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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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5:03am

Fri March 6, 2015
Europe

Will Greece's New Government Help The Muslim Minority Integrate?

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 11:14 am

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5:03am

Fri March 6, 2015
NPR Story

Hockey Great Slava Fetisov Featured In 'Red Army' Documentary

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 10:40 am

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5:03am

Fri March 6, 2015
NPR Story

Being Unoriginal Is Not The Biggest Problem For 'Chappie'

Originally published on Fri March 6, 2015 2:52 pm

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The director of the acclaimed sci-fi hit "District 9" is now out with a sci-fi thriller called "Chappie." Here's film critic Kenneth Turan.

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5:03am

Fri March 6, 2015
Around the Nation

As Workers' Comp Varies From State To State, Workers Pay The Price

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 2:37 pm

Jeremy Lewis lost his left arm during a work-related incident while working at a poultry plant in Alabama. The state has the nation's lowest workers' compensation benefits for amputations and sent Lewis into just the kind of downward spiral workers' comp was intended to prevent.
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At the time of their accidents, Jeremy Lewis was 27, Josh Potter 25.

The men lived within 75 miles of each other. Both were married with two children about the same age. Both even had tattoos of their children's names.

Their injuries, suffered on the job at Southern industrial plants, were remarkably similar, too. Each man lost a portion of his left arm in a machinery accident.

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10:10am

Thu March 5, 2015
History

Billionaire's Research Team Discovers Japanese World War II Battleship

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9:19am

Thu March 5, 2015
NPR News Investigations

'Grand Bargain' In Workers' Comp Unravels, Harming Injured Workers Further

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 2:38 pm

Joel Ramirez climbs back into his wheelchair with the help of Francisco Guardado, a home health aide, at his home in Rialto, Calif. Ramirez was paralyzed from the waist down in 2009 when a 900-pound crate fell on him at a warehouse. Changes to California workers' compensation laws have impacted his quality of care.
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Workers injured on the job are supposed to get guaranteed medical care and money to live on. Employers and their insurance companies pay for that.

And in return, employers don't get sued for workplace accidents. But this "grand bargain," as it's called, in workers' compensation, seems to be unraveling.

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7:17am

Thu March 5, 2015
Around the Nation

Ohio House Votes To Make 'Hang On Sloopy' State's Rock Song

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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7:17am

Thu March 5, 2015
World

Canadians Told To Stop Drawing Spock On $5

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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5:06am

Thu March 5, 2015
NPR Story

U.S. Government Teams Up With Private Sector To Stave Off Cocoa Crisis

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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5:06am

Thu March 5, 2015
NPR Story

As Economy Improves, Wages Remain Stagnant

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5:06am

Thu March 5, 2015
NPR Story

Clinton's Private Email Server Has Advantages, Vulnerabilities

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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5:06am

Thu March 5, 2015
Africa

Boko Haram Ramps Up Attacks Despite Effort To Repel Them

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 10:11 am

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7:52am

Wed March 4, 2015
World

2 Stories Of Law And Order

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7:52am

Wed March 4, 2015
World

Researchers Explain Why Indian Cuisine Is Exquisite

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6:23am

Wed March 4, 2015
The Two-Way

Federal Agents Carry Out Search For Evidence Of Illegal Support For 'Birth Tourism'

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 1:22 pm

Federal agents searched more than three dozen locations across three counties in Southern California yesterday for evidence of "maternity tourism" operations.

Maternity tourism — or birth tourism — is when a citizen of another country travels to the U.S. to give birth, so the child automatically receives U.S. citizenship.

That in itself is not illegal. But federal authorities are investigating several businesses that may be breaking the law by helping wealthy Chinese women obtain U.S. visas under false pretenses.

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5:04am

Wed March 4, 2015
NPR News Investigations

Injured Workers Suffer As 'Reforms' Limit Workers' Compensation Benefits

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 2:38 pm

Lupita Ramirez dresses her husband, Joel, at their home in Rialto, Calif. Joel was paralyzed from the waist down after being crushed by a pallet when he was working in a warehouse.
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Dennis Whedbee's crew was rushing to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, N.D.

It was getting late that September afternoon in 2012. Whedbee, a 50-year-old derrick hand, was helping another worker remove a pipe fitting on top of the well when it suddenly blew.

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4:53am

Wed March 4, 2015
Law

Opening Statements To Begin Nearly 2 Years After Boston Bombing

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 7:52 am

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4:53am

Wed March 4, 2015
NPR Story

Did Netanyahu's Capitol Hill Speech Affect Nuclear Talks In Switzerland?

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 9:09 am

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4:53am

Wed March 4, 2015
NPR Story

Federal Findings Don't Surprise Ferguson Protesters

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 7:52 am

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We are going to turn now to Emanuele Berry, who is with St. Louis Public Radio. She's been getting reactions from people who are involved in the demonstrations in Ferguson. And good morning.

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10:58am

Tue March 3, 2015
News

After Weeks Of Controversy, Netanyahu Takes The Podium Before Congress

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

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This morning, members of Congress gathered on Capitol Hill for a major speech.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister of Israel...

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6:48am

Tue March 3, 2015
Around the Nation

Hail Transforms Southern California Beach Into Winter Wonderland

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

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6:44am

Tue March 3, 2015
Around the Nation

Hockey Player's Daughter Is Happy Her Dad Is Coming Home

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

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5:54am

Tue March 3, 2015
Analysis

What's At Stake In The Iraqi Battle For Tikrit?

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

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5:38am

Tue March 3, 2015
Iraq

Advised By Iran's Military, Iraqi Forces Launch Effort To Retake Tikrit

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

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5:03am

Tue March 3, 2015
NPR Story

Netanyahu Speech: The View From Israel

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

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5:03am

Tue March 3, 2015
Politics

Sen. Mikulski, In Public Office Since 1976, Won't Seek Re-Election

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

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And now news of the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress who will not be running for re-election next year. Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski made that surprise announcement yesterday in her hometown of Baltimore.

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8:15am

Mon March 2, 2015
World

Canadian Banknotes Honor Spock — More Or Less

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7:35am

Mon March 2, 2015
NPR Story

Pilots Jump At The Chance To Land On Ice

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 8:15 am

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5:36am

Mon March 2, 2015
Europe

What It's Like To Be Young And Muslim In Europe

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 8:15 am

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5:01am

Mon March 2, 2015
NPR Story

Health Experts Don't Always Sanitize Their Hands, Data Show

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 5:04 pm

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