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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.

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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5:43am

Tue July 14, 2015
Space

Earth Gets A Close-Up View Of Its Most Distant Neighbors

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 11:25 am

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5:43am

Tue July 14, 2015
Europe

After Tense Negotiations For Bailout, Will Greek Parliament Fall In Line?

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 11:25 am

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5:43am

Tue July 14, 2015
Digital Life

Legal Name Change? Facebook Still Won't Let You Be Maj. Major Major Major

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 11:25 am

Facebook has been cracking down on fake names, and recently went after Jemma Rogers, who set up an account as "Jemmaroid Von Laalaa" in 2008.

Facebook demanded she prove it's her name, so she tried to Photoshop "Jemmaroid" onto her bank cards.

Facebook didn't buy it, so she legally changed her name to "Jemmaroid Von Laalaa."

Facebook still wouldn't budge, but say they're "looking into the matter."

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1:21pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Goats and Soda

How One Woman Found The Courage To Say No To Domestic Abuse

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 3:35 pm

Saroj's teenage son watches her comb her hair before she heads to work.
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Saroj is a cook at a public school in her village, Dujana, in the northern Indian state of Haryana. Like most people in this state, she doesn't have a last name.

She walks to work down narrow streets of concrete homes with cows and buffaloes outside. She is short, only about 5 feet 2, but she walks tall and confident in her traditional mustard-colored tunic and pants. Her tanned face is framed by big, dark eyes and a square jaw.

As Saroj passes an old man sitting outside a house, she leans in close to me and starts whispering.

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5:24am

Mon July 13, 2015
Television

Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 12:48 pm

David Letterman returned to comedy at a Friday show in San Antonio, saying that retiring from Late Night before Donald Trump announced his presidential run was "the biggest mistake of my life."

He offered a brand-new Top Ten list, aimed directly at the Donald. Shots taken included:

10 - His toupee is actually the gopher in "Caddyshack."

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5:04am

Mon July 13, 2015
Research News

Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 11:21 pm

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5:04am

Mon July 13, 2015
Middle East

Is An Iran Deal Finally At Hand?

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 5:44 pm

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5:04am

Mon July 13, 2015
Politics

Clinton, Walker, Trump And The Accelerating Ride To 2016

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 12:48 pm

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And let's take a look now at political happenings here in the U.S. For that, we're joined, as we are most Mondays, by NPR's Cokie Roberts. Good morning.

COKIE ROBERTS, BYLINE: Hi, Renee.

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5:04am

Mon July 13, 2015
World

A Do-Not-Fly List For The Do-Not-Tan Crowd

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 12:48 pm

Paul and Sheena Wain were on their way to the Maldives for vacation — but when they tried to check in for their flight in Manchester, England, the airline turned them down, saying their 14-year-old daughter Grace appeared pale, maybe sick.

In fact, Grace is red-haired and fair-skinned.

"We live in Scotland," her dad said. "That's just the way she is."

Grace was finally allowed to board after the family got a note from her doctor.

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6:28am

Fri July 10, 2015
Asia

Now At The Top Of Japan's Mount Fuji: Free Wi-Fi

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 10:41 am

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6:21am

Fri July 10, 2015
Sports

A Pittsburgh Pirate Does His 'Gangnam Style' Dance

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:10 am

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Good morning, I'm David Greene with a little dancing in the dugout. That infectious beat is, of course, "Gangnam Style."

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PSY: (Singing) Oppa Gangnam style.

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5:06am

Fri July 10, 2015
NPR Story

Army's Planned Troop Reductions Concern Military Communities

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 12:34 pm

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5:06am

Fri July 10, 2015
NPR Story

Confederate Flag At S. Carolina Statehouse Headed To Military Museum

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 8:10 am

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5:06am

Fri July 10, 2015
NPR Story

U.S. Financial Markets Keep An Eye On Developments In Greece, China

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 2:54 pm

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5:06am

Fri July 10, 2015
NPR Story

Greeks Rally In Athens In Support Of The Euro

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 3:09 pm

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8:23am

Thu July 9, 2015
Europe

Low-Cost Russian Airline Bans Chewing Gum

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7:19am

Thu July 9, 2015
Around the Nation

Michigan Police Search For Thief Who Took 18 Pallets Of Nuts

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 8:23 am

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5:04am

Thu July 9, 2015
Environment

ProPublica Documents The West's Water Crisis In 'Killing The Colorado'

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 8:23 am

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5:04am

Thu July 9, 2015
Around the Nation

Lake Mead's Drought Conditions Make Diving For B-29 Wreckage Easier

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 8:23 am

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5:04am

Thu July 9, 2015
Governing

White House Announces Rule Strengthening Fair Housing Practices

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 2:15 pm

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7:14am

Wed July 8, 2015
Architecture

Architects Say Beyonce Inspired Australian Skyscraper

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 7:36 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Beyonce serves as an inspiration for a lot of things - fashion, music, girl power. Now the singer has inspired a skyscraper.

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7:00am

Wed July 8, 2015
Europe

Police In Russia Encourage Safe Selfies

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 7:36 am

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5:01am

Wed July 8, 2015
Politics

House And Senate Lawmakers Work To Revise No Child Left Behind Law

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 6:21 pm

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This week, lawmakers in the House and Senate are working to rewrite No Child Left Behind. That's George W. Bush's signature education law that was passed in 2001. NPR's Juana Summers covers Congress and joins us with the latest. Hey, Juana.

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5:01am

Wed July 8, 2015
NPR Story

Calif. Birthday Celebrations Reinforce Dalai Lama's Global Presence

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 7:36 am

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5:01am

Wed July 8, 2015
NPR Story

Assisted Suicide Bill In California Hits Major Roadblock

Originally published on Wed July 8, 2015 2:34 pm

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7:44am

Tue July 7, 2015
Asia

Beijing Hosts 'Space Out' Competition

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7:44am

Tue July 7, 2015
World

Man Re-Enacts Scene From Pixar's 'Up'

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5:11am

Tue July 7, 2015
Sports

Day 8 At Wimbledon Features Women's Quarterfinals

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 7:44 am

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5:11am

Tue July 7, 2015
Politics

S.C. Senate Moves To Take Down State Capitol's Confederate Flag

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 7:44 am

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5:11am

Tue July 7, 2015
Economy

With Greece Facing Economic Abyss, What Will EU Leaders Do?

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 1:47 pm

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