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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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3:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

GOP Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Clashes With Media

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3:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Eyewitness Video: A Controversial Tool For Holding Police Accountable

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3:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

ISIS Militants Control Most Of Area Near Yarmouk Refugee Camp

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The United Nations Secretary-General has called a refugee camp in Syria the deepest circle of hell. Ban Ki-moon spoke after the group that calls itself the Islamic State seized that camp.

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Middle East
3:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Pakistan's Dilemma: Should It Assist Saudi Arabia In Yemen Operation?

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Around the Nation
3:07 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Boat Wreckage Off Oregon Coast Believed To Be From 2011 Tsunami

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 5:42 am

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Around the Nation
5:13 am
Thu April 9, 2015

It Could Have Been A Scene Out Of A Movie: Jet Clips Terminal

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Sports
4:42 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Jack Nicklaus Gets Hole-In-One During Masters Contest

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4:14 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Calif. Farmers Face Harsh Realities In Drought-Stricken Central Valley

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 5:34 am

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Sports
3:23 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Major League Baseball Tries To Be More Welcoming To LGBT Community

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 5:34 am

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Planet Money
3:03 am
Thu April 9, 2015

CEO Describes What It's Like When Investors Bet Against You

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 10:29 am

The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when some investors are betting on your fall.

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3:03 am
Thu April 9, 2015

California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

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Animals
10:26 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Science Sticks Its Neck Out For Brontosaurus

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Music News
5:38 am
Wed April 8, 2015

'American Pie' Lyrics Sell At Auction For $1.2 Million

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 10:20 am

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DON MCLEAN: (Singing) Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.

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Around the Nation
4:45 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Hungry Sea Lion Steals Man's Fish

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2:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Obama's Remarks On Nuclear Deal Provide Fuel For Critics

President Obama is pressing hard for a nuclear agreement with Iran. But critics have cited his remark that Iran's 'breakout' time for acquiring nuclear material for a bomb might be very brief as parts of the deal expire.
Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 12:08 pm

As President Obama makes his sales pitch for a nuclear deal with Iran, critics have seized on his remark that Iran's "breakout" time for acquiring the nuclear material needed for a bomb could shrink as restrictions ease after about 13 years.

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Middle East
2:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

What Would A Nuclear Deal With Iran Really Mean?

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 10:20 am

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Sports
2:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Connecticut Wins 3rd Straight Women's Basketball Title

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2:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

U.S. Hopes Rift With Venezuela Won't Overshadow Americas Summit

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 1:11 pm

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Before the next election brings his term to an end, President Obama is working to re-establish ties with Cuba.

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2:58 am
Wed April 8, 2015

TV Ads Financed With Secret Money Attack Paul On Day 1 Of Presidential Bid

Sen. Rand Paul launched his 2016 presidential campaign Tuesday with a combative message against both Washington and his fellow Republicans, declaring that "we have come to take our country back."
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 10:20 am

Welcome to the 2016 presidential campaign. Republican Rand Paul officially entered the race Tuesday, and was greeted with a TV ad calling him "wrong and dangerous" on Iran. The money behind the ad is secret.

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Sports
5:36 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Rain Dampens Marlins' Opening Day

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Sports
4:50 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Mitt Romney Does Well In ESPN's Bracket Challenge

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Sports
3:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

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3:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Jury In Boston Marathon Bombing Case To Begin Deliberations

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 5:36 am

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Africa
3:13 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Al-Shabab: One Terror Group, Many Brands

Al-Shabab recruits walk down a street on March 5, 2012, in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, following their graduation. The militant group has transformed from being just a Somali group to a regional network in East Africa.
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 3:18 am

A decade ago, al-Qaida in Iraq was beaten down by the U.S. military, only to emerge years later as the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

The Islamist group al-Shabab, which killed more than 140 students at a Kenyan university last week, has pulled off a different feat of rebranding.

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Europe
4:47 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Italy Rethinks Its Disdain For Restaurant Doggy Bags

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 5:43 am

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Around the Nation
4:35 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Animals At Houston Zoo Treated To Easter Egg Hunt

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 5:43 am

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2:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Farmers, Trade Association Debate Merits Of Organic Marketing Fund

Produce is often accompanied by signs like this one at a King Soopers grocery store in Fort Collins, Colo. But customers are often confused by their meaning, which is one reason the Organic Trade Association is trying to raise money for a "checkoff" to pay for consumer advertising and research.
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Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 1:05 pm

Pesticide-free? Nurtured with organic fertilizer? No antibiotics?

Ask any shopper, and you're bound to find mixed answers for what an organic label means.

Now, an association is trying to draw funding from something called a "checkoff" to pay for consumer advertising and research. For a checkoff to work, each farmer pays a small amount. For example, a penny-per-bushel of wheat or a dollar per cow would generate millions of dollars in pooled funding that could pay for splashy ad campaigns.

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NPR Story
2:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 5:43 am

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2:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Bomb Attacks Increase In Ukraine's Second-Largest City, Kharkiv

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NPR Story
2:58 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Pirates' McCutchen: Baseball Is Dying In Economically Challenged Communities

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 5:43 am

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