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Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

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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5:05am

Thu November 27, 2014
NPR Story

NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 5:23 am

Jerry Dockery checks his frying turkey as he tailgates at Eastern Market before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit on Thursday.
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Updated With Final Scores:

The Detroit Lions won handily over the Chicago Bears 34-17. Detroit is now 8-4 for the season.

The Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 33-10. The Eagles are now 9-3 and lead the NFC East by one game over the Cowboys.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 19-3. Seattle is one game ahead of San Francisco for second place in the NFC West.

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7:53am

Wed November 26, 2014
Around the Nation

Seattle Mayor Pardons Tofurkey

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:15 am

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7:53am

Wed November 26, 2014
Animals

Dog Keeps Up With Athletes, Gets Adopted

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:51 am

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6:35am

Wed November 26, 2014
Economy

Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:15 am

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5:13am

Wed November 26, 2014
NPR Story

Viewpoint On Ferguson: People Have To Understand The Other Side

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:15 am

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5:13am

Wed November 26, 2014
NPR Story

Plan For Grand Jury Verdict Lacked Follow-Through, Critics Say

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 8:15 am

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5:13am

Wed November 26, 2014
NPR Story

Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

Originally published on Wed November 26, 2014 9:11 am

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7:11am

Tue November 25, 2014
Around the Nation

Piano In 'Casablanca' Sells For $3.4 Million

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 8:02 am

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne, with news from "Casablanca."

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INGRID BERGMAN: (As Isla) Play it once, Sam, for old times' sake.

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7:11am

Tue November 25, 2014
Europe

Hotel Looking For Guests With Social Media Clout

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 8:02 am

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5:20am

Tue November 25, 2014
NPR Story

Thanksgiving Travelers Will Need An Extra Helping Of Patience

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 8:02 am

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Get ready for bumper-to-bumper traffic, crowded terminals, little personal space. It is the busiest travel week of the year. Here's NPR's David Schaper.

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5:20am

Tue November 25, 2014
NPR Story

Ferguson Grand Jury Testimony Made Public

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 10:57 am

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5:20am

Tue November 25, 2014
NPR Story

New Bird Species Sings Sweetly In Sulawesi

Originally published on Tue November 25, 2014 8:02 am

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1:02pm

Mon November 24, 2014
U.S.

Hagel Steps Down After Discord On Syria, Iraq

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down. President Obama made the announcement in an East Room appearance minutes ago.

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10:29am

Mon November 24, 2014
U.S.

Secretary Of Defense Hagel To Resign

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:02 pm

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8:06am

Mon November 24, 2014
Asia

Hospital 'Shocks' Fathers-To-Be

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:02 pm

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7:25am

Mon November 24, 2014
Europe

Polish Town Thinks Winnie The Pooh Needs A Pair Of Pants

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:02 pm

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5:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

Ferguson Clergy Appeal For Calm Ahead Of Grand Jury's Decision

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:02 pm

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5:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

After 50 Years, Obama To Honor 3 Civil Rights Activists

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:02 pm

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5:16am

Mon November 24, 2014
NPR Story

D.C.'s 'Mayor For Life' Ends His Reign: Marion Barry Dies At 78

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:02 pm

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10:54am

Fri November 21, 2014
Politics

Speaker Boehner Says The House Will Act On Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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And this morning, House Speaker John Boehner has weighed in. He delivered a statement reacting to President Obama's plans to overhaul the country's immigration system. Here's some of what he had to say.

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7:51am

Fri November 21, 2014
Around the Nation

GOP Rep. Cole Says Obama Is Playing Politics With Immigration

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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6:24am

Fri November 21, 2014
Europe

Update: Venice Isn't Banning Rolling Suitcases

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 2:12 pm

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6:21am

Fri November 21, 2014
Sports

Device Lets You Experience A Hockey Hit

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
Politics

Obama Bypasses Congress To Shield Immigrants From Deporation

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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All through this morning we're looking at President Obama's immigration speech. Last night the president looked at the camera. He made good on his pledge to bypass Congress and pursue immigration reform by executive action.

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
NPR Story

Iran Nuclear Negotiators Face Monday Deadline

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 6:05 pm

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
NPR Story

White House Adviser Cecilia Munoz Answers Immigration Questions

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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5:08am

Fri November 21, 2014
NPR Story

Obama Defies Republicans, Lays Out Immigration Policy

Originally published on Fri November 21, 2014 12:46 pm

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President Obama made his move last night. Today, he heads out to sell it.

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9:12am

Thu November 20, 2014
Remembrances

Renowned Theater And Film Director Mike Nichols Dies

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 12:43 pm

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7:09am

Thu November 20, 2014
Europe

German College Kids Design Traffic Light Game

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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6:19am

Thu November 20, 2014
Europe

Hotel Charges Couple Extra For Bad Review

Originally published on Thu November 20, 2014 9:12 am

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