's arrest of Mladic, who has been on the run for more than 15 years.

4:00am

Fri May 27, 2011
Business

New York Restaurant Lovers Say Goodbye To Elaine's

In New York Thursday night, customers turned out to say farewell to the famed restaurant Elaine's. From member station WNYC, Kathleen Horan has the story.

10:01am

Thu May 26, 2011
Business

In LinkedIn IPO, Hints Of Another Tech Bubble?

When the career-focused social networking site LinkedIn sold shares to the public and managed to more than double its share price and reach a market value of nearly $9 billion last week, many people thought: bubble.

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8:30am

Thu May 26, 2011
Europe

Bosnia War Crimes Fugitive Ratko Mladic Arrested

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RENEE MONTANGE, host:

This is MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

And I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

From Belgrade today comes word that Europe's most-wanted war crimes fugitive has been arrested. Serb General Ratko Mladic faces genocide charges. He's been on the run since the Bosnia war ended in 1995.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli joins us now with more.

Hey, Sylvia.

SYLVIA POGGIOLI: Hi, there.

KELLY: So, how did they get him, and are they sure it's him?

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7:25am

Thu May 26, 2011
Television

Want To E-Mail Oprah? Type Carefully

Transcript

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

Oprah ended her final show yesterday by giving out her e-mail address: oprah@oprah.com. That may come as a relief to the Norwegian Web browser company Opera, which over the years had been receiving emails meant for Oprah. The company revealed in a blog that it's tried to answer each email personally. For example, it responded to a nine-year-old's request for Hannah Montana tickets by recommending the punk band NOFX instead.

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7:26am

Tue May 24, 2011
Europe

In Ireland, Obama's Limo Gets Stuck On A Bump

President Obama's motorcade came to a complete halt in Dublin Monday. The black limousine flying American flags was pulling through the gate of the U.S. Embassy when it got stuck on a speed bump. The heavily armored presidential car is not known as the "beast" for nothing.

7:19am

Tue May 24, 2011
Around the Nation

Ohio Thrill Seekers Land In Kiddie Pool

Search teams were called out for an Ohio couple, who rafted down the Grand River without life jackets.When they realized how much trouble they were in, they lied about where they'd been. So a judge sentenced them to a kiddie pool. The couple had to stand in ankle-deep water, handing out safety brochures.

5:14am

Tue May 24, 2011
Around the Nation

The 'Oprah Show' Gave Chicago Cache

Oprah Winfrey's last new show airs Wednesday. Chicago will miss its iconic talk show host. She gave Chicago cache, not to mention jobs at her Harpo studio and loads of visitors.

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