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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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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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5:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
NPR Story

After Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout, Fans Evaluate Boxing

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:02 pm

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5:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
NPR Story

Kenya Threatens Again To Close Dadaab, World's Largest Refugee Camp

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

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5:04am

Mon May 4, 2015
NPR Story

Protesters Clash With Israeli Police Over Treatment Of Ethiopian Jews

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 5:18 pm

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12:47pm

Fri May 1, 2015
Around the Nation

Baltimore Reacts To State Attorney's Announcement Of Charges

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11:08am

Fri May 1, 2015
Law

State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's Death Was A Homicide

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 12:47 pm

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7:32am

Fri May 1, 2015
Around the Nation

South Dakota Election Settled By Dice Roll

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:08 am

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7:32am

Fri May 1, 2015
World

Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:08 am

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5:02am

Fri May 1, 2015
NPR Story

Judge Reduces 3 Educators' Sentences In Atlanta Cheating Scandal

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:08 am

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5:02am

Fri May 1, 2015
NPR Story

Does Reading Harry Potter Have An Effect On Your Behavior?

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 3:00 pm

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A famous fictional conflict in children's literature has a happier ending. Tomorrow is the day "Harry Potter" fans know as the date of the Battle of Hogwarts. And there is evidence the boy wizard's power might extend beyond the book.

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5:02am

Fri May 1, 2015
NPR Story

'Curvy Brides' Debuts Friday On TLC

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:08 am

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5:02am

Fri May 1, 2015
NPR Story

Electric Carmaker Tesla To Sell Batteries Designed To Power Homes

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 1:51 pm

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7:28am

Thu April 30, 2015
Around the Nation

New York Takes Migrating Birds Into Consideration

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 11:07 am

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7:28am

Thu April 30, 2015
Around the Nation

Will Big-Screen Movies Turn Astronauts Into Couch Potatoes?

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 11:07 am

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5:16am

Thu April 30, 2015
NPR Story

Bipartisan Measure Would Protect Juveniles In The Justice System

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:19 pm

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5:16am

Thu April 30, 2015
NPR Story

With Only One Runway, Kathmandu's Airport Hinders Earthquake Relief

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:04 pm

Monks and aid workers walk to the arrival terminal at Kathmandu's international airport. The plane was unable to secure an arrival gate when it landed on Wednesday.
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There's a lot of aid headed toward Nepal, but it's not getting there as fast as people would like.

The reason: There aren't enough runways.

The country's only international airport is Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. It's tiny. It has just one runway. So it can't accommodate all the planes flying in.

The single runway has been closed several times for earthquake repairs. Also, there are limited places for planes to park. On many days, pilots circled for hours waiting for another plane to take off because there's no room to land.

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5:16am

Thu April 30, 2015
NPR Story

In An Empty Camden Yards, Orioles Beat White Sox 8-2

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:17 pm

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7:37am

Wed April 29, 2015
Latin America

Thrown Mango Bonks Venezuela's President In The Head

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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7:37am

Wed April 29, 2015
Remembrances

Jack Ely, Known For 'Louie Louie,' Dies At 71

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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5:03am

Wed April 29, 2015
NPR Story

4 Americans Were Hiking In Nepal When Quake Hit

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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5:03am

Wed April 29, 2015
NPR Story

High Court Hears Challenge To 4 States' Gay-Marriage Ban

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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5:03am

Wed April 29, 2015
NPR Story

Baltimore Is Not Ferguson. Here's What It Really Is

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 2:19 pm

A man makes a heart shape with his hands during a peaceful protest near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire on Monday in Baltimore.
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This week's Baltimore riot could not have happened to a nicer city.

Baltimore residents welcome strangers and even call them "hon." They sit on benches painted with the slogan "The Greatest City in America."

Baltimore is also where people looted stores and burned cars Monday night. They did it when a man died a week after being arrested.

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5:03am

Wed April 29, 2015
NPR Story

Nepalis In Worst-Hit Areas Suffer Through Devastating Destruction

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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5:03am

Wed April 29, 2015
NPR Story

Searing Memories Of Nazi Germany's First Concentration Camp

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 6:43 pm

People stand beside the entrance gate of the former concentration camp in Dachau, southern Germany, on Wednesday. Dachau was opened in 1933, less than two months after Adolf Hitler became German chancellor, to house political prisoners. This week marks 70 years since U.S. forces liberated the camp.
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American troops liberated Dachau concentration camp 70 years ago Wednesday. Scores of survivors and World War II veterans are gathering there to commemorate the event, the biggest ceremony of which will be on Sunday.

Located in a wooded patch north of Munich, Dachau opened in 1933 as the Nazis' first concentration camp, not long after Adolf Hitler came to power.

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5:03am

Wed April 29, 2015
NPR Story

Troubled Chicago Neighborhood Wary Of Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 6:44 pm

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5:03am

Wed April 29, 2015
Around the Nation

Police In Baltimore Clear Defiant Crowds

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 8:51 am

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6:50am

Tue April 28, 2015
Business

For A Resume, Type Font Matters

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 4:06 pm

Before you even get your foot in the door of your next job, your resume can say a lot about you — starting with typeface.

"Using Times New Roman is the typeface equivalent of wearing sweatpants to an interview," Bloomberg says in an article in which it turns to typography experts to ask which typefaces work and which don't.

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6:19am

Tue April 28, 2015
Around the Nation

Charred 'Easy Mac' Forces Iowa Capitol To Evacuate

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5:15am

Tue April 28, 2015
NPR Story

Defense Team Urges Jury To Send Boston Bomber To Prison For Life

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 1:46 pm

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In a few words, here is the defense for the Boston Marathon bomber. He was drawn into the deadly plot by his older brother.

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