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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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5:05am

Mon May 11, 2015
NPR Story

Ebola Outbreak Is Over In Liberia, Continues In Sierra Leone, Guinea

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 8:30 pm

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5:05am

Mon May 11, 2015
NPR Story

Ladysmith Black Mambazo to South Africans: Stop Attacking Immigrants

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 5:58 pm

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"United we stand, divided we shall fall."

Ladysmith Black Mambazo's latest song, with Malian singer Salif Keita, is a plea for peace in South Africa, which has been grappling with the fallout from deadly violence against immigrants from other parts of Africa.

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5:05am

Mon May 11, 2015
NPR Story

Courier Strike In Berlin Keeps ATMs From Being Replenished

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 10:45 am

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8:00am

Fri May 8, 2015
Politics

Senate OKs Congressional Oversight Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 9:47 am

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7:31am

Fri May 8, 2015
Around the Nation

Lesson Learned: Don't Leave Leave Ammo Near A Hungry Dog

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:22 am

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7:24am

Fri May 8, 2015
Sports

Shaq Encourages Fans To Meme His Fall

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:22 am

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5:04am

Fri May 8, 2015
NPR Story

Solar Airplane To Attempt Risky Flight Over The Pacific

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:22 am

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5:04am

Fri May 8, 2015
NPR Story

N.H. Gov. Hassan Unlikely To Back Decriminalizing Small Amount Of Pot

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:22 am

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5:04am

Fri May 8, 2015
NPR Story

Casinos Bet On Change After Younger Players Ignore 'Boring' Slot Machines

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 8:28 am

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5:04am

Fri May 8, 2015
NPR Story

Whole Foods Tries To Shake 'Whole Paycheck' Rep With Cheaper Spinoff

Originally published on Fri May 8, 2015 12:51 pm

A woman shops at the Whole Foods Market in Woodmere Village, Ohio, on March 27, 2014. The grocery chain has become known for its high-priced food and says its new chain will offer "value prices."
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Upscale grocery store chain Whole Foods (often referred to as "Whole Paycheck" because of its high prices) announced this week that it's launching a new offshoot brand — with lower prices — to appeal to younger, millennial shoppers.

Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, says it will be a "uniquely branded store concept unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace" with "value prices ... a modern, streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection."

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6:27am

Thu May 7, 2015
Around the Nation

First Responders To Kansas Crash Included Cowboys

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6:08am

Thu May 7, 2015
Around the Nation

Boston Marathon Runner Finds Mystery Man She Smooched

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5:38am

Thu May 7, 2015
NPR Story

Bollywood Star Sentenced To Prison In Hit-And-Run Case

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 2:22 pm

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And I'm David Greene. Salman Khan is one of the biggest movie stars in India. He played a police officer in a series of blockbuster action movies called "Dabangg."

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5:38am

Thu May 7, 2015
NPR Story

AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 1:48 pm

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8:37am

Wed May 6, 2015
Around the Nation

Despite Being Stabbed, Pizza Deliverer Follows Through On Order

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7:41am

Wed May 6, 2015
Around the Nation

World War II Vet Fights Robber Off With His Cane

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 8:37 am

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6:50am

Wed May 6, 2015
Space

How NASA's Space Race Helped To Integrate The South

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 2:02 pm

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5:03am

Wed May 6, 2015
NPR Story

Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 8:37 am

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5:03am

Wed May 6, 2015
NPR Story

In Kabul, Judge Sentences 4 To Death In Mob Killing Of Woman

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5:03am

Wed May 6, 2015
NPR Story

Baseball's Royals Keep Running Afoul Of Unwritten Rules

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 8:37 am

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The Kansas City Royals almost won the World Series last year. Really, they were the underdog darlings of baseball.

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10:22am

Tue May 5, 2015
Africa

Unannounced And Unprecedented: Kerry Makes A Stop In Somalia

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 11:18 am

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This next story will test the ability of the British to keep calm and carry on.

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London is the home of a new work of art. It is part of a competition.

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7:44am

Tue May 5, 2015
Around the Nation

For TV News Employee, Resigning Was A Piece Of Cake

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7:31am

Tue May 5, 2015
Around the Nation

Speeder In Arizona Thankful He Wasn't Caught Going Faster

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:44 am

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5:02am

Tue May 5, 2015
Europe

Skeletal Horse On Trafalgar Square's 4th Plinth Is Art And A Stock Ticker

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:44 am

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London is the home of a new work of art. It is part of a competition.

INSKEEP: It's outdoors.

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5:02am

Tue May 5, 2015
Middle East

From Israel To ISIS: How A Search For A Safe Haven Took A Wrong Turn

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 4:37 pm

African migrants, many from Eritrea and Sudan, raise their hands as part of a protest at the Holot detention center in southern Israel on Feb. 17, 2014. Tesfai Kidane, an Eritrean who left the center last year and returned to Africa, was later killed by the Islamic State in Libya. It was not clear how he wound up in Libya.
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What happened to Tesfai Kidane?

The Eritrean migrant came to a tragic end in Libya at the hands of the Islamic State, but his family isn't sure what path he took to get there or exactly where he was headed. At a time when unstable states are creating floods of refugees in the Middle East and North Africa, Kidane's tale is just one of many filled with random twists and turns and unexpected outcomes.

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5:02am

Tue May 5, 2015
Europe

Relentless Flow Of Migrants Causes Alarm In Italy

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 2:30 pm

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5:02am

Tue May 5, 2015
Politics

Carson Touts Candor As A Plus For His GOP Presidential Bid

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:44 am

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12:18pm

Mon May 4, 2015
Shots - Health News

Concussions Can Be More Likely In Practices Than In Games

Originally published on Mon May 11, 2015 2:28 pm

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Parents worry about a child getting a concussion in the heat of competition, but they also need to be thinking about what happens during practices, a study finds.

High school and college football players are more likely to suffer a concussion during practices than in a game, according a study published May 4 in JAMA Pediatrics. Here are the numbers:

  • In youth games, 54 percent of concussions happened during games.
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6:53am

Mon May 4, 2015
Around the Nation

Flight Student Takes Plane For A Joyride Over Las Vegas

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 7:32 am

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6:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
Asia

When A Caller Claims He's The Pope, Be Careful: He May Be Telling The Truth

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 10:57 am

When Franco Rabuffi's phone rang, the caller said it was Pope Francis. Mr. Rabuffi hung up the phone. It turns out that it was actually Pope Francis — which Rabuffi realized only on the caller's third try. The pope makes a habit of calling those who are suffering, and he invited Rabuffi and his wife for a meeting.

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